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Executing management tasks on Microsoft virtual machines

You can perform a variety of management tasks on the Microsoft virtual machine, such as starting and stopping a virtual machine.

To execute management tasks on a VMM server

  1. In the Servers folder, navigate to a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server and expand the Live node.
  2. Expand the Microsoft VMM server object type and then expand the Virtual Machines node. The Virtual Machines node shows all virtual machines configured within the VMM server. The icons indicate the status of the virtual machine.

    Task

    Description

    Running

    Stopped

    Paused

  3. Right-click a virtual machine. From the pop-up menu, select any of the management tasks described in the following table.

    Task

    Description

    Snapshot or Audit

    See Monitoring compliance in the virtual environment.

    Start

    Starts the virtual machine.

    Guest Shutdown

    Run any power-down scripts and then stop a virtual machine.

    Stop

    Perform an immediate stop of the virtual machine, without running any power-down scripts.

    Suspend

    Pause the virtual machine.

    Resume

    Starts a paused virtual machine.

    SaveState

    Save the virtual machine's state to hard disk.

    DiscardSaveState

    Discard the saved state from hard disk.

    Snapshot virtual machine

    Create a snapshot for the virtual machine.

    Rename

    Renames the virtual machine.

    Delete

    Deletes the virtual machine.

    Properties

    Displays a read-only view of the virtual machine properties, such as path and virtual machine status.

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