Update: You may be interested in [[the perl module|perl-module-for-virtualization-detection]] implementing these tricks.
Frequently, our customers want to install our software in a virtual machine. This can be OK, but frequently they hit a CPU, memory, or IO limit caused by running in a constrained virtual environment. When this happens, we really like to know if they're running under virtualization when we try to support them. Here's some tricks to detect, from a shell, if the system is virtualized.Posted Fri 30 May 2008 03:11:07 PM EDT