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Formats VMware server topology to a tree view form.

Applies to versions: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0


Out-TopologyTree [-Topology] <Topology> [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet retrives the list of clusters and hosts for the specified VMware server and displays a formatted topology tree.


-Topology <Topology>  

Specifies the VMware server topology for which you want to display the formatted topology tree.








Default Value


Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?



This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information about common parameters, see


The cmdlet accepts the Veeam.Psves.Topology object as the input value. The object is stored in the Topology property of the Veeam.Psves.VMwareServer object.

The cmdlet accepts the following types of values for the -Topology parameter:

Veeam.Psves.Topology (you can pass a topology object)
Veeam.Psves.VMwareServer (you can pass a VMware server object)


The cmdlet returns a Veeam.Psves.Topology.FormattedTopology object that stores the formatted topology tree.

Example 1

This example describes how to display formatted topology for the “dev-vcenter” server.

Get-VMwareServer -Include dev-vcenter | Out-TopologyTree

Example 2

This example describes how to display formatted topology for the “prod-vcenter” server.

The first command retrieves VMware server prod-vcenter and stores it in the $prod variable.

The second command displays formatted topology tree for the "prod-vcenter".

$prod = Get-VMwareServer prod-vcenter

Out-TopologyTree $prod.topology

You can also pass the Veeam.Psves.VMwareServer object referenced by the $prod variable through pipeline:

$prod | Out-TopologyTree

Example 3

This command shows topology of all connected VMware servers.

Get-VMwareServer | Out-TopologyTree

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