vSphere PowerCLI Reference



Attaches pass-through devices to the specified virtual machine.


Add-PassthroughDevice [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [-PassthroughDevice] <PassThroughDevice[]> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Attaches pass-through devices to the specified virtual machine. Note that the value of ControllerKey property of the returned device might not be up to date, if a new SCSI controller creation process is running in the background.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMVirtualMachine[]Specify the virtual machine to which you want to attach the Passthrough devices.truetrue (ByValue)
PassthroughDevicePassThroughDevice[]Specify the Passthrough devices you want to add to the virtual machine.truetrue (ByValue)
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse$true
ServerVIServer[]Specify the vSphere servers 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
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type



Passing PciPassthroughDevice objects to the -Device parameter is supported only on servers that are vCenter Server 4.0 and ESX 4.0, and higher.


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

$scsiDeviceList = Get-PassthroughDevice -VMHost Host -Type Scsi  Add-PassthroughDevice -VM $vm -PassthroughDevice $scsiDeviceList[0]

Adds the first SCSI passthrough device of the Host host to the $vm virtual machine.

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