Start-VM

Starts a virtual machine.

Syntax

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

Description

The Start-VM cmdlet starts a virtual machine.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\>Start-VM -Name TestVM

Starts virtual machine TestVM.

Example 2

PS C:\>Start-VM -Name Test*

Starts all virtual machines whose names start with "Test."

Required Parameters

-Name

Specifies the name of the virtual machine to be started.

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

Specifies the virtual machine to be started.

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 a virtual machine is to be started. 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
-Passthru

Specifies that a Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.VirtualMachine object is to be passed through to the pipeline representing the virtual machine to be started.

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

Outputs

None by default; Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.VirtualMachine if -PassThru is specified.