Move-HardDisk

This cmdlet moves a hard disk from one location to another.

Syntax

[-Datastore]  <StorageResource>
-HardDisk  <HardDisk[]>
[-RunAsync]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[-StorageFormat  <VirtualDiskStorageFormat>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Datastore
StorageResource 1 Specifies a datastore or ? datastore cluster to move ? hard disk to. If a datastore cluster is specified, the system checks whether the Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) is enabled and acts accordingly. If SDRS is enabled, the system allocates the hard disk to the datastore cluster in automated SDRS mode. If SDRS is disabled, the system allocates the hard disk to the datastore with the largest amount of free space in the datastore cluster.
required
HardDisk
HardDisk[] named
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the hard disk that you want to move to another location.
    optional
    RunAsync
    SwitchParameter named Indicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.
    optional
    StorageFormat
    VirtualDiskStorageFormat named Specifies the storage format of the relocated hard disk. This parameter accepts Thin, Thick, and EagerZeroedThick values.

    Output

    VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.VirtualDevice.HardDisk

    Examples


    Example 1

    $myDatastore1 = Get-Datastore -Name 'MyDatastore1'
    $myDisk = Get-VM -Name MyVm1 | Get-HardDisk
    Move-HardDisk -HardDisk $myDisk -Datastore $myDatastore1

    Moves the hard disk of a specified virtual machine to another datastore.

    Example 2

    $myDisk = Get-VM -Name 'MyVM1' | Get-HardDisk
    $myDatastore1 = Get-Datastore -Name 'MyDatastore1'
    Move-HardDisk -HardDisk $myDisk -Datastore $myDatastore1 -StorageFormat 'EagerZeroedThick'

    Moves the hard disk of a specified virtual machine to another datastore and changes the storage format of the hard disk to EagerZeroedThick.

    Example 3

    $myDisk = Get-VM -Name 'MyVM1' | Get-HardDisk
    $myDatastoreCluster = Get-DatastoreCluster -Name 'MyDatastoreCluster'
    Move-HardDisk -HardDisk $myDisk -Datastore $myDatastoreCluster

    Moves the hard disk of the 'MyVM1' virtual machine to the 'MyDatastoreCluster' datastore cluster.

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