PowerCLI Reference



This cmdlet modifies an existing DRS rule.


Set-DrsRule [[-Enabled] <Boolean>] [-Rule] <DrsRule[]> [-Name <String>] [-RunAsync] [-Server <VIServer[]>] [-VM <VirtualMachine[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Related Commands

Online Version

Detailed Description

This cmdlet modifies an existing DRS rule. Each rule defines the virtual machines that can run on the same host (affinity rule) or must run on different hosts (anti-affinity rule).


NameTypeDescriptionRequired?Pipeline InputDefault Value
EnabledBooleanIndicates that the DRS rule is enabled.falseFalse
RuleDrsRule[]Specifies the DRS rule you want to modify.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
NameStringSpecifies a new name for the DRS rule.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
VMVirtualMachine[]Specifies the virtual machines that can be referenced by the new DRS rule.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 modified DrsVMAffinityRule objects



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

$vm = Get-VM DrsRuleVM1*

Set-DrsRule -Rule $affinityRule -VM $vm -Enabled $true;

Updates the list of virtual machines that might be referenced by the DRS rule stored in the $affinityRule variable and enables the rule.

Copyright © VMware, Inc. All rights reserved.