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.


  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, select Shut Down Guest OS.


The guest OS is shut down.