I read that the start-up sequence is 'Automatic Startup' VMs by configured start order and then VMs started in 'Any Order'.
The shutdown order is meant to be reverse of the start-up order.
But when I issue the 'reboot' or 'shutdown' commands in the vSphere Client. I get the reverse shutdown of the ordered VMs then shutdown of the remaining VMs.
I believe that it should be Suspend or shutdown the manually started VMs. Then the 'Any Order' VMs and finally the reverse of the 'Automatic Startup' VMs.
Am I missing something?
By default ESXi will wait 120 seconds for each virtual machine shutdown and there is no order about shutdown.