Reconciling XenServer VM with Exact Disk File in XenServer

Scenario:

You are deleting XenServer VMs and notice that the attached disk name is the same for various VMs, and want to ensure that you are deleting only that VMs disk, and this disk is not being used by other VMs.

How can you verify the exact disk file connected to a certain VM?

 

Explanation:

If you want to double-check this link, you can do a "xe vm-list" and using the UUID of the VM in question, run the following command:

xe vbd-list vm-uuid=<uuid of vm>

This will show you all VDIs associated with that VM, as well as their name labels.

If you change the name-label (can be done via XenCenter, for instance) you can then also see which is associated with which particular VM by its label as an added check.

 

 

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