WMI and Parallels Server

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) can be used to manage and monitor Parallels Server, a virtualization platform for Mac and Linux servers.

To access WMI on a Parallels Server host, you can use a variety of tools and programming languages, such as WMI command line tools (WMIC or Wbemtest), PowerShell, C++, VBScript, and C#.

Here is an example of using WMI and PowerShell to retrieve information about the virtual machines (VMs) running on a Parallels Server host:

# Connect to the WMI namespace for Parallels Server
$namespace = "root\Parallels"
$server = "localhost"
$wmi = [WMIClass]"\\$server\$namespace:Parallels_VirtualMachine"

# Query for all VMs on the host
$vms = $wmi.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Parallels_VirtualMachine")

# Iterate through the list of VMs and display their properties
foreach ($vm in $vms) {
  Write-Host "VM Name: $($vm.Name)"
  Write-Host "VM UUID: $($vm.UUID)"
  Write-Host "VM State: $($vm.State)"
  Write-Host "VM Memory: $($vm.MemoryMB) MB"
  Write-Host "VM CPU Count: $($vm.CPUCount)"
  Write-Host "VM Hard Disk Size: $($vm.HardDiskSizeMB) MB"
  Write-Host "VM Operating System: $($vm.OperatingSystem)"

This example uses the Parallels_VirtualMachine WMI class to query for all VMs on the host, and then iterates through the list to display their properties, such as name, UUID, state, memory, CPU count, hard disk size, and operating system.

Note that this is just a simple example and there are many other WMI classes and methods available for managing and monitoring Parallels Server and its VMs. You can find more information in the Parallels Server documentation and by exploring the WMI namespace for Parallels Server on your host.