Automatically Suspend Windows VM

Hi all

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?

Many thanks

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