PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet creates a new datacenter.


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

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates a new datacenter in the location that is specified by the Location parameter.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameStringSpecifies a name for the new datacenter.trueFalse
LocationVIContainerSpecifies the location where you want to create the new datacenter.trueTrue (ByValue)
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
ServerVIServer[]Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is passed 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 Datacenter object



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

$folder = Get-Folder -NoRecursion | New-Folder -Name Folder

New-Datacenter -Location $folder -Name Datacenter | fl

Gets the inventory root folder and create a new folder called Folder in it. Creates a new datacenter called Datacenter in the Folder folder. The result is pipelined to the fl command to retrieve a flat view of the new datacenter properties.

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