The suspend and resume feature is most useful when you want to save the current state of your virtual machine and pick up work later with the virtual machine in the same state.

The speed of the suspend and resume operations depends on how much data changed while the virtual machine was running. In general, the first suspend operation takes a bit longer than subsequent suspend operations take.

When you suspend a virtual machine, a file with a .vmss extension is created. This file contains the entire state of the virtual machine. When you resume the virtual machine, its state is restored from the .vmss file.

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When you suspend a virtual machine, a file with a .vmss extension is created. This file contains the entire state of the virtual machine. When you resume the virtual machine, its state is restored from the .vmss file. If your virtual machine is running in full-screen mode, return to window mode by pressing Ctrl+Alt.

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On the vSphere Client toolbar, click Suspend.

When the vSphere Client completes the suspend operation, it is safe to close the client.

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Select File > Exit.