Thursday, November 8, 2012

How to stop file copy on a VMware ESXi 5.0 which is started by vSphere client

When you start a file copy on a VMware ESXi machine by using vSphere client, you will find that you cannot "stop” (Cancel this task) it.

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The workaround is SSH to the ESXi host and run the following command from the vCLI

# /sbin/services.sh restart

It will restart the management agent (Include All management services, including: hostd, ntpd, sfcbd, slpd, wsman, vodb), the vSphere client connection will be disconnected.

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5 comments:

  1. I disabled 'Start and Stop Virtual Machines with the system' in vSphere (host > Configuration > Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown > Properties).
    I logged into the ESXi host via SSH and ran: /etc/init.d/hostd restart
    I then logged back into vSphere and the file copy process was gone.
    I then re-enabled 'Start and Stop Virtual Machines with the system'.

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  2. Thanks /sbin/services.sh restart worked for me

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  3. Thank you to comment by Temp, that worked great!

    Stopped the copy. And no service interruption. Gave it 10 mins then re-logged into vsphere client, started the VM i was copying. Up and running again

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  4. /sbin/services.sh restart worked for me too.

    THANKS!!

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