podman-machine-list - Man Page

List virtual machines

Synopsis

podman machine list [options]

podman machine ls [options]

Description

List Podman managed virtual machines.

Podman on MacOS and Windows requires a virtual machine. This is because containers are Linux - containers do not run on any other OS because containers' core functionality are tied to the Linux kernel. Podman machine must be used to manage MacOS and Windows machines, but can be optionally used on Linux.

Rootless only.

NOTE: The podman-machine configuration file is managed under the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/containers/podman/machine/ directory. Changing the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable while the machines are running can lead to unexpected behavior. (see podman(1))

Options

--format=format

Change the default output format.  This can be of a supported type like 'json' or a Go template. Valid placeholders for the Go template are listed below:

PlaceholderDescription
.CPUsNumber of CPUs
.CreatedTime since VM creation
.DefaultIs default machine
.DiskSizeDisk size of machine
.LastUpTime machine was last up
.LastUpTime since the VM was last run
.MemoryAllocated memory for machine
.NameVM name
.RunningIs machine running
.StreamStream name
.VMTypeVM type
.PortSSH Port to use to connect to VM
.RemoteUsernameVM Username for rootless Podman
.IdentityPathPath to ssh identity file

--help

Print usage statement.

--noheading

Omit the table headings from the listing of machines

--quiet, -q

Only print the name of the machine. This also implies no table heading is printed.

Examples

$ podman machine list
NAME                    VM TYPE     CREATED      LAST UP      CPUS        MEMORY      DISK SIZE
podman-machine-default  qemu        2 weeks ago  2 weeks ago  1           2.147GB     10.74GB

$ podman machine ls --format "table {{.Name}}\t{{.VMType}}\t{{.Created}}\t{{.LastUp}}"
NAME                    VM TYPE     CREATED      LAST UP
podman-machine-default  qemu        2 weeks ago  2 weeks ago

$ podman machine ls --format json
[
    {
        "Name": "podman-machine-default",
        "Default": false,
        "Created": "2021-12-27T10:36:14.373347492-05:00",
        "Running": false,
        "LastUp": "2021-12-27T11:22:50.17333371-05:00",
        "Stream": "default",
        "VMType": "qemu",
        "CPUs": 1,
        "Memory": "2147483648",
        "DiskSize": "10737418240"
    }
]

See Also

podman(1), podman-machine(1)

History

March 2021, Originally compiled by Ashley Cui acui@redhat.com ⟨mailto:acui@redhat.com⟩

Referenced By

podman-machine(1).

The man pages docker-machine-list(1) and podman-machine-ls(1) are aliases of podman-machine-list(1).