vSphere PowerCLI Reference

New-FloppyDrive

Synopsis

Creates a new virtual floppy drive.

Syntax

New-FloppyDrive [-FloppyImagePath <String>] [-NewFloppyImagePath <String>] [-HostDevice <String>] [-StartConnected] [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Get-FloppyDrive
Remove-FloppyDrive
Set-FloppyDrive

Detailed Description

Creates a new virtual floppy drive for each of the provided virtual machines. If a floppy image path is provided, sets the floppy drive to point to the image. If both the FloppyImagePath and HostDevice parameters are specified, an error is generated.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMVirtualMachine[]Specify the virtual machines to which you want to attach the new virtual floppy drive.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
FloppyImagePathStringSpecify the datastore path to the floppy image file backing the virtual floppy drive. Do not use this parameter together with the HostDevice parameter.falsefalse
HostDeviceStringSpecify the path to the floppy drive on the host which will back this virtual floppy drive. Do not use this parameter together with the FloppyImagePath parameter.falsefalse
NewFloppyImagePathStringSpecify a new datastore path to a floppy image file backing the virtual floppy drive. Do not use this parameter together with the HostDevice parameter.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.falsefalse
StartConnectedSwitchParameterIndicate that the virtual floppy drive starts connected when its associated virtual machine powers on.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

FloppyDrive

Notes

Examples

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New-FloppyDrive -VM VM -HostDevice '/dev/fd0' -StartConnected

Creates a floppy drive backed by the client device /dev/fd0 and sets it to start connected when the virtual machine is powered on.


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