Connect to Virtual Machine Console from XenServer Command Line

Simple shell script to help with connecting to VM console from the command line.

DOMID=$(xe vm-list uuid=$1 params=dom-id --minimal)
HOSTUUID=$(xe vm-list uuid=$1 params=resident-on --minimal)
NAMELABEL=$(xe host-list uuid=$HOSTUUID params=name-label --minimal)
XL=$(which xl)

if [ "${MYHOSTNAME}-" == "${NAMELABEL}-" ]; then
        echo "locally resident"
	ps aux | grep vnc | grep "/$DOMID/" | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill >/dev/null 2>/dev/null
        echo "Connecting, use Ctrl-] to disconnect."
	$XL console $DOMID
        echo "resident on $NAMELABEL, domid=$DOMID"

A session would something like this.

[[email protected] ~]# ./ 2718f399-e4b5-cbcc-e924-c9464ccaf343
locally resident
Connecting, use Ctrl-] to disconnect.
login: timed out after 60 seconds

dev login:

The script can be found in the Downloads section.

Nov 7th, 2017 • Posted in XenServer
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