How to kill a VMware virtual machine that won’t die?


I've got a virtual machine running on a server that I can't stop or reboot – I can't log onto it anymore and I can't stop it using the VMware server console. There are other VM's running so rebooting the host is out of the question. Is there any other way of forcing one machine to stop?

Best Solution

If you're on linux then you can grab the guest processes with

ps axuw | grep vmware-vmx

As @Dubas pointed out, you should be able to pick out the errant process by the path name to the VMD