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What will occur if the .nvram file is deleted from a powered off virtual machine?

The .nvram file will get created the next time the virtual machine is powered on.

Restoring the file from backup is needed to allow the virtual machine to power on.

The virtual machine will fail to power on and enter an Orphaned state.

The virtual machine will fail to power on and enter an Inaccessible state.


The .nvram file. This small file contains the BIOS that is used when the VM boots. It is similar to a physical server that has a BIOS chip that lets you set hardware configuration options. A VM also has a virtual BIOS that is contained in the NVRAM file. The BIOS can be accessed when a VM first starts up by pressing the F2 key.
Whatever changes are made to the hardware configuration of the VM are then saved in the NVRAM file. This file is in binary format and if deleted it will be automatically re-created when a VM is powered on.

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