we have a strange issue at a customer site with vCSA 6.5U2b (and also previous versions).
There are two hosts with local storage, no HA, on one of those the Edit button in the VM Startup / Shutdown section is missing making it impossible to change the sequence.
It seems a vCSA issue because on the host web client you can edit the vm startup sequence.
Despite all my Googling, I've not been able to resolve this. Can anyone help please?
Since you have not enabled HA, it is showing as Automatic Startup. That is what it says,
"If the host is part of a vSphere HA cluster, the automatic startup and shutdown of virtual machines is disabled."
If you enable HA, then it will allow you to have a Manual Startup, like below:
Just experienced this. Modifying the autostart sequence can be accomplished by logging into the host web interface as root. Getting the edit button back is still a mystery to me.