vSphere PowerCLI Reference

Start-VMHost

Synopsis

Starts the specified hosts.

Syntax

Start-VMHost [-VMHost] <VMHost[]> [-TimeoutSeconds <Int32>] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-RunAsync] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online version
Add-VMHost
Get-VMHost
Move-VMHost
Remove-VMHost
Restart-VMHost
Set-VMHost
Stop-VMHost
Suspend-VMHost

Detailed Description

Starts the specified hosts. The task completes when the host successfully exits standby state and sends a heartbeat signal. If nothing is received from the host for the time defined by the TimeoutSeconds parameter, the host is declared timed out, and the task is assumed failed.

Parameters

NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMHostVMHost[]Specify the hosts you want to start.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
TimeoutSecondsInt32Specify a time period in seconds to wait for a heartbeat signal from the host. If nothing is received from the host for the specified time, the host is declared timed out, and the task is assumed failed. The default value is 300.falsefalse300
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

VMHost

Notes

Examples

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

Start-VMHost 10.23.112.235 -RunAsync

Starts the specified host. The command returns without waiting for the task to complete.


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