Author : mimartin
Topic Name : Host Failure Types
Publication Name : vSphere Availability
Product/Version : VMware vSphere/7.0
If a vm is powered off prior to an ESXi host HA event, wull a powered off VM restart on another esxi host if HA kicks in ?
If the VM is powered off prior the event, it is not powered on in case of an HA event!
No, your VMs would be in the same power state after the event as they were before - a powered off VM won’t “restart” as it wasn’t “started” at the time.