HowTo Determine If Hardware Virtualization Is Enabled

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  • On an AMD (AMD-V) system, check "/proc/cpuinfo" for the existence of the flag: "svm"
[root@probe ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'svm'
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht
syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor
cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt
[root@probe ~]#