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This cmdlet retrieves catalog items from the content library.


Get-ContentLibraryItem [[-Name] <String[]>] [-ContentLibrary <ContentLibrary[]>] [-ItemType <String[]>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

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

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet retrieves catalog items from the content library and returns a set of catalog items that correspond to the filter criteria defined by the cmdlet parameters.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameString[]Specifies the names of the catalog items you want to retrieve.falseFalse
ContentLibraryContentLibrary[]Filters items by ContentLibrary.falseFalse
IdString[]Specifies the IDs of the catalog items you want to retrieve.

Note: When a list of values is specified for the Id parameter, the returned objects have an ID that matches exactly one of the string values in that list.
ItemTypeString[]Filters the catalog items by type.falseFalse
ServerVIServer[]Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.falseFalse

Return Type

Zero or more ContentLibraryItem objects



-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

PS C:\> Get-ContentLibraryItem -Type "OVF" -Name "Windows*"

Retrieves content library templates of the specified type that match the specified name.

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