Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk

Changes the properties of a virtual floppy disk used in VMM.

Syntax

Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk [-VirtualFloppyDisk] <VirtualFloppyDisk> [-Description <String>] [-Enabled <Boolean>]
 [-FamilyName <String>] [-JobVariable <String>] [-Name <String>] [-Owner <String>] [-PROTipID <Guid>]
 [-Release <String>] [-RunAsynchronously] [-SharePath <String>] [-UserRole <UserRole>]
 [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>] [<CommonParameters>]
Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk
 [-VirtualFloppyDisks] <System.Collections.Generic.List`1[Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager.VirtualFloppyDisk]>
 -FamilyName <String> [-JobVariable <String>] [-PROTipID <Guid>] -Release <String> [-RunAsynchronously]
 [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk cmdlet changes one or more properties of a virtual floppy disk used in a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) environment. A virtual floppy disk file used in VMM is either a Windows-based .vfd file or a VMware-based .flp file.

Properties that you can change include:



- Description

- Enabled

- Name

- Owner

- SharePath

You can store a virtual floppy disk file in the VMM library, or you can add the virtual floppy disk to a virtual machine.

Examples

Example 1: Change the description of a virtual floppy disk

PS C:\> $VFD = Get-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com"  | where { $_.Name -eq "BootFloppy.vfd" -and $_.LibraryServer.Name -eq "LibraryServer01.Contoso.com" }
PS C:\> Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VirtualFloppyDisk $VFD -Description "Latest Boot Floppy"

The first command gets the floppy disk object named BootFloppy.vfd from the VMM library on VMMServer01 whose file is stored on LibraryServer01, and then stores the object in the $VFD variable.

The second command changes the description of the virtual floppy disk object stored in $VFD to "Latest Boot Floppy".

Example 2: Disable a virtual floppy disk

PS C:\> $VFD = Get-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where { $_.Name -eq "BootFloppy.vfd" -and $_.LibraryServer.Name -eq "LibraryServer01.Contoso.com" }
PS C:\> Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VirtualFloppyDisk $VFD -Enabled $FALSE

The first command gets the virtual floppy disk object named BootFloppy.vfd whose file is stored on LibraryServer01, and then stores the object in the $VFD variable.

The second command disables the virtual floppy disk object stored in $VFD.

Example 3: Change the name of a VMware-based virtual floppy disk

PS C:\> $FLP = Get-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where { $_.Name -eq "ESXBootFloppy.flp" -and $_.LibraryServer.Name -eq "LibraryServer01.Contoso.com" }
PS C:\> Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VirtualFloppyDisk $FLP -Name "ESXBootFloppy-Beta.flp"

The first command gets the floppy disk object named ESXBootFloppy.flp on LibraryServer01 and then stores the object in the $FLP variable.

The second command changes the name of the virtual floppy disk object stored in $FLP to ESXBootFloppy-Beta.flp.

Note: By default, the name of a virtual floppy disk object in the library is the same name (including the extension) as the name of the actual virtual floppy disk file on the library share. Changing the name of the virtual floppy disk object in the library does not change the name of the actual virtual floppy disk file stored on the library server.

Example 4: Specify an owner for all virtual floppy disks with an "Unknown" owner

PS C:\> Get-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where {$_.Owner -eq "Unknown"} | Set-SCVirtualFloppyDisk -Owner "Contoso\ReneeLo"

This command gets all virtual floppy disk objects from the VMM library whose owner is "Unknown", and then specifies an owner for each virtual floppy disk object.

Parameters

-Description

Specifies a description for the virtual floppy disk.

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

Enables an object when set to $True, or disables an object when set to $False. For example, if you want to upgrade software on a virtual machine template, you can disable the template object in the VMM library to temporarily prevent users from using that object.

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

Specifies a family name for a physical resource in the VMM library. This value is used in conjunction with Release, Namespace, and Type to establish equivalency among library resources.

Type:String
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
-Name

Specifies the name of a VMM object.

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

Specifies the owner of a VMM object in the form of a valid domain user account.

- Example format: -Owner "Contoso\PattiFuller"

  • Example format: -Owner "PattiFuller@Contoso"

Type:String
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
-Release

Specifies a string that describes the release of a library resource. VMM automatically creates a release value for every resource imported into the library. After the resource has been imported, the string can be customized.

Type:String
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
-SharePath

Specifies a path to a valid library share on an existing library server that uses a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path.



Example format: -SharePath "\\LibServer01\LibShare"

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

Specifies a user role object.

Type:UserRole
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
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
-VirtualFloppyDisk

Specifies a virtual floppy disk object.

Type:VirtualFloppyDisk
Required:True
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualFloppyDisks

Specifies an array of floppy disk objects.

Type:System.Collections.Generic.List`1[Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager.VirtualFloppyDisk]
Required:True
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

VirtualFloppyDisk

This cmdlet returns a **VirtualFloppyDisk** object.

Notes

* Requires a VMM virtual floppy disk object, which can be retrieved by using the **Get-SCVirtualFloppyDisk** cmdlet.