vlelli
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unable to stop a VM

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esx 3.5

Hello,

I'm unable to stop a running VM.

No way to have a clean shutdown because the vm is not responding (os: ubuntu server 4.x)

From virtual infrastructure client the Power off command exits with error: operation failed since another task is in progress

Same error connecting to esx server and trying vmware-cmd

> vmware-cmd web2.vmx stop

VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(0) : (Operation failed since another task is in progress.)

> vmware-cmd web2.vmx stop hard

VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(0) : (Operation failed since another task is in progress.)

Thanks for any suggestions,

Valter

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You could try one of the following methods from the cli:

vm-support -x - to list vmid's

vm-support -X <vmid> to kill it..

or

ps -auxwww | grep -i <vmname>

Find the PID and kill -9 pid

Also check out http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2290

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Lightbulb
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You could try one of the following methods from the cli:

vm-support -x - to list vmid's

vm-support -X <vmid> to kill it..

or

ps -auxwww | grep -i <vmname>

Find the PID and kill -9 pid

Also check out http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2290

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vlelli
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Thanks,

I was able to stop the VM using

vm-support -X

Valter

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