Some configuration tasks require that the virtual machine be powered off. In the Virtual Machine Library you can access a virtual machine without powering it on.

Procedure

  1. In the Virtual Machine Library window, select the virtual machine to work on.
  2. (Optional) : If the virtual machine to configure is displayed as Suspended or Powered on, open the virtual machine and power it off.
    • Use the Shut Down button in the toolbar

    • Use the Shut Down command in the Virtual Machine menu.

    Fusion opens the virtual machine without powering it on or opening it in a window.

  3. Click the Settings button.

Results

You can make changes to the settings that require that the virtual machine be powered off.