VMware virtual or not?

Depending on naming, in a VMware environment you may not actually be sure if a Linux system is VMware or not. Here’s a quick command to find out:

which will generally output “VMware, Inc.” if VMware.

On older systems you may find “-s” doesn’t work, in which case just pipe “dmidecode” through grep looking for “VMware”.


If “dmidecode” oddly isn’t available, you can also run:

If you see “VMware” in the output, it’s a safe bet that it’s a VMware virtual.

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