Shelving virtual machines

You can unbind a stopped VM from the node it is hosted on and release its reserved resources such as CPU and RAM. A shelved VM remains bootable and retains its configuration, including the IP addresses.


To shelve a virtual machine

  1. Click the desired virtual machine.
  2. If the VM is stopped, click Shelve on its right pane.
  3. If the VM is running or suspended, click Shut down or Power off on its right pane, and then select Shelve virtual machine in the confirmation window.

To spawn a shelved VM on a node with enough resources to host it

  1. Click a shelved virtual machine.
  2. On the VM right pane, click Unshelve.