1.3.6. Proxmox VM CLI Commands

Tip

Many of the command arguments are shared with containers, only the command itself changes from qm to pct

Start, Halt, Migrate, or Restart VM from CLI/Shell

In terminal:

$ qm start [vmid]

Live Migration (on Shell of 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

Cold Migration

To do a cold migration (with the VM turned off) do

$ qm migrate [vmid] [targetnode] –with-local-disks