Queue DeflationI’m rather red-faced right now. I chimed in with a reply in the VMTN VMware vSphere PowerCLI forum and promptly got schooled.
Which is great; these things should happen.
Where’s the Template?In this thread, VMTN Communities member denjoh44 asked how one would obtain a list of templates along with the name of the vSphere hosts on which they reside.
I haven’t had the need to do this myself, but I wanted to give it a shot. I fired up PowerShell ISE and plugged away:
And it works, which is nice.
I See Your 12 Lines and…It wasn’t long after that I revisited the thread only to find a much more elegant solution posted by Christophe Calvet:
My personality dictates that I should feel silly about my reply. Christophe nailed it with a one-liner. Instead, I’m going to focus on my inexperience with Get-View and do some reading. I'll endeavor to always keep calculated expressions in mind as well.
Time to LearnBrian Graf has a 3-part blog series on Get-View which I’ve seen before and marked for reading in more detail “later.” If you are interested in learning more about Get-View, start here:
- Get-View Part 1: Introduction
- Get-View Part 2: Views and Extension Data
- Get-View Part 3: Performance Impact