I have some Windows virtual machines running on VMware on a Windows 2003 host, and I administer them via the Infrastructure web access.
I recently added a CentOS Linux machine as well and it was working fine until one day I tried to reboot it (this was not the first time I will be rebooting or shutting it down). It has been at "shutting down" (95%) for over a week now, unresponsive. I quickly created another installation and reinstalled my server applications and used some backups to get up and running. Now the new CentOS virtual machine is working fine but the old machine is redundant and it is still taking up space on the server.
I would love to delete this machine but I get a windows alert, "cannot delete vmware.log"; I guess because it is still shutting down. How can I force VMware to let me remove the redundant and unresponsive machine?
P.S. I cannot shut down or restart the Windows 2003 host, and the other Windows virtual machines are in continuous and active use.