Suspending a virtual machine preserves its current state by writing the memory to disk.

About this task

The suspend and resume feature is useful when you want to save the current state of your virtual machine and continue work later from the same state.


A virtual machine that is powered on.


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


The virtual machine is suspended, but its state is preserved.