How to stop a VM from the CLI in vSphere 5

As with every version there is a new set of tools to perform administration in your vSphere ESXi hypervisor. The new tool is called esxcli. Here are some steps to try to get shutdown a VM from the command line

Steps to stop a VM from the CLI in vSphere 5

  1. Gather information on the processes :  Ex: esxcli vm process list
  2. Select process World number from the list generated in step 1
  3. Send the kill command to stop VM. Ex: esxcli vm process kill -t soft -w #####

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