Automatically restart Virtual Machine after power cut

Posted on 2011-10-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts, is there a way to configure VMware Server 2.0 or a virtual machine itself to power itself back on in the event of a power cut or when the host is restarted? I am using VMware Server 2 the free edition with web access
Question by:takwirirar
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    Expert Comment

    no imho however it is available in v3.5 and v4/v4.1 which are still free esxi
    whar are you using v2 ?
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    Author Comment

    Where do I download this new version? I clicked Check for updates and it only shows me 2.x
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    Author Comment

    I am on this page
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    Accepted Solution

    In short : Yes It is Possible

    Steps required.
    1. Logon to your Web Console
    2. Click on the Name of Hosting Machine (You should see this on Left Pane, in Inventory)
    3. Once Clicked .. On the Extreme Right you would see Configure Options
    4. Under Configure Options you will find Edit Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown Settings. Click on this
    5. You would get an Popup window with Title  Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown Settings.
    There you would see an Check Box to enable automatic starting of machines.
     Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown Settings
    Further down you would see further options to order startup of multiple machines.

    Hope this helps.!
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    Author Closing Comment

    Exactly what I needed. Thanks!

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