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VMware: Can’t shutdown a VM, kill the hypervisor process

If you can’t shutdown a VM, and it won’t poweroff, ssh into your Host and kill the process that hosts the VM:

esxcli vm process list
esxcli vm process kill --type=hard --world-id=[WORLDID]

You can choose types: soft, hard, force.

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