Nested Virtual Machines and Multiple Hypervisors Unsupported
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Xen and KVM running on the same server
KVM and VMware running on the same server
Are nested virtual machines supported?
Xen with a Xen virtual machine running under VMware
Xen with a Xen virtual machine running under KVM
KVM virtual machine running in a Xen virtual machine
Determining Virtual Machine Identities
This section will assist you in determining what kind of virtualization you are using on a specific server. For the purposes of this TID, the hypervisor is the virtual machine server, capable of hosting virtual machines. Virtual machine is a virtual server run and controlled by the hypervisor.
Hypervisor: The existence of the /proc/xen/xsd_port file indicates a Xen virtual machine server or Dom0.
Virtual Machine: A missing /proc/xen/xsd_port file, but the existence of the /proc/xen directory indicates a Xen virtual machine or DomU.
Hypervisor: A running kvm kernel module reported by lsmod indicates a KVM virtual machine server.
Virtual Machine: A missing kvm kernel driver, but a /proc/cpuinfo module name of “Virtual Machine (QEMU Virtual CPU)” indicates a KVM virtual machine.
Hypervisor: A running vmmon kernel module reported by lsmod indicates a VMware virtual machine server.
Virtual Machine: A missing vmmon kernel driver, but a hardware platform name including “Vmware Hardware Platform” as reported by /usr/sbin/dmidecode -s system-product-name indicates a Vmware virtual machine.
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- Document ID:7003403
- Creation Date: 30-May-2009
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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