PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server cluster from one location to another.


Move-Cluster [-Cluster] <Cluster[]> [-Destination] <VIContainer> [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server cluster to the location that is specified by the Destination parameter. To specify a server different from the default one, use the Server parameter.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
ClusterCluster[]Specifies the clusters you want to move to another location.trueTrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIContainerSpecifies the folder or datacenter where you want to move the clusters. If a datacenter is specified for the Destination parameter, the cluster is moved to its "hostFolder" folder. The "hostFolder" is a system folder and is guaranteed to exist.

Note: You cannot move clusters from one datacenter to another. You can only move clusters between folders and to datacenter level.
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
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 passed 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 relocated Cluster objects



-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Move-Cluster -Cluster Cluster -Destination Folder

Moves the cluster named Cluster into the folder called Folder on the same datacenter

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