New-MaskingSet

Creates a new masking set.

Syntax

New-MaskingSet
   -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
   [-FriendlyName <String>]
   [-VirtualDiskNames <String[]>]
   [-InitiatorAddresses <String[]>]
   [-TargetPortAddresses <String[]>]
   [-DeviceNumbers <String[]>]
   [-DeviceAccesses <DeviceAccess[]>]
   [-HostType <HostMode>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-MaskingSet
   [-StorageSubSystemFriendlyName] <String[]>
   [-FriendlyName <String>]
   [-VirtualDiskNames <String[]>]
   [-InitiatorAddresses <String[]>]
   [-TargetPortAddresses <String[]>]
   [-DeviceNumbers <String[]>]
   [-DeviceAccesses <DeviceAccess[]>]
   [-HostType <HostMode>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-MaskingSet
   -StorageSubSystemName <String[]>
   [-FriendlyName <String>]
   [-VirtualDiskNames <String[]>]
   [-InitiatorAddresses <String[]>]
   [-TargetPortAddresses <String[]>]
   [-DeviceNumbers <String[]>]
   [-DeviceAccesses <DeviceAccess[]>]
   [-HostType <HostMode>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-MaskingSet
   -StorageSubSystemUniqueId <String[]>
   [-FriendlyName <String>]
   [-VirtualDiskNames <String[]>]
   [-InitiatorAddresses <String[]>]
   [-TargetPortAddresses <String[]>]
   [-DeviceNumbers <String[]>]
   [-DeviceAccesses <DeviceAccess[]>]
   [-HostType <HostMode>]
   [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
   [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-MaskingSet cmdlet creates a new masking set. Masking sets allow management of groups of TargetPort, VirtualDisk, and InitiatorID objects to manage access to virtual disks, either for individual computers or multiple computers in the case of a Failover Cluster configuration. Once a masking set is created, adding or removing a virtual disk grants or removes access to all resources in the masking set. Adding or removing initiator addresses can show or hide the virtual disks in this masking set to hosts.

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Examples

Example 1: Create a masking set

PS C:\> $StorageSubsystem = Get-StorageSubsystem
PS C:\> $VirtualDisks = Get-VirtualDisk -Name "Virtual01,Virtual02"
PS C:\> $Initiator = Get-InitiatorPort
PS C:\> $Target = Get-TargetPort
PS C:\> New-MaskingSet -StorageSubsystemFriendlyName $StorageSubsystem.FriendlyName -VirtualDiskNames $VirtualDisks.Name -FriendlyName "MyFirstMaskingSet" -InitiatorAddresses $Initiator.NodeAddress -TargetPortAddresses $Target.PortAddress

This example collects the necessary information and then creating a new masking set to expose the virtual disks that have the friendly names VirtualDisk01 and VirtualDisk02 to the local machine.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

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

Specifies the friendly name of the storage subsystem.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-StorageSubSystemName

Specifies the name of the storage subsystem provided by the Storage Management.

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

Specifies the UniqueID of the storage subsystem to use.

Type:String[]
Aliases:StorageSubsystemId
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
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
-DeviceAccesses

Specifies the way in which initiators can access the virtual disk(s) that are part of this masking set. You must specify a DeviceAccesses value for each virtual disk specified by the VirtualDiskNames parameter. Allowed values are NoAccess, ReadOnly, ReadWrite, and Unknown.

Type:DeviceAccess[]
Parameter Sets:Unknown, ReadWrite, ReadOnly, NoAccess
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DeviceNumbers

Specifies the device numbers for one or more virtual disks. Some storage providers do not use device numbers.

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

Specifies the friendly name for the new masking set.

Type:String
Aliases:MaskingSetFriendlyName
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-HostType

Specifies the host operating system or other host environmental factors that may influence the behavior that the storage system should have when showing a virtual disk to an initiator.

Type:HostMode
Parameter Sets:Unknown, Other, Standard, Solaris, HPUX, OpenVMS, Tru64, Netware, Sequent, AIX, DGUX, Dynix, Irix, CiscoISCSIStorageRouter, Linux, MicrosoftWindows, OS400, TRESPASS, HIUX, VMwareESXi, MicrosoftWindowsServer2008, MicrosoftWindowsServer2003
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InitiatorAddresses

Specifies the initiator addresses.

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

Specifies one or more target port addresses.

Type:String[]
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
-VirtualDiskNames

Specifies one or more virtual disk names to include in the masking set.

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

Inputs

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

You can pipe a StorageSubsystem object to the InputObject parameter.

Outputs

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

This cmdlet outputs an object representing the newly created masking set.