7.9.3. Suspending a Virtual Machine

Suspending a virtual machine is analogous to putting a computer into sleep mode. When a virtual machine is suspended, the current state of the operating system, and applications is saved, and the virtual machine put into a suspended mode. When you resume the virtual machine, the operating system and applications continue from the same point you suspended the virtual machine.

The Oracle VM Server resources used by the virtual machine are not released. If you want to release these resources, you should shut down the virtual machine.

To suspend a virtual machine:

  1. Select the Home view, and select the virtual machine in the Server Pools folder.

  2. Right-click on the virtual machine and select Suspend from the menu.

The virtual machine state is saved and the virtual machine suspended.

To resume the virtual machine, see Section 7.9.4, “Resuming a Virtual Machine”.