How to shutdown guest OS in the right way of VMware.

Hello Experts.

I just have a question about how to shutdown Guest OS in the right way of VMware.
As you know, I can shutdown Guest OS via vSphere client's menu "shutdown guest" but
is there no problem ?
I think it is better to shutdown the Guest OS after login Guest OS  and shutdown from the OS's command,
but if there is no problem to shutdownGuest OS by using vSphere 's shutdown button without taking caring of OS's status,
it is simple for me.

If the way means it is same as giving impact to the OS like pushing power button of the physical server ,
Guest OS would become strange someday, therefore I want to know if there is no problem to shutdown by using vSphere Client shutdown menu while Guest OS is still working (without stoping Guest OS ).

Best regards
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As long as the guest OS has the VMware tools installed, the shutdown via vSphere Client will invoke a proper shutdown of the guest OS. If the tools aren't installed it'll be like a power failure...

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You can do either.

If you use the Guest OS - Shutdown Option, it calls VMware Tools to complete the shutdown.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
The Shutdown Guest Option is the SAME as the Soft Switch Option, on a Current Motherboard.
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As already stated if you have VMware tools installed you can do a soft shutdown by hitting the shutdown button. If you do not have it installed, and you try to do this you will get an error message that you do not have VMware tools installed.

If you select power off then that is the equivalent of doing a hard shutdown. You also have an option of doing both types of shutdowns in HA (depending on the version you're running).
You can also use the hibernate option.

This will save the current state of the virtual machine until you resume it. Apart from maintenance there is no reason to shutdown a server.
If your guest doesn't have any special shutdown requirements, and Tools are installed, either method works. But if you've got special needs for some reason, and you feel like you must login and perform guest shutdown manually, you could also investigate the special scripting options available through Tools, which could be setup to mimic your manual shutdown process.
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