As with physical machines, shut down a guest operating system before you power off a virtual machine.

About this task

You might need to power cycle your virtual machine if your Horizon FLEX administrator changes the virtual machine configuration.


  • To shut down the guest operating system, shut down as if you were using a physical machine.

    When the guest operating system shuts down, the virtual machine is powered off and Workstation Player exits.

  • To power off a virtual machine without shutting down the guest operating system, select Player > Power Off.

    If soft power operations are configured for the virtual machine, Power Off Guest appears in the menu instead of Power Off.