Shutdown non responding VMware GuestPosted: September 10, 2010
Sometimes a VMware Guest can get stuck shutting down and will show 95% on the GUI console.
You need to shut this down via the CLI if this is the case.
See this post for the basics of how to do this tip use
vmware-cmd /path to vmx file stop (hard)
If you get an error and the server will not shut down then a more radical process is needed.
Your error may be something like this
VMControl error -999: Unknown error: SoapError: ServerFaultCode(0) : (Operation failed since another task is in progress.)
Logon to the server.
This will produce a list of currently running VMware servers make a note of the vmid
vm-support -X vmid_no from above
Answer no to the first question and then yes to everything else. This will create dump files and backups, the net result though is that it will shut the server down.
Remember to delete all the bits of folders and files from the tmp directory.