Autostart virtual machines with vmware ESXi host

vmware

If your vmware host machine unexpectedly rebooted due to power cut or any other reason, by default all virtual machines remain in powered-off state. To make them boot automatically perform following:

  • Open vmware vSphare Client
  • Select your vmware host and change to Configuration tab
  • Under Software column click on Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown, then click on Properties
  • Check box next to Allow virtual machines to start and stop automatically with the system
  • Arrange your virtual machines under Automatic Startup section in desired boot order

vmware ESXi 5.1


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