# VirtWhat - Command virt-what¶

Parses the output of the virt-what command to check if the host is running in a virtual machine.

Sample input::

kvm

Examples

>>> vw = shared[VirtWhat]
>>> vw.is_virtual
True
>>> vw.is_physical
False
>>> vw.generic
'kvm'
>>> 'aws' in vw
False


Note

For virt-what-1.13-8 or older on RHEL7, the command fails when running without an environment (or very restricted environment), and reports below error:

virt-what: virt-what-cpuid-helper program not found in \$PATH

class insights.parsers.virt_what.VirtWhat(*args, **kwargs)[source]

Class for parsing virt-what command.

generic

The type of the virtual machine. ‘baremetal’ if physical machine.

Type

str

errors

List of the error information if any error occurs.

Type

list

specifics

List of the specific information if the command outputs.

Type

list

property is_physical

Is the host running in a physical machine? None when something is wrong.

Type

bool

property is_virtual

Is the host running in a virtual machine? None when something is wrong.

Type

bool

parse_content(content)[source]

This method must be implemented by classes based on this class.