Best practice to shutdown and restart Virtual Server 2005 Guest OS and Host Machine?
Posted on 2009-04-29
Hi Experts -
I would like to know the best practice to shutdown Virtual Server 2005 R2 (guest OS). What is the safest way to shutdown the guest OS (Server 2003 R2) and ensure no data loss? I need to save all data on the guest OS at the time of shutdown, just as if it were running on a real machine. The VS2005 console provides the options: PAUSE, SAVE STATE, SHUTDOWN GUEST OS, TURNOFF, and RESET. Which is the correct option? Also, should I log into the Guest OS via Remote Desktop and shutdown, then use one of the console options listed above?
After shutting down Guest OS and VS, I need to restart the Host Server as part of regular scheduled maintenance. Thanks for your insight!