Does your cpu supports virtualization?

This is how you check it

egrep '(vmx|svm)' --color=always /proc/cpuinfo

If you get vmx (intel) or svm – (amd) it does.

root@digitalwhores:/home# grep --color vmx /proc/cpuinfo
flags : fpu de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx lm rep_good nopl pni vmx cx16 popcnt hypervisor lahf_lm

XEN kernel? try

cat /sys/hypervisor/properties/capabilities


My PowerEdge doesn’t?! f*ck!



VT-x, shows in /proc/cpuinfo as the vmx flag. (grep vmx /proc/cpuinfo)

AKA Vanderpool

See Wikipedia’s article on x86 virtualization, for a list of processors that include it.


AMD-V, shows in /proc/cpuinfo as the svm flag. (grep svm /proc/cpuinfo)

AKA Pacifica, AKA AMD Virtualization

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