Get-Template

This cmdlet retrieves the virtual machine templates available on a vCenter Server system. The cmdlet returns a set of templates that correspond to the filter criteria defined by the cmdlet parameters. To specify a server different from the default one, use the Server parameter.

Syntax

[-Datastore  <StorageResource[]>]
[-Location  <VIContainer[]>]
[-Name  <String[]>]
[-NoRecursion]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
optional
Datastore
StorageResource[] named
  • pipeline
  • Filters templates by the datastores or datastore clusters that they are stored on.
    optional
    Location
    VIContainer[] named
  • wildcards
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the vSphere container objects (such as folders, datacenters, and VMHosts) you want to search for templates.
    optional
    Name
    String[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the names of the virtual machine templates you want to retrieve.
    optional
    NoRecursion
    SwitchParameter named Indicates that you want to disable the recursive behavior of the command.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the vCenter Server systems 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-VIServer.

    -Id  <String[]>
    [-Server  <VIServer[]>]
    [CommonParameters]

    Parameters

    Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
    required
    Id
    String[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the IDs of the virtual machine templates you want to retrieve.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the vCenter Server systems 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-VIServer.

    Output

    VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.Inventory.Template

    Examples


    Example 1

    Get-Template -Name Web* -Location Datacenter

    Retrieves all virtual machine templates in the Datacenter datacenter, whose names start with "Web".

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