[PVE-User] Get ip address from KVM/Qemu machine?

Myke G mykel at mWare.ca
Mon Jul 26 16:21:50 CEST 2010

  On 2010-07-26 09:55, Tony Zakula wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 2:47 AM, Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com 
> <mailto:dietmar at proxmox.com>> wrote:
>     > I know you can get the ip address of a container from the host
>     machine.
>     I am not aware of that feature?
>     >  I am aware of the /etc/qemu-server/100.conf file for the qemu
>     > machines, but that does not contain the ip address.  I am using an
>     > Ubuntu Server in the KVM.  Is there any way to get the ip
>     address being
>     > used from the Proxmox host?  Or on the host bridge using ip tables?
>     >  Does anyone have an idea?  My last piece to my puzzle.
>     Most users have a DHCP servers somewhere. So the VMs directly get
>     there IPs from that DHCP server.
>     - Dietmar
> Thank you.  However, I am trying to engineer a hosting environment 
> where each ip address would be a dedicated NAT.  I would like to use 
> the Proxmox hardware node to do all the accounting of ip traffic of 
> each VM guest which will then feed to a centralized server.  My theory 
> is that this eliminates performance issues upstream of taking care of 
> this.  I have most of this working.  Since you cannot reach inside of 
> a guest KVM, I need to find another way using the hardware node bridge 
> which is using iptables if possible.  I am sure it can be done.  I 
> just haven't figured it out yet.
Look at the arp cache? 'arp -an' ?

It's the only way I can think of...
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