Gets computer objects managed by VMM.


   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [[-ComputerName] <String>]


The Get-SCVMMManagedComputer cmdlet gets one or more computer objects managed by Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Managed computers include the following types of computers:

  • Virtual Machine Host. A Hyper-V host, VMware ESX host, or Citrix XenServer host on which you deploy virtual machines.

  • VMWare Virtualization Manager. A server running VMware vCenter Server that VMM connects to in order to manage ESX hosts and the virtual machines deployed on those hosts.

  • Library Server. A server used to make shares available to store VMM library resources.

  • P2V Source Computer. Any physical computer that you want to clone so that you can use its hardware and software settings to create one or more virtual machines.


Example 1: Get all computers managed by VMM

PS C:\> Get-SCVMMManagedComputer

This command gets all computer objects managed by VMM and displays information about these managed computers to the user. When you look at the output, note that the RoleString property indicates whether the server is a library server, a host for virtual machines, both a library server and a host, a VMware vCenter Server, or a Citrix XenServer.

Example 2: Update the agent software on all host servers managed by VMM

PS C:\> $Credential = Get-Credential
PS C:\> Get-SCVMMManagedComputer | Update-SCVMMManagedcomputer -Credential $Credential -RunAsynchronously

The first command uses Get-Credential to prompt you to supply a user name and password and then stores your credentials in the $Credential variable. The required credential for this operation is a domain account with rights to update software on computers managed by VMM.

The second command gets all computer objects managed by VMM, and then passes each managed computer object to the Update-SCVMMManagedComputer cmdlet which updates the VMM agent software on each computer. As this command is processed, $Credential provides credentials to the Update-SCVMMManagedComputer cmdlet.

Example 3: Get a specific computer managed by VMM by IP address

PS C:\> Get-SCVMMManagedComputer -ComputerName ""

This command gets a computer object by its IP address.



Specifies the name of a computer that VMM can uniquely identify on your network. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • FQDN
  • IPv4 or IPv6 address
  • NetBIOS name
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False


Specifies a VMM server object.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False



This cmdlet returns a VMMManagedComputer object.