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This cmdlet restarts the specified hosts.


Restart-VMHost [-VMHost] <VMHost[]> [-Force] [-Evacuate] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-RunAsync] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet restarts the specified hosts.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VMHostVMHost[]Specifies the hosts you want to restart.truetrue (ByValue)
ConfirmSwitchParameterIf the value is $true, indicates that the cmdlet asks for confirmation before running. If the value is $false, the cmdlet runs without asking for user confirmation.falsefalse
EvacuateSwitchParameterIndicates that vCenter Server automatically reregisters the virtual machines that are compatible for reregistration. If they are not compatible, they remain on the rebooted host. If there are powered-on virtual machines that cannot be reregistered, the operation waits until they are powered off manually. The Evacuate parameter is valid only if the cmdlet is run against a vCenter Server system and the host is in a DRS-enabled cluster.falsefalse
ForceSwitchParameterIndicates that you want to restart the hosts even if they are not in a maintenance mode.falsefalse
RunAsyncSwitchParameterIndicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.falsefalse
ServerVIServer[]Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is given to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.falsefalse
WhatIfSwitchParameterIndicates that the cmdlet is run only to display the changes that would be made and actually no objects are modified.falsefalse

Return Type

Zero or more VMHost objects



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Restart-VMHost -RunAsync -Confirm

Restarts the specified host after user confirmation. The cmdlet returns without waiting for the task to complete.

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