Use the following procedure to configure actions to take on a virtual machine when the virtualization service starts and stops. You can configure these options when you deploy or migrate a virtual machine, or by updating the properties of the virtual machine.To configure start and stop actions for a virtual machine
If you are modifying an existing virtual machine, display the Actions tab in the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box.
To specify a start action, in Action when physical server starts, select one of the following options:
- Never automatically turn on the virtual
- Always automatically turn on the virtual
- Automatically turn on the virtual machine
if it was running when physical server stopped
- Never automatically turn on the virtual machine
If you want to delay starting the virtual machine after the Virtual Server service starts, specify the number of seconds to wait. You can delay starting up to 32,767 seconds (about 9 hours). This delay enables you to set the order of image files by having some images take longer to automatically start than others.
To specify an action to take when the Virtual Server service stops, in Action when physical server stops, select one of the following options:
- Save state
- Turn off virtual machine
- Shut down guest OS
- Save state
Specify the Operating System that you will install on the virtual machine.
For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.