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Hi, @Lu.tai

You can do it in two cases: if you know the IP address or the MAC address of the mentioned VM. 

1. If you know the IP address, do the following:


  • Connect to the ESXi host or vCenter.
  • Enter the username and password (It has to be an administrative account.):

Connect-VIServer ESXi_or_vCenter_IP -User root

  • The most straight-forward command to display a virtual machine with the defined IP address is:

Get-VM * |where-object{$_.Guest.IPAddress -match ""}

(Where "" is your chosen VM's IP address.)

2. Alternatively, you can identify the virtual machine's name with its IP address by using vSphere PowerCLI. Find more details on this and how to identify the VM name by MAC address in our blog post https://www.nakivo.com/blog/locating-vmware-vms-by-ip-or-mac-address/

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

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