VMware : VM stuck at 95% after reset / Shutdown / reboot.

Once in a while the VMware Administrator may see this problem. A VM stuck at 95% while doing any operation like reset/ reboot / shutdown/ poweroff / snapshot creation etc.. Although this solution is not applicable for snapshot things, it can be utilized for the VM which stuck while carrying out other tasks.

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First try to stop the VM using soft stop method.

vmware-cmd <VMX file path> stop

If it doesn’t work,  then force it

vmware-cmd <VMX file path> stop hard

Even then if it doesn’t work, then

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ps -ef –cols 400  | grep -i <VM NAME>

This will return the PID of VM.
Kill the VM using kill -9 <VM’s PID>

If  above command dosn’t work, then it’s time to restart the HOST !.

Good Luck. and dont blame me if you loose any data while executing above commands !

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