A. A vmware-cmd is provided that can be used to stop a VM. You need to know the location of the vmx file that defines the VM and pass the path of the VM to the command with the stop parameter. For example:
\[root@savdalesx01 Win2k82\]# vmware-cmd /vmfs/volumes /iscsi-vmfs1/Win2k82/Win2k82.vmx stop
If the VM won't stop, you can use "stop hard" instead of "stop."
As a final step, you can kill the VM process by getting the process ID of the VM then killing it, but this isn't recommended. To get the process ID, use the comand
ps auxfww | grep
Kill it with the commandkill -9
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