Resetting a virtual machine clears state (memory, cache, and so on), but the virtual machine continues to run. Resetting a virtual machine is the equivalent of pushing the reset button of a physical machine. It initiates a hard reset of the operating system without changing the power state of the virtual machine.
Your virtual machine is powered on.
- On the Virtual Datacenters dashboard screen, click the card of the virtual data center you want to explore and select Virtual Machines from the left panel.
- Click to view the list in a card view and, optionally, filter the list of virtual machines from the Look in drop-down menu.
- From the Power menu of the virtual machine you want to reset, select Reset.
The state clears for the virtual machine.