The Power Off VM action in VMware Aria Operations stops one or more selected virtual machines that are in a powered on state. You power off a virtual machine when you are managing resources and reclaiming wasted space.
How the Action Works
The Power Off VM action turns off the virtual machine. If VMware Tools is installed and running, the guest operating system is shut down before the machine is powered off. If VMware Tools is not installed and running, the virtual machine is powered off regardless of the state of the guest operating system. In this case, use this action only when you are powering off virtual machines where stopping the guest operating system does not adversely affect the installed applications.
If the target virtual machine is already powered off, the recent task status reports success on the machine, even though the state of the virtual machine did not change.
Where You Run the Action
- Embedded just below the top menu.
- From the left menu click Details tab, and click Views. , select an object, click the
- From the left menu click Environment tab, and select an object in the list view. . Select an object, click the
- From the left menu click Environment and then click Inventory. Select an object in the list.
- In configured alert recommendations.
- In the Object List and Topology Graph dashboard widgets.
Review the following information about the virtual machines to ensure that you are submitting the action for the correct objects.
Check box indicates whether the action is applied to the object. To not run the action on one or more objects, deselect the associated check boxes. This option is available when two or more objects are selected.
Name of the virtual machine as it appears in the environment inventory.
Indicates whether the virtual machine is powered on or powered off.
Indicates whether the virtual machine is considered to be in the idle state based on the configured idle virtual machine metric.
Possible values include:
|Idle VM Percentage
Calculated threshold of the idle virtual machine percentage based on the configured reclaimable wasted space policy.
|CPU Usage Percentage
|Calculated threshold of the virtual machine CPU percentage based on the metric named cpu | usage_average.
Name of the host on which the virtual machine is running.
|Name of the VMware Adapter as it is configured in VMware Aria Operations. The adapter manages the communication with the vCenter Server instance.
After you click OK, the next dialog box provides the task ID and a link to the task list.
|To view the status of the job and verify that the job finished, click Recent Tasks.
|To close the dialog box without further action, click OK.