vSphere PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet resets the specified virtual machine.


Restart-CIVM [-VM] <CIVM[]> [-RunAsync] [-Server <CIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet resets the specified virtual machine.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMCIVM[]Specifies the virtual machine you want to reset.truetrue (ByValue)
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicates 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 vSphere PowerCLI console.falsefalse
ServerCIServer[]Specifies the cloud servers on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-CIServer.falsefalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

The specified CIVM object



-------------- Example 1 --------------

$myVM = Get-CIVM -Name 'MyVM'
Restart-CIVM $myVM

Resets the specified virtual machine.

-------------- Example 2 --------------

$myVM = Get-CIVM -Name 'MyVM'
$task = Restart-CIVM $myVM -RunAsync

Resets the specified virtual machine asynchronously.

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