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 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, select Shut Down Guest OS.


The guest OS is shut down.