vSphere PowerCLI Reference



Creates a new DRS rule.


New-DrsRule [-Name] <String> [-Cluster] <Cluster[]> [-Enabled [<Boolean>]] -KeepTogether [<Boolean>] -VM <VirtualMachine[]> [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Creates a new DRS rule. Each rule defines the virtual machines that can run on the same host (affinity rule) or must run on different hosts (anti-affinity rule).


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameStringSpecify a name for the new DRS rule.truefalse
ClusterCluster[]Specify the clusters for which the new DRS rule applies.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
EnabledBooleanIf the value of this parameter is $true, the new DRS rule is enabled for the specified clusters. If the value is $false, it is disabled.falsefalse
KeepTogetherBooleanIf the value of this parameter is $true, the new DRS rule is an affinity rule. If the value is $false, the DRS rule is an anti-affinity rule.truefalse
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicate that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the -RunAsync parameter run " help About_RunAsync" in the vSphere PowerCLI console.falsefalse
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.falsetrue (ByValue)
VMVirtualMachine[]Specify the virtual machines that are referenced by the new DRS rule.truefalse
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 --------------

New-DrsRule -Cluster $cluster -Name antiAffinityRule1 -KeepTogether $false -VM $antiAffinityVMs

Creates a new DRS rule for the cluster saved in the $cluster variable with the specified parameters.

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