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Test-VHD

Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Tests a virtual hard disk for any problems that would make it unusable.

SYNTAX

ExistingVHD (Default)

Test-VHD [-Path] <String[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>]
 [-Credential <PSCredential[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

SharedDisk

Test-VHD [-Path] <String[]> [-SupportPersistentReservations] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Credential <PSCredential[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Test-VHD cmdlet tests a virtual hard disk for any problems that would make it unusable.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Test-VHD -Path Diff2.vhdx

Tests whether the virtual hard disk chain is in a usable state that starts with the virtual hard disk associated with Diff2.vhdx.

PARAMETERS

-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.

Type: CimSession[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which the virtual hard disk is to be tested. 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.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type: PSCredential[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Path

Specifies the path to the virtual hard disk file of the virtual hard disk to be tested. If a filename or relative path is specified, the new virtual hard disk path is calculated relative to the current working directory.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: FullName

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-SupportPersistentReservations

Indicates that the cmdlet tests for SCSI persistent reservation support semantics. Specify this parameter to test whether a virtual hard disk or path supports shared virtual disks.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: SharedDisk
Aliases: ShareVirtualDisk

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

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NOTES

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