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

Distribution: ROSA 2014.1
Repository: ROSA Main x86_64
Package name: virt-what
Package version: 1.11
Package release: 3-rosa2014.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 37.82 KB
Download size: 21.61 KB
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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)



  • virt-what == 1.11-3:2014.1


    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install virt-what rpm package:
      # urpmi virt-what


    • /usr/lib64/virt-what-cpuid-helper
    • /usr/sbin/virt-what
    • /usr/share/doc/virt-what/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/virt-what/README
    • /usr/share/man/man1/virt-what.1.xz


    2014-06-27 - Alex Burmashev <> 1.11-3 + Revision: 2627859 - MassBuild#440: Increase release tag