Proxmox VM CLI Commands
Start, Halt, Migrate, or Restart VM from CLI/Shell
$ qm start $vmid
On the Shell of the Node containing VM’s
This command usually has issues when used in conjunction with PVE’s Z-Sync Replication, therefore you’ll need to either disable Z-Sync or do a cold migration.
$ qm migrate $vmid $targetnode --online --with-local-disks
To do a cold migration (with the VM turned off) execute the following command:
$ qm migrate $vmid $targetnode –with-local-disks