Get-VHD

Gets the virtual hard disk object associated with a virtual hard disk.

Syntax

Get-VHD
   [-DiskNumber] <UInt32>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ComputerName <String[]>]
   [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-VHD
   [-Path] <String[]>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ComputerName <String[]>]
   [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Get-VHD
   [-VMId] <Guid[]>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ComputerName <String[]>]
   [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-VHD cmdlet gets the virtual hard disk object associated with a virtual hard disk.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-VHD -Path c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx

Gets the virtual hard disk where the path to the virtual hard disk file is c:\test\testvhdx.vhdx.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-VHD -DiskNumber 6

Gets the virtual hard disk attached to the system with disk number 6.

Example 3

PS C:\> Get-VM -VMName TestVM | Select-Object VMId | Get-VHD

Gets the virtual hard disk objects associated with virtual machine TestVM, using the pipeline feature for the VMId parameter.

Example 4

PS C:\> Get-VM -VMName testvm | Select-Object vmid | Get-VHD

Gets the virtual hard disk objects associated with virtual machine testvm using the pipeline feature for the path parameter.

Example 5

PS C:\> Get-ChildItem c:\test -Recurse |% {$_.FullName} | Get-VHD -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

Gets the virtual hard disk object for all the virtual hard disk files that are contained in the specified directory and its subdirectories.

Required Parameters

-DiskNumber

Specifies the disk number associated with the virtual hard disk to be retrieved.

Type:UInt32
Aliases:Number
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path to the virtual hard disk file of the virtual hard disk to be retrieved. If a filename or relative path is specified, the path is calculated relative to the current working directory.

Type:String[]
Aliases:FullName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMId

Specifies the virtual machine identifier of the virtual machine whose virtual hard disks are to be retrieved.

Type:Guid[]
Aliases:Id
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which a virtual hard disk is to be retrieved. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer. Use localhost or a dot (.) to specify the local computer explicitly.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type:PSCredential[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

VHDObject[]