SyntaxShutdown-VMGuest [[-VM] <VirtualMachine>] [[-Server] <VIServer>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
Related CommandsOnline version
Detailed DescriptionThis cmdlet issues a command to the guest operating system asking it to prepare for a shutdown operation. Returns immediately and does not wait for the guest operating system to complete the operation.
|Name||Type||Description||Required?||Pipeline Input||Default Value|
|Guest||VMGuest||Specifies the virtual machine guests you want to shut down.||false||true (ByValue)|
|VM||VirtualMachine||Specifies the virtual machines whose operating systems you want to shut down. The virtual machines must have VMware Tools installed.||false||true (ByValue)|
|Server||VIServer||Specifies the vCenter Server systems 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-VIServer.||false||false|
|Confirm||SwitchParameter||If the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.||false||false||$true|
|WhatIf||SwitchParameter||Indicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.||false||false|
Return TypeZero or more shutdown VMGuest objects
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Get-VM VM | Shutdown-VMGuest
Shutdowns the guest OS of the virtual machine named VM.