Remove-VsanDirectDisk Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet removes vSAN Direct disks from a vSAN cluster. This cmdlet is not supported in a vSAN ESA enabled cluster. You can use this cmdlet starting from vSAN 7.0 Update 1.


-Cluster < Cluster >
-VsanDirectDisk < VsanDirectDisk[] >
[-Purpose < String > ]
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]
[-VsanDataMigrationMode < VsanDataMigrationMode > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Cluster Cluster named
Specifies the cluster from which to remove vSAN Direct disks.
VsanDirectDisk VsanDirectDisk[] named
  • pipeline
Specifies the vSAN Direct disks to remove.
optional Purpose String named
Specifies the purpose for removing the disk.
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 vSphere 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 VsanDataMigrationMode VsanDataMigrationMode named
Specifies the decommissioning mode of removing the vSAN Direct disks. Full = 0, EnsureAccessibility = 1, NoDataMigration = 2



Example 1

Remove-VsanDirectDisk -cluster "VSAN-Cluster" -Vsandirectdisk $disk[0]

Removes the specified vSAN Direct disks from the specified cluster.

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This cmdlet retrieves vSAN Direct disks based on the specified filters.

This cmdlet creates a vSAN Direct disk from a specified hard disk.

This cmdlet removes vSAN Direct disks from a vSAN cluster.