SyntaxNew-DeployRule [-Name] <String> -Pattern <String> -Item <VIObjectCore> [<CommonParameters>]^M
Detailed DescriptionCreates a new rule with the specified items and patterns. The items specify what should be associated with an ESXi host and the patterns specify which ESXi hosts the rule applies to. A rule on its own does not affect anything. The rule must first be added to the working rule se t in order to place it in context with the other rules in the system. Since multiple rules can match a single host, the rule set is used to rank the rules. Items in higher ranking rules are preferred over items in lower ranking rules. Only one item of a particular type will be associated with the host. For example, if two rules in a rule set have host profiles, only the profile in the higher ranking rule will be used. Alternatively, if one rule has a host profile and the other rule has an image profile, both rules will have an affect.^M
|Name||Type||Description||Required?||Pipeline Input||D efault Value|
|Name||String||Name of the new rule.||true||false|
|AllHosts||SwitchParameter||Specify AllHosts to apply the new rule to all hosts managed by VMware Auto Deploy. Hosts are managed by VMware Auto Deplo y if the DHCP server directs them to the Auto Deploy TFTP configuration file.||true||false|
|Item||VIObjectCore||Item the rule should apply to the hosts. Can be an image profile, a script bundle, a host profile, or a folder or cluster on the vCenter Server system to add the host to.||true||true (ByValue)|
|Pattern||String||Set of hosts the new rule should apply to. ^M
Pattern strings use the following syntax: ^M
<attr>==<value> Adds a pattern that exactly matches the specified value against the specified attribute. Use this syntax if you need to match a string that contains a co mma.^M
<attr>=<Val1 >[,val2,... ,valN] Adds a pattern that matches against the comma-separated list of values. ^M
Supported value types are: ^M
string Exact string match^M
<ip1>-<ip2> Range of IPv4 addresses.
-------------- Example 1 --------------
C:\PS> $rule = New-DeployRule -Name "defaultFolder" -Item "NewHosts" -AllHosts
Create a rule that places all hosts in the folder named "NewHosts".
-------------- Example 2 --------------
C:\PS> $img = Get-ESXImageProfile -Name "My ESXi 5.0" C:\PS> $rule = New-DeployRule -Name "testrule" -Item $img -Pattern "vendor=Acme","vendor==VMware, Inc.","ipv4=192.168.1.10-192.168.1.20"
Create a rule that assigns the image profile named "My ESXi 5.0" to hosts that match a set of vendors and are in a particular IPv4 range.
-------------- Example 3 --------------
C:\PS> $img = Get-ScriptBundle -Name "myscriptbundle" C:\PS> $rule = New-DeployRule -Name "testrule" -Item $img -Pattern "vendor=Acme","vendor==VMware, Inc.","ipv4=192.168.1.10-192.168.1.20"
Create a rule that assigns the scriptbundle named "myscriptbundle" to hosts that match a set of vendors and are in a particular IPv4 range.