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This cmdlet restarts the virtual machine guest operating systems.


Restart-VMGuest [[-Guest] <VMGuest[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Restart-VMGuest [[-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>] [[-Server] <VIServer[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

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Detailed Description

This cmdlet restarts the virtual machine guest operating systems.


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
GuestVMGuest[]Specifies the virtual machine guest operating systems you want to restart.falseTrue (ByValue)
VMVirtualMachine[]Specifies the virtual machines whose operating systems you want to restart. The specified virtual machines must have VMware Tools installed.falseTrue (ByValue)
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
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
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 VMGuest objects



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

Get-VM VM | Restart-VMGuest

Restarts the guest OS of the virtual machine named VM.

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