vSphere PowerCLI Reference



Moves a vSphere inventory items from one location to another.


Move-Inventory [-Item] <InventoryItem[]> [-Destination] <VIContainer> [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Moves a vSphere inventory object or template to the location that is specified by the Destination parameter.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
ItemInventoryItem[]Specify the Folder, ResourcePool, Datacenter, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Template, and Cluster objects you want to move to another location.truetrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIContainerSpecify the location where you want to move the inventory items.truefalse
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse$true
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicate 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
ServerVIServer[]Specify the vSphere 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-VIServer.falsefalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterShows the effects of the command without running it.falsefalse

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

$vm = Get-VM -Name VM*  Move-Inventory -Item $vm -Destination Folder

Moves the virtual machines whose names start with VM to the Folder folder.

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

Get-Folder Folder1 | Get-Inventory -NoRecursion | Move-Inventory -Destination Folder2

Moves all objects from the Folder1 folder to the Folder2 folder.

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