Article ID: 113619, created on Apr 5, 2012, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 5.0


Parallels Virtual Automation operates with containers and virtual machines by means of EID (Environment ID). Across the entire PVA infrastructure, each Hardware Node and each container obtains a unique EID, while container ID and virtual machine names may repeat.

To perform any operation on a virtual machine or a container via XML API, it is necessary to find its EID.

On Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows

  1. Find the private area location of the container:
    C:\Users\Administrator>test_vzsrvapi queryMounts 101
    Query result=0 count=1
    Mounts of VPS 101:
            [C:] type=Loopback
    Command completed SUCCESSFULLY
  2. Get the contents of the .vza\eid.conf file inside the container's private folder:
    C:\Users\Administrator>type C:\vz\Private\101\.vza\eid.conf

On Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Linux and Parallels Server Bare Metal

Get the contents of the /vz/private/${CTID}/.vza/eid.conf file inside the container's private folder:
[root@myserver ~]# cat /vz/private/14/.vza/eid.conf

Also see

111205 How to find a Parallels Virtuozzo Containers node's EID

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