vSphere PowerCLI Cmdlets Reference

New-VirtualPortGroup

Synopsis

Creates a new port group on the specified host.

Syntax

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

Related Commands

Online version
Remove-VirtualPortGroup
Set-VirtualPortGroup
Get-VirtualPortGroup

Detailed Description

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

Parameters

NameDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameSpecify a name for the new port group.truefalse
VirtualSwitchSpecify the virtual switch for which you want to create a new port group.truetrue (ByValue)
VLanIdSpecify 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.
falsefalse
WhatIfIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse
ConfirmIf 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

Return Type

VirtualPortGroup

Notes

Examples

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

$vswitch =  New-VirtualSwitch -VMHost 10.23.114.234 -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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