vzlist(8) show various information about containers


vzlist [-a | -S] [-n ] [-H ] [-t ] [-j ] [-o name[,name...] | -1] [-s [-]name] [-h pattern] [-N pattern] [-d pattern] [CTID [CTID ...]]
-L | --list


This utility is used for listing containers and their parameters. By default only running containers are listed. If one or more CTIDs are specified, only specified containers are displayed.

For some fields that can have long values (e.g. ip, hostname, description or features), the value string is trimmed to some predefined width (in order not to break the columned layout), unless this field is the last one. So, in order to get the full non-trimmed value for such a field, put the field name last in the list of fields for -o option. If using vzlist from a script, add -t to disable trimming.


-a, --all
List all containers.
-S, --stopped
List only not running containers (including the ones with status shown as mounted or suspended).
-n, --name
Display container names instead of hostnames.
-H, --no-header
Suppress displaying the header row. Usable for scripts.
-t, --no-trim
Suppress trimming long fields. Usable for scripts.
-j, --json
Output in JSON format. By default, all possible fields are printed.
-o, --output field[,field...]
Display only the specified fields (see Possible fields subsection below).
Synonym for -H -octid, i.e. only show container IDs, one per line.
-s, --sort [-]field
Sort by the value of field (possible arguments are the same as for -o). The - before the field name means sorting in the reverse order.

Output filters

List of CTs can be further filtered using the following options. For patterns one can use the same wildcards as in shell (i.e. *, ?, and []). Note: to avoid expansion of wildcards by the shell, one have to escape the pattern by either putting it into single quotes (like 'a*a') or by adding a backslash before the wildcard character (like a\*a).

-h, --hostname pattern
List only containers whose hostnames matches the pattern.
-N, --name_filter pattern
List only containers whose names matches the pattern.
-d, --description pattern
List only containers with descriptions matching the pattern.

Possible fields

-L, --list
list all available format specifiers that can be used for both output (-o, --output) and the sorting order (-s, --sort).

For the user beancounter fields, if suffix is not specified, current usage (a.k.a. "held") value is show. One can also use the following suffixes:

fail counter

For the disk quota fields, if suffix is not specified, current usage is shown. One can also use the following suffixes:

soft limit
hard limit

Note that for JSON output suffixes are not allowed.


vzlist -o ctid,kmemsize,kmemsize.l -s kmemsize
Show CTIDs, kmemsize usage, and kmemsize limit for all running containers, sorted by the kmemsize usage.


Returns 0 upon success.


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