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Stopping VM from booting automatically when Host powered on.

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I have a Test XP client which is powering on automatically when i power on the host esxi box.  can i stop this?
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Question by:CHI-LTD
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by:coolsport00
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Log onto the host (or vCenter, then click on the host the VM is on) -> Config tab, then in the software box click the VM Startup/Shutdown link. In the upper right, click Properties

VMStart/Shutdown
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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if you are using HA, and its HA protected, ot could start automatically, it depends what state the VM was in , when ESXi host was shutdown
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Deselect the checkbox to enable startup/shutdown with host and/or select the VM in the below box and move it down to "manual".

StartupShutdown
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by:CHI-LTD
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Ah yes the test source host is configured in HA mode....

When shut down it was running... as im trying to simulate host failure..
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by:CHI-LTD
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done that coolsport
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If you're in HA mode, the VM will startup automatically on another host if the host it's on "fails".
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THATS WHAT HA IS SUPPOSED TO DO!
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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if you have HA configured, its not recommended to use Start and Stop VMs with the host.
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by:coolsport00
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You will need to configure HA -> (Cluster Settings) -> VM options:

HA
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by:coolsport00
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So, if you have a failover event, the VM should stay or will shutdown gracefully. But, as @hanccocka states, it is NOT recommended to set options for VMs that are in a HA cluster...
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by:CHI-LTD
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broke the nested HA cluster and it works!
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