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How to determine what kind of virtualization technology your host is using

Background

Use this handy command to determine what kind of virtualization your server is running:

sudo dmidecode -s system-manufacturer

If the utility doesn’t exist, simply

apt install dmidecode

Here are some real world answers we got querying a number of Linux machines across different infrastructures:

> Xen (AWS)
> Xen (AWS Lightsail)
> Google (Google Compute Engine)
> Virtuozzo (Private ISP)
> Microsoft Corporation (Hyper-V)
> DigitalOcean

Reference

How To Check If A Linux System Is Physical Or Virtual Machine

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