vSphere PowerCLI Reference



Creates a new folder on a vSphere server.


New-Folder [-Name] <String> [-Location] <VIContainer> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Creates a new folder on the specified location.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
NameStringSpecify a name for the new folder.truefalse
LocationVIContainerSpecify a container object (folder, datacenter, or cluster) where you want to place the new folder. If a datacenter is specified for the -Location parameter, then the folder is created in its "hostFolder" folder and contains hosts and clusters. The "hostFolder" is a system folder and is guaranteed to exist.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
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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New-Folder -Name "Folder1" -Location (Get-Datacenter)[0]

Creates a new folder in a datacenter root.

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New-Folder -Name "Folder1" -Location (Get-Cluster)[0]

Creates a new folder in a cluster root.

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Get-Folder | Select -First 1 | New-Folder -Name "Folder2"

Creates a nested folder by using a pipeline command.

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