Save-VM

Saves a virtual machine.

Syntax

Save-VM
    [-ComputerName <String[]>]
    [-Name] <String[]>
    [-AsJob]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Save-VM
    [-AsJob]
    [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

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

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

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 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:.
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: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:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False