Hyper-V How To: Get Intrinsic KVPS using Script

Some friends here on the Hyper-V team shared a PowerShell 2.0 script for getting an intrinsic KVPS:

# Get Intrinsic KVPs (Included Guest machine name, IC Version, OS Version, etc)

    [string]$vmName = $(throw “Must specify virtual machine name”)

$vm = gwmi -namespace root\virtualization Msvm_ComputerSystem -filter “ElementName=’$vmName'”

# Get the associated KVP Exchange component
$kvp = gwmi -namespace root\virtualization `
    -query “Associators of {$vm} where ResultClass=Msvm_KvpExchangeComponent”

# Pull the Guest Intrinsic Exchange Items from XML into a hash
$kvpHash = @{}
    ([xml](“<xml>”+$kvp.GuestInstrinsicExchangeItems+”</xml>”)).xml.instance | `
return $kvpHash

For more info on how to use PS cmdlets see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/msh/cmdlets/index.mspx

See also James O’Neil’s New and improved PowerShell Library for Hyper-V. Now with more functions and… documentation!

For all 35 sample Hyper-V PS1 scripts in a zipfile, go to: Hyper-V%20PowerShell%20Example%20Scripts.zip-download

Comments (1)

  1. greg says:

    I’m unable to download the Hyper-V sample scripts library. The link seems not to be valid.

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