Got it. Thank you.
On Friday, February 2, 2018, 2:08:06 PM EST, Cody Mello <mel...@joyent.com>
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 <jper...@joyent.com> 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. - www.joyent.com
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