Move-Inventory Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server inventory object or template to the location that is specified by the Destination parameter.


[ -Destination ] < VIContainer >
-Item < InventoryItem[] >
[-DestinationSslThumbprint < String > ]
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Destination VIContainer 1
  • wildcards
Specifies the location where you want to move the inventory items.
Item InventoryItem[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the Folder, ResourcePool, Datacenter, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Template, or Cluster objects you want to move to another location.
optional DestinationSslThumbprint String named
Specifies the SSL thumbprint of the destination server when moving virtual machines between vCenter Server systems.
optional RunAsync SwitchParameter named
Indicates 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 VMware PowerCLI console.
optional Server VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.




Example 1

$vm = Get-VM -Name VM*

Move-Inventory -Item $vm -Destination Folder

Moves the virtual machines whose names start with VM to the Folder folder.

Example 2

Get-Folder Folder1 | Get-Inventory -NoRecursion | Move-Inventory -Destination Folder2

Moves all objects from the Folder1 folder to the Folder2 folder.

Related Commands


This cmdlet retrieves the inventory items available on a vCenter Server system.

This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server inventory item from one location to another.

This cmdlet removes the specified inventory items from their locations.