[fedora-virt] ANNOUNCE: virt-what 1.2 - detect if we are running in a virtual machine

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Dec 17 17:30:11 UTC 2009

I'm please to announce the availability of virt-what 1.2, a tool that
lets you detect if you are running in a virtual machine (and what sort
of virtual machine).

This version expands the range of VMs detected, adding:

  - VirtualBox (thanks Laurent Léonard)
  - UML (Laurent Léonard)
  - VMWare (supported before, now verified by me)

(In addition we already support Xen, KVM, Hyper-V and

The home page is here:

Source is available from:

Documentation is here:

Please read the important note in the manual page before you decide to
use this program.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines.  Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.

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