Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Power Management

With Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, you can power manage MCS-provisioned VMs across various supported hypervisors and cloud services. The power management operation provides you:

  • Optimal user experience
  • Cost management and power savings

The power actions available are:

  • Start
  • Shut down
  • Restart
  • Suspend
  • Resume
  • Force restart
  • Force shutdown


  • For a non-persistent VM, power cycle (shutdown/start and restart) results in OS disk getting reset.
  • Power action capabilities and behaviors vary depending on hypervisors or cloud services.

The article covers key power management features associated with certain supported hypervisors.

Power Management

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