Save-VM

Saves a virtual machine.

Syntax

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

Description

The Save-VM cmdlet saves a virtual machine. This is similar to hibernating a physical computer.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Save-VM -Name TestVM

Saves virtual machine TestVM.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-VM -Name Win* | Save-VM

Saves all virtual machines whose name starts with Win.

Required Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the virtual machine to be saved.

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

Specifies the virtual machine to be saved.

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

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-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 the virtual machine is to be saved. 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

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

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