Suspending a virtual machine preserves its current state by writing the memory to disk.

The suspend and resume feature is useful when you want to save the current state of your virtual machine and continue work later from the same state.


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 suspend, select Suspend.


The virtual machine is suspended, but its state is preserved.