Powering off/on a virtual machine on an ESXi host

Powering off/on a virtual machine on an ESXi host

Log on to the ESXi console. Or via SSH

Get a list of all registered virtual machines, identified by their VMID, Display Name, and path to the .vmx configuration file, using this command:

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms

To get the current state of a virtual machine:

vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate VMID

Shutdown the virtual machine using the VMID found in Step 2 and run:

vim-cmd vmsvc/power.shutdown VMID

Note: If the virtual machine fails to shut down, use this command:

vim-cmd vmsvc/power.off VMID

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