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How to Identify ESX hostname from a Windows VM guest

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How to Identify ESX hostname from a Windows VM guest
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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If you are wanting to do this from within the Windows VM Guest, it is not possible, because the VM is isolated from the host.

It's possible, to deduce the host CPU, because the VM will use the same CPU as the host, you may also be able to decduce the HOST MAC address, by checking physical network port usage, and checking which port virtual machine is on and comparing and checking which other MAC addresses are also present on the network port checking the ARP cache on the physical switch.

But, hostname and ESX host are isolated from within the Virtual Machine.
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by:upanwar
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Thanks hanccocka,

I knew that you will be the man who will answer my query.

Thanks again

Regards
Umesh Panwar
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