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Old 07-31-2009
How to tell if your platform is real or VMWare?

Does anyone know for sure how to tell whether the RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 server you're logged into is real or VMware, other than rpm -qa | grep -i vm?

And if the server is real, is there any way to tell from the OS level what kind of hardware you're on? I guess I'm looking for something analogous to Sun's prtdiag command. Thanks.
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Old 07-31-2009
uname -m will tell you the architecture you're on
lspci will list all known PCI hardware. Check that for VMware
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Old 07-31-2009
Thank you! I also found this: dmidecode | more

That command shows you whether it's VMware, Dell, HP, etc. It shows things like the Dell service tag, bios, etc.

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