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

Property Value
Distribution OpenMandriva Lx 3.0
Repository OpenMandriva Main Release i586
Package filename virt-what-1.14-5-omv2015.0.i586.rpm
Package name virt-what
Package version 1.14
Package release 5-omv2015.0
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Emulators
License GPLv2+
Maintainer -
Download size 16.23 KB
Installed size 20.62 KB
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 can't 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	Mware
- 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-1.14-5-omv2015.0.x86_64.rpm 1.14 x86_64 OpenMandriva Main Release
virt-what - - -


Name Value
dmidecode - - - -


Name Value
virt-what == 1.14-5:2015.0


Type URL
Binary Package virt-what-1.14-5-omv2015.0.i586.rpm
Source Package virt-what-1.14-5.src.rpm

Install Howto

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




2014-04-19 - Per ?yvind Karlsen <> 1.14-1
- initial cooker import
2013-10-28 - Richard W.M. Jones <> - 1.13-3
- Suppress warning message on Amazon EC2:
"grep: /proc/xen/capabilities: No such file or directory"
2013-09-11 - Richard W.M. Jones <> - 1.13-2
- Include two upstream patches for detecting Xen and Linux VServer better
- Modernize the spec file.
2013-07-29 - Richard W.M. Jones <> - 1.13-1
- New upstream version 1.13.

See Also

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