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This cmdlet creates a new datastore cluster.


New-DatastoreCluster [-Name] <String> -Location <VIContainer> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates a new datastore cluster. By default, Storage DRS is disabled. To enable Storage DRS, run Set-DatastoreCluster.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameStringSpecifies a name for the datastore cluster that you want to create.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
LocationVIContainerSpecifies a container object (Datacenter or Folder) where you want to place the new datastore cluster.truetrue (ByValue)
ServerVIServer[]Specifies 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

Return Type

The newly created DatastoreCluster object



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New-DatastoreCluster -Name 'MyDatastoreCluster' -Location 'MyDatacenter'

Creates a new datastore cluster on the specified datacenter.

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