Stop Commands

This page contains details on Stop commands.


Stops Armor Complete virtual machines.
Stop-ArmorCompleteVM [-ID] <UInt16> [[-Type] <String>] [[-ApiVersion] <String>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]
The specified virtual machine in the Armor Complete account in context will be powered down.
-ID <UInt16>
Specifies the ID of the Armor Complete virtual machine that you want to stop.
-Type <String>

Specifies how you want to stop the Armor Complete virtual machine.

  • Shutdown - Initiates a graceful shutdown of the operating system. - VMware Tools or open-vm-tools must be installed, running, and in a good

    state for this request to succeed.

    • This is the recommend way to stop your VMs.
  • Poweroff - Initiates a hard shutdown of the VM- effectively disconnecting the virtual

    power cord from the VM.

    • This shutdown method has the potential to cause data corruption.
    • This should only be used when necessary.
  • ForceOff - Breaks the state of the environment by marking the VM as powered off in

    the Armor Management Portal (AMP), but leaves the VM running in the Armor Complete cloud.

    • This should not be used unless recommended by a Senior Armor Support team member.
-ApiVersion <String>
Specifies the API version for this request.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (

————————– EXAMPLE 1 ————————–

PS C:>Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -ID 1 -Type Shutdown

If confirmed, gracefully shutdown the specified Armor Complete VM.

————————– EXAMPLE 2 ————————–

PS C:>2 | Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -Type Poweroff -Confirm:$false

Power off the Armor Complete VM with ID=2 via pipeline value without prompting for confirmation.

————————– EXAMPLE 3 ————————–

PS C:>Get-ArmorVM -ID 3 | Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -Type ForceOff -Confirm:$false

Break the state of the Armor Complete VM with ID=3 via parameter name in the pipeline without prompting for confirmation, so that the VM appears to be powered off in the Armor Management Portal (AMP), but is still powered on in the Armor Complete cloud.

To see the examples, type: “get-help Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -examples”. For more information, type: “get-help Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -detailed”. For technical information, type: “get-help Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -full”. For online help, type: “get-help Stop-ArmorCompleteVM -online”