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It doesn't seem like I can do ANYTHING with this VM now. I can't unsuspend it back to its normal state. I can't delete it. It's like a curse for my datastore. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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Is the power on button greyed out? – JakeRobinson Apr 20 '11 at 20:34
Yes, the power on button is greyed out. I heard it was supposed to have a resume button, but I don't see it. – O_O Apr 21 '11 at 18:24
up vote 2 down vote accepted

If it's an option, rebooting the ESX host usually clears up this sort of thing. If your other VMs cannot have downtime, some console-fu might do the trick.

Is this on ESXi or ESX? ESXi doesn't have a supported console, but you can still get to it.

From the console, vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms will show your virtual machines, and let you figure out the ID of the troublesome one. You can then use that ID to execute other vmsvc commands.

Actually, this KB article is a pretty good overview for your initial round of troubleshooting.

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This is on the ESXi. In the end, I was able to get the problem cleared away with a reboot of the ESXi host. Thanks for the two helpful links as well. :) – O_O Apr 21 '11 at 18:30

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