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
- In the Servers folder, navigate to a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server and expand the Live node.
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.
Right-click a virtual machine. From the pop-up menu, select any of the management tasks described in the following table.
Snapshot or Audit
Starts the virtual machine.
Run any power-down scripts and then stop a virtual machine.
Perform an immediate stop of the virtual machine, without running any power-down scripts.
Pause the virtual machine.
Starts a paused virtual machine.
Save the virtual machine's state to hard disk.
Discard the saved state from hard disk.
Snapshot virtual machine
Create a snapshot for the virtual machine.
Renames the virtual machine.
Deletes the virtual machine.
Displays a read-only view of the virtual machine properties, such as path and virtual machine status.