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

Property Value
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)


Package Version Architecture Repository
virt-what-1.11-3-rosa2014.1.i586.rpm 1.11 i586 ROSA Main
virt-what - - -


Name Value
dmidecode - - - -
util-linux-ng -


Name Value
virt-what == 1.11-3:2014.1


Type URL
Binary Package virt-what-1.11-3-rosa2014.1.x86_64.rpm
Source Package virt-what-1.11-3.src.rpm

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




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

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