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VDisk Category

Cmdlets are usually implemented around resource operations. The four basic operations are CREATE, READ, UPDATE and DELETE. This set of operations is known as CRUD. Most of the cmdlets support CRUD which are respectively cmdlets that start with the New/Get/Set/Remove cmdlet verbs but they also may have additional operations

Step 1: Retrieve a object by running a Get command

You can READ objects by using Get-VDisk cmdlet. See example below:

# Retrieves the VDisk objects named 'MyDisk' from the $ds datastore.

Get-VDisk -Name 'MyDisk' -Datastore $ds

Step 2 : Run commands from the CRUD group

You can CREATE objects by using New-VDisk cmdlet. See example below:

# Creates a new thin-provisioned flat VDisk object named 'MyDisk' on the $ds datastore with capacity of 1 GB.

New-VDisk -Name 'MyDisk' -CapacityGB 1 -Datastore $ds -DiskType Flat -StorageFormat Thin
You can UPDATE objects by using Copy-VDisk cmdlet. See example below:

# Copies the flat VDisk object $vDisk on the $ds datastore.

Copy-VDisk -VDisk $vDisk -Datastore $ds
You can REMOVE objects by using Remove-VDisk cmdlet. See example below:

# Removes the $vDisk VDisk object from the server and datastore.

Remove-VDisk -VDisk $vDisk

Step 3: Explore More Related Commands:

Move-VDisk This cmdlet moves the specified VDisk objects to the specified datastore.
Set-VDisk This cmdlet renames, inflates, or extends the size of the specified VDisk object.