You can select the device to use to start up your virtual machine.

Before you begin

Verify that the virtual machine is running. The change does not take effect if the virtual machine is not running.

About this task

This function is not available for a Mac OS X Server virtual machine.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Other in the Settings window, click Startup Disk.
  4. Click the startup device to use.
  5. Click Restart.

    You can also hold down the Option key and click Restart to firmware to restart the virtual machine in firmware setup mode.


The guest operating system restarts and boots from the selected device.