[CentOS] How to detect whether running on VMware?

Tom Brown tom at ng23.net
Thu Jul 24 16:43:34 UTC 2008

> Tony Mountifield wrote:
> | Does anyone know how a program, script or shell user can best
> determine
> | whether the machine is running on bare metal or is a VMware guest?
> |
> Obviously from the responses many people have a solution...
> my question is "Why do you care?".
> What is it that you would do (or not do) on a vmware guest that you
> might do on bare metal?

install VMware tools perhaps?

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