Configure autostart options for the ESXi host to set up when the host starts and stops.


  1. Click Manage in the VMware Host Client inventory and click System.
  2. Click Autostart.
  3. Click Edit settings.
  4. Select Yes to enable changing the autostart configuration.
    Option Description
    Start delay Configure the start time of the host.
    Stop delay Configure the stop time of the host.
    Stop action Select the System default, Power off, Suspend, or Shut down option.
    Wait for heartbeat Select Yes to enable the Wait for heartbeat option.
  5. Click Save.