Shutdown delay for VMs ?


Jun 13, 2012
Hello to all,

as is described here

you can set startup delay, which is the time which VMs are waiting to start one after another. This works also if startup delay is not set individually for each VMs as there is some default time.

But there is no setting for SHUTDOWN DELAY, only Shutdown timeout which is time qm is waiting before killing machines.
When you shutdown host server, all VMs are shutting down immediatelly, which is not healthy for harddrives, if you shut down 20 machines or so at once.

My Question is:
Can shutdown delay be set somewhere?
Also what is the Startup delay default time and can be this one set somewhere globally ?

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Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Apr 28, 2005
When you shutdown host server, all VMs are shutting down immediatelly
This is not true. Only VMs with same 'order' are shut down at the same time.
And the maximum number of parallel stops is the number of cores you have.


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