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Old 05-24-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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How to detect is vmware is running


I had installed vmware workstation in my system also running multiple VMs
on it.

Is there any way/command to check that which VMs are running in my system.
Old 05-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #2
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A somewhat rough way of doing it would be to grep running system processes:

ps aux |grep vmware
This shows each process instance, including the location and name of each VM machine's name. If you've differentiated their names well enough it's one way to find out...
Old 05-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Thanks but there any file or command so that I can fetch the same information through puppet if possible ?


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