Self-Serve Boot Order allows you to select a specific order in which your virtual machines (VMs) will boot, so you can better customize your environments, training and sales experiences.
Setting up the VM Boot OrderSetting up and customizing the boot order of your VMs is simple and easy.
- Identify and select the environment that you want to customize.
- From the Environment Details page, go to the Edit Environment section located on the lower right of the screen.
- Click the Boot Order button.
- On the Boot Order page, select the order in which you want your virtual machines to boot.
- You can group VMs into a maximum of three groups.
- By default, all VMs will be in Group 1.
- Each booting group must have a minimum of one VM and can have a maximum of 25 VMs.
- Click Save to save your changes.
Important: Saving your changes will only impact the current environment instance. In order to commit the changes to future environments, you will need to take a snapshot through the Environment Details page.
Booting groups will boot consecutively, so the length of time to load all virtual machines is dependent on how many groups are utilized.
For example, let’s say you utilize three booting groups. The first group contains one virtual machine, the second group contains two virtual machines, and the third group contains three virtual machines. In this case, the virtual machines in Groups 2 and 3 will not begin booting until the first group has completed. The two virtual machines in the second group will boot simultaneously.