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Force VMware ESXi to Reboot

You have a VMware server that won’t reboot via the VMware vSphere Console, perhaps due to hung iSCSI, etc.


You need to run ‘reboot’ with some parameters from an SSH command-line.

  1. SSH into the VMware server.
  2. Run the following Linux command:
    # reboot -n -f

The VMware server will immediately reboot. This is equivalent to a “hard reboot”, meaning you could lose data the same as if you had turned the power off on the server. Beware.


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