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Restart-PcsvDevice

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Restart-PcsvDevice

Restarts a remote hardware device.

Syntax

Parameter Set: InputObject (cdxml)
Restart-PcsvDevice -InputObject <CimInstance[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByComputerName
Restart-PcsvDevice [-TargetAddress] <String> [-Credential] <PSCredential> [-ManagementProtocol] <ManagementProtocol> [[-Port] <UInt16> ] [-AsJob] [-Authentication <Authentication> ] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-PassThru] [-SkipCACheck] [-SkipCNCheck] [-SkipRevocationCheck] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-TimeoutSec <UInt32> ] [-UseSSL] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Restart-PcsvDevice cmdlet restarts a device remotely by using Web Services for Management (WS-Management) or Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). The cmdlet restarts the device if the current state of the device is enabled, or starts the device if the current state is other than enabled. If you specify a device that is a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), the cmdlet restarts the system that the BMC manages, and not the BMC.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Authentication<Authentication>

Specifies an authentication method to use for devices managed by WS-Management. Do not specify this parameter for devices managed by using IPMI. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- Basic
-- Digest
-- Default

If you specify Default for this parameter and a value of WSMAN for the ManagementProtocol parameter, the cmdlet uses Basic authentication.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

Session

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Credential<PSCredential>

Specifies a PSCredential object based on a user name and password. To obtain a PSCredential object, use the Get-Credential cmdlet. For more information, type Get-Help Get-Credential. This parameter specifies the credential for the remote hardware device.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

3

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<CimInstance[]>

Specifies an array of devices, as MSFT_PCSVDevice objects, to manage. To obtain MSFT_PCSVDevice objects, use the Get-PcsvDevice cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ManagementProtocol<ManagementProtocol>

Specifies a management protocol used to communicate with a device. The acceptable values for this parameter are: 

-- WSMAN
-- IPMI

Specify WSMAN for WS-Management devices that represent information by using Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH), Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) or Physical Computer System View profiles. Refer to your hardware documentation for supported management protocols.


Aliases

MP

Required?

true

Position?

4

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Port<UInt16>

Specifies a port on the remote computer to use for the management connection. If you do not specify a port, the cmdlet uses the following default ports:

-- IPMI and WSMAN over HTTP. Port 623.
-- WSMAN over HTTPS. Port 664


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

5

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SkipCACheck

Indicates that the client connects by using HTTPS without validating that a trusted CA signed the server certificate.

Do not specify this parameter unless you can establish trust in another way, such as if the remote computer is part of a network that is physically secure and isolated, or if the remote computer is a trusted host in a Windows Remote Management (WinRM) configuration. Do not specify this parameter if you specify a value of IPMI for the ManagementProtocol parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SkipCNCheck

Indicates that the certificate common name of the server does not need to match the host name of the server.

Specify this parameter only for managing devices by using WS-Management over HTTPS. Be sure to specify this parameter only for trusted computers. Do not specify this parameter if you specify a value of IPMI for the ManagmentProtocol parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SkipRevocationCheck

Indicates that the cmdlet skips the revocation check of server certificates. Do not specify this parameter if you specify a value of IPMI for the ManagmentProtocol parameter.

Be sure to specify this parameter only for trusted computers.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TargetAddress<String>

Specifies the name or IP address of the management port on the remote hardware device. For server hardware, this is typically a dedicated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) IP address. For other devices, like network switches, this is the IP address of their management port. For desktop and mobile devices, the BMC sometimes shares the same IP address as the computer.


Aliases

CN,ComputerName,IpAddress

Required?

true

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TimeoutSec<UInt32>

Specifies how long to wait, in seconds, for a response from the remote hardware device. After this period, the cmdlet abandons the connection attempt.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-UseSSL

Indicates that the server connects to the target computer by using SSL. WS-Management encrypts all content transmitted over the network. Specify this parameter to use the additional protection of HTTPS instead of HTTP. If you specify this parameter and SSL is not available on the connection port, the command fails.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#root/Microsoft/Windows/HardwareManagement/MSFT_PCSVDevice

    The cmdlet only returns an MSFT_PCSVDevice object if you specify the PassThru parameter.


Examples

Example 1: Restart a remote IPMI hardware device

This example restarts an IPMI device remotely.

The first command uses the Get-Credential cmdlet to create a credential, and then stores it in the $Credential variable. The cmdlet prompts you for a user name and password. For more information, type Get-Help Get-Credential.

The second command connects with the target computer that has the IP address 10.0.0.29 by using the IPMI management protocol The command specifies the credential object stored in the $Credential variable. The command prompts the user for confirmation because restarting the system can cause a loss of unsaved state.


PS C:\> $Credential = Get-Credential Admin
PS C:\> Restart-PCSVDevice -TargetAddress 10.0.0.29 -ManagementProtocol IPMI -Credential $Credential
Confirm
Are you sure you want to perform this action?
Performing operation 'Changing state of machine' on Target '10.10.0.29'.
[Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "Y"): Y

Example 2: Restart an IPMI device remotely by using an object variable

This example restarts an IPMI device remotely by using an object variable to specify the device.

The first command uses the Get-Credential cmdlet to create a credential, and then stores it in the $Credential variable. The cmdlet prompts you for a user name and password. For more information, type Get-Help Get-Credential.

The second command uses the Get-PcsvDevice cmdlet to connect with the target computer that has the IP address 10.0.0.29 by using the IPMI management protocol and the credential object stored in the $Credential variable. The command gets the remote device object and passes the object to the Restart-PcsvDevice cmdlet by using the pipeline operator. The Restart-PcsvDevice cmdlet restarts the remote device. The command sets the Confirm parameter to $False so the cmdlet does not prompt the user for confirmation to restart the device.


PS C:\> $Credential = Get-Credential Admin
PS C:\> Get-PcsvDevice -TargetAddress 10.0.0.29 -ManagementProtocol IPMI -Credential $Credential | Restart-PcsvDevice -Confirm $False

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