Rename-​VM

Renames a virtual machine.

Syntax

Rename-VM
      [-Name] <String[]>
      [-NewName] <String>
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-ComputerName <String[]>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
      [-Passthru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Rename-VM
      [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>
      [-NewName] <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Passthru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Rename-VM cmdlet renames a virtual machine.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Rename-VM VM1 -NewName VM2

Renames virtual machine VM1 to VM2.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-VM VM1 | Rename-VM -NewName VM2 -PassThru

Renames virtual machine VM1 to VM2 and displays the renamed virtual machine.

Required Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the virtual machine to be renamed.

Type:String[]
Aliases:VMName
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NewName

Specifies the name to which the virtual machine is to be renamed.

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

Specifies the virtual machine to be renamed.

Type:VirtualMachine[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

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

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which this cmdlet operates. 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:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

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

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

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

Outputs

None by default; Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VirtualMachine if PassThru is specified.