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Get-SCVirtualHardDisk

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Get-SCVirtualHardDisk

Gets virtual hard disk objects from a virtual machine, from a template, or as a standalone file stored in the VMM library.

Syntax

Parameter Set: All
Get-SCVirtualHardDisk [-All] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: EquivalentResourceParamSet
Get-SCVirtualHardDisk -FamilyName <String> [-Release <String> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ID
Get-SCVirtualHardDisk [-ID <Guid> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: NameParamSet
Get-SCVirtualHardDisk -Name <String> [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Template
Get-SCVirtualHardDisk -VMTemplate <Template> [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VM
Get-SCVirtualHardDisk -VM <VM> [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-SCVirtualHardDisk gets virtual hard disk objects from a virtual machine, from a template, or as a standalone file stored in the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) library.

A virtual hard disk can be a Windows-based .vhd file, a Citrix XenServer-based .vhd file, or a VMware-based.vmdk file. A virtual hard disk might be stored as a standalone object in the VMM library, attached to a virtual disk drive on a template, or attached to a virtual disk drive on a deployed or stored virtual machine.

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

Parameters

-All

Retrieves a full list of all subordinate objects independent of the parent object. For example, the command Get-SCVirtualDiskDrive -All retrieves all virtual disk drive objects regardless of the virtual machine object or template object that each virtual disk drive object is associated with.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-FamilyName<String>

Specifies a family name for a physical resource in the VMM library. This value is used in conjunction with Release, Namespace, and Type to establish equivalency among library resources.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ID<Guid>

Specifies the numerical identifier (as a globally unique identifier, or GUID) for a specific object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of a VMM object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Release<String>

Specifies a string that describes the release of a library resource. VMM automatically creates a release value for every resource imported into the library. After the resource has been imported, the string can be customized.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VM<VM>

Specifies a virtual machine 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

-VMTemplate<Template>

Specifies a VMM template object used to create virtual machines.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

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.

  • VirtualHardDisk

Notes

  • Requires a VMM virtual machine object or a VMM template object, which can be retrieved by using the Get-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet, or the Get-SCVMTemplate cmdlet, respectively.

Examples

1: Get a virtual hard disk object from the library.

This command gets the virtual hard disk object named VHD01.vhd stored on LibraryServer01 and then stores the object in the $VHD variable.


PS C:\> $VHD = Get-SCVirtualHardDisk -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where { $_.Name -eq "VHD01.vhd" -and $_.LibraryServer.Name -eq "LibraryServer01.Contoso.com" }

2: Get a virtual hard disk object from a virtual machine.

The first command connects to VMMServer01.

The second command gets the virtual machine object named VM01, selects all virtual hard disks on VM01 whose name includes the string "DataDisk," and then stores the returned virtual hard disk objects in the $VHD variable.


PS C:\> Get-SCVMMServer -ComputerName "VMMServer01.Contoso.com"PS C:\> $VHD = Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM01" | Get-SCVirtualHardDisk | where { $_.Name -match "DataDisk" }

3: Get a virtual hard disk object from a specific template.

This command gets the template object named Template01 from the library and displays all virtual hard disk objects on that template to the user.


PS C:\> Get-SCVMTemplate -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where {$_.Name -eq "Template01"} | Get-SCVirtualHardDisk

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