I bought the latest version 12 upgrade to VMWare Workstation partially due to this feature being announced. But when I reboot my pc it hard shuts down the VM. Is there a setting I am missing that will make it suspend instead of shut down?
As far as I know this feature is just a bluff.
I lost a lot of work because all open VMs were switched off when Windows did reboot after automatic updates.
Not sure if your VMs are shared VM or not. I remember VMware guys said shared VM was not supported by this feature currently.
If your VMs are not shared VMs, you'd better provide your host and guest OS information. vmware.log file of each VM can also be helpful to determine the root cause.