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How do I find my vCenter virtual machine?

To check the vCenter the VM belongs . Right click and edit the VM to check the MAC Address or type ipconfig /all from the guest VM CMD.

How do I get a list of VMS from vCenter?


  1. In the vSphere Client, click Menu and select Global Inventory Lists.
  2. In the left pane, select one of the object or resource categories to view objects of that type.
  3. Click Export (
  4. Select whether you want all rows or your current selection of rows to be listed in the CSV file.

How do I find the VM on a vCenter UUID?

To view and modify the vCenter Server Unique ID:

  1. On the vSphere Web Client, click Manage > Settings > General.
  2. Expand Runtime settings and then enter a unique value for the vCenter Server unique ID.
  3. Click OK.

How do I find the IP address of a virtual machine?

If you know only a part of the IP address, use the following command: $vmIP=”192.168.” The command will list the names and types of installed OSs of all virtual machines which IP addresses match this pattern.

How do I search in VMware?

From the vSphere Web Client Home, click New Search and then click Advanced Search. Select the type of object to search for from the Search for drop-down menu. Select how to combine the search criteria. The search returns results that match any of the specified criteria.

How do I find my VM host?

Go to the working directory of the Virtual machine. grep -i hostname vmware. log to determine the host on which the virtual machine is running.

How do I find my VM name?

You can view the host names of virtual machines and role instances in a cloud service by using any of the tools below….Remote Desktop

  1. Type hostname at the command prompt or SSH terminal.
  2. Type ipconfig /all at the command prompt (Windows only).
  3. View the computer name in the system settings (Windows only).

How do I pull a report from vCenter?


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Select an object in the object navigator.
  3. Click the Monitor tab, and click Storage Reports.
  4. Click Report on category_of_items and select a category from the list to display information about that category.
  5. Click the Export List icon (
  6. Specify a file name, type, and location.

How do you find your virtual machine name?

How do I find my VM ID?

The VM ID is displayed in the browser address bar, after vms . For example, if the URL for VM is , the VM ID number is 818818 .

How do I find my VM UUID?

There is some simple ways to find VMware virtual machine’s UUID:

  1. PowerCLI: Run the below simple command to find VM’s UUID: Get-VM | %{(Get-View $_.Id).config.uuid} This will work even machine is powered on.
  2. Open or edit VM’s vmx file and find “uuid.bios”:

How to find the VMware cluster in vCenter?

After you type in your vCenter account information: you will see the following: Click “content”, Go to “datacenter-2”, you will be able to see the VMware clusters in the “datacenter-2”. Select the cluster which your VM is running on.

How to find who deleted a virtual machine in vCenter?

Today I need to check who deleted a Virtual Machine from our vCenter. Looking this task in logs can be painful and spend a lot of time, so the best way to check this is in the vCenter DB. Just connect to vCenter DB (in our case was VCDB and using SQL Server Management Studio) and run a small query and you will have all the information.

How can I find the MAC address of my vCenter Server?

Right click and edit the VM to check the MAC Address or type ipconfig /all from the guest VM CMD. “ vCenter Server instance ID ” is used for generating virtual machine MAC addresses and MAC address is well known digital identifier which can be relatively simply identified in any operating system.

Is it possible to search a VM by name?

Here at Bobcares, we have seen several such VMWare related errors as part of our Server Management Services for web hosts and online service providers. In the VMWare vSphere Client interface, we can search virtual machines by their names only.