You can configure a virtual machine to revert to a snapshot or take a new snapshot when you power off the virtual machine. This feature is useful if you need to discard changes when a virtual machine is powered off.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Options tab, select Snapshots.
  3. Select a power off option.
    Option Description
    Just power off Powers off the virtual machine without making any changes to snapshots.
    Revert to snapshot Reverts to the parent snapshot of the current state of the virtual machine.
    Ask me Prompts you to power off, revert, or take a snapshot when the virtual machine is powered off.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.