Restart-VMHost Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference

Restart-VMHost

This cmdlet restarts the specified hosts.

Syntax

Restart-VMHost
-VMHost < VMHost[] >
[-Evacuate ]
[-Force ]
[-Reason < String > ]
[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
VMHost VMHost[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the hosts you want to restart.
optional Evacuate SwitchParameter named
Indicates that vCenter Server automatically reregisters the virtual machines that are compatible for reregistration. If they are not compatible, they remain on the rebooted host. If there are powered-on virtual machines that cannot be reregistered, the operation waits until they are powered off manually. The Evacuate parameter is valid only if the cmdlet is run against a vCenter Server system and the host is in a DRS-enabled cluster.
optional Force SwitchParameter named
Indicates that you want to restart the hosts even if they are not in a maintenance mode.
optional Reason String named
Specifies a short message containing the reason for restarting the host. The message cannot be null or empty string.
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.

Output

VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.Inventory.VMHost

Examples

Example 1

Restart-VMHost 10.23.112.235 -RunAsync -Confirm

Restarts the specified host after user confirmation. The cmdlet returns without waiting for the task to complete.

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