Add-ClusterDisk

Makes a new disk available for use in a failover cluster.

Syntax

Add-ClusterDisk
   [-InputObject] <PSObject[]>
   [-Cluster <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-ClusterDisk cmdlet makes a new disk available for use in a failover cluster. The disk (LUN) must be exposed to all nodes in the failover cluster, and should not be exposed to any other servers.

When adding a disk, make sure that the configuration of the storage allows the operating system to recognize and mount the disk as needed. The disk must be a basic disk, not a dynamic disk, and should not be exposed to servers outside the cluster. The Get-ClusterAvailableDisk cmdlet gets information about disks that you can add to the cluster.

Examples

Example 1: Add available disks to the Available Storage group

PS C:\> Get-ClusterAvailableDisk | Add-ClusterDisk
Name                State               Group               ResourceType 
----                -----               -----               ------------ 
Cluster Disk 7      OnlinePending       Available Storage   Physical Disk 
Cluster Disk 8      OnlinePending       Available Storage   Physical Disk

This example identifies the disks that are ready to be added to the cluster, and then adds them to Available Storage cluster group.

Example 2: Add a specific available disk to Available Storage

PS C:\> Get-ClusterAvailableDisk | Where-Object -FilterScript { $_.ScsiAddress -Eq 50331651 } | Add-ClusterDisk
Name                State               Group               ResourceType 
----                -----               -----               ------------ 
Cluster Disk 4      OnlinePending       Available Storage   Physical Disk

This example examines disks that are ready to be added to the cluster, finds the disk with a specific SCSI address, and adds it to Available Storage cluster group.

Example 3: Cluster a physical disk

PS C:\> Get-Disk -Number 11 | Add-ClusterDisk
Name                          State                         OwnerGroup                    ResourceType 
----                          -----                         ----------                    ------------ 
Cluster Disk 5                OnlinePending                 Available Storage             Physical Disk

This example clusters a physical disk. This cmdlet adds a physical disk to the Available Storage for the cluster.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the list of shared disks to add to the cluster. The list of disks is generated with the Get-ClusterAvailableDisk cmdlet.

Type:PSObject[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Cluster

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to run this cmdlet. If the input for this parameter is . or it is omitted, then the cmdlet runs on the local cluster.

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

Inputs

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterDiskInfo

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance

This object is output from the Get-Disk and the Get-VirtualDisk cmdlets.

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_Disk

The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.

Inputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/Storage/MSFT_VirtualDisk

The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.

Outputs

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.ClusterResource