rhvm
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Virtual Machine unresponsive - won't power off

I left a VM running over night.

This morning the screen was black.  Had to kill the vmware task as no part of the vm or vmware was responding.

Now when I try to open the VM, it hangs vmware.

What can I delete so that it doesn't try to "resume" what was running.  I have many snapshots I can revert to, if I could ever get control of the VM.

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warriorfullight
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How long did you wait for your VMware to respond before closing it? It might be possible that it was in some sort of sleep mode. Since it had been idled for quite some time, it take a while for it to respond.http://imagicon.info/cat/5-59/1.gif

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rhvm
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I waited about a minute.  No disk activity on any virtual or physical disks nor any significant CPU activity.

I'd experienced sleep/hibernate before and this wasn't anything like it.

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rhvm
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Now I have to kill the VMware application task in order to close it.  Even without the problem VM displayed, it insists it's busy and I must wait.

So I can still use other VM's, I just have to use kill task to exit VMware when I'm done.

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rhvm
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Figured it out.  Duh, I keep forgetting the VM has it's own process.  Killed it via task manager, reverted to snapshot, back in bidness.

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