Revised Script to Capture OVM information

I have created bash script month back to capture OVM information. Below is the link to that.

Yesterday, in free time I thought of doing some modifications in it to organize data in well manner. After modifications I end up with below script which is used to capture information about the VM name, unique number associated with it, Guest OS type, Memory and vCPU.


#Created By : vikrant Aggarwal

### To capture OVM VM information.

declare -a array1

declare -a array2

declare -a array3

declare -a array4

declare -a array5

for i in `df -Ph | awk ‘{print $6}’ | grep -i “^\/OVS”`


cd $i/VirtualMachines/

for j in `ls -lrt | awk ‘{print $9}’ | grep -v “^$”`


array1+=(`cat $j/vm.cfg 2>/dev/null | grep -w OVM_simple_name | awk ‘{print $3}’ | sed ‘s/.\(.*\)./\1/’`)

array2+=(`cat $j/vm.cfg 2>/dev/null | grep -w name | awk ‘{print $3}’ | sed ‘s/.\(.*\)./\1/’`) >/dev/null

array3+=(`cat $j/vm.cfg 2>/dev/null | grep -w guest_os_type | awk ‘{print $3}’ | sed ‘s/.\(.*\)./\1/’`) >/dev/null

array4+=(`cat $j/vm.cfg 2>/dev/null | grep -w memory | awk ‘{print $3}’`)

array5+=(`cat $j/vm.cfg 2>/dev/null | grep -w vcpus | awk ‘{print $3}’`)



printf “%-30s%-40s%-20s%-30s%s\n” “Server Name” “Name” “guest_os_type” “Memory” “VCPU”

for ((m=0;m<${#array1[@]};m++))


printf “%-30s%-40s%-20s%-30s%-5s\n” “${array1[m]}” “${array2[m]}” “${array3[m]}” “${array4[m]}” “${array5[m]}”


In near future I am planning to add getopts to give the options to select particular information as per requirement.


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