Shutting down the VM

  • You can shut down the VM by clicking the close button (close_button) on the upper left of the console window, or from Machine in the menu bar. To shut it down completely, you can choose Send the shutdown signal / ACPI shutdown, or you can Save the machine state to resume later where you left off.

Other important notes

  • While the VM is running idle in the background, it will probably use a few percent of a CPU core, which may drain your laptop battery faster than usual.
  • If you delete the VM, you will likely lose all the files that were on it (except those in the shared directory).
  • Make sure you have read the warning about not working directly in the vm_transfer directory under Using the VM.