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Monday, November 28, 2011

XenServer, xe and more greping

In my last post I described how you can use grep to extend listing of XenServer parameters. Continuing this thread today, I show how to get values of specific parametes, let say memory.

You can get memory using following command, but I bet it's not you expect.

# xe vm-list params=memory
memory (MRO)    : 


memory (MRO)    : 



More interesting values you can get using params=all. The problem is that you will get hundreds of other values too. This is not helpful, but of course  grep can help us:

# xe vm-list params=all| grep memory
                 memory-actual ( RO): 536870912
                 memory-target ( RO): 
               memory-overhead ( RO): 6291456
             memory-static-max ( RW): 536870912
            memory-dynamic-max ( RW): 536870912
            memory-dynamic-min ( RW): 536870912
             memory-static-min ( RW): 536870912
               recommendations ( RO): 
                        memory (MRO): 
                 memory-actual ( RO): 500170752
                 memory-target ( RO): 
               memory-overhead ( RO): 15728640
             memory-static-max ( RW): 789839872
            memory-dynamic-max ( RW): 500170752
            memory-dynamic-min ( RW): 500170752
             memory-static-min ( RW): 395313152
                        memory (MRO): 
                 memory-actual ( RO): 1073741824
                 memory-target ( RO): 
               memory-overhead ( RO): 10485760
             memory-static-max ( RW): 1073741824
            memory-dynamic-max ( RW): 1073741824
            memory-dynamic-min ( RW): 1073741824
             memory-static-min ( RW): 1073741824
               recommendations ( RO): 
                        memory (MRO): 

It's not so useful yet, because we have only memory related value, but we don't know relation between them and VMs. Luckily, we can very easily extend our grep.

# xe vm-list params=all| grep "label\|memory"
                    name-label ( RW): at10
                 memory-actual ( RO): 536870912
                 memory-target ( RO): 
               memory-overhead ( RO): 6291456
             memory-static-max ( RW): 536870912
            memory-dynamic-max ( RW): 536870912
            memory-dynamic-min ( RW): 536870912
             memory-static-min ( RW): 536870912
               recommendations ( RO): 
                        memory (MRO): 
                    name-label ( RW): Control domain on host: dt33
                 memory-actual ( RO): 500170752
                 memory-target ( RO): 
               memory-overhead ( RO): 15728640
             memory-static-max ( RW): 789839872
            memory-dynamic-max ( RW): 500170752
            memory-dynamic-min ( RW): 500170752
             memory-static-min ( RW): 395313152
                        memory (MRO): 
                    name-label ( RW): at11
                 memory-actual ( RO): 1073741824
                 memory-target ( RO): 
               memory-overhead ( RO): 10485760
             memory-static-max ( RW): 1073741824
            memory-dynamic-max ( RW): 1073741824
            memory-dynamic-min ( RW): 1073741824
             memory-static-min ( RW): 1073741824
               recommendations ( RO): 
                        memory (MRO): 

Now we know that the at10 has 0.5GB, the at11 1GB and the dom0 might have between 386 and 771 MB.

Summary

Of course similar construction in grep query might be use for other variables.E.g. to have the list of live VMs try:

xe vm-list params=all| grep -i -E '(label|\s+live)'
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