SyntaxStart-VMHost [-VMHost] <VMHost> [-TimeoutSeconds <Int32>] [-Server <VIServer>] [-RunAsync] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
Related CommandsOnline version
Detailed DescriptionStarts 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.
|Name||Type||Description||Required?||Pipeline Input||Default Value|
|VMHost||VMHost||Specify the hosts you want to start.||true||true (ByValue)|
|Confirm||SwitchParameter||If the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.||false||false||$true|
|RunAsync||SwitchParameter||Indicate 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.||false||false|
|Server||VIServer||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.||false||false|
|TimeoutSeconds||Int32||Specify 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.||false||false||300|
|WhatIf||SwitchParameter||Indicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.||false||false|
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Start-VMHost 10.23.112.235 -RunAsync
Starts the specified host. The command returns without waiting for the task to complete.