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Kill an unresponsive VM on an ESX server.

If you want to kill an unresponsive VM on an ESX server and it cannot be turned off with the vmware-cmd stop hard command then try the following:

  1. Logon the ESX server as Root and type: #vm-support –x to find the VMID of the unresponsive VM.
  2. Next, type: #vm-support –X <VMID> to kill the VM. Answer the questions as desired and wait until the ESX server finishes the job.

Cheers!

– Marek.Z

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Marek is an IT professional with 15+ years of experience in the IT industry and is currently working as PSO Senior Consultant SDDC at VMware for the NEMEA region.

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