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"SLC5X: Letter V: virt-what

virt-what - Detect if we are running in a virtual machine

Website: http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-what/
License: GPLv2+
Vendor: Scientific Linux CERN, http://cern.ch/linux
Description:
virt-what is a shell script which can be used to detect if the program
is running in a virtual machine.

The program prints out a list of "facts" about the virtual machine,
derived from heuristics.  One fact is printed per line.

If nothing is printed and the script exits with code 0 (no error),
then it can mean either that the program is running on bare-metal or
the program is running inside a type of virtual machine which we don't
know about or cannot detect.

Current types of virtualization detected:

 - hyperv       Microsoft Hyper-V
 - kvm          Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM)
 - openvz       OpenVZ or Virtuozzo
 - powervm_lx86 IBM PowerVM Lx86 Linux/x86 emulator
 - qemu         QEMU (unaccelerated)
 - uml          User-Mode Linux (UML)
 - virtage      Hitachi Virtualization Manager (HVM) Virtage LPAR
 - virtualbox   VirtualBox
 - virtualpc    Microsoft VirtualPC
 - vmware       VMware
 - xen          Xen
 - xen-dom0     Xen dom0 (privileged domain)
 - xen-domU     Xen domU (paravirtualized guest domain)
 - xen-hvm      Xen guest fully virtualized (HVM)

Packages

virt-what-1.11-2.el5.i386 [23 KiB] Changelog by Richard W.M. Jones (2011-06-02):
- New upstream version 1.11 + patch to fix detection of IA64 Xen HVM guests.
  resolves: rhbz#707508

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