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Add-PhysicalDisk

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: April 10, 2014

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

Add-PhysicalDisk

Adds a physical disk to the specified storage pool or manually assigns a physical disk to a specific virtual disk.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByStoragePool
Add-PhysicalDisk [[-StoragePool] <CimInstance> ] -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-StoragePoolFriendlyName <String> ] [-StoragePoolName <String> ] [-StoragePoolUniqueId <String> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Usage <Usage> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByVirtualDisk
Add-PhysicalDisk [[-VirtualDisk] <CimInstance> ] -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-VirtualDiskFriendlyName <String> ] [-VirtualDiskName <String> ] [-VirtualDiskUniqueId <String> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Add-PhysicalDisk cmdlet adds a physical disk to the specified storage pool. The cmdlet can also assign a ManualSelect physical disk already in the storage pool to a specific virtual disk.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

Session

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PhysicalDisks<CimInstance[]>

Specifies the physical disk objects to add to the storage pool. Enter one or more PhysicalDisk CIM objects.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StoragePool<CimInstance>

Specifies the storage pool object to which you want to add the physical disk(s). Enter a StoragePool CIM object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StoragePoolFriendlyName<String>

Specifies the friendly name of the storage pool to which you want to add the physical disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StoragePoolName<String>

Specifies the name of the storage pool, provided by the Storage Management Provider, to which you want to add the physical disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StoragePoolUniqueId<String>

Specifies the ID of the storage pool to which you want to add the physical disk.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Usage<Usage>

Specifies the allocation method (usage) for the disk. Valid values are AutoSelect, HotSpare, Journal, ManualSelect, Retired, and Unknown.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VirtualDisk<CimInstance>

Specifies the virtual disk object to which to exclusively assign the physical disk(s). Enter one or more VirtualDisk CIM objects.

Note: To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VirtualDiskFriendlyName<String>

Specifies the friendly name of the virtual disk to which to exclusively assign the physical disk(s)

Note: To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VirtualDiskName<String>

Specifies the name of the virtual disk to which to exclusively assign the physical disk(s)

Note: To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VirtualDiskUniqueId<String>

Specifies the ID of the virtual disk to which to exclusively assign the physical disk(s)

Note: To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

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.

Notes

  • 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.

Examples

Example 1: Adding a physical disk by storage pool friendly name

This example gets the PhysicalDisk object for the physical disk named PhysicalDisk5 and assigns it to the $PDToAdd variable. It then adds the PhysicalDisk object to the storage pool named CompanyData.


PS C:\> $PDToAdd = Get-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk5
PS C:\> Add-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks $PDToAdd -StoragePoolFriendlyName CompanyData

Example 2: Adding all available physical disks

This example gets all PhysicalDisk objects that can be added to a storage pool and assigns them to the $PDToAdd variable. It then adds the available physical disks to the storage pool named Demo Pool.


PS C:\> $PDToAdd = Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True
PS C:\> Add-PhysicalDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName "Demo Pool" -PhysicalDisks $PDToAdd

Example 3: Piping a storage pool to Add-PhysicalDisk

This example gets all storage pools (except primordial pools) and pipes the output to the Add-PhysicalDisk cmdlet (this will not work if you created more than one storage pool). This example then uses the Get-Physical Disk cmdlet inside of parentheses to specify all available physical disks without using variables.


PS C:\> Get-StoragePool -IsPrimordial $False | Add-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True)

Example 4: Manually assigning physical disks to a virtual disk

This example gets two physical disks that have already been added to the storage pool and designated as ManualSelect disks, PhysicalDisk3 and PhysicalDisk4, and assigns them to the virtual disk UserData.


PS C:\> Add-PhysicalDisk –VirtualDiskFriendlyName UserData –PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk3, PhysicalDisk4)

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