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Viewing the Virtual Machine Inventory in a Cloud Infrastructure

You might have many virtual machines (VMs) configured on a single host machine. Once you have discovered a cloud infrastructure in Network Director, the hosts, VMs, and virtual switches also come under the Network Director management. You can use the View Virtual Machine inventory task to view details of VMs.

You can also view the network connectivity of a VM with the host, virtual switch, and physical switch from the View Virtual Machine page.

View the Virtual Machine Inventory


To view the VM Inventory:

  1. While in Build mode with Datacenter View selected, do one of the following:
    • Click Inventory > View Virtual Machines from the Tasks pane to view details of all the VMs in your virtual network.
    • Select a hypervisor server in the View pane and click Inventory > View Virtual Machines from the Tasks pane to view details of VMs that belong to the selected server.
    • Select an overlay network in the View Overlay Networks page and click Show Virtual Machines.

    The View Virtual Machine page opens displaying the virtual machine inventory table.

  2. The View Virtual Machine page displays the details for all the virtual machines. Table 177 describes the fields in this table.

    Table 177: View Virtual Machines Page Field Descriptions




    Name assigned to the VM.

    IP Address

    IP address of the VM.

    Datacenter Name

    Name of the data center to which the VM belongs.

    MAC Address

    The MAC address of the VM.

    Host Name

    Name of the host on which the VM is running.

    Power Status

    Indicates if the VM is powered on or off.


    Name of the tenant that uses VM.

    Guest Operating System

    The operating system that is installed and running on the VM.

    Tag Names

    A label that is assigned to a virtual machine for easy identification. You can specify tags for virtual machines by using the vSphere user interface.

    Note: Tags are available only if your vCenter is running vShpere Version 6.0 or later.

  3. To view the network connectivity of a VM, select the VM and click View Connectivity.

    The Virtual Network Connectivity page opens, displaying the network connectivity and VLAN associations for the selected VM. For more details, see View Connections Between VMs and the Physical Network.

View Connections Between VMs and the Physical Network

For a given virtual machine, you can pictorially view the connections between the VM and the physical switch, using the Virtual Network Connectivity page. This view provides you a host of details that can be useful for monitoring the health and utilization of your virtual network and viewing the connection status, IP addresses and host names of the various virtual and physical devices in your network. You can mouse over the link from each virtual machine to view details of the association, including the virtual adapter name, port group name, virtual switch IP address, and so on.


To view the connections between the VMs and the physical network:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • From the View Virtual Machines page, select the virtual machine for which you want to view the connectivity and click View Connectivity.
    • While in Build mode with Logical or Datacenter View selected, select a network device or a switch from the View pane and click Connectivity > View Virtual Network Connectivity from the Tasks pane.
    Network Director displays the virtual network connectivity from the virtual machine to the network device or the switch in a new window.

Network Director displays the connectivity between the virtual machines to the physical network as shown in Figure 28.

Figure 28: View Cloud Infrastructure Connectivity

View Cloud Infrastructure

From the Connectivity page, you can:

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