Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How to check machine is physical for virtual server

This is used when doing audit to identify the server is Physical or virtual

There are many ways to find the machine type either Physical or Virtual 

Using GUI open the System information by typing msinfo32.exe in run command

Result Shown as below and for Physical servers

Result Shown as below and for Virtual servers

for Virtual  Machines "System Manufacturer" and "System Model", the screenshot displays "VMware Inc. " &  "VMware virtual platform"
From Command prompt also you can find by typing systeminfo in CMD

Also by using below dos command you can find 

systeminfo /s %computername% | findstr /c:"Model:" /c:"Host Name" /c:"OS Name"

Below are the two screens shots of Physical & Virtual Machine results

Physical Box:
Virtual Box: