Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication

Enables the identification LED on the specified physical disk.

Syntax

Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication
      [-FriendlyName] <String[]>
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-PassThru]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-PassThru]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      -UniqueId <String[]>
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication
      [-AsJob]
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-PassThru]
      [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
      -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]

Description

The Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication cmdlet enables the identification LED on the specified physical disk. The LED is typically used for visual identification of the location of a physical disk in an enclosure for removal and replacement operations. This cmdlet requires a storage enclosure that supports SCSI Enclosure Services (SES).

Examples

Example 1: Enable the identification LED on all physical disks in a pool

PS C:\>$stpool = (Get-StoragePool -FriendlyName "SpacePool")



PS C:\> Enable-PhsicalDiskIndication -StoragePool $stpool

This example enables the identification LED on all physical disks associated with the Storage Pool SpacePool. This is useful for identifying a specific virtual disk, when the LED on the disk in question is not functioning.

Example 2: Enable the identification LED on all physical disks used by a virtual disk

PS C:\> $vdisk = (Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName "Bruce's Music")



PS C:\>Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication -VirtualDisk $vdisk

This example enables the identification LED on all physical disks associated with the virtual disk named Bruce's Music to visually identify the Physical Storage associated with the virtual disk.

Example 3: Enable the identification LED on all disks that are not healthy

PS C:\>Get-PhysicalDisk | Where-Object -FilterScript { $_.HealthStatus -Ne "healthy" } | Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication

This example gets all physical disks with a health status that is not Healthy, and pipes the disks to the Enable-PhysicalDiskIndication cmdlet, enabling the LEDs on the disks, if supported by the drive enclosure.

Required Parameters

-FriendlyName

Specifies the friendly name of the disk on which to enable the identification LED.

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

Specifies the Disk object on which to enable the LED. Enter a Disk CIM object, which you can get using the Get-Disk cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UniqueId

Specifies an ID used to uniquely identify a Disk object in the system. The ID persists through restarts.

Type:String[]
Aliases:Id
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

ps_cimcommon_asjob

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-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227967 or Get-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227966 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
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PassThru

Specifies that the cmdlet should output an object representing the physical disk for which you enabled the identification LED. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
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
-WhatIf

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

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

Inputs

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

You can pipe a Disk object to the InputObject parameter.

Outputs

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

This cmdlet outputs an object that represents the physical disk for which you enabled the identification LED.