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Get-VHD

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/8/2017

SYNOPSIS

Gets the virtual hard disk object associated with a virtual hard disk.

SYNTAX

Path (Default)

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

Disk

Get-VHD [-DiskNumber] <UInt32> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>]
 [-Credential <PSCredential[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

VMId

Get-VHD [-VMId] <Guid[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Get-VHD cmdlet gets the virtual hard disk object associated with a virtual hard disk.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-VHD -Path c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx

Gets the virtual hard disk where the path to the virtual hard disk file is c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-VHD -DiskNumber 6

Gets the virtual hard disk attached to the system with disk number 6.

Example 3

PS C:\> Get-VM -VMName TestVM | Select-Object VMId | Get-VHD

Gets the virtual hard disk objects associated with virtual machine TestVM, using the pipeline feature for the VMId parameter.

Example 4

PS C:\> Get-VM -VMName testvm | Select-Object vmid | Get-VHD

Gets the virtual hard disk objects associated with virtual machine testvm using the pipeline feature for the path parameter.

Example 5

PS C:\> Get-ChildItem c:\test -Recurse |% {$_.FullName} | Get-VHD -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Gets the virtual hard disk object for all the virtual hard disk files that are contained in the specified directory and its subdirectories.

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 a virtual hard disk is to be retrieved. 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

-DiskNumber

Specifies the disk number associated with the virtual hard disk to be retrieved.

Type: UInt32
Parameter Sets: Disk
Aliases: Number

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

-Path

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

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: Path
Aliases: FullName

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

-VMId

Specifies the virtual machine identifier of the virtual machine whose virtual hard disks are to be retrieved.

Type: Guid[]
Parameter Sets: VMId
Aliases: Id

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

OUTPUTS

VHDObject[]

NOTES

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