Move-VM

Moves a virtual machine to a new Hyper-V host.

Syntax

Move-VM
    [-Name] <String>
    [-DestinationHost] <String>
    [-AsJob]
    [-ComputerName <String[]>]
    [-DestinationStoragePath <String>]
    [-IncludeStorage]
    [-Passthru]
    [-ResourcePoolName <String>]
    [-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource]
    [-SmartPagingFilePath <String>]
    [-SnapshotFilePath <String>]
    [-Vhds <Hashtable[]>]
    [-VirtualMachinePath <String>]
    [-Confirm]
    [-WhatIf]
Move-VM
    [-CompatibilityReport] <VMCompatibilityReport>
    [-AsJob]
    [-Passthru]
    [-Confirm]
    [-WhatIf]
Move-VM
    [-VM] <VirtualMachine>
    [-DestinationHost] <String>
    [-AsJob]
    [-DestinationStoragePath <String>]
    [-IncludeStorage]
    [-Passthru]
    [-ResourcePoolName <String>]
    [-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource]
    [-SmartPagingFilePath <String>]
    [-SnapshotFilePath <String>]
    [-Vhds <Hashtable[]>]
    [-VirtualMachinePath <String>]
    [-Confirm]
    [-WhatIf]

Description

The Move-VM cmdlet moves a virtual machine to a new Hyper-V host.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Move-VM "Test VM" remoteServer

Moves a virtual machine test VM to a remote computer remoteServer when the virtual machine is stored on an SMB share.

Example 2

PS C:\>Move-VM "Test VM" remoteServer -IncludeStorage -DestinationStoragePath D:\TestVM

Moves virtual machine test VM to remote computer remoteServer, and moves all files associated with the virtual machine to D:\TestVM on the remote computer.

Example 3

PS C:\>Move-VM "Test VM" remoteServer -VirtualMachinePath D:\TestVM\Config -SnapshotFilePath D:\TestVM\Snapshots -SmartPagingFilePath D:\TestVM\SmartPaging -IncludeStorage -VHDs @(@{"SourceFilePath" = "C:\TestVM\Disk1.VHDX"; "DestinationFilePath" = "D:\TestVM\Disks\Disk1.VHDX"}, @{"SourceFilePath" = "C:\TestVM\Disk2.VHDX"; "DestinationFilePath" = "D:\TestVM\Disks\Disk2.VHDX"})

Moves a virtual machine Test VM to a remote computer remoteServer and places the files associated with the virtual machine in the specified locations under D:\TestVM on the remote computer.

Required Parameters

-CompatibilityReport

Specifies a compatibility report which includes any adjustments required for the move.

Type:VMCompatibilityReport
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DestinationHost

Specifies the virtual machine host to which the virtual machine is to be moved.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Name

Specifies the friendly name of the virtual machine to be moved.

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

Specifies the virtual machine to be moved.

Type:VirtualMachine
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Specifies that the cmdlet is to be run as a background job.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts from which the virtual machine is to be removed. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer - use "localhost" or a dot (".") to specify the local computer explicitly.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:.
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DestinationStoragePath

Specifies a destination storage path to which all virtual machine storage is to be moved.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IncludeStorage

Specifies that both the virtual machine and its storage are to be moved.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Passthru

Specifies that an object is to be passed through to be pipeline representing the moved virtual machine.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ResourcePoolName

Specifies the name of the storage resource pool to use after the move operation is complete.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RetainVhdCopiesOnSource

Specify $true to keep any parent virtual hard disks on the source computer. If not specified, all virtual hard disks will be removed from the source computer once the virtual machine is successfully moved.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SmartPagingFilePath

Specifies the new path to use for a smart paging file, if one is needed.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SnapshotFilePath

Specifies the new path for any snapshot files associated with the virtual machine.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Vhds

An array of hashtables that specifies a location for each individual virtual hard disk that needs to be moved. Each hashtable has two entries. The first entry specifies the current location of the virtual hard disk to move, and has a key of SourceFilePath. The second entry specifies the new location for the virtual hard disk, and has a key of DestinationFilePath. The virtual hard disk names must be identical in both entries.

Type:Hashtable[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualMachinePath

Specifies the path for the virtual machine configuration file and associated memory files.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

None, by default. Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.VirtualMachine if the migration succeeds and -PassThru is specified. Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.CompatibilityReport if the migration fails because of an incompatibility.