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

To save time and ensure the consistency of your virtual environment, you can apply the same answer to multiple or to all virtual machines that have the same pending question.


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


  1. Navigate to a virtual machine with a question.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and select Guest OS > Answer Question.
    The Answer Question wizard opens.
  3. In the Answer Question dialog box, select your answer.
  4. (Optional) Apply the selected answer to other virtual machines that have the same pending question.
    1. Click the Select other virtual machines hyperlink.
      A list of all virtual machines with the same pending question appears.
    2. Select the virtual machines to which to apply the answer.
  5. Click OK.