Move-VApp

This cmdlet moves the specified vApps to a new location. If the destination is a host or a cluster, the vApps are moved to the system "Resources" resource pool.

Syntax

[-Destination]  <VIContainer>
-VApp  <VApp[]>
[-RunAsync]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
Destination
VIContainer 1
  • wildcards
  • Specifies where you want to move the specified vApps. Supported types are Folder, VMHost, Cluster, ResourcePool, VApp, and Datacenter.
    required
    VApp
    VApp[] named
  • wildcards
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the vApps you want to move.
    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.VApp

    Examples


    Example 1

    $vmHost = Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1"
    $myDestinationRP = New-ResourcePool -Name "vApp ResourcePool" -Location $vmHost
    Move-VApp -VApp (Get-Vapp -Name "MyVApp1" -Location $vmHost) -Destination $myDestinationRP

    Moves a vApp from a host to a resource pool from the same host.

    Example 2

    $vmHost = Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1"
    $myDestinationVApp = New-VApp -Name "MyvApp1" -Location $vmHost
    (Get-Vapp -Name "MyvApp2" -Location (Get-ResourcePool -Name "MyResourcePool1") | Move-VApp -Destination $myDestinationVApp

    Moves a vApp from a resource pool to another vApp.

    Example 3

    Move-VApp -Name "MyvApp1" (Get-VMHost -Name "MyVMHost1")

    Moves a vApp from a resource pool to a host.

    Example 4

    $myVmFolder1 = Get-Folder -Name "MyVMFolder1" -Location (Get-Datacenter -Name "MyDatacenter1") -NoRecursion
    $myVMFolder2 = New-Folder -Name "MyVMFolder2" -Location $myVmFolder1
    Get-VApp -Name "MyVApp" | Move-VApp -Destination $myVMFolder2 -RunAsync

    Moves a virtual appliance to a folder asynchronously.

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