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This cmdlet adds hosts to the specified vSphere distributed switch.


Add-VDSwitchVMHost -VDSwitch <VDSwitch> -VMHost <VMHost[]> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-RunAsync] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet adds hosts to the specified vSphere distributed switch. The physical network adapters of the hosts are not connected to the vSphere distributed switch.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicates 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.falsefalse
ServerVIServer[]Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falsefalse
VDSwitchVDSwitchSpecifies the vSphere distributed switch to which you want to add one or more hosts.truetrue (ByValue)
VMHostVMHost[]Specifies the hosts that you want to add to the vSphere distributed switch.truefalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

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-------------- Example 1 --------------

Get-VDSwitch -Name "MyDistributedSwitch" | Add-VDSwitchVMHost -VMHost "VMHost1", "VMHost2"

Adds two hosts to the specified vSphere distributed switch.

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