Add-SCVMHost

Adds a computer as a virtual machine host.

Syntax

Add-SCVMHost
   [-VMHostGroup <HostGroup>]
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-ComputerName] <String>
   [-MaintenanceHost <Boolean>]
   [-AvailableForPlacement <Boolean>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-CPUPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-NetworkPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-DiskSpaceReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-MaxDiskIOReservation <UInt64>]
   [-MemoryReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-VMPaths <String>]
   [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
   [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>]
   [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>]
   [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
   [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
   [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
   [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>]
   [-Reassociate <Boolean>]
   -Credential <VMMCredential>
   [-IsDedicatedToNetworkVirtualizationGateway <Boolean>]
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-SCVMHost
   [-VMHostGroup <HostGroup>]
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-ComputerName] <String>
   [-MaintenanceHost <Boolean>]
   [-AvailableForPlacement <Boolean>]
   [-TCPPort <UInt32>]
   [-Certificate <ClientCertificate>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-CPUPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-NetworkPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-DiskSpaceReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-MaxDiskIOReservation <UInt64>]
   [-MemoryReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-VMPaths <String>]
   [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
   [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>]
   [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>]
   [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
   [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
   [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
   [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>]
   [-XenServerHost]
   [-EnableSecureMode <Boolean>]
   [-Reassociate <Boolean>]
   -Credential <VMMCredential>
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-SCVMHost
   [-VMHostGroup <HostGroup>]
   -VirtualizationManager <VirtualizationManager>
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-ComputerName] <String>
   [-MaintenanceHost <Boolean>]
   [-AvailableForPlacement <Boolean>]
   [-TCPPort <UInt32>]
   [-Certificate <ClientCertificate>]
   [-SshTcpPort <UInt32>]
   [-SshPublicKey <ClientSshPublicKey>]
   [-SshPublicKeyFile <String>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-CPUPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-NetworkPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-DiskSpaceReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-MaxDiskIOReservation <UInt64>]
   [-MemoryReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-VMPaths <String>]
   [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
   [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>]
   [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>]
   [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
   [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
   [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
   [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>]
   [-Reassociate <Boolean>]
   -Credential <VMMCredential>
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-SCVMHost
   [-VMHostGroup <HostGroup>]
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-ComputerName] <String>
   [-MaintenanceHost <Boolean>]
   [-AvailableForPlacement <Boolean>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-CPUPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-NetworkPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-DiskSpaceReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-MaxDiskIOReservation <UInt64>]
   [-MemoryReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-VMPaths <String>]
   [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
   [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>]
   [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>]
   [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
   [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
   [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
   [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>]
   [-PerimeterNetworkHost]
   [-Reassociate <Boolean>]
   -SecurityFile <String>
   -EncryptionKey <PSCredential>
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-SCVMHost
   [-VMHostGroup <HostGroup>]
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-ComputerName] <String>
   [-MaintenanceHost <Boolean>]
   [-AvailableForPlacement <Boolean>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-CPUPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-NetworkPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-DiskSpaceReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-MaxDiskIOReservation <UInt64>]
   [-MemoryReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-VMPaths <String>]
   [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
   [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>]
   [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>]
   [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
   [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
   [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
   [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>]
   [-NonTrustedDomainHost]
   [-Reassociate <Boolean>]
   -Credential <VMMCredential>
   [-IsDedicatedToNetworkVirtualizationGateway <Boolean>]
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
Add-SCVMHost
   -VMHostCluster <HostCluster>
   [-VMMServer <ServerConnection>]
   [-ComputerName] <String>
   [-MaintenanceHost <Boolean>]
   [-AvailableForPlacement <Boolean>]
   [-TCPPort <UInt32>]
   [-Certificate <ClientCertificate>]
   [-Description <String>]
   [-CPUPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-NetworkPercentageReserve <UInt16>]
   [-DiskSpaceReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-MaxDiskIOReservation <UInt64>]
   [-MemoryReserveMB <UInt64>]
   [-VMPaths <String>]
   [-BaseDiskPaths <String>]
   [-RemoteConnectEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-RemoteConnectPort <UInt32>]
   [-EnableLiveMigration <Boolean>]
   [-LiveMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum <UInt32>]
   [-UseAnyMigrationSubnet <Boolean>]
   [-MigrationSubnet <String[]>]
   [-MigrationAuthProtocol <MigrationAuthProtocolType>]
   [-MigrationPerformanceOption <MigrationPerformanceOptionType>]
   [-EnableSecureMode <Boolean>]
   [-Reassociate <Boolean>]
   -Credential <VMMCredential>
   [-IsDedicatedToNetworkVirtualizationGateway <Boolean>]
   [-RunAsynchronously]
   [-PROTipID <Guid>]
   [-JobVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-SCVMHost cmdlet adds one or more computers as virtual machine hosts to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A virtual machine host is a physical computer managed by VMM whose role is to host one or more virtual machines.

Virtual Machine Host Support in System Center 2016 - VMM

From the perspective of networking and domains, the types of hosts that System Center 2016 - VMM supports include:

  • Domain-joined Windows host. The host can be located in either a trusted or untrusted domain.
  • Perimeter network Windows host. A non-domain-joined Windows host can be managed in the same way as a perimeter network Windows host that is located in a domain.
  • A VMware ESX host. ESX hosts do not use Windows Active Directory domains.
  • A Citrix XenServer host. XenServer hosts are managed in the same way whether or not they are configured to use Windows Active Directory.

From the perspective of virtualization platform and operating system, the types of hosts that System Center 2016 - VMM supports include:

  • Hyper-V hosts. A server running Windows Server 2008 or later with the Hyper-V role enabled.
  • VMware ESX hosts. A VMware ESX host running proprietary software, including a hypervisor, that is managed by a VMware vCenter Server running Windows.
  • Citrix XenServer hosts. A Citrix XenServer server running proprietary software, including a hypervisor.

System Center 2016 - VMM manages these three types of hosts, even though each host type implements virtualization in a different way. The following sections describe each type of host in more detail. You can review Preparing your environment for System Center 2016 - Virtual Machine Managerhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=799436 in the Microsoft TechNet library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=799436.

Before You Add a Hyper-V Host

  • Review Managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters with VMMhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799438 in the Microsoft TechNet library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=799438.
  • The Add-SCVMHost cmdlet enables the Hyper-V server role for you, but you must first configure the Virtualization option in the BIOS manually.

Before You Add a Windows-Based Perimeter Network Host

To manage a Windows-based host in a perimeter network:

  • Install the VMM agent locally on the perimeter network host.
  • When you run VMM Setup and choose the option indicating that this host is on a perimeter network, the wizard prompts you to: -- Provide an encryption key for the security file. -- Specify where you want to store the security file.
  • After you have installed the local agent, obtain the security file from the folder in which it is stored. The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2016\Virtual Machine Manager, and the name of the security file is SecurityFile.txt
  • Copy the security file to a location that is accessible to the computer on which a VMM console is installed.
  • When you use Add-SCVMHost to add the perimeter network host, you must specify the same encryption key and point to the local security file by using the EncryptionKey and SecurityFile parameters. Followng is an example format for these parameters:

-SecurityFile "C:\SecurityFile.txt" -EncryptionKey $Key

Example 2 outlines the cmdlets to use to add a perimeter network host.

Before You Add a VMware ESX Host

Before You Add a Citrix XenServer Host

Examples

Example 1: Add a host in the same domain as the VMM server

PS C:\> $RunAsAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAcct01"
PS C:\> Add-SCVMHost "VMHost01.Contoso.com" -Description "This is a new host" -RemoteConnectEnabled $True -RemoteConnectPort 5900 -Credential $RunAsAccount

The first command gets the Run As account object named HostComputer RunAsAccount and stores the object in the $RunAsAccount variable.The required credentials for this operation are either a local Administrator account or a domain account with administrator rights on the computer that you want to add as a host.

The second command adds the host object named VMHost01 in the Contoso domain to VMM as a managed host, specifies a description, enables remote connections, and specifies that TCP port 5900 will be used for remote connections to VMHost01. As the last command is processed, $RunAsAccount provides credentials to Add-SCVMHost.

Example 2: Add a host located in a perimeter network to VMM

PS C:\> $Key = Get-SCCredential
PS C:\> Add-SCVMHost "VMHost02" -Description "This is my new perimeter network host" -RemoteConnectEnabled $FALSE -PerimeterNetworkHost -SecurityFile "C:\SecurityFile.txt" -EncryptionKey $Key

The first command prompts you for a user name and password and stores the credentials in $Key. The user name can be any user name, but the password must be the same encryption key that was used when the VMM agent was installed on this computer. The VMM agent must be installed locally on a computer located in a perimeter network by choosing the local agent option when you run Setup. You specify the encryption key for the security file on the Security File Folder page of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Agent Setup wizard.

The second command adds a host object that represents the computer named VMHost02 to the VMM database as a managed host. The command adds a description, disables remote connections, and specifies that this host is located in a perimeter network. This command uses the credentials stored in $Key to decrypt the contents of SecurityFile.txt (which, in this example, is located at C:\) and then uses the contents of SecurityFile.txt to authenticate the new host.

Example 3: Add a host located in a non-trusted domain to VMM

PS C:\> $RunAsAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "RunAsAccount02"
PS C:\> Add-SCVMHost "VMHost03.NonTrustedDomain.com" -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" -NonTrustedDomainHost -Credential $RunAsAccount

The first command gets the Run As account object named RunAsAccount02 and stores the object in the $RunAsAccount variable. The required credentials for this operation are an account with administrator rights to add a host located in the non-trusted domain to the VMM server in the Contoso.com domain.

The second command adds VMHost03, located in a domain that is not trusted by Contoso.com, to the VMM database as a managed host. As this command is processed, $RunAsAccont provides credentials to Add-SCVMHost.

Example 4: Add a VMware ESX host to VMM

PS C:\> $HostGroup = Get-SCVMHostGroup "HostGroup02"
PS C:\> $RunAsAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "ESX Host Computer Acct"
PS C:\> $VirtMgr = Get-SCVirtualizationManager -ComputerName "VirtMgrServer02.Contoso.com"
PS C:\> Add-SCVMHost -ComputerName "ESXHost01.Contoso.com" -Credential $RunAsAccount -VirtualizationManager $VirtMgr -VMHostGroup $HostGroup

The first command gets the host group object named HostGroup02 and stores the object in the $HostGroup variable.

The second command gets the Run As account object named ESX Host Computer Acct and stores the object in the $RunAsAccount variable.

The third command gets the virtualization manager object named VirtMgrServer02 and stores the object in the $VirtMgr variable.

The last command adds ESX Host01 to HostGroup02. The command provides the credentials in the form of a Run As account stored in $RunAsAccount, which is required to add this host to VMM.

Example 5: Add a Citrix XenServer host to VMM

PS C:\> $HostGroup = Get-SCVMHostGroup "HostGroup04"
PS C:\> $RunAsAccount = Get-SCRunAsAccount -Name "XenServer Run As Acct"
PS C:\> $Certificate = Get-SCCertificate -ComputerName "XenServerHost01.Contoso.com"
PS C:\> Add-SCVMHost -ComputerName "XenServerHost01.Contoso.com" -Credential $RunAsAccount -VMHostGroup $HostGroup -XenServerHost -Certificate $Certificate -EnableSecureMode $True -TCPPort 5989

The first command gets the host group object named HostGroup04 and stores the object in the $HostGroup variable.

The second command gets the Run As account object named XenServer Host Computer Acct and stores the object in the $RunAsAccount variable. The required credentials for this operation are an account with root credentials on the XenServer host.

The third command gets the certificate object for XenServerHost01 and stores the object in the $Certificate variable.

The last command adds a XenServer as a host to HostGroup04 in VMM and provides the credentials in the form of a Run As account stored in $RunAsAccount, which is required to add this host to VMM.

Required Parameters

-ComputerName

Specifies the name of a computer that VMM can uniquely identify on your network. Valid formats are:

  • FQDN
  • IPv4 or IPv6 address
  • NetBIOS name
Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies a credential object or, for some cmdlets, a Run As account object that contains the user name and password of an account that has permission to perform this action. Or, in the case of Restart-SCJob, has permission to complete a restarted task.

For more information about the PSCredential object, type Get-Help Get-Credential.

For more information about Run As accounts, type Get-Help New-SCRunAsAccount.

Type:VMMCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-EncryptionKey

Specifies credentials to be used as an encryption key when you add a Hyper-V host located in a perimeter network to VMM.

Example format: -SecurityFile "C:\SecurityFile.txt" -EncryptionKey $Key

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NonTrustedDomainHost

Indicates that the host to be added to VMM belongs to a non-trusted domain.

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

Indicates that this host is located in a perimeter network.

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

Specifies the path to a file that contains the certificate and credentials to use for authentication of a Hyper-V host located in a perimeter network.

This parameter does not apply to VMware ESX hosts or Citrix XenServer hosts.

Example format: -SecurityFile "C:\SecurityFile.txt" -EncryptionKey $Key

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMHostCluster

Specifies a VMM host cluster object.

Type:HostCluster
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VirtualizationManager

Specifies a virtualization manager object managed by VMM.

Type:VirtualizationManager
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-XenServerHost

Indicates that the specified host is a Citrix XenServer host.

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

Optional Parameters

-AvailableForPlacement

Indicates whether the VMM placement process will consider this host or this volume on a host to be eligible as a possible location on which to deploy virtual machines. If this parameter is set to $False, you can choose to deploy virtual machines on this host or volume anyway. The default value is True. This parameter does not apply to VMware ESX hosts.

When you specify this parameter with network adapters, if set to $False, then placement will not consider the logical networks configured on this network adapter to determine if the host is suitable for connecting a virtual machine.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-BaseDiskPaths

Specifies the paths to base disks.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CPUPercentageReserve

Specifies the percentage of CPU to reserve for the use of the operating system on the physical host computer.

If you do not use this parameter to specify the reserve, the default setting for the host group is used: 10 percent. The VMM placement process will not recommend that a virtual machine be placed on a host unless its resource requirements can be met without using host reserves.

Type:UInt16
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Certificate

Specifies a security certificate object.

Type:ClientCertificate
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Specifies a description for the host.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DiskSpaceReserveMB

Specifies the amount of disk space, in megabytes (MB), to reserve for the use of the operating system on the physical host computer.

If you do not use this parameter to specify the reserve, the default setting for the host group is used: 100 MB. The VMM placement process will not recommend that a virtual machine be placed on a host unless its resource requirements can be met without using host reserves.

Type:UInt64
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-EnableLiveMigration

Indicates whether live migration is enabled on the host.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-EnableSecureMode

Indicates whether VMM communicates with VMware ESX hosts and Citrix XenServer hosts in secure mode. The default value is $True.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IsDedicatedToNetworkVirtualizationGateway

Indicates whether the host is dedicated to a network virtualization gateway.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-JobVariable

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LiveMigrationMaximum

Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous live migrations.

Type:UInt32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LiveStorageMigrationMaximum

Specifies the maximum number of simultaneous live storage migrations.

Type:UInt32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MaintenanceHost

This parameter is obsolete. Use AvailableForPlacement instead.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MaxDiskIOReservation

Specifies the maximum disk I/O per second (IOPS) on the physical host computer.

If you do not use this parameter to specify the reserve, the default setting for the host group is used: 10000. The VMM placement process will not recommend that a virtual machine be placed on a host unless its resource requirements can be met without using host reserves.

Type:UInt64
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MemoryReserveMB

Specifies the amount of memory, in megabytes (MB), to reserve for the use of the host operating system on the physical host computer.

If you do not use this parameter to specify the reserve, the default setting for the host group is used: 256 MB. The VMM placement process will not recommend that a virtual machine be placed on a host unless its resource requirements can be met without using host reserves.

Type:UInt64
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MigrationAuthProtocol

Specifies the authorization protocol used for migration. Valid values are: CredSSP, Kerberos.

Type:MigrationAuthProtocolType
Parameter Sets:CredSSP, Kerberos
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MigrationPerformanceOption

Specifies the migration performance option type. Valid values are:

  • Standard
  • UseCompression
  • UseSmbTransport
Type:MigrationPerformanceOptionType
Parameter Sets:Standard, UseCompression, UseSmbTransport
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-MigrationSubnet

Specifies an array of subnets to use for migration.

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

Specifies the percentage of network capacity to reserve for the use of the host operating system on the physical host computer.

If you do not use this parameter to specify the reserve, the default setting for the host group is used: 10 percent. The VMM placement process will not recommend that a virtual machine be placed on a host unless its resource requirements can be met without using host reserves.

Type:UInt16
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PROTipID

Specifies the ID of the Performance and Resource Optimization tip (PRO tip) that triggered this action. This parameter lets you audit PRO tips.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Reassociate

Reassociates a host currently managed by one VMM server with another VMM server.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RemoteConnectEnabled

Enables, when set to $True, a connection on a host server that lets users connect to their virtual machines remotely.

This parameter only applies to virtual machines on Hyper-V hosts. It is not applicable to virtual machines on VMware ESX hosts or Citrix XenServer hosts.

Type:Boolean
Aliases:VMRCEnabled
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RemoteConnectPort

Specifies a default value for the TCP port to use when a remote user connects to a virtual machine. Typically, the default port for a Hyper-V host is 2179.

This parameter does not apply to VMware ESX hosts or Citrix XenServer hosts.

Type:UInt32
Aliases:VMRCPort
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.

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

Specifies the public key used by Secure Shell (SSH) communications.

Type:ClientSshPublicKey
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SshPublicKeyFile

Specifies the path to the public key file for establishing a secured SSH channel with the target hosts.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SshTcpPort

Specifies the TCP port number used by the SSH protocol.

Type:UInt32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TCPPort

Specifies a numeric value that represents a TCP port.

Type:UInt32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UseAnyMigrationSubnet

Indicates whether any subnet can be used for migration.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMHostGroup

Specifies a virtual machine host group object.

Type:HostGroup
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMMServer

Specifies a VMM server object.

Type:ServerConnection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMPaths

Specifies a set of default paths (as strings separated by the pipeline operator) on a host where virtual machine files can be stored.

Example format: -VMPaths "C:\Folder1|C:\Folder2|C:\Folder3"

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

Outputs

Host

This cmdlet returns a Host object.