[PVE-User] How to see IP address of guest VM

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Thu Jun 14 04:34:54 CEST 2012

There is no reliable way for the host to see the IP assigned to guests. If you think it's easy please let us know or even better, provide the patch for this feature.


From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Jewel Nuruddin
Sent: Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012 02:35
To: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com; Brian R.Hart
Subject: Re: [PVE-User] How to see IP address of guest VM

Hi Hart,
Exactly this is what I want to see and I think this will be not difficult to implement this features in proxmox.


--- On Thu, 6/14/12, Hart, Brian R. <brianhart at ou.edu<mailto:brianhart at ou.edu>> wrote:

From: Hart, Brian R. <brianhart at ou.edu<mailto:brianhart at ou.edu>>
Subject: Re: [PVE-User] How to see IP address of guest VM
To: "pve-user at pve.proxmox.com<mailto:pve-user at pve.proxmox.com>" <pve-user at pve.proxmox.com<mailto:pve-user at pve.proxmox.com>>
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 1:41 AM
I've actually thought about this as well.  I think I get what he's asking
for.  IIRC, in VMware vSphere you can see the VMs that are assigned to the
guest machines and it is kind of nice to be able to see it there without
having to open up the guest and go look.  It would be very useful if there
was some way that the web interface could gather that information on its
own and display it.  I understand it might be difficult to do but I have
often thought it would be nice if that information was there.

Just my two cents,

Brian Hart

-----Original Message-----
From: Philippe Schwarz <phil at schwarz-fr.net</mc/compose?to=phil at schwarz-fr.net>>
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:34 AM
To: "pve-user at pve.proxmox.com</mc/compose?to=pve-user at pve.proxmox.com>" <pve-user at pve.proxmox.com</mc/compose?to=pve-user at pve.proxmox.com>>
Subject: Re: [PVE-User] How to see IP address of guest VM

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>Le 12/06/2012 09:56, Jewel Nuruddin a écrit :
>> Thank you very much, but I do not understand, I said my proxmox
>> web interface is running and some guest vm is also running, in this
>>  situation how can I find the IP address of the running guest
>> fromg this web interface?
>You can't.
>As said, the host is unable to know it/
>Imagine the guest is using a static IP address; how could the host
>know what is the /etc/network/interfaces or the /etc/hostname.if made of ?
>Using nmap is a good workaround; otherwise, you could look inside the
>guest; use dhcp client and watch the log on the dhcp server.
>Best regards.
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