Cmdlets are usually implemented around resource operations. The four basic operations are CREATE, READ, UPDATE and DELETE. This set of operations is known as CRUD. Most of the cmdlets support CRUD which are respectively cmdlets that start with the New/Get/Set/Remove cmdlet verbs but they also may have additional operations.
You can READ objects by using Get-PowerCLIContext cmdlet. See example below:
|Use-PowerCLIContext||This cmdlet initializes a PowerShell runspace with a PowerCLI execution context retrieved from another PowerShell runspace.|
|Get-PowerCLIConfiguration||This cmdlet retrieves the VMware PowerCLI proxy configuration and default servers policy.|
|Get-PowerCLIVersion||This cmdlet retrieves the versions of the installed PowerCLI snapins.|
|Set-PowerCLIConfiguration||This cmdlet modifies the VMware PowerCLI configuration.|