Open-VMConsoleWindow Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet opens a window to the virtual machine's console.


[-FullScreen ]
[-Server < VIConnection[] > ]
[-UrlOnly ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
VM RemoteConsoleVM[] named
  • pipeline
Specifies the virtual machine for which you want to open a remote console. Supports vCloud and vSphere virtual machines.
optional FullScreen SwitchParameter named
If specified, opens the virtual machine's console window in full-screen mode.
optional Server VIConnection[] named
Specifies the vCenter Server systems or cloud server instances 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 the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.
optional UrlOnly SwitchParameter named
If specified, the cmdlet returns the URL for opening a console window to the virtual machine without actually opening the console window. Note: The URL is valid for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, the screen authentication ticket contained in the URL expires.




Example 1

Get-CIVM myVM | Open-VMConsoleWindow -FullScreen

Opens the console of the specified virtual machine in full-screen mode.

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