Force shutdown of Linux guest vms in XenServer 6.1

I’ve seen this with both the Access Gateway and other Virtual Machines running in XenServer 6.x from time to time. Here is a resolution that worked for me.

1 – “xe vm-list” to get the uuid of the VM that is hung

2 – “list_domains” to list the domain uuid’s so you can determine¬†

the domain # of the VM above by matching the uuids from this output with the uuid for your VM from the previous command.

3 – “/opt/xensource/debug/destroy_domain -domid XX” where XX is the domain number from the previous command

4 – “xe vm-reboot uuid=XXXX –force” where XXXX is the uuid from the first vm-list command for your VM. (name-label may work but didn’t work this time for me so I used the uuid)

Your VM (should now be) will be back up, and running now. (I use this for my CAG that hang, it’s a nifty way to do it, so you don’t have to reboot the xenserver host)