haimbeyhan
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Cannot shut down RedHat 4 vm

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Hi,

We have a vm running RedHat 4 Ent. on ESX 4 build 208167. The vm was stuck today for some reason. There was no connection to it at all remotely. I succeded to open its console from Virtual Center and tried to shutdown from the os. It started running the init stop scripts and it's stuck somewhere. So I decided to power off from the virtual center. Nothing happens.

Ho do I shut down this vm ?

Thanks,

Haim Beyhan

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NTurnbull
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Hi, you could use the vmware-cmd path_to_vm_vmx_file stop command from the console of the host it's running on or failing that you can find the vm's PID using ps -auxwww | grep -i vmname and then using kill to kill the PID associated to the vm.




Thanks,

Neil

Thanks, Neil

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NTurnbull
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Hi, you could use the vmware-cmd path_to_vm_vmx_file stop command from the console of the host it's running on or failing that you can find the vm's PID using ps -auxwww | grep -i vmname and then using kill to kill the PID associated to the vm.




Thanks,

Neil

Thanks, Neil

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savantsingh
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You can power off the VM by either using Ctrl+E on the console or right click the VM>>Power>>Power Off.

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haimbeyhan
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Thanks, I could shut down the machine through vmware-cmd command. The soft did not work but the hard did work.

Haim

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