A virtual machine host is the computer that runs one or more virtual machines, and is a real hardware-based computer. A virtual machine guest is one of the non-hardware based computers running on the virtual hardware created by VMWare or others on the host computer. So, any power reporting about the guests is irrelevant, because the power is consumed by the host.
Virtual machines have the ability to skew attempts to report on the impact of power management settings since they have little impact on power consumption.
For example, a virtual machine that is turned off for days results in little power savings.
Barracuda Managed Workplace automatically flags a device as a virtual machine if the manufacturer is Microsoft, VMWare or Xen. If Barracuda Managed Workplace has not flagged a device as a virtual machine, you can manually set this property on its Device Overview page so that it is not included in any power management calculations.
- In Service Center, click Status > Devices.
- Click a device name of a virtual machine.
Click the Edit icon beside Virtual Machine.
- Do one of the following:
- If you want to continue to have Barracuda Managed Workplace automatically detect if the device is a virtual machine, select the Auto Detect option button.
- If you know that the device is a virtual machine, select the Force to Yes button.
- Click Apply.