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Add-ClusterDisk

Updated: August 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Add-ClusterDisk

Makes a new disk available for use in a failover cluster.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Add-ClusterDisk [-InputObject] <PSObject[]> [-Cluster <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Add-ClusterDisk cmdlet makes a new disk available for use in a failover cluster. The disk (LUN) must be exposed to all nodes in the failover cluster, and should not be exposed to any other servers.

When adding a disk, make sure that the configuration of the storage allows the operating system to recognize and mount the disk as needed. The disk must be a basic disk (not a dynamic disk) and should not be exposed to servers outside the cluster. The Get-ClusterAvailableDisk cmdlet gets information about disks that you can add to the cluster.

Parameters

-Cluster<String>

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to run this cmdlet. If the input for this parameter is . or it is omitted, then the cmdlet runs on the local cluster.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<PSObject[]>

Specifies the list of shared disks to add to the cluster. The list of disks is generated with the Get-ClusterAvailableDisk cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

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.

  • Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterDiskInfo
  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance

    This object is output from the Get-Disk and the Get-VirtualDisk cmdlets.


  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_Disk

    The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.


  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_VirtualDisk

    The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.


Outputs

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

  • Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterResource

Examples

Example 1

This example identifies the disks that are ready to be added to the cluster, and then adds them to Available Storage cluster group.


PS C:\> Get-ClusterAvailableDisk | Add-ClusterDisk
Name                State               Group               ResourceType 
----                -----               -----               ------------ 
Cluster Disk 7      OnlinePending       Available Storage   Physical Disk 
Cluster Disk 8      OnlinePending       Available Storage   Physical Disk 

EXAMPLE 2

This example examines disks that are ready to be added to the cluster, finds the disk with a specific SCSI address, and adds it to Available Storage cluster group.


PS C:\> Get-ClusterAvailableDisk | Where-Object –FilterScript { $_.ScsiAddress -Eq 50331651 } | Add-ClusterDisk
Name                State               Group               ResourceType 
----                -----               -----               ------------ 
Cluster Disk 4      OnlinePending       Available Storage   Physical Disk 

EXAMPLE 3

This example clusters a physical disk; this cmdlet adds a physical disk to the Available Storage for the cluster.


PS C:\> Get-Disk –Number 11 | Add-Clusterdisk
Name                          State                         OwnerGroup                    ResourceType 
----                          -----                         ----------                    ------------ 
Cluster Disk 5                OnlinePending                 Available Storage             Physical Disk 

Related topics


Get-ClusterAvailableDisk

Test-Cluster

Get-Disk

Get-VirtualDisk

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