This cmdlet retrieves PSObject objects that represent a proxy to a vSphere Automation SDK API service and can be used to invoke the operations of that vSphere Automation SDK API service. The cmdlet returns one PSObject object for every service available on the vSphere Automation SDK server.Every service proxy has a top-level Help property that contains documentation about the service's methods, parameters, constants, and so on. The Help object is hierarchical and mirrors the rest of the service's methods, parameters, constants, and so on. The Help object can also be used for easy creation of parameters that the service methods accept through a method named "Create".The "Create" method is available for the following objects: - A parameter.- Elements of a parameter that is of type List, Set or Optional.- Key and Value of a parameter of type Map.- Fields of a parameter of type Structure.For more information, see Example 2.


[-Name  <String[]>]
[-Server  <CisServer[]>]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
String[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the service type ID.
    CisServer[] named Specifies the vSphere Automation SDK servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-CisServer.




    Example 1

    Get-CisService -Name 'com.vmware.cis.tagging.tag'

    Retrieves the binding for the specified service.

    Example 2

    # Connect to the vSphere Automation SDK API
    Connect-CisServer -Server $serverAddress -User $user -Password $pass
    # Get the service for VM management
    $vmService = Get-CisService com.vmware.vcenter.VM
    # Create a VM creation specification
    $createSpec = $vmService.Help.create.spec.Create()
    # Fill in the creation details
    $ = "ExampleVM"
    $createSpec.guest_OS = "WINDOWS_7_64"
    # Create a placement specification
    $createSpec.placement = $vmService.Help.create.spec.placement.Create()
    # Fill in the placement details
    $createSpec.placement.folder = (Get-Folder vm).ExtensionData.MoRef.Value
    $ = (Get-VMHost)[0].ExtensionData.MoRef.Value
    $createSpec.placement.datastore = (Get-Datastore)[0].ExtensionData.MoRef.Value
    # Call the create method passing the specification
    $vmService.create( $createSpec )

    Connects to a vSphere Automation SDK server, retrieves the service for virtual machine management, and creates a virtual machine, based on the provided creation details by passing the specification to the create method.

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