Wednesday, November 7, 2012

XenServer VM (Guest) will not Force Shutdown

A XenServer guest will not shutdown due to a pending task. In this case, it hung while adding an adapter while the guest was running - but has happened to me on other tasks as well.

  1. Attempt to cancel the task though the console.
    1. Use xe task-list , which will give you a list of tasks running, along with the UUID.
    2. Use xe task-cancel uuid=[task uuid] to end the task
  2. Sometimes the task will not respond, in which case you need to restart the toolstack
    1. Use xe-toolstack-restart to restart.

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