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How can I understand, Which VM virtualization my Windows server? RRS feed

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  • Hello.

    I have a Windows server 2008 R2 that it is a Virtual machine.How can I understand which VM run Windows for me? I mean is my windows use XenServer, Hyper-V or...

    How can I understand it? I attached a picture here that show my CPU is "Common KVM Processor" .

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:05 AM

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  • I think the only way you can do this is to look at what tools are installed on the VM to support virtualisation. e.g. VMWare will install vmtools and hyper-v will have integration components. so a powershell query to discover what's installed would be how to do this programmatically. This article might help you get started with that..

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/11/13/use-powershell-to-quickly-find-installed-software.aspx.

    Or you could by your data center administrator a coffee and ask him!

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:12 AM
  • I think the only way you can do this is to look at what tools are installed on the VM to support virtualisation. e.g. VMWare will install vmtools and hyper-v will have integration components. so a powershell query to discover what's installed would be how to do this programmatically. This article might help you get started with that..

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/11/13/use-powershell-to-quickly-find-installed-software.aspx.

    Or you could by your data center administrator a coffee and ask him!

    Link not worked :(

    XenServer and Vmware tools change NIC name and...but my server NIC is Intel.

    Can you show me which command on "PowerShell" can solve my problem?

    Friday, August 14, 2015 11:22 AM
  • Look at the processor, "Common KVM processor"

    You're using KVM.

    Friday, August 14, 2015 4:12 PM
  • Look at the processor, "Common KVM processor"

    You're using KVM.

    Thank you. Thus my VM is KVM.

    I did a command that show all packages that installed :

    If it is KVM thus I must not have any XenTools or VmWare tools.

    Has KVM any tools?

    Friday, August 14, 2015 7:27 PM
  • Not sure, I've never used KVM.  You're much better posting for help on the KVM forums, this one's for Microsoft Virtual Server 2005..so I doubt there's much cross-over between them.

    Or, you might find the info you need here: http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/FAQ

    However, if you don't have access to the host PC, there's probably not much you can do.

    Monday, August 17, 2015 6:21 PM