Install VMware Tools on a virtual machine to be able to shut down and restart the guest operating system on that virtual machine.

1

Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory and click a virtual machine in the list.

The virtual machine is displayed in the VMware Host Client inventory.

2

To shut down a virtual machine, right click the virtual machine in the VMware Host Client inventory, select Guest OS from the pop-up menu, and select Shut down.

3

To restart a virtual machine, right-click the virtual machine in the VMware Host Client inventory, select Guest OS from the drop-down menu, and select Restart.