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Get-VirtualDisk

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Returns a list of VirtualDisk objects, across all storage pools, across all providers, or optionally a filtered subset based on provided criteria.

SYNTAX

ByFriendlyName (Default)

Get-VirtualDisk [[-FriendlyName] <String[]>] [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>]
 [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>] [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByUniqueId

Get-VirtualDisk [-UniqueId <String[]>] [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>]
 [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>] [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByName

Get-VirtualDisk [-Name <String[]>] [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>]
 [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>] [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByStorageJob

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-StorageJob <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByTargetVirtualDisk

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-TargetVirtualDisk <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

BySourceVirtualDisk

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-SourceVirtualDisk <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByTargetPort

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-TargetPort <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByInitiatorId

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-InitiatorId <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByMaskingSet

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-MaskingSet <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByInitiatorPort

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-InitiatorPort <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByDisk

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-Disk <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
 [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByStorageTier

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-StorageTier <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByPhysicalDisk

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-PhysicalDisk <CimInstance>] [-PhysicalRangeMin <UInt64>]
 [-PhysicalRangeMax <UInt64>] [-NoRedundancy] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob]
 [<CommonParameters>]

ByStoragePool

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-StoragePool <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByStorageNode

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-StorageNode <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

ByStorageSubSystem

Get-VirtualDisk [-Usage <Usage[]>] [-OtherUsageDescription <String[]>] [-IsSnapshot <Boolean[]>]
 [-HealthStatus <HealthStatus[]>] [-StorageSubSystem <CimInstance>] [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
 [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Get-VirtualDisk cmdlet returns a list of VirtualDisk objects, across all storage pools, across all providers, or optionally a filtered subset based on provided criteria.

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

PS C:\> Get-VirtualDisk

This example returns all VirtualDisk objects across all visible StoragePool objects, across all visible StorageProvider objects.

EXAMPLE 2

PS C:\> $stpool = (Get-StoragePool -FriendlyName "SpacesPool")
PS C:\> Get-VirtualDisk -StoragePool $stpool

This example lists only the virtual disks from the StoragePool object named SpacesPool.

EXAMPLE 3

PS C:\> Get-VirtualDisk | Where-Object -FilterScript {$_.HealthStatus -Ne "Healthy"}

This example lists all virtual disks, across all pools, and all providers, which are not currently in a healthy state.

EXAMPLE 4

PS C:\> Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName "VDisk01" | Get-Disk | Get-Partition | Get-Volume

This example gets the partition and volume associated with a virtual disk. The command gets the virtual disk named VDisk01 and passes the virtual disk to the Get-Disk cmdlet by using the pipeline operator. The Get-Disk cmdlet gets the disk associated with the virtual disk and passes the disk to the Get-Partition by using the pipeline operator. The Get-Partition cmdlet gets the partition associated with the disk, and passes the partition to the Get-Volume cmdlet by using the pipeline operator. The Get-Volume cmdlet gets the volume associated with the partition.

PARAMETERS

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-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: Session

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

-Disk

Accepts a Disk object as input. The Disk CIM object is exposed by the Get-Disk cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByDisk
Aliases: 

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

-FriendlyName

Specifies a friendly name for a disk. The friendly name may be defined by a user and is not guaranteed to be unique.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: ByFriendlyName
Aliases: 

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

-HealthStatus

Specifies the status of an object and indicates if the object is Healthy or Warning Unhealthy.

Type: HealthStatus[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 
Accepted values: Healthy, Warning, Unhealthy, Unknown

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

-InitiatorId

Accepts an InitiatorId object as input. The Initiator ID CIM object is exposed by the Get-InitiatorId cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByInitiatorId
Aliases: 

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

-InitiatorPort

Accepts an InitiatorPort object as input. The Initiator Port CIM object is exposed by the Get-InitiatorPort cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByInitiatorPort
Aliases: 

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

-IsSnapshot

Specifies that the virtual disk is a snapshot of another virtual disk.

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

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

-MaskingSet

Accepts a MaskingSet object as input. The Masking Set CIM object is exposed by the Get-MaskingSet cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByMaskingSet
Aliases: 

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

-Name

Specifies the name of an object or setting.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: ByName
Aliases: 

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

-NoRedundancy

Indicates that this cmdlet gets virtual disks that have one remaining copy of data stored on the physical disk.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: ByPhysicalDisk
Aliases: 

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

-OtherUsageDescription

Specifies the usage of this object.

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

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

-PhysicalDisk

Accepts a PhysicalDisk object as input. The Physical Disk CIM object is exposed by the Get-PhysicalDisk cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByPhysicalDisk
Aliases: 

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

-PhysicalRangeMax

This parameter is reserved for future use.

Type: UInt64
Parameter Sets: ByPhysicalDisk
Aliases: 

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

-PhysicalRangeMin

This parameter is reserved for future use.

Type: UInt64
Parameter Sets: ByPhysicalDisk
Aliases: 

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

-SourceVirtualDisk

Specifies a virtual disk as a CIMInstance object. The cmdlet gets the snapshot or clone virtual disks that were created from the virtual disk that you specify. To obtain a virtual disk object, use the Get-VirtualDisk cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: BySourceVirtualDisk
Aliases: 

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

-StorageJob

Specifies an outstanding storage job as a CIMInstance object. The cmdlet gets the virtual disks associated with the storage jobs that you specify. To obtain a virtual disk object, use the Get-StorageJob cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByStorageJob
Aliases: 

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

-StorageNode

Specifies a storage node as a CIMInstance object. The cmdlet gets the virtual disks that belong to the storage node that you specify. The virtual disks that belong to the storage node have read/write permissions on the node. To obtain a virtual disk object, use the Get-StorageNode cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByStorageNode
Aliases: 

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

-StoragePool

Accepts a StoragePool object as input. The Storage Pool CIM object is exposed by the Get-StoragePool cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByStoragePool
Aliases: 

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

-StorageSubSystem

Accepts a StorageSubsystem object as input. The Storage Subsystem CIM object is exposed by the Get-StorageSubsystem cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByStorageSubSystem
Aliases: 

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

-StorageTier

Specifies a storage tier as a CIMInstance object. The cmdlet gets the virtual disks included in the storage tier that you specify. To obtain a virtual disk object, use the Get-StorageTier cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByStorageTier
Aliases: 

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

-TargetPort

Accepts a TargetPort object as input. The Target Port CIM object is exposed by the Get-TargetPort cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByTargetPort
Aliases: 

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

-TargetVirtualDisk

Specifies a virtual disk as a CIMInstance object. The cmdlet gets the virtual disk from which the snapshot or clone virtual disk that you specify were created. To obtain a virtual disk object, use the Get-VirtualDisk cmdlet.

Type: CimInstance
Parameter Sets: ByTargetVirtualDisk
Aliases: 

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

-ThrottleLimit

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.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

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

-UniqueId

Specifies an ID used to uniquely identify a Disk object in the system. The ID persists through restarts.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: ByUniqueId
Aliases: Id

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

-Usage

Indicates the intended usage of the virtual disk.

Type: Usage[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 
Accepted values: Unknown, Other, Unrestricted, ReservedForComputerSystem, ReservedForReplicationServices, ReservedForMigrationServices, LocalReplicaSource, RemoteReplicaSource, LocalReplicaTarget, RemoteReplicaTarget, LocalReplicaSourceOrTarget, RemoteReplicaSourceOrTarget, DeltaReplicaTarget, ElementComponent, ReservedAsPoolContributer, CompositeVolumeMember, CompositeVirtualDiskMember, ReservedForSparing

Required: False
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.

INPUTS

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

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_Disk object to the Disk parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_InitiatorId

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_InitiatorId object to the InitiatorId parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_InitiatorPort

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_InitiatorPort object to the InitiatorPort parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_MaskingSet

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_MaskingSet object to the MaskingSet parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_PhysicalDisk

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_PhysicalDisk object to the PhysicalDisk parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_StoragePool

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_StorageSubsystem

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_StorageSubsystem object to the StorageSubsystem parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_StorageTier

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_StorageTier object to the StorageTier parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_TargetPort

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_TargetPort object to the TargetPort parameter.

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_TargetVirtualDisk

You can use the pipeline operator to pass an MSFT_TargetVirtualDisk object to the TargetVirtualDisk parameter.

OUTPUTS

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

This cmdlet outputs an object that represents the specified virtual disk.

NOTES

Where-Object

Connect-VirtualDisk

Disconnect-VirtualDisk

Get-Partition

Get-StoragePool

Hide-VirtualDisk

New-VirtualDisk

Remove-VirtualDisk

Repair-VirtualDisk

Resize-VirtualDisk

Set-VirtualDisk

Show-VirtualDisk

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