With the power management workflows, you can power on and off virtual machines, reboot the guest operating system of a virtual machine, suspend a virtual machine, and others.

You can access the power management workflows from Library > vCenter > Virtual Machine management > Power Management in the Workflows view of the Orchestrator client.

Workflow Name

Description

Power off virtual machine and wait

Powers off a virtual machine and waits for the process to complete.

Reboot guest OS

Reboots the guest operating system of the virtual machine. Does not reset nonpersistent virtual machines. VMware Tools must be running.

Reset virtual machine and wait

Resets a virtual machine and waits for the process to complete.

Resume virtual machine and wait

Resumes a suspended virtual machine and waits for the process to complete.

Set guest OS to standby mode

Sets the guest operating system to standby mode. VMware Tools must be running.

Shut down and delete virtual machine

Shuts down a virtual machine and deletes it from the inventory and disk.

Shut down guest OS and wait

Shuts down a guest operating system and waits for the process to complete.

Start virtual machine and wait

Starts a virtual machine and waits for VMware Tools to start.

Suspend virtual machine and wait

Suspends a virtual machine and waits for the process to complete.