kill a running virtual machine using ESXTOP

Sometimes it is necessary to kill a running virtual machine process (eg. if there is locked file).

Of course you can do this with the kill command: „kill -9 PID“ …or you can do it in ESXTOP!

.) run ESXTOP
.) press „c“ to open the CPU view
.) press „f“ to add/remove fields
.) press „c“ to add the field LWID Leader World Id (World Group ID)
.) press „k“ to open the kill prompt:

.) type in the LWID from the target virtual machine
.) wait 30 seconds and take care that the process is no longer listed