Start-VM Command | Vmware PowerCLI Reference


This cmdlet powers on the virtual machines specified by the VM parameter.


[-RunAsync ]
[-Server < VIServer[] > ]


Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
VM VirtualMachine[] named
  • pipeline
  • wildcards
Specifies the virtual machines you want to power on.
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

Start-VM -VM VM -Confirm -RunAsync

Asynchronously starts the virtual machine named VM. Before initializing the task, asks for confirmation.

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