systemd-detect-virt — Detect execution in a virtualized environment
systemd-detect-virt detects execution in
a virtualized environment. It identifies the virtualization
technology and can distinguish full VM virtualization from
exits with a return value of 0 (success) if a virtualization
technology is detected, and non-zero (error) otherwise. By default,
any type of virtualization is detected, and the options
--vm can be used
to limit what types of virtualization are detected.
When executed without
--quiet will print a
short identifier for the detected virtualization technology. The
following technologies are currently identified:
Table 1. Known virtualization technologies (both VM, i.e. full hardware virtualization, and container, i.e. shared kernel virtualization)
|VM||QEMU software virtualization|
|Linux KVM kernel virtual machine|
|VMware Workstation or Server, and related products|
|Hyper-V, also known as Viridian or Windows Server Virtualization|
|Oracle VM VirtualBox (historically marketed by innotek and Sun Microsystems)|
|Xen hypervisor (only domU, not dom0)|
|Parallels Desktop, Parallels Server|
|Linux container implementation by LXC|
|Linux container implementation by libvirt|
|systemd's minimal container implementation, see systemd-nspawn(1)|
|Docker container manager|
|rkt app container runtime|
If multiple virtualization solutions are used, only the
"innermost" is detected and identified. That means if both VM
virtualization and container virtualization are used in
conjunction, only the latter will be identified (unless
--vm is passed).
The following options are understood:
Only detects container virtualization (i.e. shared kernel virtualization).
Only detects VM virtualization (i.e. full hardware virtualization).
Detect whether invoked in a
environment. In this mode, no output is written, but the return
value indicates whether the process was invoked in a
environment or not.
Suppress output of the virtualization technology identifier.
If a virtualization technology is detected, 0 is returned, a non-zero code otherwise.