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XenServer get VM by MAC

Using the GUI, it could be somewhat complex identifying a VM based on its MAC address. There are several solutions on the network using PowerShell, but I will demonstrate it using a simple bash script, below. Save, make executable, and run.



if [ -z "$1" ]
	echo "Requires parameter - MAC address"
	exit 1

# You might want to check MAC correctness here. Enjoy doing it. RegExp, man!

# XenServer is agnostic to case for MAC addresses, so we don't care
VIF_UUID=`xe vif-list MAC=$MAC | grep ^uuid | awk '{print $NF}'`

VM=`xe vif-param-list uuid=$VIF_UUID | grep vm-name-label | awk '{print $NF}'`

echo "MAC $MAC has VM $VM"

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  1. Hi,

    you can try this:

    xe vif-param MAC=$MAC params=all

    It will produce some unneeded data, but still you can find it useful. Or if you don’t need the whole package, you can play with the params option:

    xe vif-param MAC=$MAC params=uuid,vm-name-label


  2. Correction:

    xe vif-list params=vm-name-label,MAC MAC=96:f4:60:b2:f7:f7

    XenServer release 6.2.0-70446c (xenenterprise)

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