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VMWARE VM starts global information

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Last Modified: 2012-09-02
Can someone explain to me how esxi5 works with auto starting virtual machine.
I am used to Microsoft virtual server and it clear and simple how it works: when you do a properties on a virtual machine, you have the Boot option with 1-don't boot, 2- previous states 3- always boot.
I don't see that in VMWare???

What happended this weekend was a power outage and only half of them rebooted not the other half. I have noticed that half of the servers successfully received a shutdown command from my MAIN UPS and the other half did not.
The half that received the shutdown and were cleanly shutdown did not reboot.
The half that did not received the shutdown and were forced shutdown all rebooted ok.

So looks like VMWare Boot option is setup by default to "As previous state".
So the server that were turn off right before the power outage never restarted.
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