Add-AzureDisk

Adds a disk to the Azure disk repository.

Syntax

Add-AzureDisk
   [-DiskName] <String>
   [-MediaLocation] <String>
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Label <String>]
   [-OS <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-AzureDisk cmdlet adds a disk to the Azure disk repository in the current subscription. This cmdlet can add a system disk or a data disk. To add a system disk, specify an operating system type by using the OS parameter.

Examples

Example 1: Add a startup disk that uses the Windows operating system

PS C:\> Add-AzureDisk -DiskName "MyWinDisk" -MediaLocation "http://contosostorage.blob.core.azure.com/vhds/winserver-system.vhd" -Label "StartupDisk" -OS "Windows"

This command adds a system disk to your disk repository. The system disk uses the Windows operating system.

Example 2: Add a data disk

PS C:\> Add-AzureDisk -DiskName "MyDataDisk" -MediaLocation "http://yourstorageaccount.blob.core.azure.com/vhds/winserver-data.vhd" -Label "DataDisk"

This command adds a data disk.

Example 3: Add a Linux system disk

PS C:\> Add-AzureDisk -DiskName "MyLinuxDisk" -MediaLocation "http://yourstorageaccount.blob.core.azure.com/vhds/linuxsys.vhd" -OS "Linux"

This command adds a Linux system disk.

Required Parameters

-DiskName

Specifies the name of the disk that this cmdlet adds.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MediaLocation

Specifies the physical location of the disk in Azure Storage. This value refers to a blob page in the current subscription and storage account.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-InformationAction

Specifies how this cmdlet responds to an information event.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Continue
  • Ignore
  • Inquire
  • SilentlyContinue
  • Stop
  • Suspend
Type:ActionPreference
Aliases:infa
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationVariable

Specifies an information variable.

Type:String
Aliases:iv
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Label

Specifies a disk label for the disk that this cmdlet adds.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-OS

Specifies the operating system type for a system disk. Valid values are:

  • Windows
  • Linux

If you do not specify this parameter, the cmdlet adds the disk as a data disk.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Profile

Specifies the Azure profile from which this cmdlet reads. If you do not specify a profile, this cmdlet reads from the local default profile.

Type:AzureSMProfile
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

DiskContext