So day to day I help maintain a bunch of vApps that run, but are also disposable. When we are finished with them I just want them gone. I am working on a PowerCLI script to help automate this process and saw the Stop-VApp cmdlet. Comparing that to the Stop-VM cmdlet there was no -kill switch in Stop-VApp so I wasn’t sure how to just “pull the plug” – after all I don’t care about the vApp at this point.
Turns out the -Force switch will take care of “pulling the plug” and not gracefully shutting down each guest OS. The documentation was a bit misleading to me for that switch. So, just a quick and dirty post – need to kill a vApp:
Stop-VApp -Force -vApp
Boom, it’s powered off, no waiting for the guest OS!