Powering off a virtual machine is the equivalent of powering off a physical machine.


The virtual machine is powered on.


  1. On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and select Virtual Machines from the left panel.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, filter the list of virtual machines from the Look in drop-down menu.
  3. From the Actions menu of the virtual machine you want to power off, select Power Off.


A powered-off virtual machine displays a Powered off status in red.