Get VirtualDisk - PowerShell


Get-VirtualDisk retrieves virtual disk files from Hyper-V or Azure Stack HCI hosts. These disks store virtual machine (VM) data such as operating systems, applications, and data, making them crucial for managing and maintaining virtualized environments.


Get-VirtualDisk [-ComputerName] <String> [-HyperVServer] <String> [-LocalOnly] [-IncludePersistentOnly] [-VirtualMachineName] <String> [-VirtualDiskName] <String> [-View] <VirtualDiskView> [<CommonParameters>]


| Option | Description | Default |
| -ComputerName | Specifies the computer from which to retrieve virtual disks. | Local computer |
| -HyperVServer | Connects to a remote Hyper-V server. | Not specified |
| -LocalOnly | Retrieves only virtual disks stored on the local host. | False |
| -IncludePersistentOnly | Includes only persistent virtual disks in the results. | False |
| -VirtualMachineName | Filters results to virtual disks of the specified VM. | All VMs |
| -VirtualDiskName | Filters results to virtual disks with the specified name. | All virtual disks |
| -View | Specifies the level of detail in the output: Normal, Extended, or Comprehensive. | Normal |


  • List all virtual disks on the local computer:
  • Retrieve virtual disks for a specific VM:
Get-VirtualDisk -VirtualMachineName "VM1"
  • Get detailed information about a virtual disk:
Get-VirtualDisk -VirtualDiskName "Disk1" -View Extended

Common Issues

  • Remote connections may require elevated privileges. Ensure you have sufficient permissions to access the remote Hyper-V server.
  • Virtual disks may not be visible if the VM is offline. Start the VM or use the -IncludePersistentOnly parameter to include persistent disks.


  • Use with Get-VM to retrieve virtual disks associated with VMs.
  • Integrate with Set-VirtualDisk to modify virtual disk settings.
  • Utilize Mount-VirtualDisk to mount virtual disks as file systems.
  • Add-VirtualDisk
  • Remove-VirtualDisk
  • Mount-VirtualDisk