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In virsh how do I see which domains are marked as autostart? virsh list does not show which domains are marked as autostart.

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From the man page:-

virsh list --autostart

should do it.

  • Running 'virsh list --help' on a CentOS install shows '--autostart' as an option. The virsh installed is version 0.10.2 and it's the same version for libvirt. – garethTheRed Jun 17 '14 at 15:15
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    Debian Wheezy is on 0.9.12 which may explain it. – garethTheRed Jun 17 '14 at 17:46
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    Use --all to include stopped domains as well. E.g. sudo virsh list --autostart --all – Mohnish Jun 22 '16 at 3:14
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I realize this is a very old thread - on my RHEL6.5 system, this works, with the usual caveat that if you don't say --all, virsh list will only list info for running domains.

So try

virsh list --all --autostart

and/or

virsh list --all --no-autostart

Works for me.

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Here is a universal script for getting autostart information. To list domains (VMs) that have autostart enable put in virsh_autostart_info.sh and run: virsh_autostart_info.sh | grep -i enabled. You could of course clear it up to just display names or whatever you want.

##
# Configuration
#
VIRSH=/usr/bin/virsh

##
# Simple list of domains (VMs)
#
list_domains() {
    # list, skipping headers, capturing number and domName, and then strip Id and State column
    $VIRSH list --all | awk '$1 == "-" || $1+0 > 0 { print $2 }'
}

##
# Processing
#

## full info
#echo ""
#list_domains | while read vmName; do
#    $VIRSH dominfo $vmName
#done

# just autostart info
echo ""
list_domains | while read vmName; do
    autostartStatus=`$VIRSH dominfo $vmName | grep -i autostart`
    echo $vmName $autostartStatus
done
  • virsh list --autostart didn't work for me in centos 6.5 – Ismail Faruqi Jul 31 '15 at 7:04

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