You can perform actions on a provisioned machine relative to its status as a container or a component machine.

The options you see on the Action menu for your provisioned machine include actions that were specified on the machine's blueprint, and might include custom menu operations created by your service architects. You only see options that your tenant administrator or business group manager entitled you to use.

For information about actions, see Foundations and Concepts. For information about creating resource actions to provide users with custom menu operations, see Advanced Service Design.

Performing an operation such as destroy, expire, or a power operation affects the vApp or Multi-Machine service and its component machines.

Table 1. Action Menu Options Available by Displaying the Machine Page on the Items Tab

Menu Option

vApp or Multi-Machine Container Machine

vApp or Multi-Machine Component Machine

Connect using RDP

Connect to the selected machine using Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.

Connect to the selected machine using Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.

Connect using SSH

Connect to the selected machine using SSH.

This option requires that the Machine.SSH custom property is included, and set to true, in the machine blueprint's build profile or Properties page.

Connect to the selected machine using SSH.

This option requires that the Machine.SSH custom property is included, and set to true, in the machine blueprint's build profile or Properties page.

Connect to remote console

Connect to the selected machine by using VMware Remote Console or WebMKS.

Connect to the selected machine by using VMware Remote Console. or WebMKS.

Destroy

Destroy a vApp and component machines.

Machines are destroyed when their lease expires.

Not available.

Change Lease

Change lease, in vRealize Automation only.

The vApp in vCloud Director always has an unlimited lease and is unaffected.

Not available.

Expire

The vApp machine and its component machines are destroyed.

Not available.

Reconfigure

(vSphere machines and vApp component machines only)

A business group manager, support user, or machine owner can perform the following tasks on a vSphere machine or vApp container machine:

  • Change description

  • Add, edit, and delete properties

Business group managers and support users can also change the owner of a machine.

A business group manager, support user, or machine owner can perform the following tasks on a vSphere machine or vApp component machine:

  • Change description

  • Reconfigure CPU, memory, network, and disk settings

  • Add, edit, and delete properties

  • Reconfigure shutdown

Business group managers and support users can also change the owner of a machine.

Power On

Power on the vApp and all its vApp component machines in the startup order specified in the vApp template.

if the machine was suspended, normal operation resumes from the point at which the machine was suspended.

Power on the machine.

if the machine was suspended, normal operation resumes from the point at which the machine was suspended.

Power Off

Power off the vApp and all its vApp component machines, without shutting down the guest operating system, in the shutdown order specified in the vApp template.

Power off the machine without shutting down the guest operating system.

Power Cycle

Power off the vApp and all its vApp component machines in shutdown order, then power on the vApp and all its vApp component machines in the startup order.

Power off the machine, then power it back on.

Reboot

Shut down the vApp and all its vApp component machines in shutdown order, then power on the vApp and all its vApp component machines in the startup order.

Shut down the machine, then power it back on.

Shut Down

Shut down the guest operating system and power off the vApp and all its vApp component machines in the shutdown order specified in the vApp template.

Shut down the guest operating system and power off the machine.

Suspend

Pause the machine so that it cannot be used and does not consume any system resources other than the storage it is currently using.

Pause the machine so that it cannot be used and does not consume any system resources other than the storage it is currently using.