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dwcrist
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How do I keep a VM from starting when ESX 3.5 starts?

We are going to be doing some work on an ESX 3.5 server and it will be coming up and down several times. I'd like to mark the VMs so they don't start automatically. I used to know how to do this in 2.5, but on the Configuration tab, Virtual machine startup and shutdown, it seems the only choice is to have them all to start. There are some parameters to control how that happens, but I don't see anything to prevent it, either en masse or individually. When I highlight a VM in the list, the Edit button is always grayed out.

Thanks for any help,

Doug

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oreeh
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Simply move the VMs down below "Manual startup" and / or remove the checkmark from "Allow virtual machines to start and stop automatically with the system"

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dwcrist
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Duh! They were already there! No wonder the button was grayed out. I guess I couldn't see the forest for the trees, so to speak.

Thanks,

Doug

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