Add-AzVhd

Uploads a virtual hard disk from an on-premises machine to Azure (managed disk or blob).

Syntax

Add-AzVhd
   [-ResourceGroupName] <String>
   [-Destination] <Uri>
   [-LocalFilePath] <FileInfo>
   [[-NumberOfUploaderThreads] <Int32>]
   [[-BaseImageUriToPatch] <Uri>]
   [-OverWrite]
   [-SkipResizing]
   [-AsJob]
   [-DefaultProfile <IAzureContextContainer>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-AzVhd
   [-ResourceGroupName] <String>
   [-LocalFilePath] <FileInfo>
   -DiskName <String>
   [-Location] <String>
   [-DiskSku <String>]
   [-DiskZone <String[]>]
   [-DiskHyperVGeneration <String>]
   [-DiskOsType <OperatingSystemTypes>]
   [[-NumberOfUploaderThreads] <Int32>]
   [-AsJob]
   [-DefaultProfile <IAzureContextContainer>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-AzVhd cmdlet uploads an on-premise virtual hard disk to a managed disk or a blob storage account.

The virtual hard disk being uploaded needs to be a .vhd file and in size N * Mib + 512 bytes. Using Hyper-V functionality, Add-AzVhd will convert any .vhdx file to a .vhd file and resize before uploading. To allow this functionality, you will need to enable Hyper-V. If you are using a Linux machine or choose to not use this functionality, you will need to resize the VHD file manually. Additionally, Add-AzVhd will convert dynamically sized VHD files to fixed size during upload. Use -Verbose to follow all the process.

For Default Parameter set (upload to blob), also supported is the ability to upload a patched version of an on-premises .vhd file. When a base virtual hard disk has already been uploaded, you can upload differencing disks that use the base image as the parent. Shared access signature (SAS) URI is supported also.

For Direct Upload to Managed Disk Parameter set, parameters: ResourceGroupName, DiskName, Location, DiskSku, and Zone will be used to create a new disk, then the virtual hard disk will be uploaded to it.

More information on using Add-AzVhd to directly upload to a managed disk.

For VHD files greater than 50 GB, we recommend using AzCopy for faster upload.

Examples

Example 1: Add a VHD file to a blob

Add-AzVhd -Destination "http://contosoaccount.blob.core.windows.net/vhdstore/win7baseimage.vhd" -LocalFilePath "C:\vhd\Win7Image.vhd"

This command adds a .vhd file to a storage account.

Example 2: Add a VHD file to a blob and overwrite the destination

Add-AzVhd -Destination "http://contosoaccount.blob.core.windows.net/vhdstore/win7baseimage.vhd" -LocalFilePath "C:\vhd\Win7Image.vhd" -Overwrite

This command adds a .vhd file to a storage account. The command overwrites an existing file.

Example 3: Add a VHD file to a blob with number of threads specified

Add-AzVhd -Destination "http://contosoaccount.blob.core.windows.net/vhdstore/win7baseimage.vhd" -LocalFilePath "C:\vhd\Win7Image.vhd" -NumberOfUploaderThreads 32

This command adds a .vhd file to a storage account. The command specifies the number of threads to use to upload the file.

Example 4: Add a VHD file to a blob and specify the SAS URI

Add-AzVhd -Destination "http://contosoaccount.blob.core.windows.net/vhdstore/win7baseimage.vhd?st=2013-01 -09T22%3A15%3A49Z&se=2013-01-09T23%3A10%3A49Z&sr=b&sp=w&sig=13T9Ow%2FRJAMmhfO%2FaP3HhKKJ6AY093SmveO SIV4%2FR7w%3D" -LocalFilePath "C:\vhd\win7baseimage.vhd"

This command adds a .vhd file to a storage account and specifies the SAS URI.

Example 5: Add a VHD file directly to a managed disk.

Add-AzVhd -LocalFilePath C:\data.vhd -ResourceGroupName rgname -Location eastus -DiskName newDisk

This command create a managed disk with given ResourceGroupName, Location, and DiskName; and uploads the VHD file to it.

Example 6: Add a VHD file directly to a more configured disk.

Add-AzVhd -LocalFilePath C:\Data.vhdx -ResourceGroupName rgname -Location eastus -DiskName newDisk -Zone 1 -DiskSku Premium_LRS

This command will tried to convert vhdx file to vhd file first using Hyper-V. If Hyper-V is not found, it will return an error asking to use a vhd file. After successful conversion, it will create a managed disk with provided parameters, then upload the vhd file.

Parameters

-AsJob

Run cmdlet in the background and return a Job to track progress.

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

Specifies the URI to a base image blob in Azure Blob Storage. An SAS can be specified as the value for this parameter.

Type:Uri
Aliases:bs
Position:4
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DefaultProfile

The credentials, account, tenant, and subscription used for communication with azure.

Type:IAzureContextContainer
Aliases:AzContext, AzureRmContext, AzureCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Destination

Specifies the URI of a blob in Blob Storage. The parameter supports SAS URI, although patching scenarios destination cannot be an SAS URI.

Type:Uri
Aliases:dst
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DiskHyperVGeneration

The hypervisor generation of the Virtual Machine. Applicable to OS disks only. Posssible values are: 'V1', 'V2'.

Type:String
Aliases:HyperVGeneration
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DiskName

Name of the new managed Disk

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

The Operating System type of the managed disk. Possible values are: 'Windows', 'Linux'.

Type:OperatingSystemTypes
Aliases:OsType
Accepted values:Windows, Linux
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DiskSku

Sku for managed disk. Options: Standard_LRS, Premium_LRS, StandardSSD_LRS, UltraSSD_LRS

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

The Logical zone list for Disk.

Type:String[]
Aliases:Zone
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LocalFilePath

Specifies the path of the local .vhd file.

Type:FileInfo
Aliases:lf
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Location

Location of new Managed Disk

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NumberOfUploaderThreads

Specifies the number of uploader threads to be used when uploading the .vhd file.

Type:Nullable<T>[Int32]
Aliases:th
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-OverWrite

Indicates that this cmdlet overwrites an existing blob in the specified destination URI, if one exists.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:o
Position:5
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ResourceGroupName

Specifies the name of the resource group of the virtual machine.

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

Skips the resizing of the VHD file. Users that wish to upload a VHD files that has its size misaligned (not N * Mib + 512 bytes) to a blob can use this switch parameter.

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

Inputs

String

Uri

FileInfo

Nullable<T>[[System.Int32, System.Private.CoreLib, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7cec85d7bea7798e]]

SwitchParameter

Outputs

VhdUploadContext