Pausing a virtual machine stops the current state of a virtual machine. When you resume a paused virtual machine, the state of the virtual machine is exactly the same as when you paused it.


The current state of the virtual machine is not saved when you pause a virtual machine. If you quit Fusion while a virtual machine is paused, Fusion suspends or shuts down the virtual machine depending on your Fusion preferences.


Click Virtual Machine > Pause.

What to do next

Resume the virtual machine when you are ready to work with it again.