Move-VApp Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet moves the specified vApps to a new location. If the destination is a host or a cluster, the vApps are moved to the system "Resources" resource pool.


[ -Destination ] < VIContainer >
-VApp < VApp[] >
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
Destination VIContainer 1
  • wildcards
Specifies where you want to move the specified vApps. Supported types are Folder, VMHost, Cluster, ResourcePool, VApp, and Datacenter.
VApp VApp[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the vApps you want to move.
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

$vmHost = Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1"
$myDestinationRP = New-ResourcePool -Name "vApp ResourcePool" -Location $vmHost
Move-VApp -VApp (Get-Vapp -Name "MyVApp1" -Location $vmHost) -Destination $myDestinationRP

Moves a vApp from a host to a resource pool from the same host.

Example 2

$vmHost = Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1"
$myDestinationVApp = New-VApp -Name "MyvApp1" -Location $vmHost
(Get-Vapp -Name "MyvApp2" -Location (Get-ResourcePool -Name "MyResourcePool1") | Move-VApp -Destination $myDestinationVApp

Moves a vApp from a resource pool to another vApp.

Example 3

Move-VApp -Name "MyvApp1" (Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1")

Moves a vApp from a resource pool to a host.

Example 4

$myVmFolder1 = Get-Folder -Name "MyVMFolder1" -Location (Get-Datacenter -Name "MyDatacenter1") -NoRecursion
$myVMFolder2 = New-Folder -Name "MyVMFolder2" -Location $myVmFolder1
Get-VApp -Name "MyVApp" | Move-VApp -Destination $myVMFolder2 -RunAsync

Moves a virtual appliance to a folder asynchronously.

Related Commands


This cmdlet exports a vApp or a single virtual machine to the specified destination.

This cmdlet retrieves vApps.

This cmdlet imports OVF (Open Virtualization Format) and OVA packages. The package can contain a virtual appliance or a virtual machine.

This cmdlet moves the specified virtual appliances to a new location.

This cmdlet creates a new vApp.

This cmdlet removes vApps from the server.

This cmdlet modifies the specified vApp.

This cmdlet starts vApps.

This cmdlet stops vApps.