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NAME
New-CDDrive

SYNOPSIS
Creates a new virtual CD drive.

SYNTAX
New-CDDrive [-IsoPath ] [-HostDevice ] [-StartConnected] [-VM] [-Server r[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] []


DESCRIPTION
Creates a new virtual CD drive for each of the provided virtual machines. If an ISO location is provided, sets the
CD to point to the ISO.


PARAMETERS
-IsoPath
Specify the datastore path to the ISO (CD image) file that backs the virtual CD drive. Do not set this paramete
r if the HostDevice parameter is set.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-HostDevice
Specify the path to the CD drive on the virtual machine host that backs the virtual CD drive. Do not set this p
arameter if the ISOPath parameter is set.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-StartConnected
Indicate that the virtual CD drive starts connected when the virtual machine associated with it powers on.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-VM
Specify the virtual machine to which the new virtual CD drive belongs.

Required? true
Position? 1
Default value
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters? true

-Server
Specify the vSphere servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the co
mmand runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-V
IServer.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? true

-WhatIf
Indicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modi
fied.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-Confirm
If 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.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value $true
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
"get-help about_commonparameters".

INPUTS



OUTPUTS
CDDrive


NOTES




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

C:\PS>New-CDDrive -VM $vm -ISOPath "Path_to_ISO\test.iso"


Creates a CD drive on the specified virtual machine and attach an ISO image to it.






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI501/html/New-CDDrive.html
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