Start-AzureRmVmss

Starts the VMSS or a set of virtual machines within the VMSS.

Syntax

Start-AzureRmVmss
     [-AsJob]
     [-ResourceGroupName] <String>
     [-VMScaleSetName] <String>
     [[-InstanceId] <String[]>]
     [-DefaultProfile <IAzureContextContainer>]
     [-WhatIf]
     [-Confirm]
     [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-AzureRmVmss cmdlet starts all the virtual machines within the Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) or a set of virtual machines. You can use the InstanceId parameter to select a set of virtual machines.

Examples

Example 1: Start a specific set of virtual machines within the VMSS

PS C:\> Start-AzureRmVmss -ResourceGroupName "ContosOrg" -VMScaleSetName "ContosoVMSS"-InstanceId "0", "1"

This command starts a specific set of virtual machines specified by the instance ID string array that belong to the VMSS named ContosoVMSS.

Example 2: Start all virtual machines within the VMSS

PS C:\> Start-AzureRmVmss -ResourceGroupName "ContosOrg" -VMScaleSetName "ContosoVMSS"

This command starts all virtual machines that belong to the VMSS named ContosoVMSS.

Required Parameters

-ResourceGroupName

Specifies the name of the resource group of the VMSS.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMScaleSetName

Specifies the name of the VMSS that this cmdlet starts the virtual machines.

Type:String
Aliases:Name
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Run cmdlet in the background and return a Job to track progress.

Type:System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DefaultProfile

The credentials, account, tenant, and subscription used for communication with azure.

Type:Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Common.Authentication.Abstractions.IAzureContextContainer
Aliases:AzureRmContext, AzureCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InstanceId

Specifies, as a string array, the ID or IDs of the instances that cmdlet starts. For instance: -InstanceId "0", "3"

Type:System.String[]
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

This cmdlet does not generate any output.