vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Restart-VM

Synopsis

Restarts the specified virtual machines.

Syntax

Restart-VM [-RunAsync] [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Get-VM
New-VM
Remove-VM
Set-VM
Start-VM
Stop-VM
Suspend-VM
Move-VM

Detailed Description

Restarts the specified virtual machines.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMVirtualMachine[]Specify the virtual machines you want to restart.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
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicate that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the -RunAsync parameter run " help About_RunAsync" in the vSphere PowerCLI console.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
WhatIfSwitchParameterShows the effects of the command without running it.falsefalse

Return Type

VirtualMachine

Notes

Examples

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

Restart-VM -VM VM -RunAsync -Confirm

Restarts the VM virtual machine after user confirmation. The cmdlet returns without waiting for the task to complete.


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