Move-Inventory

This cmdlet moves a vCenter Server inventory object or template to the location that is specified by the Destination parameter.

Syntax

[-Destination]  <VIContainer>
-Item  <InventoryItem[]>
[-RunAsync]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Destination
VIContainer 1
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the location where you want to move the inventory items.
    required
    Item
    InventoryItem[] named
  • wildcards
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the Folder, ResourcePool, Datacenter, VirtualMachine, VMHost, Template, or Cluster objects you want to move to another location.
    optional
    RunAsync
    SwitchParameter named Indicates 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.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named
  • wildcards
  • Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of Connect-VIServer.

    Output

    VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Types.V1.Inventory.InventoryItem

    Examples


    Example 1

    $vm = Get-VM -Name VM*
    Move-Inventory -Item $vm -Destination Folder

    Moves the virtual machines whose names start with VM to the Folder folder.

    Example 2

    Get-Folder Folder1 | Get-Inventory -NoRecursion | Move-Inventory -Destination Folder2

    Moves all objects from the Folder1 folder to the Folder2 folder.

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