Add-SCVMHostCluster

Adds a Windows Server failover cluster, VMware ESX host cluster, or Citrix XenServer resource pool to VMM.

Syntax

Add-SCVMHostCluster [-Name] <String> [-AddVMHostJobsListVariable <String>] [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
 [-ClusterReserve <UInt32>] -Credential <VMMCredential> [-Description <String>]
 [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>] [-JobVariable <String>] [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
 [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>] [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
 [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>] [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
 [-NonTrustedDomainHost] [-PROTipID <Guid>] [-Reassociate <Boolean>] [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
 [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>] [-RunAsynchronously] [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
 [-VMHostGroup <HostGroup>] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>] [-VMPaths <String>]
 [-VirtualizationManager <VirtualizationManager>] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-SCVMHostCluster cmdlet adds an existing Windows Server failover cluster, VMware ESX host cluster, or a Citrix XenServer resource pool to the Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) database so that VMM can manage the host cluster.

Before you can use the Add-SCVMHostCluster cmdlet to add a Windows Server cluster to VMM, you must use the Failover Cluster Management tool to create and configure the host cluster. To create a host cluster by using VMM, use the Install-SCVMHostCluster cmdlet.

Before you can use the Add-SCVMHostCluster cmdlet to add a Citrix XenServer resource pool to VMM, you must use Citrix XenCenter to create and configure the resource pool.

Before using Add-SCVMHostCluster to add ESX host clusters, you must use the Add-SCVirtualizationManager cmdlet to add a VMware vCenter Server to your VMM environment and import its data. After you add the vCenter Server to VMM, you can add and manage VMware ESX clusters using VMM.

Examples

Example 1: Add a failover cluster to VMM

PS C:\> $Credential = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAccount01"
PS C:\> $VMHostGroup = Get-SCVMHostGroup | where {$_.Path -eq "All Hosts"}
PS C:\> Add-SCVMHostCluster -Name "VMHostCluster01.Contoso.com" -VMHostGroup $VMHostGroup -RemoteConnectEnabled $True -RemoteConnectPort 5900 -Credential $Credential

The first command gets the Run As account object named RunAsAccount01 and stores the object in the $Credential variable. The Run As account used for this operation must be a domain account with administrator rights on all the nodes of the failover cluster that you want to add.

The second command gets the host group object All Hosts. This is the host group that will be the container for the nodes in this host cluster.

The last command adds the failover cluster VMHostCluster01 to the VMM database, specifies All Hosts as the host group, enables remote connections, and specifies TCP port 5900 for remote connections to each node of the cluster. As the last command is processed, the $Credential variable provides the stored Run As account to Add-SCVMHostCluster.

Parameters

-AddVMHostJobsListVariable

Returns an array of job variable objects for jobs that are created for each node when hosts in a host cluster are added to VMM. VMM uses these job variables to track the progress of each job individually.

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

Specifies the paths to base disks.

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

Specifies the number of host failures that a host cluster can sustain before VMM designates the cluster as over-committed. The default value is 1.

Type:UInt32
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies a credential object or, for some cmdlets, a Run As account object that contains the user name and password of an account that has permission to perform this action. Or, in the case of Restart-SCJob, has permission to complete a restarted task.

For more information about the PSCredential object, type Get-Help Get-Credential. For more information about Run As accounts, type Get-Help New-SCRunAsAccount.

Type:VMMCredential
Required:True
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Specifies a description for the host cluster.

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

Indicates whether live migration is enabled on the host.

Type:Boolean
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-JobVariable

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.

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

Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous live migrations.

Type:UInt32
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum

Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous live storage migrations.

Type:UInt32
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MigrationAuthProtocol

Specifies the authorization protocol used for migration. The acceptable values for this parameter are: CredSSP, Kerberos.

Type:MigrationAuthProtocolType
Parameter Sets:CredSSP, Kerberos
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MigrationPerformanceOption

Specifies the migration performance option type. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

- Standard

  • UseCompression
  • UseSmbTransport

Type:MigrationPerformanceOptionType
Parameter Sets:Standard, UseCompression, UseSmbTransport
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MigrationSubnet

Specifies an array of subnets to use for migration.

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

Specifies the name of a VMM object.

Type:String
Required:True
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NonTrustedDomainHost

Indicates that the host to be added to VMM belongs to a non-trusted domain.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PROTipID

Specifies the ID of the Performance and Resource Optimization tip (PRO tip) that triggered this action. This parameter lets you audit PRO tips.

Type:Guid
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Reassociate

Reassociates a host currently managed by one VMM server with another VMM server.

Type:Boolean
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RemoteConnectEnabled

Enables, when set to $True, a connection on a host server that lets users connect to their virtual machines remotely. This parameter only applies to virtual machines on Hyper-V hosts. It is not applicable to virtual machines on VMware ESX hosts or Citrix XenServer hosts.

Type:Boolean
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RemoteConnectPort

Specifies a default value for the TCP port to use when a remote user connects to a virtual machine. Typically, the default port for a Hyper-V host is 2179. This parameter does not apply to VMware ESX hosts or Citrix XenServer hosts.

Type:UInt32
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UseAnyMigrationSubnet

Indicates whether any subnet can be used for migration.

Type:Boolean
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMHostGroup

Specifies a virtual machine host group object.

Type:HostGroup
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMMServer

Specifies a VMM server object.

Type:ServerConnection
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMPaths

Specifies a set of default paths (as strings separated by the pipeline operator) on a host where virtual machine files can be stored.

Example format: -VMPaths "C:\Folder1|C:\Folder2|C:\Folder3"

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

Specifies a virtualization manager object managed by VMM.

Type:VirtualizationManager
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

VMHostCluster

This cmdlet returns a **VMHostCluster** object.