Aliases in PowerCLI are shortcuts or alternative names for PowerShell cmdlets and functions. They provide a convenient way to execute common commands with shorter and more intuitive names. Aliases make PowerCLI scripting faster and more user-friendly by reducing the need for typing lengthy cmdlet names. While they enhance productivity, it’s important to use them judiciously and consider readability when sharing scripts with others, as excessive use of aliases can make code less clear and maintainable.
Aliases that I use on my daily work are:
- Create an alias called count for the Measure-Object cmdlet. Instead of accessing the .count property, you can pipe your command to the count alias