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Esxi 6.5 Virtual Machine Startup / Shutdown options?

In older versions of esxi vSphere client for windows, you use to be able to set the VM’s to start and stop when the host machine was powered on/off by going to Configuration tab and Virtual Machine Startup / Shutdown. I’m running esxi 6.5 and can’t seem to find this option in the vSphere HTML5 Web Client?

Is it still possible to use the vSphere client for windows with 6.5 or has this been discontinued? Can’t seem to find a download for it.


 

Thanks,

Tim

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Right click the virtual machine, select Autostart and then increase or decrease the startup priority, see:

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And with release of vSphere 6.5, there is no more vSphere Client available.

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Richardson Porto
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The current VM Autostart option is not acceptable. Having to right-click over and over again and it is confusing which VM will start and followed by which.

Tried to increase priority for VM01 (Unset) it change to 1. Does 1 actually means it is the first VM or the last VM to autostart?

So i decided to disable autostart for VM01 but i only had decrease priority option. After decrease my VM01, it become 6. What does that actually means? So i need to right-click, decrease, and repeat until it get to 5, 4, 3,... until Unset.

This is very inconvenient and very confusing when u had 20-30 VMs in the table. Or is there a page to manage VM Autostart setting or something that i missing out?

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In "Virtual Machines" window, right click on the title of any column, and navigate to Select Columns.   The autostart order, delay on and delay off columns are default hidden for some reason.  You still have to do the annoying right click to move a vm up or down in the order as far as I can tell, but at least you can see what order they boot in. Also you have to enable autostart Host>Manage window, System tab >Autostart.

Hope this helps, I kinda figured it out by bumbling through.

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The suggestion from c00k did the trick for me.

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