Power control options allow you to define actions that occur when you change the power state of a virtual machine.

1

In the Commands section of the virtual machine’s Summary tab, click Configure VM.

2

Click the Power tab.

3

Select the default power off command for the virtual machine.

Option

Description

Power Off

Powers off the virtual machine without a clean shutdown of the guest operating system services.

Shut Down Guest

Shuts down the guest before powering off the virtual machine.

When VMware Tools is not installed, the default action is to power off the virtual machine without shutting down the guest. When VMware Tools is installed, the default action is to shut down the guest before powering off the virtual machine.

4

Select the default suspend option for the virtual machine.

Option

Description

Suspend

Suspends the virtual machine without suspending the guest operating system.

Suspend Guest

Suspends the guest before suspending the virtual machine.

When VMware Tools is not installed, the default action is to suspend the virtual machine without suspending the guest. When VMware Tools is installed, the default action is to suspend the guest before suspending the virtual machine.

5

Select the default reboot option for the virtual machine.

Option

Description

Reboot

Restarts the virtual machine without rebooting the guest.

Reboot Guest

Restarts the guest before rebooting the virtual machine.

When VMware Tools is not installed, the default action is to reset the virtual machine without shutting down the guest. When VMware Tools is installed, the default action is to shut down the guest before resetting the virtual machine.

6

In the VMware Tools Scripts section, select one or more of the options for when to run a VMware Tools script.

7

In the BIOS Setup section, select the Enter the BIOS setup screen the next time the virtual machine boots check box to go directly to the BIOS setup screen the next time the virtual machine is powered on.

After the next power on, this setting is deactivated.

8

In the Advanced section, select one or both of the VMware Tools options.

9

Click OK.

The virtual machine power settings are reconfigured.