On an ESXi 6.x server, many VMs can be opened by users and forgotten open even after completing their work. Memory limits end up being reached and I was looking at methods to automatically suspend Windows Server VMs after inactivity.
The attempt I did is to first set the power options within Windows Server to suspend after some minutes of inactivity and then also in Edit Settings of the VM in ESXi, I set Power Management to Suspend the virtual machine as the choice under "How should the virtual machine respond when the guest OS is placed on standby?". I then did a test but the VM does not suspend in the sense of an ESXi suspend. Any suggestions?