Shutdown Source VM

This step shuts down the selected source VM. It does not affect the recovered VM.

You can override the following parameters for the Shutdown Source VM step:



Default Value

Critical Step

Defines whether the step is critical for VM recovery.

If you mark the step as Critical, its failure for a VM from a critical inventory group will halt the plan.



Maximum amount of time (in seconds) for the step to execute.


Shutdown Action

Defines whether the step will shut down the guest OS of the source VM.

Note: The Shutdown OS option requires VMware Tools to be installed in the guest OS.

Shutdown OS


Number of retries that will be attempted if the step fails on the first try.


During Failback and Undo

Defines whether the step will be executed during the Failback and Undo Failover operations.

Skip (not editable)

During DataLab Tests

Defines whether the step will be executed during plan testing in a DataLab.

Note: If you set the parameter value to Execute, keep in mind that all actions performed while testing the plan will not be reverted when the test is over.