Got it.  Thank you.
    On Friday, February 2, 2018, 2:08:06 PM EST, Cody Mello <> 
 In addition to looking it up, you can also set the "uuid" field in the
payload. The VM will be created using that UUID instead of generating
a new one. You can use the uuidgen program to generate a valid UUID
inside your shell script.

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:46 AM, Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> * 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",
>  >  ..
>  > EOF
> 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.  -

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