PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet creates a new vSAN disk group backed by the specified devices.


New-VsanDiskGroup -DataDiskCanonicalName <String[]> [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] -SsdCanonicalName <String> -VMHost <VMHost> [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates a new vSAN disk group backed by the specified solid-state device and hard disk devices.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
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
DataDiskCanonicalNameString[]Specifies the canonical name of hard disks that should be included in this disk group and used for data.trueFalse
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.falseFalse
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
SsdCanonicalNameStringSpecifies the canonical name of a solid-state device that would be used by this disk group.trueFalse
VMHostVMHostSpecifies the hosts that the created groups are on.trueTrue (ByValue)
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 VsanDiskGroup object


Works only with vCenter Server 5.5 or later.


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

New-VsanDiskGroup -VMHost $vmHost -SsdCanonicalName "MySsdCanonicalName" -DataDiskCanonicalName DataDisk1,DataDisk2

Creates a new vSAN disk group at the $vmHost virtual machine host with a solid-state drive named "MySsdCanonicalName" and hard disks named DataDisk1 and DataDisk2.

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