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Oracle VM: How to identify which Virtual Machine a Virtual Network Interface belongs to (Doc ID 2049932.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.1.1 and later
Linux x86-64

Goal

We will try to identify the name of the Guest VM from the Virtual Interface (vifX.X) running on Dom0

In some cases, on the OVM host, the process managing the virtual interface may report errors messages, or the process handling the virtual interface may appear at a high rank in the top command output. This note describes how to identify which VM is it.

A use case is having the following virtual interface process on dom0 logging a lot of notice/error messages such as the following one :

 It is not obvious from the error message which VM this error message is logged for.

Solution

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