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# Name: Restart-VSS.ps1
# Description: Restarts list of services in an array on VMs with a given vSphere tag. Helpful for Veeam B&R processing
# For more info on Veeam VSS services that may cause failure see
Import-Module VMware.PowerCLI
$vcenter = ""
$services = @("SQLWriter","VSS")
$tag = "myAwesomeTag"
Connect-VIServer $vcenter
$vms = Get-VM |where {$_.Tag -ne $tag}
ForEach ($vm in $vms){
ForEach ($service in $services){
If (Get-Service -ComputerName $vm -Name $service -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) {
Write-Host $service "on computer" $vm "restarting now."
Restart-Service -InputObject $(Get-Service -Computer $vm -Name $service);