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


The virtual machine is powered on.


  1. 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.
  2. Click Card Icon to view the list in a card view and, optionally, arrange the list of virtual machines from the Sort by 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.