Powering on a virtual machine is the equivalent of powering on a physical machine.
You cannot power on a virtual machine that has guest customization enabled unless the virtual machine has a current version of VMware Tools installed.
Verify that the virtual machine is powered off.
- 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 you want to start, select Power On.
A powered-on virtual machine displays a Powered on status in green.