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How to tell if you linux server is running on a VM host

To do this, ensure you have the package virt-what. Virt-what supports identification for most of the hypervisors, and in my example, VMware. If you don’t have the package, install it using yum or any other method.

# yum install virt-what

To use it, simply run:
# virt-what
vmware

If nothing appears, most likely you are running on a bare-metal system or the hypervisor is not supported (unlikely). Most companies nowadays use VMware, Xen, or Hyper-V.

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  1. March 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

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