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VMware: VM auto suspend in 30 minutes.. wtf??

Sometimes.. grrr, stupid me!!.. I’ve configured last week a new Windows 7 x64 virtual machine, but this machine suspend itself after 30 minutes, I thought it was a bug.. couldn’t find any setting configured in vCenter or the particular host but saw only this messages:

Virtual machine is suspended – by User



Okay… shame shame.. the solution:


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  1. Marki Mark
    December 19th, 2011  (Quote) at 06:12  (Quote) | #1

    Hahahaha don’t shame.. I had same issue last month 🙂


  2. miso_s
    October 24th, 2014  (Quote) at 10:44  (Quote) | #2

    😀 I had same problem too, thanks for your solution.

  3. raul
    November 27th, 2014  (Quote) at 15:36  (Quote) | #3

    So do I, thanks!!! 🙂

  4. Alexander B
    May 20th, 2015  (Quote) at 13:52  (Quote) | #4

    shame on you. shame on me.
    The info in your article is still valid!
    Do not know however where this setting came from.
    I did not set it, but suddenly my machine started to suspend in 30 minutes.
    Looked everywhere but not in the OS itself.
    Thanks for the info!

  5. Wilco
    May 24th, 2015  (Quote) at 10:18  (Quote) | #5

    Ha Ha, stomme actie, had hetzelfde, bedankt @sanderdaems

  6. Vids
    June 7th, 2015  (Quote) at 17:03  (Quote) | #6

    hi, I did the same, but my Oracle VM gets suspended and network connection is lost. Any idea why ?

  7. Vikarti Anatra
    November 27th, 2015  (Quote) at 01:48  (Quote) | #7

    Thank you very much for this tip

  8. mj
    February 15th, 2016  (Quote) at 08:35  (Quote) | #8

    thanks. hate these Id10T errors

  9. Guest
    March 27th, 2016  (Quote) at 05:36  (Quote) | #9


    As on VMware, the VM will suspend automatically if it goes to standby mode.

    You need to disable the standby mode from control panel.


  10. hash
    March 1st, 2017  (Quote) at 05:58  (Quote) | #10

    hi dear sander, thank you for your tip
    i have question, if we let to vm go to sleep mode in VDI environment , what’s happened?
    I think the vCenter start the vm when it need ! what do you think?

  11. Anonymous
    May 11th, 2017  (Quote) at 09:42  (Quote) | #11

    haha ! same issue in my ESXI !
    thanks bud ! LOL

  12. Yahya
    May 30th, 2017  (Quote) at 05:45  (Quote) | #12


  13. ALi Nezamifar
    April 3rd, 2018  (Quote) at 20:25  (Quote) | #13

    hi . this is best answer ♥♥♥

  14. batman
    May 11th, 2018  (Quote) at 12:23  (Quote) | #14

    Love u had the same issue

  15. October 3rd, 2018  (Quote) at 12:37  (Quote) | #15

    thnks, it`s my fault too

  16. suspend
    March 17th, 2019  (Quote) at 13:39  (Quote) | #16

    Thank you!!!! 🙂

  17. Jeremy
    October 20th, 2019  (Quote) at 20:36  (Quote) | #17

    Threw me for a loop too. Thanks!

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