How to filter VMware clusters with virt-who?

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  • Red Hat Satellite 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • VMware ESX


  • How to filter VMware clusters instead of hosts/hypervisors in virt-who?
  • How to make sure that only the required clusters are reporting to satellite 6 using virt-who?
  • How to exclude some ESX clusters from getting reported to Satellite 6 when using virt-who?


  • Edit the configuration file and add the paramters:

    # vi /etc/virt-who.d/config.conf
    filter_host_parents=domain-xx,domain-yy OR

    NOTE: Use either filter_host_parents or exclude_host_parents.

    filter_host_parents => Clusters to be reported.
    exclude_host_parents => Clusters not to be reported.

Supported Hypervisor Environment:

  • ESX

    • PowerCLI command to find the Cluster Names in Vmware:

      > Get-Cluster Name HAEnabled HAFailover DrsEnabled DrsAutomationLevel Level ---- --------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ Cluster-ESXA-00X False 1 True FullyAutomated Cluster-ESXB-00X True 1 True FullyAutomated
    • PowerCLI command to find the Cluster ID in Vmware:

      > Get-Cluster "ClusterName" | Select ID
    • Replace the ClusterName with the actual ClusterName and execute the query:

      For example:-
      > Get-Cluster "Cluster-ESXA-00X" | Select ID

For more KB articles/solutions related to Virt-who and Virtual Datacenter (VDC) Subscriptions Issues, please refer to the Consolidated Troubleshooting Article for Virt-who and Virtual Datacenter (VDC) Subscriptions Issues

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