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How do I shut down ESX 3.0 Server from the command line

solupaal asked
I am logged into the server with the "ROOT" user.  I am not logged on remotely.  I have the command line open, and I try to figure out how to shut down or restart the server without pushing the "power" button on the hardware-server.
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reboot: shutdown -r now
shutdown: shutdown -h now
Yeah. -r reboots, -h shutsdown. Or you could also type  init 6 to reboot. Make sure when it reboots if it comes up with a statement saying the system was shut down uncleanly (it shouldn't unless it gets hung and you have to push the button) would you like to perform a filesystem check? Press Y  before the time expires to do so.