Power Management allows you to determine how the virtual machine responds when the guest operating system is placed on standby.


Click the Options tab.


Select Power Management in the Settings list.


Under Guest Power Management, select either Suspend the virtual machine or Put the guest operating system in standby mode and leave the virtual machine powered on.


(Optional) If you chose to leave the virtual machine on, select Wake on LAN for virtual machine traffic on your virtual machine network by selecting the check box.

Not all guest operating systems support Wake on LAN. Only the following types of NICs support Wake on LAN:

Flexible (VMware Tools required).


Enhanced vmxnet

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Options are disabled if they are not supported.


Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.