4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 21, 2014 3:54 AM by Jack.rotherham

    Finding VMs on a Mac

    Rookie

      We are just getting started using LANDesk on Macs. And I'm not sure if this question belongs here or somewhere else. My hope is that other Mac users will have run into this issue and have the answer even though it isn't Mac-specific.

       

      How do I find Windows VMs that are running on a Mac? We know that some users have installed LANDesk in their Windows VMs on their Macs, but I don't know what query to use to find out which Windows installs they are. Is there something that uniquely identifies that Windows is running virtually, and then one step further, virtually on a Mac?

       

      Thanks for any help!

        • 1. Re: Finding VMs on a Mac
          MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

          Look in the system part of the inventory. VMs normally don't show the actual physical hardware. rather whatever the default description provided by the VM hypervisor.

           

          Mark McGinn

          MarXtar Ltd/MarXtar Corporation

          http://landeskone.marxtar.co.uk

          LANDESK One Development Partner

           

          The One-Stop Shop for LANDESK Enhancements

          • 2. Re: Finding VMs on a Mac
            Rookie

            Thanks for the suggestion.

             

            So that would help me identify it as a VM, but would it tell me that it is running on Mac hardware? We also have VMs running on Windows as well, but I need to find just the VMs running on Macs.

            • 3. Re: Finding VMs on a Mac
              MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

              I can't be any more specific than 'it depends'. I don't have any access to MACs at the moment and you didn't mention what virtualisation platform was in use. It might be as simple as the system details given by the hypervisor you use is unique to the MAC platform. Perhaps someone else might be able to be more specific, but otherwise looks at a few known systems and see if you can see something that would work for you. If the System section doesn't show enough perhaps looking deeper into the installed software or device drivers might show something different that you can use.

               

              Mark McGinn

              MarXtar Ltd/MarXtar Corporation

              http://landeskone.marxtar.co.uk

              LANDESK One Development Partner

               

              The One-Stop Shop for LANDESK Enhancements

              • 4. Re: Finding VMs on a Mac
                Jack.rotherham Specialist

                The Macs that are running VMWare Fusion in our environments show the following in inventory:

                 

                There are no distinguishing markers as to what physical platform the virtual machine is running on I'm afraid.