Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Starts a VM.


Start-HypVM [-LiteralPath] <String> [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]


Detailed Description

This command provides a mechanism to start a VM.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
LiteralPath Specifies the path within a hosting unit provider to the virtual machine item to start. The path specified must be in one of the following formats: :\Connections\\ or :\Connections{\} or :\HostingUnits\\ or :\HostingUnits{\} true true (ByValue)  
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  
TraceParent Specifies the trace parent assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
TraceState Specifies the trace state assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
VirtualSiteId Specifies the virtual site the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. false false  
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snap-in connects to. You can provide this as a host name or an IP address. false false LocalHost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.

Input Type


      You Can Pipe A String That Contains A Path.

Return Values



In the case of failure, the following errors can result.

  • InputHypervisorItemPathInvalid: The path provided is not to an item in a sub-directory of a connection item or a hosting unit item.

  • InvalidHypervisorItemPath: No item exists with the specified path.

  • InvalidHypervisorItem: The item specified by the path exists, but is not a VM Item.

  • HypervisorInMaintenanceMode: The hypervisor is in maintenance mode.

  • DatabaseError: An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation.

  • DatabaseNotConfigured: The operation could not be completed because the database for the service is not configured.

  • CommunicationError: An error occurred while communicating with the service.

  • PermissionDenied: The user does not have administrative rights to perform this operation.

  • ExceptionThrown: An unexpected error occurred. For more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller being used or examine the XenDesktop logs.


Example 1

C:\PS>Start-HypVM -LiteralPath XDHyp:\Connections\MyConnection\MyVm.vm



This command starts a VM called ‘MyVm.vm’ within a hypervisor connection called ‘MyConnection’.