Kill VM Process on ESXi 5.0 via command line

ESXCLI is a great command that simplifies the way to kill unresponsive virtual machine

to do so:

1. open DUCI or SSH session to your esxi

2. view your VM list by using:

#esxcli vm process list

3. Identify the unresponsive VM world ID number, for example VM2 has a world id: 14896

4. now u can kill this VM using:

#esxcli vm process kill –world-id=14896 –type=hard


Shay Hyams