You can perform certain basic power options such as powering on and powering off the VMs from the VMware Cloud Console. For other power operations, use the vSphere Client.


  • Ensure that the initial requirements are met. See Create Virtual Machines.
  • Ensure that the VM is connected to vCenter Cloud Gateway.
  • Verify that you have the following privileges:
    • VirtualMachine.Interaction.PowerOn
    • VirtualMachine.Interaction.PowerOff


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Console at
  2. Click Virtual Machines.
  3. Click the icon, and select a power operation.