vSphere PowerCLI Reference

New-ResourcePool

Synopsis

Creates a new resource pool.

Syntax

New-ResourcePool -Location <VIContainer> -Name <String> [-CpuExpandableReservation [<Boolean>]] [-CpuLimitMhz <Int64>] [-CpuReservationMhz <Int64>] [-CpuSharesLevel <SharesLevel>] [-MemExpandableReservation [<Boolean>]] [-MemLimitMB <Int64>] [-MemLimitGB <Decimal>] [-MemReservationMB <Int64>] [-MemReservationGB <Decimal>] [-MemSharesLevel <SharesLevel>] [-NumCpuShares <Int32>] [-NumMemShares <Int32>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Get-ResourcePool
Move-ResourcePool
Remove-ResourcePool
Set-ResourcePool

Detailed Description

Creates a new resource pool with the provided inputs on the location that is specified by the Location parameter.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
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
CpuExpandableReservationBooleanIndicate that the CPU reservation can grow beyond the specified value if the parent resource pool has unreserved resources.falsefalse
CpuLimitMhzInt64Specify a CPU usage limit in MHz. Utilization will not exceed this limit even if there are available resources.falsefalse
CpuReservationMhzInt64Specify the CPU size in MHz that is guaranteed to be available.falsefalse
CpuSharesLevelSharesLevelSpecify the CPU allocation level for this pool. This property is used in relative allocation between resource consumers. The valid values are Custom, High, Low, and Normal.falsefalseNormal
LocationVIContainerSpecify a container object (ResourcePool, Cluster, or VMHost) where you want to place the new resource pool. If a host or a cluster is specified for the -Location parameter, the resource pool is created in the "Resources" resource pool. The "Resources" resource pool is a system resource pool and is guaranteed to exist.truetrue (ByValue)
MemExpandableReservationBooleanIf the value is $true, the memory reservation can grow beyond the specified value if the parent resource pool has unreserved resources.falsefalse
MemLimitGBDecimalSpecify a memory usage limit in gigabytes (GB). If this parameter is set, utilization will not exceed the specified limit even if there are available resources.falsefalse
MemLimitMBInt64This parameter is obsolete. Use MemLimitGB instead.
Specify a memory usage limit in megabytes (MB). If this parameter is set, utilization will not exceed the specified limit even if there are available resources.
falsefalse
MemReservationGBDecimalSpecify the guaranteed available memory in gigabytes (GB).falsefalse
MemReservationMBInt64This parameter is obsolete. Use MemReservationGB instead.
Specify the guaranteed available memory in megabytes (MB).
falsefalse
MemSharesLevelSharesLevelSpecify the memory allocation level for this pool. This property is used in relative allocation between resource consumers. The valid values are Custom, High, Low, and Normal.falsefalseNormal
NameStringSpecify a name for the new resource pool.truefalse
NumCpuSharesInt32Specify the CPU allocation level for this pool. This property is used in relative allocation between resource consumers. This parameter is ignored unless the CpuSharesLevel parameter is set to Custom.falsefalse
NumMemSharesInt32Specify the memory allocation level for this pool. This property is used in relative allocation between resource consumers. This parameter is ignored unless the MemSharesLevel parameter is set to Custom.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
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

ResourcePool

Notes

Examples

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

$resourcepool1 = Get-ResourcePool -Location Cluster -Name ResourcePool1

New-ResourcePool -Location $resourcepool1 -Name ResourcePool2 -CpuExpandableReservation $true -CpuReservationMhz 500 -CpuSharesLevel high -MemExpandableReservation $true -MemReservationGB 5 -MemSharesLevel high

Creates a new resource pool named ResourcePool2 in the cluster's root resource pool ResourcePool1.


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