Hello, I want to configure VM automatic startup/shutdown on ESXi 5.1. All VMs run Windows. I have read the documentation and I still have a few questions.
1. Is the VM startup/shutdown delay applied sequentially or in parallel? Meaning, if I have 4 VMs in the automatic startup section and each VM has a startup delay of 60 seconds, will they all start 60 seconds after power-up or will they start 60 seconds after the previous VM has started? (ie No.1 will start in 60 seconds, No.2 in 120 seconds, No.3 in 180 seconds and so forth). Is this behavior any different for VMs in the "any order" section?
2. My understanding is that "any order" VMs start after ALL the "automatic startup" VMs have started. I also understand that shutdown order is reversed from the startup order. So for shutdown, do the "any order" VMs stop BEFORE the "automatic startup" VMs or not?