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Resume-SCVirtualMachine

Updated: September 27, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Resume-SCVirtualMachine

Resumes paused virtual machines managed by VMM.

Syntax

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




Detailed Description

The Resume-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet resumes one or more paused virtual machines managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). A paused virtual machine is one that has been suspended by using the Suspend-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet. Using the Resume-SCVirtualMachine cmdlet to resume a virtual machine returns its object in a Running state. When the virtual machine is running again, the user can resume activity on that virtual machine.

If you run Resume-SCVirtualMachine on a virtual machine that is already running, the cmdlet returns an error message indicating that the virtual machine is not in a state that Resume-SCVirtualMachine can act on.

For more information about Resume-SCVirtualMachine, type: "Get-Help Resume-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: Resume a paused virtual machine.

The first command gets the virtual machine object named VM01 (which this example assumes to be in a paused state) and stores the object in the $VM variable.

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


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

2: Resume all paused virtual machines.

The first command gets all virtual machine objects from VMMServer01 that are paused, and then stores the objects in the $VMs object array.

The second command passes each object stored in $VMs to Resume-VM, which resumes each virtual machine to a running state.


PS C:\> $VMs = Get-SCVirtualMachine -VMMServer "VMMServer01.Contoso.com" | where {$_.Status -eq "Paused"}PS C:\> $VMs | Resume-SCVirtualMachine

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