PowerCLI Reference



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


Move-Inventory [-Item] <InventoryItem[]> [-Destination] <VIContainer> [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server inventory object or template to the location that is specified by the Destination parameter.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
ItemInventoryItem[]Specifies the Folder, ResourcePool, Datacenter, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Template, or Cluster objects you want to move to another location.trueTrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIContainerSpecifies the location where you want to move the inventory items.trueFalse
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 VIObject objects



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

$vm = Get-VM -Name VM*

Move-Inventory -Item $vm -Destination Folder

Moves the virtual machines whose names start with VM to the Folder folder.

-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------

Get-Folder Folder1 | Get-Inventory -NoRecursion | Move-Inventory -Destination Folder2

Moves all objects from the Folder1 folder to the Folder2 folder.

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