2.5.1. Command Line Options and Parameters of ovm_vmmessage

The ovm_vmmessage utility has the following command line options:

Note that ovm_vmmessage only works on a running virtual machine. To send messages you combine -k <key> and -V <value>. To retrieve messages, use -q <key>.


The virtual machine name is the name you assign during the creation of the VM. However, the same name could be assigned to several different VMs. If that is the case, you must use the -U option and provide the unique identifier (UUID) of the VM.