Extension Attribute to view VirtualBox VM OS Details

ccarcamo
New Contributor II

I'm trying to create an extension attribute that will show me the OS details of any OS's running on VirtualBox. I realize that VirtualBox can host many different file types, so I'm wondering if anyone has had success trying to do this? I found an EA for Parallels OS details, but its strictly for Parallels. Thank you all in advance.

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jhbush
Valued Contributor II

I'm not sure where I found this, but it might help with what you're looking for.

#!/usr/bin/python
#Displays the OS of discovered virtual machines

import subprocess
#Search for VMs 
vmware_files = subprocess.check_output(["find","/Users","-name","*.vmx"])
vbox_files = subprocess.check_output(["find","/Users","-name","*.vbox"])
parallels_files = subprocess.check_output(["find","/Users","-name","VmInfo.pvi"])

#Create list with the found VMs
vmware_files = vmware_files.split("
")
vmware_files = filter(None, vmware_files)
vbox_files = vbox_files.split("
")
vbox_files = filter(None, vbox_files)
parallels_files = parallels_files.split("
")
parallels_files = filter(None, parallels_files)
#print vmware_files
#print vbox_files
#print parallels_files
results = []

def what_vm(): #Check which VMs are present
    if vmware_files == [] and vbox_files == [] and parallels_files == []:
        return "No VM Found"
    elif vmware_files == [] and vbox_files == [] and parallels_files != []:
        return "Parallels Found"
    elif vmware_files == [] and vbox_files != [] and parallels_files == []:
        return "Vbox Found"
    elif vmware_files == [] and vbox_files != [] and parallels_files != []:
        return "Vbox and Parallels Found"
    elif vmware_files != [] and vbox_files == [] and parallels_files == []:
        return "VMware found"
    elif vmware_files != [] and vbox_files == [] and parallels_files != []:
        return "VMware and Parallels Found" 
    elif vmware_files != [] and vbox_files != [] and parallels_files == []:
        return "VMware and Vbox Found"   
    elif vmware_files != [] and vbox_files != [] and parallels_files != []:
        return "VMware,Vbox and Parallels Found"
    else:
        return "Error..."

def found_vmware(): #Returns found Vms OS
    vm_found = []
    vmware_config =[]
    for i in vmware_files:
        if i.endswith(".vmx"):
            vmware_config.append(i)
    for t in vmware_config:
        tre = open(t)
        for line in tre:
            if line.startswith("guest"):
                vm_os = line.strip()[11:-1]
                vm_os = vm_os.lower()
                vm_found.append(vm_os)

    vm_found = ('
').join(vm_found)
    return "%s"%vm_found

def found_vbox():  #Returns found Vms OS
    vbox_mod = []
    vbox_os = []
    for i in vbox_files:
        read_vbox = open(i)
        for line in read_vbox:
            if "OSType=" in line:
                vbox_mod.append(line)

    for some in vbox_mod:
        some = some.strip()
        vbox_cut = some.split()
        for b in vbox_cut:
            if "OSType=" in b:
                vbox_os.append(b[8:-1])
    vbox_os = ('
').join(vbox_os)
    return "%s"%vbox_os

def found_para(): #Returns found Vms OS
    para_res = []
    cleanup =[]
    para_mod = []
    for a in parallels_files:
        read_pars = open(a)
        for bib in read_pars:
            if "RealOsType" in bib:
                para_mod.append(bib.strip())
    for g in para_mod:
        gt = g.split()
        gt = gt[1:2:]
        cleanup.append(gt)
    for m in cleanup:
        t = m[0].translate(None,",")
        para_res.append(t)
    para_res = ('
').join(para_res)
    return "%s" %para_res

#Output logic based on found Vms --> Info is then displayed in Casper
if what_vm() == "No VM Found":
    results = "No VM Found"
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "Parallels Found":
    results.append("Parallels")
    results.append(found_para())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "Vbox Found":
    results.append("VirtualBox")
    results.append(found_vbox())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "Vbox and Parallels Found":
    results.append("Parallels")
    results.append(found_para())
    results.append("
VirtualBox")
    results.append(found_vbox())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "VMware found":
    results.append("VMware Fusion")
    results.append(found_vmware())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "VMware and Parallels Found":
    results.append("Parallels")
    results.append(found_para())
    results.append("
VMware Fusion")
    results.append(found_vmware())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "VMware and Vbox Found":
    results.append("VirtualBox")
    results.append(found_vbox())
    results.append("
VMware Fusion")
    results.append(found_vmware())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

elif what_vm() == "VMware,Vbox and Parallels Found":
    results.append("Parallels")
    results.append(found_para())
    results.append("
VirtualBox")
    results.append(found_vbox())
    results.append("
VMware Fusion")
    results.append(found_vmware())
    results = ('
').join(results)
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

else:
    results = what_vm()
    print "<result>%s</result>"%results

ccarcamo
New Contributor II

This worked perfectly, thank you @jhbush1973 !!

Do you know if we might be able to take it one step further and view what applications are installed on these VM's?

c_archibald
Contributor II

Is there an updated version of this?

jtrant
Contributor III

I'm looking for something similar, and found the Github page where it was originally posted:
https://github.com/killahquam/JAMF/blob/master/Virtual%20Machine%20Identifier/vm_os_checker.py

Doesn't look like it has been updated in quite a while.

stevenjklein
Contributor II

FWIW: I grabbed the copy from Github.  Latest commit 9fed984 on May 2, 2015.

We have some Macs running VMware Fusion,  some with VirtualBox VMs, and some with Parallels.  (And some with more than one of those!)

The script is supposed to find all three, but it didn't find any of our Parallels installs.

It did find and report on the other two.  If your curious, here's what the output looks like for a Mac with VirtualBox and two VMs (one Win10, the other macOS Monterey):

 

VirtualBox Windows10_64 MacOS_64

 

Perhaps someone who knows Python and has Parallels can have a go at fixing it.