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PowerCLI Cookbook by Philip Sellers

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Getting alerts from a vSphere environment

Discovering the data available to you is the most difficult thing that you will learn and adopt in PowerCLI after learning the initial cmdlets and syntax. There is a large amount of data available to you through PowerCLI, but there are techniques to extract the data in a way that you can use. The Get-Member cmdlet is a great tool for discovering the properties that you can use. Sometimes, just listing the data returned by a cmdlet is enough; however, when the property contains other objects, Get-Member can provide context to know that the Alarm property is a Managed Object Reference (MoRef) data type.

As your returned objects have properties that contain other objects, you can have multiple layers of data ...

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