The virtual machine questions are messages that are generated on the vCenter Server. The virtual machine questions appear whenever the virtual machine needs a user intervention to continue its operation. In most cases, the virtual machine questions appear when you power on a virtual machine .

You can answer the virtual machine questions from the vSphere Web Client. To save time and ensure the consistency of your virtual environment, you can apply the same answer to other or all virtual machines in your vCenter Server inventory that have the same pending question.


Verify that the virtual machine hardware version is 11 or higher.


  1. In the Answer Question dialog box, click Show virtual machines.
  2. Select all the virtual machines that you want to apply this answer to.
  3. Click OK.