Starting with VMware Cloud Director 10.3.1, you can shut down the guest OS of multiple VMs simultaneously.


  • Verify that the VMs are powered on.
  • Verify that VMware Tools is installed on all the VMs.


  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 all the VMs of which you want to shut down the guest OS.
  4. From the Actions drop-down menu, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS.
  5. Confirm the action.


The guest OS of all VMs are shut down gracefully.