Shutting down the guest operating system of a virtual machine is the equivalent of powering off a physical machine.
The virtual machine and guest operating system must be powered on.
- 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.
- Click to view the list in a card view and, optionally, filter the list of virtual machines from the Look in drop-down menu.
- From the Actions menu of the virtual machine, select Shut Down Guest OS.
The guest OS is shut down.