Set auto-start on all VMs in a VMware cluster with PowerCLI

I want to be able to set all VMs in a cluster to auto-start when the host starts.

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This sets the policy only for VMs that are currently powered on.
Replace the things in <> with your information.

Connect-VIServer <virtual center>
$vms = Get-Cluster <cluster> | Get-VM | Where-Object {$_.PowerState -eq "PoweredOn"};
foreach ($vm in $vms) {
        Get-VMStartPolicy -VM $vm | Set-VMStartPolicy -StartAction PowerOn

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