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Import-AzureVM

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Import-AzureVM

Imports an Azure virtual machine state from a file.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Import-AzureVM [-Path] <String> [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

This topic describes the cmdlet in the 0.8.1 version of the Microsoft Azure PowerShell module. To find out the version of the module you're using, from the Azure PowerShell console, type (get-module azure).version.

The Import-AzureVM cmdlet imports the previously saved state of a virtual machine from an xml file. This cmdlet is useful when you want to subsequently create a new virtual machine from the imported data.

Note: Using Export-AzureVM, followed by Remove-AzureVM and then Import-AzureVM to recreate a virtual machine can cause the recreated virtual machine to have a different IP address than the original.

Parameters

-Path<String>

Specifies the path to the file with the previously saved virtual machine state.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see  about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216).

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.

Examples

Example 1

This command imports the state of a virtual machine from the "myvm.xml" file, and then creates a new virtual machine in the specified cloud service.


C:\PS>Import-AzureVM -Path "C:\VMstate.xml" | New-AzureVM –ServiceName "mynewsvc"

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