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Creates a new local or subscribed content library that uses Datastore1 as a repository for its items.


New-ContentLibrary [-Datastore] <Datastore> [-AutomaticSync] [-Confirm] [-Description <String>] [-DownloadContentOnDemand] -Name <String> [-Password <String>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-SslThumbprint <String>] -SubscriptionUrl <String> [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

New-ContentLibrary [-Datastore] <Datastore> [-Confirm] [-Description <String>] -Name <String> [-OptimizeRemotePublishing] [-Password <String>] [-PersistJson] -Published [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet creates a new new local or subscribed content library depending on the provided parameters.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
DatastoreDatastoreSpecifies the datastore that you want to use to store files for library items in this library.trueFalse
AutomaticSyncSwitchParameterSpecifies whether the library should participate in automatic library synchronization. If you want to do an automatic synchronization, the global Automatic Sync option must be enabled.

The subscription is still active even when automatic synchronization is turned off, but synchronization is only done manually by using the -Sync parameter of the Set-ContentLibrary cmdlet.
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 human-readable description for the content library that you want to create.falseFalse
DownloadContentOnDemandSwitchParameterIndicates whether a library item's content is synchronized only on demand.

If specified, then the library item's metadata is synchronized but the item's content (its files) is not. The Content Library Service synchronizes the content upon request only. This can cause the first use of the content to have a noticeable delay.

If not specified, all content is synchronized in advance.
NameStringSpecifies the name of the library. Library names cannot be undefined or an empty string. Names do not have to be unique.trueFalse
OptimizeRemotePublishingSwitchParameterIf specified, the library is optimized for remote publishing and the Published parameter is required.

This parameter specifies if remote publishing is the dominant use case for this library. The remote publishing occurs when the publisher and subscribers are not part of the same vCenter Single Sign-On domain.

Any optimizations can be done as a result of turning on this optimization during library creation. For example, library content could be stored in different formats, but optimizations are not limited to just a storage format.

You can set the value of this toggle only during the creation of the library and you need to migrate your library in case you need to change this value (optimize the library for a different use case).
PasswordStringSpecifies the password you want to use for the content library.

If you want to create a local content library, the password is required from subscribers in Basic authentication mode.

If you want to subscribe to a content library, the password should be in Basic authentication mode.
PersistJsonSwitchParameterSpecifies whether library and library item metadata are persisted in the storage location as JSON files. This flag only applies if the local library is published.

You can copy the local library content and metadata to another storage location manually and then create a subscribed library referencing the location of the library JSON file in the SubscriptionUrl. When the subscribed library's storage location matches the subscription URL, you do not need to copy the files to the subscribed library.
PublishedSwitchParameterSpecifies whether you need to publish the local library.trueFalse
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 the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.falseFalse
SslThumbprintStringSpecifies an optional SHA-1 hash of the SSL certificate for the remote endpoint.

If this value is defined, the SSL certificate is verified by comparing it to the SSL thumbprint. The SSL certificate must be verified against the thumbprint. When specified, the standard certificate chain validation behavior is not used.

The certificate chain is validated normally if this value is unset.
SubscriptionUrlStringSpecifies the URL of the endpoint where the metadata for the remotely published library is served.trueFalse
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 ContentLibrary derived object - LocalContentLibrary or SubscribedContentLibrary



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

PS C:\> New-ContentLibrary -Name 'Local Content Library' -Description 'Local content library description.' -Datastore $Datastore1 -Published

Creates a new local content library that uses Datastore1 as a repository for its items.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

PS C:\> $localContentLibrary = Get-ContentLibrary -Name 'Local Content Library' -Local
PS C:\> New-ContentLibrary -Name 'Subscribed Content Library' -Description 'Subscribed content library description.' -Datastore $Datastore1 -SubscriptionUrl $localContentLibrary.PublishUrl

Creates a new subscribed content library that is subscribed to $localContentLibrary and uses Datastore1 as a repository for its items.

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