In OSX Mountain Lion, I run a Windows Server 2003 VM solely to run SQL Sever 2008. It chews up a lot of battery life. Is there some way to automatically pause the VM when the SQL Server is idle and restart it again when requested (kind of like wake-on-lan)?
Update: I can get it to pause when idle by setting the power setting in Windows to put the system to sleep. However, I cannot get it to start back up again.