Restart-VM

Restarts a virtual machine.

Syntax

Restart-VM
       [-Name] <String[]>
       [-AsJob]
       [-ComputerName <String[]>]
       [-Force]
       [-Passthru]
Restart-VM
       [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>
       [-AsJob]
       [-Force]
       [-Passthru]

Description

The Restart-VM cmdlet restarts a virtual machine. Running this cmdlet results in a "hard" restart, like powering the machine down, then back up again. This can result in data loss in the virtual machine.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\>Restart-VM Win7
Confirm
Are you sure you want to restart virtual machine "win7"?
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): y

Performs a hard restart of virtual machine Win7. This is equivalent to turning off the power to the virtual machine and then restarting it.

Required Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the virtual machine to be restarted.

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

Specifies the virtual machine to be restarted.

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 on which the virtual machine is to be restarted. 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
-Force

Specifies that no prompt for confirmation is to appear before the virtual machine is restarted.

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 the pipeline representing the virtual machine to be restarted.

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

Outputs

None by default, Microsoft.HyperV.Powershell.VirtualMachine if -PassThru is specified.