PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet moves the specified virtual appliances to a new location.


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

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet moves the specified vApps to a new location. If the destination is a host or a cluster, the vApps are moved to the system "Resources" resource pool.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
VAppVApp[]Specifies the vApps you want to move.trueTrue (ByValue)
DestinationVIContainerSpecifies where you want to move the specified vApps. Supported types are Folder, VMHost, Cluster, ResourcePool, VApp, and Datacenter.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 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 relocated VApp objects



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

$vmHost = Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1"
$myDestinationRP = New-ResourcePool -Name "vApp ResourcePool" -Location $vmHost
Move-VApp -VApp (Get-Vapp -Name "MyVApp1" -Location $vmHost) -Destination $myDestinationRP

Moves a vApp from a host to a resource pool from the same host.

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

$vmHost = Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1"
$myDestinationVApp = New-VApp -Name "MyvApp1" -Location $vmHost
(Get-Vapp -Name "MyvApp2" -Location (Get-ResourcePool -Name "MyResourcePool1") | Move-VApp -Destination $myDestinationVApp

Moves a vApp from a resource pool to another vApp.

-------------------------- Example 3 --------------------------

Move-VApp -Name "MyvApp1" (Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1")

Moves a vApp from a resource pool to a host.

-------------------------- Example 4 --------------------------

$myVmFolder1 = Get-Folder -Name "MyVMFolder1" -Location (Get-Datacenter -Name "MyDatacenter1") -NoRecursion
$myVMFolder2 = New-Folder -Name "MyVMFolder2" -Location $myVmFolder1
Get-VApp -Name "MyVApp" | Move-VApp -Destination $myVMFolder2 -RunAsync

Moves a virtual appliance to a folder asynchronously.

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