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Understanding the Start-Up Sequence Delay
You can set a delay between the sequential start-ups of virtual machines in a team. This delay is useful to avoid overloading the CPU when multiple team virtual machines start. You might also use this delay to ensure that a virtual machine functioning as a server completes its start-up before client virtual machines start.
If your virtual machine team depends on precise start-up timing, you may need to experiment to determine how much time your host and guest operating environments and applications need to launch.