Performing Actions on a Hypervisor's Virtual Machines

The VMs/Templates tab can be used to power on and off the virtual machines that are contained on the selected hypervisor. You can also add the virtual machines and templates to a new or existing machine group. To perform these actions you simply select the desired virtual machines and/or templates and then either use the buttons along the top of the tab or use the right-click menu. For example:

 

Power on

Enables you to immediately power on the selected virtual machine(s). The Operations Monitor is used to monitor the status of the power operation. To view the updated power state, refresh the information displayed on the tab by selecting View > Refresh.

Power off

Enables you to immediately power off the selected virtual machine(s). The Operations Monitor is used to monitor the status of the power operation. To view the updated power state, refresh the information displayed on the tab by selecting View > Refresh.

Add to Machine Group

Enables you to add the selected machines to a new machine group or to an existing machine group. See Creating A New Machine Group for more information.

Important! Machines you add to the machine group are automatically assigned the associated machine credentials. (Hosted virtual machines are the exception, they are assigned the last known machine group credentials.) If no machine credentials are available, no credentials will be assigned and the default credentials will be used in any subsequent scans. If the default credentials are not valid for the machines, and if the account credentials of the person currently logged on to the program are also not valid for the machines, scans of the machines you just added to the group will fail. To prevent scanning errors, always supply credentials for machines you add to a machine group. See Supplying Credentials for more information.