AddPhysicalDisk method of the MSFT_VirtualDisk class

Adds one or more physical disks for manual allocation.


UInt32 AddPhysicalDisk(
  [in]  String              PhysicalDisks[],
  [in]  UInt16              Usage,
  [in]  Boolean             RunAsJob,
  [out] MSFT_StorageJob REF CreatedStorageJob,
  [out] String              ExtendedStatus


PhysicalDisks [in]

An array of strings, each of which contains an embedded MSFT_PhysicalDisk instance that represents a physical disk.

This parameter is required and cannot be NULL.

Usage [in]

The intended usage for the physical disks.

Auto-Select (1)
Manual-Select (2)
Hot Spare (3)
Journal (5)
RunAsJob [in]

If TRUE, this method uses the CreatedStorageJob parameter when the request is taking a long time to service. If a storage job has been created to track the operation, this method will return Method Parameters Checked - Job Started.

Note  Even if RunAsJob is TRUE, this method can still return a result if it has finished in sufficient time.

If FALSE or NULL, this method will follow default WMI asynchronous behavior as determined by the client's method for invocation. In other words, it is synchronous unless requested otherwise.

CreatedStorageJob [out]

If RunAsJob is set to TRUE and this method takes a long time to execute, this parameter receives a reference to the storage job object that is used to track the long-running operation.

ExtendedStatus [out]

A string that contains an embedded MSFT_StorageExtendedStatus object.

This parameter allows the storage provider to return extended (implementation-specific) error information.

Return value

Success (0)
Not Supported (1)
Unspecified Error (2)
Timeout (3)
Failed (4)
Invalid Parameter (5)
Method Parameters Checked - Job Started (4096)
Access denied (40001)
There are not enough resources to complete the operation. (40002)
Cache out of date (40003)
Cannot connect to the storage provider. (46000)
The storage provider cannot connect to the storage subsystem. (46001)
The storage pool could not complete the operation because its health or operational status does not permit it. (48006)
The storage pool could not complete the operation because its configuration is read-only. (48007)
One of the physical disks specified is not supported by this operation. (51000)
One of the physical disks specified is already in use. (51002)
One of the physical disks specified uses a sector size that is not supported by this storage pool. (51003)


Minimum supported client

Windows 8 [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 [desktop apps only]





See also