Powering on a virtual machine is the equivalent of powering on a physical machine.

About this task

You cannot power on a virtual machine that has guest customization enabled unless the virtual machine has a current version of VMware Tools installed.


A virtual machine is powered off.


  1. From the Navigator, select Compute > Virtual Machines.
  2. Select the virtual machine you want to start.
  3. From the Power menu, select Power On.


A powered-on virtual machine displays a Powered on status in green.