I have been using a script for a while switching off the esxi to a certain time. Crontab in used to do it, as this post
Unfortunately, this script does not do much than poweroff the vms and switching off the esxi; As a consequence the vmware’s running at that time would have been stopped roughtly;
All the work done would have been lost, so I decided to review this script to do the following;
– List of Machines currently running
– Retrieve ID’s for each Machines
– suspend command for each IDs.
– Then Poweroff the Esx(i).