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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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State Management and Transitions

The major states of the virtual machines were introduced earlier in this chapter. The transitions from various states vary based on what state the virtual machine is in. This section describes these transitions and states. From each state, specific state transitions can be accomplished. Of course, all states can move to the halted state if the virtual machine server fails and all states can move to the nonexistent state if the storage repository fails, but in this chapter, we are really only concerned with orderly and normal transitions.

Halted

In the halted state, the virtual machine exists but is only consuming storage resources. The virtual machine is not running and is nonfunctional. From the halted state, ...

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