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Remove-VMHardDiskDrive

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: March 3, 2014

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

Remove-VMHardDiskDrive

Deletes a hard disk drive from a virtual machine.

Syntax

Parameter Set: VMName
Remove-VMHardDiskDrive [-VMName] <String> [-ControllerType] <ControllerType> [-ControllerNumber] <Int32> [-ControllerLocation] <Int32> [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMHardDiskDrive
Remove-VMHardDiskDrive [-VMHardDiskDrive] <HardDiskDrive[]> [-Passthru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Remove-VMHardDiskDrive cmdlet deletes a hard disk drive from a virtual machine.

Parameters

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts from which the virtual hard disk drive is to be deleted. 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

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Passthru

Specifies that an object is to be passed through to be pipeline representing the virtual hard disk drive to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMHardDiskDrive<HardDiskDrive[]>

Specifies the virtual hard disk drive to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ControllerLocation<Int32>

Specifies the number of the location on the controller at which the virtual hard disk drive is to be deleted. If not specified, the number of the first available location on the controller is used.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

4

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ControllerNumber<Int32>

Specifies the number of the controller from which the virtual hard disk drive is to be deleted. If not specified, the first controller on which the specified ControllerLocation is available is used.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

3

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ControllerType<ControllerType>

Specifies the type of the controller where the virtual hard disk is to be deleted. Allowed values are IDE and SCSI.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMName<String>

Specifies the name of the virtual machine from which the virtual hard disk is to be deleted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

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.DriveController if –PassThru is specified.


Examples

Example 1

Removes the virtual hard drive at IDE 1,0 on virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Remove-VMHardDiskDrive -VMName TestVM –ControllerType IDE -ControllerNumber 1 -ControllerLocation 0

Example 2

Removes all virtual hard drives on IDE controller 1 from virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Get-VMHardDiskDrive -VMName TestVM –ControllerType IDE -ControllerNumber 1 | Remove-VMHardDiskDrive

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