Powershell - Import Volume


What does the command Import-Volume means in powershell?

In you have a look at the link below,


He does import the volume hyper v

"Import-Module Hyper-V

$ethernet = Get-NetAdapter -Name ethernet

$wifi = Get-NetAdapter -Name wi-fi"

& dont really quite get it!

Why do you need to import the volume?

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Module. Import-Module.
A module is a collection of Powershell cmdlets or functions that aren't loaded/present by default.
Import-Module loads the cmdlets from the the module and makes them accessible in the current session.
Powershell 3 and later will try to import required modules automatically, but before that, modules needed to be explicitly loaded (but it doesn't hurt to do it in PS 3.0 and later as well).
And the "Hyper-V" module must be imported in order to use the "New-VMSwitch" cmdlet.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
get-netadapter doesn't need import-module hyper-v as they are part of powershell core.
Get-VMSwitch  & New-VMSwitch are only applicable to hyper-v so they need the hyper-v module
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
There's a bit of a mix-up in there somewhere as far as the original question.

The TechNet post mentioned finds available network adapters on a given Hyper-V host and sets up a virtual switch (vSwitch) to be used for virtual machines (VMs) on that host.
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