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New-SCVMHostProfile

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

New-SCVMHostProfile

Creates a host profile.

Syntax

Parameter Set: CloneHostProfile
New-SCVMHostProfile [-Name] <String> -VMHostProfile <VMHostProfile> [-AnswerFile <Script> ] [-BypassVHDConversion <Boolean> ] [-Description <String> ] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-Owner <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: CreateNewHostProfileData
New-SCVMHostProfile [-Name] <String> -Domain <String> -DomainJoinRunAsAccount <RunAsAccount> -LocalAdministratorCredential <VMMCredential> -VirtualHardDisk <VirtualHardDisk> [-AnswerFile <Script> ] [-BypassVHDConversion <Boolean> ] [-Description <String> ] [-DiskConfiguration <String> ] [-DriverMatchingTag <List<String>> ] [-FullName <String> ] [-GuiRunOnceCommands <String[]> ] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-LogicalNetwork <LogicalNetwork> ] [-OrganizationName <String> ] [-Owner <String> ] [-ProductKey <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-TimeZone <Int32> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [-VMPaths <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The New-SCVMHostProfile cmdlet creates a host profile, Host profiles contain the hardware and operating system configuration settings used to deploy a physical computer as a Hyper-V host.

Before you create a host profile, ensure that the .vhd file that you specify exists in a library share.

For more information about New-SCVMHostProfile, type: "Get-Help New-SCVMHostProfile -online".

Parameters

-AnswerFile<Script>

Specifies a script object stored in the VMM library to use as an answer file. The name of the answer file script depends on the operating system that you want to install on a virtual machine:

ANSWER FILE GUEST OS TO INSTALL ON VM

----------- -------------------------

Sysprep.inf Windows XP, Windows Server 2000, or Windows Server 2003

Unattend.xml Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-BypassVHDConversion<Boolean>

Indicates that a dynamic VHD attached to a host profile is not converted to a fixed type during deployment.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Description<String>

States a description for the specified object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DiskConfiguration<String>

Specifies the disk and partition configuration for the physical computer that is to be deployed with Windows Hyper-V.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Domain<String>

Specifies a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for an Active Directory domain.

Example format: -Domain "Domain01.Corp.Contoso.com"


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DomainJoinRunAsAccount<RunAsAccount>

Specifies a Run As account that has permission to join the specified domain.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DriverMatchingTag<List<String>>

Specifies the custom tags to match with driver properties during deployment. When tags are specified, the deployment process matches the tags specified in the host profile with the tags in the drivers in order to download matching drivers and install them in the target image.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-FullName<String>

Specifies the name of the person in whose name a virtual machine is registered.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-GuiRunOnceCommands<String[]>

Specifies one or more commands to add to the [GuiRunOnce] section of an unattended answer file (such as Unattend.xml). Use single quotes around each string enclosed in double quotes.

Example format:

-GuiRunOnceCommands '"C:\APF\APFPostSysPrepCopy.cmd PARAMS1"', '"C:\APF\APFPostSysPrepCopy.cmd PARAMS1"'

For information about how Windows PowerShell uses quotes, type: "Get-Help about_Quoting_Rules"


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JobVariable<String>

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LocalAdministratorCredential<VMMCredential>

Specifies the user name and password for the local Administrator account. Specifying credentials on a new or existing template, on a new or existing guest operating system profile, or on a new virtual machine overrides any existing Administrator password.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-LogicalNetwork<LogicalNetwork>

Specifies a logical network. A logical network is a named grouping of IP subnets and VLANs that is used to organize and simplify network assignments.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of a VMM object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-OrganizationName<String>

Specifies the name of the organization for the person in whose name a virtual machine is registered.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Owner<String>

Specifies the owner of a VMM object in the form of a valid domain user account.

Example format: -Owner "Contoso\ReneeLo"

Example format: -Owner "ReneeLo@Contoso"


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ProductKey<String>

Specifies a product key. The product key is a 25-digit number that identifies the product license. A product key can be used to register VMM or an operating system to be installed on a virtual machine or host.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PROTipID<Guid>

Specifies the ID of the PRO tip that triggered this action. This allows for auditing of PRO tips.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TimeZone<Int32>

Specifies a number (an index) that identifies a geographical region that shares the same standard time. For a list of time zone indexes, see "Microsoft Time Zone Index Values" at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120935. If no time zone is specified, the default time zone used for a virtual machine is the same time zone setting that is on the virtual machine host.

Example format to specify the GMT Standard Time zone: -TimeZone 085


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VirtualHardDisk<VirtualHardDisk>

Specifies a virtual hard disk object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMHostProfile<VMHostProfile>

Specifies a virtual machine host profile object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMMServer<ServerConnection>

Specifies a VMM server object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMPaths<String>

Specifies a set of default paths (as strings separated by the pipeline operator) on a host where virtual machine files can be stored.

Example format: -VMPaths "C:\Folder1|C:\Folder2|C:\Folder3"


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • HostProfile

Examples

1: Create a host profile.

The first command gets the virtual hard disk object named VHD01.vhd and stores the object in the $VHD variable.

The second command prompts you for credentials. At the prompt, enter the credentials of an Administrator account. The command stores the credentials in the $Credential variable.

The third command creates a host profile named HostProfile01 using the virtual hard disk stored in $VHD, and the credentials stored in $Credential.

The last command displays information about the newly created host profile to the user.


PS C:\> $VHD = Get-SCVirtualHardDisk -Name "VHD01.vhd"PS C:\> $RunAsAcct = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAcct01"PS C:\> $Credential = Get-CredentialPS C:\> $HostProfile = New-SCVMHostProfile -Name "HostProfile01" -Owner "Contoso\Katarina" -Description "Host Profile 01" -Domain "Contoso.com" -DomainJoinRunAsAccount $RunAsAcct -VirtualHardDisk $VHD -AdminPasswordCredential $CredentialPS C:\> $HostProfile

2: Clone an existing host profile.

The first command gets the host profile object named HostProfile01 and stores the object in the $OrigHostProfile variable.

The second command copies the host profile stored in $OrigHostProfile, gives it the specified name, and stores the new profile object in the $NewHostProfile variable.


PS C:\> $OrigHostProfile = Get-SCVMHostProfile -Name "HostProfile01"PS C:\> $NewHostProfile = New-SCVMHostProfile -Name "HostProfile02" -VMHostProfile $OrigHostProfile

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