You can power on multiple VMs simultaneously.

You cannot power on a virtual machine that has guest customization enabled unless the virtual machine has a current version of VMware Tools installed.


  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. Toggle on the Multiselect option.
  3. Select the VMs that you want to power on.
  4. From the Actions menu, select Power > Power On.
  5. Click OK to confirm.