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Suspend-SCVirtualMachine

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Suspend-SCVirtualMachine

Suspends a virtual machine managed by VMM.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Suspend-SCVirtualMachine [-VM] <VM> [-JobVariable <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Suspend-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet suspends one or more virtual machines deployed on hosts managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Suspending a virtual machine pauses activity on that virtual machine and returns its object in a paused state.

To resume running a suspended virtual machine, use the Resume-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet.

For more information about Suspend-SCVirtualMachine, type: "Get-Help Suspend-SCVirtualMachine -online".

Parameters

-JobVariable<String>

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PROTipID<Guid>

Specifies the ID of the PRO tip that triggered this action. This allows for auditing of PRO tips.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VM<VM>

Specifies a virtual machine object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

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.

  • VirtualMachine

Notes

  • Requires a virtual machine object, which can be retrieved by using the Get-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet.

Examples

1: Suspend a specified virtual machine.

The first command gets the virtual machine object named VM01 and stores the object in the $VM variable.

The second command pauses the virtual machine stored in $VM (in this case, VM01) and displays information about the paused object to the user.


PS C:\> $VM = Get-SCVirtualMachine -Name "VM01"PS C:\> Suspend-SCVirtualMachine -VM $VM

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