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Remove-VirtualDisk

Last Updated: 2/14/2017

SYNOPSIS

Deletes an existing virtual disk and reclaims the used space for use by other virtual disks in the same storage pool.

SYNTAX

ByFriendlyName (Default)

Remove-VirtualDisk [-FriendlyName] <String[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob]
 [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

ByUniqueId

Remove-VirtualDisk -UniqueId <String[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob]
 [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

ByName

Remove-VirtualDisk -Name <String[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob] [-PassThru]
 [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

InputObject (cdxml)

Remove-VirtualDisk -InputObject <CimInstance[]> [-CimSession <CimSession[]>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>] [-AsJob]
 [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Remove-VirtualDisk cmdlet deletes an existing virtual disk and reclaims the used space for use by other virtual disks in the same StoragePool object. This action also deletes any associated file system located on the virtual disk.

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

PS C:\>Remove-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName "Scratch-Data01"

This example permanently deletes a VirtualDisk object and all child items, such as the Disk, Partition, and Volume objects. Not a recoverable action. This cmdlet is used to delete the VirtualDisk object, and return the space it used to the storage pool that exposes the VirtualDisk object.

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

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-FriendlyName

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

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: ByFriendlyName
Aliases: 

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

-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

Type: CimInstance[]
Parameter Sets: InputObject (cdxml)
Aliases: 

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

-PassThru

Sends items from the interactive window down the pipeline as input to other cmdlets. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

To send items from the interactive window down the pipeline, click to select the items and then click OK. Shift-click and Ctrl-click are supported.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
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: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
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_VirtualDisk

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.

OUTPUTS

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

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.

NOTES

Connect-VirtualDisk

Disconnect-VirtualDisk

Get-VirtualDisk

Hide-VirtualDisk

New-VirtualDisk

Repair-VirtualDisk

Resize-VirtualDisk

Set-VirtualDisk

Show-VirtualDisk

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