Using the ESXi esxcli command to power off a virtual machine

The esxcli command can be used locally or remotely to power off a virtual machine running on ESXi 5.x or later. For more information, see the esxcli vm Commands section in the vSphere Command-Line Interface Reference.

  1. Open a console session where the esxcli tool is available, either in the ESXi Shell, the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA), or the location where the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) is installed.
  2. Get a list of running virtual machines, identified by World ID, UUID, Display Name, and path to the .vmx configuration file by running this command:esxcli vm process list
  3. Power off the virtual machine from the list by running this command:esxcli vm process kill --type= [soft,hard,force] --world-id= WorldNumber


    • Three power-off methods are available. Soft is the most graceful, hard performs an immediate shutdown, and force should be used as a last resort.
    • alternate power off command syntax is: esxcli vm process kill -t [ soft,hard,force] -w WorldNumber
  4. Repeat Step 2 and validate that the virtual machine is no longer running.

Reverting to a previous version of HyperBackup fixed my problem.

I manually install the previous version of HyperBackup it can be found here:

You need to uninstall the current version first, then manually install the previous version using the .sdk that matches your hardware.

Make sure that HyperBackup isn’t set to auto update.

I keep a backup of the last working version of HyperBackup here 😉


To find out which version to download I downloaded HyperBackup from download section for compareation.

On-Screen keyboard
Installing the on-screen keyboard is not the solution to develop software or write long text documents on the Raspberry PI, but it is a must-to-have to make complete the user interaction options. Installing the keyboard is a very simple operation that can be done with a single command from the terminal:

just as it is explained in the product document page on Element14. The documentation says that the keyboard (after installation and reboot) is accessible on-screen from the Menu->Accessories->Keyboard. Doing several installations I have verified that the keyboard is not always listed as a new menu option; one of the reasons depends on the previous presence of a physical keyboard connected to the Raspberry or not. To be sure that the on-screen keyboard is added to the desktop menu after installation the better choice is to manage the Raspberry PI from remote via SSH.

The on-screen keyboard can be shown by your applications or bash scripts with the command

For the Windows 10 theme, also install this plugin:

An icon taskbar for the Gnome Shell. This extension moves the dash into the gnome main panel so that the application launchers and system tray are combined into a single panel


cfdisk /dev/sda
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
mkdir /disk2
blkid /dev/sda1

nano /etc/fstab
indsæt UUID=”97174799-0902-43b7-86d3-e42417xxxxxx” /disk2 ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 1
mount /disk2

Proxmox – log out and then back in
id: Disk2
Directory: /disk2
Content: Diskimage/Container template