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From Phillip Kent <>
Subject Meaning of 'forced stop' of a VM?
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:06:56 GMT
Dear all,

I am puzzled about the meaning of 'forced stop', as in the parameter
forced=true for API call stopVirtualMachine. (For CloudStack 4.2.1 to be

The command reference page says:
"Force stop the VM (vm is marked as Stopped even when command fails to
be send to the backend). The caller knows the VM is stopped."

which does not help me at all.

Can anyone clarify?

- Phillip

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