3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2014 8:04 AM by vfk

    VMX cartel ID vs VM World ID?

    RanjnaAggarwal Master
    VMware Employees

      What is the difference between VMX cartel ID and VM World ID? anyone who can explain this difference?

        • 1. Re: VMX cartel ID vs VM World ID?
          a.p. Guru
          Community WarriorsvExpertUser Moderators

          The Cartel ID is a VM's Leader World ID (LWID), no matter how many world ID's are associated with the VM.

          Let me try to explain this with a quote from VMware KB:    Mapping a virtual machine world number to a virtual machine name  and a short example.

          ... Each virtual machine is comprised of several worlds. ...

          I created a 2 vCPU VM "MyVirtualMachine", powered it on and ran the following command to get the CPU 0 world ID as well as the cartel ID. After this I took a look at the VM's vmware.log file to find out which world IDs were created for each of the 2 vCPUs.

          ~ # esxcli vm process list


             World ID: 4238

             Process ID: 0

             VMX Cartel ID: 4237

             UUID: 56 4d 1f e3 13 71 a8 99-57 e8 56 20 86 59 89 75

             Display Name: MyVirtualMachine

             Config File: /vmfs/volumes/4feba845-ccf83f21-cd12-000c2976faee/MyVirtualMachine/MyVirtualMachine.vmx


          From the vmware.log:

          2014-07-13T19:59:21.854Z| vmx| I120: Log for VMware ESX pid=4237 version=5.1.0 build=build-732143 option=Release

          2014-07-13T19:59:22.064Z| vcpu-0| I120: VMMon_Start: vcpu-0: worldID=4238

          2014-07-13T19:59:22.069Z| vcpu-1| I120: VMMon_Start: vcpu-1: worldID=4240


          The different world IDs as well as the VM's Cartel ID can also be seen in the vmkernel.log:

          2014-07-13T19:59:21.979Z cpu1:4237)World: vm 4238: 1421: Starting world vmm0:MyVirtualMachine with flags 8

          2014-07-13T19:59:21.992Z cpu1:4237)World: vm 4240: 1421: Starting world vmm1:MyVirtualMachine with flags 8


          Hope this helps.


          • 2. Re: VMX cartel ID vs VM World ID?
            RanjnaAggarwal Master
            VMware Employees

            thanks andre for the response. is it possible to kill the vm with world id or only with vmx cartel id?

            • 3. Re: VMX cartel ID vs VM World ID?
              vfk Expert

              You can kill a vm with the world esxcli vm process kill -w <worldid>

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