vSphere PowerCLI Reference



Creates a new port group on the specified host.


New-VirtualPortGroup [-Name] <String> [-VirtualSwitch] <VirtualSwitch> [-VLanId <Int32>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Creates a new port group on the host using the provided parameters.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameStringSpecify a name for the new port group.truefalse
VirtualSwitchVirtualSwitchSpecify the virtual switch for which you want to create a new port group.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
VLanIdInt32Specify the VLAN ID for ports using this port group. The following values are valid:

0 - specifies that you do not want the port group associated with a VLAN.
1 to 4094 - specifies a VLAN ID for the port group.
4095 - specifies that the port group should use trunk mode, which allows the guest operating system to manage its own VLAN tags.
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate 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 --------------

$vswitch =  New-VirtualSwitch -VMHost -Name VSwitch  $vportgroup =  New-VirtualPortGroup -VirtualSwitch $vswitch  -Name VPortGroup

Creates a virtual port group named VPortGroup on the virtual switch VSwitch.

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