On the VmWare commandline, I can shutdown the box using the
~ # halt --help BusyBox v1.9.1-VMware-visor-6030 (2011-02-15 14:57:41 PST) multi-call binary Usage: halt [-d delay] [-n] [-f] Halt the system Options: -d Delay interval for halting -n No call to sync() -f Force halt (don't go through init)
Is the delay in minutes (like with the linux shutdown otpion) or in seconds? I could not find this in the docs, I tried googling and did not find the answer. I have no spare vmware box at hand currently to try out by myself.
(I found http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1013193 and also this PDF http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-management-for-service-console-users.pdflanguage=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1013193 but there was no answer to this in them)