New-ContentLibrary

This cmdlet creates a new new local or subscribed content library depending on the provided parameters.

Syntax

-Datastore  <Datastore>
-Name  <String>
[-Description  <String>]
[-OptimizeRemotePublishing]
[-Password  <String>]
[-PersistJson]
[-Published]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Datastore
Datastore named Specifies the datastore that you want to use to store files for library items in this library.
required
Name
String named Specifies the name of the library. Library names cannot be undefined or an empty string. Names do not have to be unique.
optional
Description
String named Specifies a human-readable description for the content library that you want to create.
optional
OptimizeRemotePublishing
SwitchParameter named If specified, the library is optimized for remote publishing and the Published parameter is required. This parameter specifies if remote publishing is the dominant use case for this library. The remote publishing occurs when the publisher and subscribers are not part of the same vCenter Single Sign-On domain. Any optimizations can be done as a result of turning on this optimization during library creation. For example, library content could be stored in different formats, but optimizations are not limited to just a storage format. You can set the value of this toggle only during the creation of the library and you need to migrate your library in case you need to change this value (optimize the library for a different use case).
optional
Password
String named Specifies the password you want to use for the content library. If you want to create a local content library, the password is required from subscribers in Basic authentication mode. If you want to subscribe to a content library, the password should be in Basic authentication mode.
optional
PersistJson
SwitchParameter named Specifies whether library and library item metadata are persisted in the storage location as JSON files. This flag only applies if the local library is published. You can copy the local library content and metadata to another storage location manually and then create a subscribed library referencing the location of the library JSON file in the SubscriptionUrl. When the subscribed library's storage location matches the subscription URL, you do not need to copy the files to the subscribed library.
optional
Published
SwitchParameter named Specifies whether you need to publish the local library.
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 the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.

-Datastore  <Datastore>
-Name  <String>
-SubscriptionUrl  <String>
[-AutomaticSync]
[-Description  <String>]
[-DownloadContentOnDemand]
[-Password  <String>]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[-SslThumbprint  <String>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Datastore
Datastore named Specifies the datastore that you want to use to store files for library items in this library.
required
Name
String named Specifies the name of the library. Library names cannot be undefined or an empty string. Names do not have to be unique.
required
SubscriptionUrl
String named Specifies the URL of the endpoint where the metadata for the remotely published library is served.
optional
AutomaticSync
SwitchParameter named Specifies whether the library should participate in automatic library synchronization. If you want to do an automatic synchronization, the global Automatic Sync option must be enabled. The subscription is still active even when automatic synchronization is turned off, but synchronization is only done manually by using the -Sync parameter of the Set-ContentLibrary cmdlet.
optional
Description
String named Specifies a human-readable description for the content library that you want to create.
optional
DownloadContentOnDemand
SwitchParameter named Indicates whether a library item's content is synchronized only on demand. If specified, then the library item's metadata is synchronized but the item's content (its files) is not. The Content Library Service synchronizes the content upon request only. This can cause the first use of the content to have a noticeable delay. If not specified, all content is synchronized in advance.
optional
Password
String named Specifies the password you want to use for the content library. If you want to create a local content library, the password is required from subscribers in Basic authentication mode. If you want to subscribe to a content library, the password should be in Basic authentication mode.
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 the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.
optional
SslThumbprint
String named Specifies an optional SHA-1 hash of the SSL certificate for the remote endpoint. If this value is defined, the SSL certificate is verified by comparing it to the SSL thumbprint. The SSL certificate must be verified against the thumbprint. When specified, the standard certificate chain validation behavior is not used. The certificate chain is validated normally if this value is unset.

Output

VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.ContentLibrary.ContentLibrary

Examples


Example 1

PS C:\> New-ContentLibrary -Name 'Local Content Library' -Description 'Local content library description.' -Datastore $Datastore1 -Published

Creates a new local content library that uses Datastore1 as a repository for its items.

Example 2

PS C:\> $localContentLibrary = Get-ContentLibrary -Name 'Local Content Library' -Local
PS C:\> New-ContentLibrary -Name 'Subscribed Content Library' -Description 'Subscribed content library description.' -Datastore $Datastore1 -SubscriptionUrl $localContentLibrary.PublishUrl

Creates a new subscribed content library that is subscribed to $localContentLibrary and uses Datastore1 as a repository for its items.

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