Set-​Azure​OS​Disk

Modifies the host cache mode of an Azure virtual machine.

Syntax

Set-AzureOSDisk
   [-HostCaching] <String>
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]
Set-AzureOSDisk
   [[-HostCaching] <String>]
   [-ResizedSizeInGB] <Int32>
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [-Profile <AzureSMProfile>]
   -VM <IPersistentVM>
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-AzureOSDisk cmdlet modifies the host cache mode of the operating system disk of an Azure virtual machine. The supported host cache modes are ReadOnly and ReadWrite. If you run this cmdlet on a virtual machine that is running, that virtual machine restarts.

Examples

Example 1: Set the host cache mode to ReadOnly by using the pipeline

PS C:\> Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService" -Name "VirtualMachine02" | Set-AzureOSDisk -HostCaching "ReadOnly"

This command gets the virtual machine named VirtualMachine02 in the service named ContosoService by using the Get-AzureVM cmdlet. The command passes the virtual machine to the current cmdlet by using the pipeline operator. The current cmdlet sets the host cache mode of the operating system disk of that virtual machine to be ReadOnly.

Example 2: Set the host cache mode to ReadWrite

PS C:\> $VM = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName "ContosoService" -Name "VirtualMachine02"
PS C:\> Set-AzureOSDisk "ReadWrite" -VM $myVM2

The first command gets the virtual machine named VirtualMachine02 in the service named ContosoService, and then stores it in the variable.

The second command sets the host cache mode of the operating system disk of that virtual machine to be ReadWrite.

Required Parameters

-HostCaching

Specifies the host cache attribute for the operating system disk. Valid values are:

  • ReadOnly
  • ReadWrite
Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ResizedSizeInGB

Specifies a new size, in gigabytes, for the operating system disk. The size must be larger than the current size.

Type:Int32
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VM

Specifies the virtual machine for which this cmdlet modifies the operating system disk. To obtain a virtual machine object, use the Get-AzureVM cmdlet.

Type:IPersistentVM
Aliases:InputObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
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
-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