Add-PhysicalDisk

Adds a physical disk to the specified storage pool or manually assigns a physical disk to a specific virtual disk.

Syntax

Add-PhysicalDisk
   [-StoragePool] <CimInstance>
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   -StoragePoolFriendlyName <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   -StoragePoolName <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   [-Usage <Usage>]
   -StoragePoolUniqueId <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   [-VirtualDisk] <CimInstance>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   -VirtualDiskFriendlyName <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   -VirtualDiskName <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-PhysicalDisk
   -PhysicalDisks <CimInstance[]>
   -VirtualDiskUniqueId <String>
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-PhysicalDisk cmdlet adds a physical disk to the specified storage pool. The cmdlet can also assign a ManualSelect physical disk already in the storage pool to a specific virtual disk.

Examples

Example 1: Adding a physical disk by storage pool friendly name

PS C:\> $PDToAdd = Get-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk5
PS C:\> Add-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks $PDToAdd -StoragePoolFriendlyName CompanyData

This example gets the PhysicalDisk object for the physical disk named PhysicalDisk5 and assigns it to the $PDToAdd variable. It then adds the PhysicalDisk object to the storage pool named CompanyData.

Example 2: Adding all available physical disks

PS C:\> $PDToAdd = Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True
PS C:\> Add-PhysicalDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName "Demo Pool" -PhysicalDisks $PDToAdd

This example gets all PhysicalDisk objects that can be added to a storage pool and assigns them to the $PDToAdd variable. It then adds the available physical disks to the storage pool named Demo Pool.

Example 3: Piping a storage pool to Add-PhysicalDisk

PS C:\> Get-StoragePool -IsPrimordial $False | Add-PhysicalDisk -PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True)

This example gets all storage pools (except primordial pools) and pipes the output to the Add-PhysicalDisk cmdlet (this will not work if you created more than one storage pool). This example then uses the Get-Physical Disk cmdlet inside of parentheses to specify all available physical disks without using variables.

Example 4: Manually assigning physical disks to a virtual disk

PS C:\> Add-PhysicalDisk -VirtualDiskFriendlyName UserData -PhysicalDisks (Get-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName PhysicalDisk3, PhysicalDisk4)

This example gets two physical disks that have already been added to the storage pool and designated as ManualSelect disks, PhysicalDisk3 and PhysicalDisk4, and assigns them to the virtual disk UserData.

Required Parameters

-PhysicalDisks

Specifies the physical disk objects to add to the storage pool. Enter one or more PhysicalDisk CIM objects.

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

Specifies the storage pool object to which you want to add the physical disk(s). Enter a StoragePool CIM object.

Type:CimInstance
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StoragePoolFriendlyName

Specifies the friendly name of the storage pool to which to add the physical disk.

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

Specifies the name of the storage pool, provided by the Storage Management Provider, to which to add the physical disk.

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

Specifies the ID of the storage pool to which to add the physical disk.

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

Specifies the virtual disk object to which to exclusively assign the physical disk(s). Enter one or more VirtualDisk CIM objects.

To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.

Type:CimInstance
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualDiskFriendlyName

Specifies the friendly name of the virtual disk to which to exclusively assign the physical disks.

To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.

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

Specifies the ID of the virtual disk to which to exclusively assign the physical disks.

To manually assign a physical disk to a virtual disk, first add the physical disk to the appropriate pool and set the Usage property on the disk to ManualSelect. You can do so by using the Add-PhysicalDisk or Set-PhysicalDisk cmdlets.

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

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-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[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Usage

Specifies the allocation method (usage) for the disk. Valid values are AutoSelect, HotSpare, Journal, ManualSelect, Retired, and Unknown.

Type:Usage
Parameter Sets:AutoSelect, ManualSelect, HotSpare, Retired, Journal
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

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

You can pipe an MSFT_StoragePool object to the StoragePool parameter.

Inputs

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

You can pipe an MSFT_VirtualDisk object to the VirtualDisk parameter.