* On 2018-02-02 at 18:24 GMT, George Linn via smartos-discuss wrote:
> I am trying to figure out how to script some vmadm commands in a bash
> script. For a basic scenario, the bash script calls vmadm to create a VM and
> that works fine. However, I am trying to capture the UUID of the newly
> created VM.
> I receive the following message on the screen:
> "Successfully created VM 0999429a-6b52-edfd-f0b7-997ca26df1fc"
> Can someone provide an example of how bash can call "vmadm create -f" and
> record the UUID if the VM is successfully created?
Rather than parsing the output which shouldn't be considered stable,
you might want to try the approach of performing a lookup after the
zone has been created based on the alias you used.
So, for example, after creating a zone with the 'myzonealias' alias
(catchy I know!):
$ vmadm create <<-EOF
> "alias": "myzonealias",
You can use 'vmadm lookup' to retrive the UUID:
$ myzoneuuid=$(vmadm lookup -1 alias=myzonealias)
As long as you don't have duplicate aliases (which would probably be a
bad idea in the first place anyway), this should work fine.
Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com
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