vSphere PowerCLI Reference

New-Datacenter

Synopsis

Creates a new datacenter.

Syntax

New-Datacenter [-Location] <VIContainer> [-Name] <String> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Get-Datacenter
Move-Datacenter
Remove-Datacenter
Set-Datacenter

Detailed Description

Creates a new datacenter in the location that is specified by the Location parameter.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameStringSpecify a name for the new datacenter.truefalse
LocationVIContainerSpecify the location where you want to create the new datacenter.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

Datacenter

Notes

Examples

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

$folder = Get-Folder -NoRecursion | New-Folder -Name Folder   New-Datacenter -Location $folder -Name Datacenter | fl

Gets the inventory root folder and create a new folder called Folder in it.
Creates a new datacenter called Datacenter in the Folder folder. The result is pipelined to the fl command to retrieve a flat view of the new datacenter properties.


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