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How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

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bullz
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How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

Hello,

I have a Linux server, (RHEL 4.6)
How can I find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

I tried to fetch the details from command “dmidcode” but not that clear.
Please someone help

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Jean-Yves Picard
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Re: How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

Hello,

have a look at the first manufacturer field in dmidecode

some scripting will be require depending on how many kind of virtual host you have (xen, vmware ...)

Jean-Yves Picard


Steven E. Protter
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Re: How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

Shalom,

A vmware type system is going to have some guest procesess.

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Benoy Daniel
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Re: How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

see the dmidecode output and search for System Information details. it will have similar to below output.

System Information
Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.
Product Name: VMware Virtual Platform
Srimalik
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Re: How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1009458

Describes a couple of methods to detect VMware.
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bullz
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Re: How to find out whether the server is virtual (or) standard alone

dmidecode | grep manu