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Change the Power State of a Virtual Machine

Change the Power State of a Virtual Machine

You can change the power state of a virtual machine: power on, shutdown, restart, or power off. Shutdown, restart, and power off are controlled from the Shut Down menu.

Power On a Virtual Machine

You can power on a virtual machine. To power on a virtual machine:

  1. Select a virtual machine to power on.
  2. Click Power On.

You can also power on a virtual machine from the context menu.

  1. Right-click the virtual machine desired to power on.
  2. Click Power On.

Reserved Virtual Machines

The application will display the powering on message box until the server receives the power on task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until powered on.

Instance Based Virtual Machines

To power on an instance based virtual machine:

    The Power On Server dialog appears.

  1. Select the AGREEMENT, acknowledging that your billing will change.
  2. Click Save.

The application will display the powering on message box until the server receives the power on task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until powered on.

Shut Down a Virtual Machine

You can shut down a virtual machine in three ways:

  • Restart – Performs a hard reset, power off and power on, of the virtual machine.
  • Shut Down – performs an orderly shutdown of the virtual machine.
  • Power Off – stops the virtual machine; equivalent to pulling the power plug.

Note: To Shut Down, VMware Tools must be installed and running on the virtual machine.

To shut down a virtual machine:

  1. Select a virtual machine to shut down.
  2. Click Shut Down.

You can also shut down a virtual machine from the context menu.

  1. Right-click the virtual machine desired to shut down.
  2. Click Shut Down.

Reserved Virtual Machines

To shut down a reserved virtual machine:

    The Shut Down Server dialog appears.

  1. Select the desired shut down method.
  2. Click Save.

If Restart is selected, the application will display the restarting message box until the server receives the restart task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until restarted.

If Shut Down is selected, the application will display the shutting down message box until the server receives the shutdown task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until shutdown.

If Power Off is selected, the application will display the powering off message box until the server receives the power off task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until powered off.

Instance Based Virtual Machines

To shut down an instance based virtual machine:

    The Shut Down Server dialog appears.

  1. Select the desired shut down method.
  2. Select the AGREEMENT, acknowledging that your billing will change.
  3. Click Save.

If Restart is selected, the application will display the restarting message box until the server receives the restart task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until restarted.

If Shut Down is selected, the application will display the shutting down message box until the server receives the shutdown task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until shutdown.

If Power Off is selected, the application will display the powering off message box until the server receives the power off task. The virtual machine will display a task in progress, , until powered off.