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Connect-VMNetworkAdapter

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: June 10, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Connect-VMNetworkAdapter

Connects a virtual network adapter to a virtual switch.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Name_SwitchName
Connect-VMNetworkAdapter [-VMName] <String[]> [[-Name] <String[]> ] [-SwitchName] <String> [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Name_SwitchObject
Connect-VMNetworkAdapter [-VMName] <String[]> [[-Name] <String[]> ] [-VMSwitch] <VMSwitch> [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Name_UseAutomaticConnection
Connect-VMNetworkAdapter [-VMName] <String[]> [[-Name] <String[]> ] -UseAutomaticConnection [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Object_SwitchName
Connect-VMNetworkAdapter [-VMNetworkAdapter] <VMNetworkAdapter[]> [-SwitchName] <String> [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Object_SwitchObject
Connect-VMNetworkAdapter [-VMNetworkAdapter] <VMNetworkAdapter[]> [-VMSwitch] <VMSwitch> [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Object_UseAutomaticConnection
Connect-VMNetworkAdapter [-VMNetworkAdapter] <VMNetworkAdapter[]> -UseAutomaticConnection [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Connect-VMNetworkAdapter cmdlet connects a virtual network adapter to a virtual switch.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more virtual machine hosts on which the virtual network adapter is to be connected. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer — use “localhost” or a dot (“.”) to specify the local computer explicitly.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies the name of the virtual network adapter to be connected.


Aliases

VMNetworkAdapterName

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Passthru

Specifies that a Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VMNetworkAdapter object is to be passed through to the pipeline representing the virtual network adapter to be connected.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SwitchName<String>

Specifies the name of the virtual switch to which the virtual network adapter is to be connected.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-UseAutomaticConnection

Specifies that the network adapter is to be connected to any virtual switch in the resource pool, rather than to a specific virtual switch.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMName<String[]>

Specifies the name of the virtual machine in which the network adapter is to be connected.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMNetworkAdapter<VMNetworkAdapter[]>

Specifies the virtual network adapter to be connected.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMSwitch<VMSwitch>

Specifies the virtual switch to which the virtual network adapter is to be connected.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

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.

  • None by default; Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VMNetworkAdapter if –PassThru is specified.


Examples

Example 1

Connects a virtual network adapter named Internet in virtual machines Test1 and Test2 to a virtual switch InternetAccess.


PS C:\> Connect-VMNetworkAdapter -VMName Test1,Test2 -Name Internet -SwitchName InternetAccess

Example 2

Connects a virtual network adapter in virtual machine Test1 to virtual switch InternetAccess.


PS C:\> Get-VMNetworkAdapter –VMName Test1 | Connect-VMNetworkAdapter –SwitchName InternetAccess

Example 3

Connects a virtual network adapter in virtual machine Test1 to switch InternetAccess.


PS C:\> Get-VMSwitch InternetAccess | Connect-VMNetworkAdapter -VMName Test1

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