Use this operation to reset a virtual machine or to reboot the operating system on a virtual machine running on the VMware server.
In order to use the operation, VMware Server 1.0 or 2.0 must be installed both on the remote and local computers (server and client computers). Clients should use VMware VmCOM Scripting API. Otherwise, an error will occur.
The operation cannot have child operations.
The operation properties are organized into the following pages:
This page contains properties common for all operations. For more information on
them, see Properties That Are Common for All Operations.
Reboot/Reset Virtual Machine Details
Optional. Specifies the name of the server computer that hosts the virtual machine. For instance, //SMITH-XP. You can either enter the desired machine name manually, or specify an existing variable or constant that holds this name. To specify the property value, you can also use the single-lined scripts. In addition, you can press the ellipsis button to choose the computer via the standard Browse For Computer dialog. If no value is specified, the default value (localhost) is used.
Optional. Specifies the port number used to connect to the VMware server. You can either enter the desired number manually, or specify an existing variable or constant that holds this number. To specify the property value, you can also use the single-lined scripts.
User Name and Password
Required. The user name and password used to connect to the VMware server. You can either enter the desired values manually, or specify an existing variable or constant that holds them. To specify the properties values, you can also use the single-lined scripts.
Required. Specifies the path to the configuration file (.vmx) of the VMware virtual machine to reboot or reset. You can either enter the path manually, specify a variable or constant that holds it, or press the ellipsis button and choose the file via the Select Virtual Machine Configuration File dialog. To specify the property value, you can also use the single-lined scripts.
Reboot, Reset and Reboot machine and reset it if it cannot be rebooted
Defines the action to be performed by the operation:
||Send a shut down signal to the guest operating system and then restart it.
||Reset the virtual machine abruptly, with no consideration for work in progress.
|Reboot machine or reset it if it cannot be rebooted
||Attempt to restart the guest operating system gracefully and if the machine does not react then forcibly reset it.
You can use variables and constants to set values of operation properties. When specifying the variable (or constant) name, enclose it in the % symbols, for instance, %VariableName%. See Using Variables and Constants in Operation Properties.