[CentOS] Re: How to detect whether running on VMware?

Tony Mountifield tony at softins.clara.co.uk
Fri Jul 25 14:22:20 UTC 2008

In article <4888ABCA.8000203 at calnek.com>,
Milton Calnek <milton at calnek.com> wrote:
> 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?

Just trying to understand a 3rd party setup where I was pretty sure
one of their hosts was a vmware guest, but they didn't believe it was!
(it was set up for them by someone else)

Tony Mountifield
Work: tony at softins.co.uk - http://www.softins.co.uk
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