As with physical computers, you should shut down a guest operating system before you power off a virtual machine.
- To shut down the guest operating system, shut down the operating system as you would if you were using a physical machine.
When the guest operating system shuts down, the virtual machine is powered off and Workstation Player exits.
- To power off a virtual machine without shutting down the guest operating system, select
If soft power operations are configured for the virtual machine when the virtual machine is first created, Power Off Guest appears in the menu instead of Power Off.