What box has what virtual server on it?

We have 6 boxes/machines with virtual servers on them.  
How can I find out what box has what virtual server on it?  And what are the names of the boxes?
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Do you have a vCenter server? It should be able to tell you, if the VMs are all registered with it.
MikeSieversAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure.  I'm not the IT outsourced support staff.    I'm the owner of the company but can't seem to get a simple question answered.
Prashant ShrivastavaConsultantCommented:
this can be viewed by using vcentre for VMWare and Hyper-v manager for Microsoft.
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MAC address lookup, across physical switch ports.
It's only a simple question if you have access to the resources you need. Logging on to the Vcenter server requires a password. Your IT staff may be understandably reluctant to have a civilian able to get in and muck with things, but they should be able to give you a view of how things are laid out. When one is talking about VMware and virtual machines, it's possible that nobody is particularly concerned about which VM is on which host, it being up to the software to arrange things in what appears -- to the software -- to be the "right' way dynamically.

Is there a higher level concern that you have about how your stuff is being used or set up?
MikeSieversAuthor Commented:
Well, I'm paying for the new boxes and just wanted to know which boxes they are using as I don't want them to use one of the old boxes.
Oh, so this is starting to look like a principal-agent problem. That's a hard one and if you are sufficiently doubtful about your IT staff the only solution may be to hire a third party expert to verify that what's being done is what you wanted.

Let's hope it's not that bad. You might be able to let a person at a supervisor level know about your concerns and get some reassurance. The IT workers may be earnestly interpreting their instructions and applying their knowledge to do what they think is best for you, but their views may not entirely align with yours.
Anand PandyaCommented:
Hi Mike,
First you need to check what virtualization technology do you use Hyper V or VMware.
If you log on to Physical Windows server, then just go to start/charm (by clicking on windows key in windows server 2012) and type Hyper V and open Hyper V manager console.
Then right click on the left column and click on connect to and local computer. If you see any VM's running then you will get to know which are they.
If you are using vmware then there must be vsphere client and enter the ip or name of host server and in that you can check host & VM details.
Hope this resolves your query. ;)

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