How to find ip address of Linux KVM guest virtual machine?

Steps to find the ip address of Linux KVM guest virtual machine

  1. Open the terminal app or log in using ssh to host server
  2. Get the network list: virsh net-list
  3. Type the command: virsh net-dhcp-leases networkNameHere

Let us see steps in details.

Method 1 – Find the IP addresses of VMs in KVM with virsh

Type the following command to list network:

# virsh net-list
# virsh net-info default
# virsh net-dhcp-leases default

Method 2 – Get the IP address of Linux KVM guest using domifaddr

Find network interfaces’ addresses for a running domain called freebsd11.1:

$ virsh list
$ virsh domifaddr freebsd11.1

Method 3 – Use arp command to g a KVM guest’s IP address

Use the virsh command to find out the mac address of domain:

$ virsh list
$ virsh dumpxml VM_NAME | grep "mac address" | awk -F\' '{ print $2}'
$ arp -an | grep 52:54:00:ce:8a:c4
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