After creating a virtual machine in the
VMware Host Client, you can perform different management tasks on the virtual machine, including deleting the virtual machine from the host, remove the virtual machine from a datastore, registering it back on a datastore, and so on. You can also return the virtual machine to the host.
Access a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client You can access the virtual machines on the host that you are logged in to, to configure the virtual machine hardware and options, to perform administrative tasks, and to perform basic troubleshooting tasks.
Power On or Power Off a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client The basic power operations for a virtual machine are powering it on and powering it off. You can power on a stopped virtual machine and power off a running virtual machine.
Use Virtual Machine Column Configuration in the VMware Host Client The virtual machines panel in the VMware Host Client allows you to configure the information that you want to display. You can show or hide different columns, such as status, used space, host name, host CPU, and so on.
Remove Virtual Machines from a Host in the VMware Host Client You can unregister a virtual machine if you want to keep it on the datastore, but you no longer want the VMware Host Client inventory to display the virtual machine.
Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore in the VMware Host Client Remove unnecessary virtual machines from the VMware Host Client inventory to free space on the datastore. Removing a virtual machine from the host deletes all virtual machine files from the datastore, including the configuration file and virtual disk files.
Register a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client If you remove a virtual machine or template from a host but do not remove it from the host datastore, you can return it to the host's inventory.
Using Snapshots to Manage Virtual Machines Snapshots preserve the state and data of a virtual machine at the time you take the snapshot. When you take a snapshot of a virtual machine, the virtual machine is not affected and only an image of the virtual machine in a given state is copied and stored. Snapshots are useful when you must revert repeatedly to the same virtual machine state, but you do not want to create multiple virtual machines.