vSphere PowerCLI Reference



Restarts the specified hosts.


Restart-VMHost [-VMHost] <VMHost[]> [-Force] [-Evacuate] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-RunAsync] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

Restarts the specified hosts.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMHostVMHost[]Specify the hosts you want to restart.truetrue (ByValue)
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse$true
EvacuateSwitchParameterIndicate 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.falsefalse
ForceSwitchParameterIndicate that you want to restart the hosts even if they are not in a maintenance mode.falsefalse
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
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicate that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type




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Restart-VMHost -RunAsync -Confirm

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

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