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remote session - save file localy

I am running a remote session (Enter-PSSession) and would like to save the screen output (or Out-File) locally.

While in a remote session, it would only save the file on the remote computer:

[Win5]: PS C:\> Get-NaAggr | Out-File c:\aggr.txt

I'm looking for a way to save the remote session locally, without actually going to the remote computer, is that possible?

BTW, Start-Transcript doesn't work remotely

Cheers

Joel

Re: remote session - save file localy

Hello Joel.

You can use the Invoke-Command cmdlet and pass the scripts inside scriptblock and put the extracted value in a variable and perform operations on them.

PS C:\Windows\system32> $a = Invoke-Command -ComputerName scvmm2012sp1 -ScriptBlock { Get-WmiObject win32_computersystem }

PS C:\Windows\system32> $a

Domain              : SaRC.com

Manufacturer        : Microsoft Corporation

Model               : Virtual Machine

Name                : SCVMM2012SP1

PrimaryOwnerName    : Windows User

TotalPhysicalMemory : 4294496256

PSComputerName      : scvmm2012sp1

So in Your Case, it should look like.

PS C:\Windows\system32> $a = Invoke-Command -ComputerName Win5 -ScriptBlock { Get-NaAggr }

PS C:\Windows\system32> $a | Out-File c:\aggr.txt

Re: remote session - save file localy

Cool

What if I need to run this on the remote machine and save a report locally:

Import-Module DataOntap

$filer = Read-Host "This will show volumes more than 85% full. Please enter the filer name"

$user = "Enter the username"

Connect-NaController $filer -Credential $user

Get-NaVol | select name,PercentageUsed,Aggregate,SnapshotPercentReserved,SpaceReserveEnabled,MirrorStatus | where { $_.PercentageUsed -gt 85 }

Re: remote session - save file localy

Hello, Here's a function i wrote which can be used to attain this information.

Here im calling the local variables in a remote powershell session using "$using" which is a new feature in PowerShell v3

function Get-VolInfo {

$filer = Read-Host "This will show volumes more than 85% full. Please enter the filer name"

$user = Get-Credential

$a = Invoke-Command -ComputerName Win5 -ScriptBlock {

Import-Module DataOntap

$new = Connect-NaController $using:filer -Credential $using:user

Get-NaVol | select name,PercentageUsed,Aggregate,SnapshotPercentReserved,SpaceReserveEnabled,MirrorStatus | where { $_.PercentageUsed -gt 85 }

}

return $a

}

Just copy paste the above function to your powershell window and invoke the function by calling it as below, it should give you the required information.

Get-VolInfo

Re: remote session - save file localy

cool

Is there a way to save this function so that every time I run Get-VolInfo it will call it?

- what does the 'return' do?

- can you put it in a table (not list)?

Thanks

Re: remote session - save file localy

Hello Joel,

You can copy paste the function and save it in a ps1 file, and add it to your powershell profile, so that everytime you open up powershell it autoloads the function.

Check this link http://windowsitpro.com/powershell/save-your-powershell-code-profile-and-script-files

Re: remote session - save file localy

Worked!

I saved it as .psm1 file and then I just need to import that:

Import-Module c:\scripts\getvolinfo.psm1

We also had to Enable-PSRemoting

- what does the 'return' do?

- can you put it in a table (not list)?

Re: remote session - save file localy

Hello,

To Change the view from Lists to Tables use ft (format-table)

Just put an ft * to the end and you should see the result in tabular format.

where { $_.PercentageUsed -gt 85 }  | ft *

Also return return's the output from function.