Viewing Guest OS Details

You can see information about a VM's guest operating system in the Service Portal by clicking the VM name on the My Resources page.

For Windows VMs, this information includes:

  • details about the operating system
  • name and version of any applications on the VM
  • services running or not running on the VM
  • any hot fixes that have been applied to the VM

Only the date of the last OS scan is provided for Linux and FreeBSD VMs.

If a VM hasn't been scanned, no details are displayed. For more information, see your system administrator.

For Puppet nodes

If your system administrator has integrated with the Puppet LabsĀ® IT automation system, a Puppet tab appears in the Guest OS Details pane for any VMs identified as Puppet nodes. This tab displays the intended environment, group, class and variable configuration for Puppet nodes.

If the tab contains no information, or if you want to retrieve the latest configuration, click Resync.

Guest OS Puppet information

For Chef nodes

If your system administrator has integrated with the Chef IT automation system, a Chef tab appears in the Guest OS drop-down panel for any VMs identified as Chef nodes. This tab displays the intended environment, recipe and role configuration for the node.

If the tab contains no information, or if you want to retrieve the latest configuration, click Resync.

chef information