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 Data Center dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and from the left panel, select Virtual Machines.
- Click to view the list in a card view and, optionally, arrange the list of virtual machines from the Sort by drop-down menu.
- From the Actions menu of the virtual machine, select Shut Down Guest OS.
The guest OS is shut down.