Kill A Rogue VM In ESXi


How do you kill a rogue or stalled VM from ESXi which has no COS!?
Duncan Epping published a blog post where he gives us the answer:

login in unsupported mode: Press <alt> + <f1> and type “unsupported” <enter>
List all running VMs: vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms
Kill VM with vm id: vim-cmd vmsvc/poweroff

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Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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One Response to Kill A Rogue VM In ESXi

  1. aritra says:

    awesome
    but i think the command is power.off

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