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Power Off vs. Shut Down
You can configure the Power Off button to turn off a virtual machine or team in two ways:
Caution: If a virtual machine is writing to disk when it receives a Power Off command, data corruption may occur.
Note: Not all guest operating systems respond to a shut down signal from this button. If your operating system does not respond to a shut down signal, shut down from within the operating system, as you would with a physical machine.
For instructions on configuring the Power Off button, see Power Controls in the section Power.