Install VMware Tools on a virtual machine to be able to shut down and restart the guest operating system on that virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Click Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client inventory and click a virtual machine in the list.

    The virtual machine is displayed in the VMware Host Client inventory.

  2. To shut down a virtual machine, right click the virtual machine in the VMware Host Client inventory, select Guest OS from the pop-up menu, and select Shut down.
  3. To restart a virtual machine, right-click the virtual machine in the VMware Host Client inventory, select Guest OS from the drop-down menu, and select Restart.