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I am on an Solaris machine "SunOS 5.10 Generic_139556-08 i86pc i386 i86pc" do i check if I am on an physical or an virtaul server.


Last edited by jjoy; 03-31-2010 at 03:05 AM..
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Im no solaris expert but I am sure netstat -rn should give you some clues (like if you see interface bge0:2 or ce0:3 etc...)
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Originally Posted by jjoy
how do i check if I am on an physical or an virtaul server.
Using what virtualization technology ?
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Just found ONE way to find if the server is an physical or virtual.. (may not always be the right one though)
If u find vm related files under /usr/bin..then its an virtual..else its not..
cd /usr/bin
ls -ltr vm*
-r-xr-xr-x  71 root     bin         5816 Jan  8  2007 vmware-user
-r-xr-xr-x  71 root     bin         5816 Jan  8  2007 vmware-toolbox
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     bin        36224 May 19  2008 vmstat
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     root      138279 Mar 26 06:56
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     root      336031 Mar 26 06:56

Last edited by jjoy; 04-01-2010 at 09:56 AM..
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That only holds true if the server is virtualized through a VMware product & has the Tools installed.
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Does your server have any swap space allocated to it? Virtual servers tend not to, physical ones nearly always do.
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That's quite an unreliable method.

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