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Re: [libvirt] Get Virtual Machine Information



On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 04:04:23PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 02:09:01PM +0530, Gandhiraj Natarajan wrote:
> > 2. We need to know how to get the proper operating system like
> > Windows XP or 2000 or 2003?
> 
> virt-inspector can tell you it is Windows, and with a bit of extra
> work we could work out what version of Windows it is too.  (In fact
> virt-inspector can't do this last bit at the moment, mainly because I
> have no idea how).

Apparently it is contained in the file %systemroot%\system32\
prodspec.ini so as a temporary measure you could use virt-cat.  This
works for me:

  $ virt-cat Win2003x32 /WINDOWS/system32/prodspec.ini
  ;
  ;Note to user: DO NOT ALTER OR DELETE THIS FILE.
  ;
  [SMS Inventory Identification]
  Version=1.0
  
  [Product Specification]
  Product=Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
  
  Version=5.0
  Localization=English
  ServicePackNumber=0
  BitVersion=40 
  [Version]
  DriverVer=10/01/2002,5.2.3790.0

Rich.

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