cojacks85
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VM not responding to interaction / ESX3.5

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Hello,

i have the following problem: I have some VMs in my virtual infrastructure which are just doing their work and one single VM which does not respond to any action (shutdown, reboot, configure, console, e.g.). In the log of the vm is stated that there is an actual snapshot job which should be finished since two weeks... someone got an idea how to kill this running job or how to explain what is happening wih this special vm?

Thanks and cheers.

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TobiasKracht
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You may kill your VM with 3 following ways (simple-advanced):

1. run vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes///.vmx stop

2. run vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes///.vmx stop hard this command kills process of VM

3. ps auxfww | grep NameOfVM (here you need to find PID of your VM)

kill -9 PID

The simpliest one is first approach, while 3 is the most advanced.

StarWind Software R&D

StarWind Software R&D http://www.starwindsoftware.com

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TobiasKracht
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You may kill your VM with 3 following ways (simple-advanced):

1. run vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes///.vmx stop

2. run vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes///.vmx stop hard this command kills process of VM

3. ps auxfww | grep NameOfVM (here you need to find PID of your VM)

kill -9 PID

The simpliest one is first approach, while 3 is the most advanced.

StarWind Software R&D

StarWind Software R&D http://www.starwindsoftware.com

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