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How to Configure Virtual Server Actions for a Virtual Machine

Use the following procedure to configure actions for Virtual Server to take on a virtual machine when the Virtual Server service starts and stops, and how to turn on or off hardware-assisted virtualization for the virtual machine if the host computer supports that feature.

You can configure these options when you deploy or migrate a virtual machine or by updating the properties of the virtual machine.

To configure Virtual Server actions and hardware-assisted virtualization for a virtual machine
  1. If you are deploying or migrating a virtual machine, navigate to the Virtual Server Actions wizard page.

    -Or-

    If you are modifying an existing virtual machine, display the Virtual Server Actions tab in the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box.

  2. To enable Virtual Server to perform an action when the Virtual Server service starts, you must specify a "run as" account. To do this, select the Run virtual machine under the following user account check box, and then specify the account name and password below. For account requirements, see "Run as" Account Requirements for Virtual Server.

  3. To specify a start action, in Action when Virtual Server starts, select one of the following options:

    Never automatically turn on the virtual machine

    Always automatically turn on the virtual machine

    Automatically turn on the virtual machine if it was running when Virtual Server stopped

  4. If you want to delay starting the virtual machine after the Virtual Server service starts, specify the number of seconds to wait. You can delay starting as long as 32,767 seconds (about 9 hours).

  5. To specify an action to take when the Virtual Server service stops, in Action when Virtual Server stops, select one of the following options:

    Save state

    Turn off virtual machine

    Shut down virtual machine

  6. If the host computer supports hardware-assisted virtualization, specify whether or not to use that feature with the virtual machine by selecting or clearing the Use Hardware Assisted Virtualization check box.

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