systemd‐detect‐virt − Detect execution in a virtualized

systemd−detect−virt [OPTIONS...]

     systemd−detect−virt detects execution in a virtualized
environment. It identifies the virtualization technology and
can distinguish full machine virtualization from container
virtualization.  systemd−detect−virt exits with a return
value of 0 (success) if a virtualization technology is
detected, and non−zero (error) otherwise. By default, any
type of virtualization is detected, and the options
−−container and −−vm can be used to limit what types of
virtualization are detected.

     When executed without −−quiet will print a short
identifier for the detected virtualization technology. The
following technologies are currently identified:

technologiesTable 1. Knownvirtualization


     If multiple virtualization solutions are used, only the
"innermost" is detected and identified. That means if both
machine and container virtualization are used in
conjunction, only the latter will be identified (unless −−vm
is passed).

     Windows Subsystem for Linux is not a Linux container,
but an environment for running Linux userspace applications
on top of the Windows kernel using a Linux−compatible
interface. WSL is categorized as a container for practical
purposes. Multiple WSL environments share the same kernel
and services should generally behave like when being run in
a container.

     The following options are understood:

     −c, −−container
     Only detects container virtualization (i.e. shared
     kernel virtualization).

     −v, −−vm
     Only detects hardware virtualization.

     −r, −−chroot
     Detect whether invoked in a chroot(2) environment. In
     this mode, no output is written, but the return value
     indicates whether the process was invoked in a chroot()
     environment or not.

     Detect whether invoked in a user namespace. In this
     mode, no output is written, but the return value
     indicates whether the process was invoked inside of a
     user namespace or not. See user_namespaces(7) for more

     −q, −−quiet
     Suppress output of the virtualization technology

     Output all currently known and detectable container and
     VM environments.

     −h, −−help
     Print a short help text and exit.

     Print a short version string and exit.


     If a virtualization technology is detected, 0 is
returned, a non−zero code otherwise.

     systemd(1), systemd‐nspawn(1), chroot(2), namespaces(7)

 1. ACRN hypervisor

 2. Podman

 3. Windows Subsystem for Linux‐us/windows/wsl/about