Chapter 6. Administrative Tasks

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6.1. Shutting Down a Virtual Machine

Procedure 6.1. Shutting Down a Virtual Machine

  1. Click the Virtual Machines tab and select a running virtual machine.
  2. Click the shut down ( ) button.
    Alternatively, right-click the virtual machine and select Shutdown.
  3. Optionally in the Administration Portal, enter a Reason for shutting down the virtual machine in the Shut down Virtual Machine(s) confirmation window. This allows you to provide an explanation for the shutdown, which will appear in the logs and when the virtual machine is powered on again.


    The virtual machine shutdown Reason field will only appear if it has been enabled in the cluster settings. For more information, see Explanation of Settings and Controls in the New Cluster and Edit Cluster Windows in the Administration Guide.
  4. Click OK in the Shut down Virtual Machine(s) confirmation window.
The virtual machine shuts down gracefully and the Status of the virtual machine changes to Down.
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