I have an ESXi 6.0 server with two VMs, using VSphere 6.0 with the desktop client to manage them. When I power on the server, the VMs still have to be started manually. Is there a way so that they automatically start up? Strangely, I could not find any setting to allow that.


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You can setup the VMs startup policy on ESXi host in Configuration -> Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown -> Properties menu. In the window that pops up, check Allow virtual machines to start and stop automatically with the system to enable the option, choose the stop-action as Guest Shutdown. Click Ok to proceed. Hope that helps


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