In this blogpost, we’ll see how you can shutdown forcefully an unresponsive or hung VMware virtual machine using esxcli command-line.
In this case scenario, you will not able to shutdown or power off the virtual machine through the vSphere and inside the Guest OS.
Let’s begin with the steps now.
- SSH into the host where the virtual machine is currently running.
- Run the command “esxcli vm process list” to get the running VMs details with the World ID.
~ # esxcli vm process list techyguy.in World ID: 256209 Process ID: 0 VMX Cartel ID: 245204 UUID: 42 1c a4 bf f7 c3 a4-34 d3 e3 9b 54 03 6f 15 Display Name: techyguy.in Config File: /vmfs/volumes/5aa81gec-5b1290ed-f09c-48df37289554/techyguy.in
3. Now Run the command ‘esxcli vm process kill -t=”[force|soft|hard]” -w=256209‘.
This way you can kill the VM process and make them alive again.
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