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Start-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

Start-PcsvDevice

Starts the specified remote hardware device.

Syntax

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

Parameter Set: ByComputerName
Start-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 Start-PcsvDevice cmdlet starts a remote hardware device by using Web Services for Management (WS-Management) or Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). The cmdlet puts the device in the Enabled state, which corresponds to a startup of the hardware device. Specify the remote hardware device by the management name or IP address, provide credentials necessary to start the remote hardware device, and specify which management protocol to use. The credentials must have administrator permissions on the remote hardware device. You can also specify an authentication type to use for WS-Management.

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 using 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

Refer to your hardware documentation for supported management protocols.

Specify WSMAN for 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.


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 values:

-- 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 if you specify a value of IPMI for the ManagmentProtocol parameter.

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.


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. Do not specify this parameter if you specify a value of IPMI for the ManagmentProtocol parameter.

Specify this parameter only for managing devices by using WS-Management over HTTPS. 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

-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.

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

    A MSFT_PCSVDevice object that is the target for the operation. To obtain a MSFT_PCSVDevice object, use the Get-PcsvDevice 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: Start a computer by specifying its IP address

This example starts a device. After you execute these commands, the device enters the Enabled state.

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 starts the target computer that has the management IP address 10.1.12.43 by using the IPMI management protocol. The command specifies the credential object stored in the $Credential variable.


PS C:\> $Credential = Get-Credential
PS C:\> Start-PcsvDevice -TargetAddress "10.1.12.43" -Credential $Credential -ManagementProtocol IPMI

Example 2: Start a computer by specifying it as an object

This example starts a device specified as an object. After you execute these commands, the device enters the Enabled state.

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 to the computer that has the specified management IP address by using the IPMI management protocol. The command specifies the credential object stored in the $Credential variable. The cmdlet passes that connection to the Start-PcsvDevice cmdlet by using the pipeline operator. That cmdlet starts the device.


PS C:\> $Credential = Get-Credential
PS C:\> Get-PcsvDevice –TargetAddress "10.1.12.43" -Credential $Credential -ManagementProtocol IPMI | Start-PcsvDevice

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