vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Start-VM

Synopsis

Powers on virtual machines.

Syntax

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

Related Commands

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

Detailed Description

Starts the virtual machines specified by the VM parameter.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMVirtualMachine[]Specify the virtual machines you want to power on.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
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

VirtualMachine

Notes

Examples

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Start-VM -VM VM -Confirm -RunAsync

Asynchronously starts the virtual machine named VM. Before initializing the task, asks for confirmation.


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