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This cmdlet imports a storage policy from a file.


Import-SpbmStoragePolicy [-FilePath] <String> [-Name] <String> [-Description <String>] [-Server <VIServer>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet imports a storage policy from a file. The file path must be accessible from the VMware PowerCLI client side.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
FilePathStringSpecifies the path to the file, from which you want to import a storage policy. If relative, it is relative to the current PS provider path.truefalse
NameStringSpecifies a name of the imported storage policy. The maximum length of the name is 80 characters.truefalse
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse
DescriptionStringSpecifies a description for the imported storage policy.falsefalse
ServerVIServerSpecifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falsefalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

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Works only with vCenter Server 5.5 or later. For more information, see the VMware Storage Policy API Reference: https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp#com.vmware.vspsdk.apiref.doc/right-pane.html


-------------- Example 1 --------------

Import-SpbmStoragePolicy -Name "MyPolicy" -Description "PolicyDescription" -FilePath C:\policy.xml

Imports a storage policy with name "MyPolicy" and description "PolicyDescription" from the policy.xml file to a server. A new storage policy is created on the server.

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