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Old 11-20-2011, 07:46 PM   #16
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yes in the beginning i am confusing, but now i am clear about it, their is also a common thing in the output of the Virtual machine
String 1: [MS_VM_CERT/SHA1/27d66596a61c48dd3dc7216fd715126e33f59ae7]
i don't know why this is same!!!!! in each "vmware" virtual-machine

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Old 07-02-2014, 08:14 PM   #17
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Get the vendor information

cat /sys/class/dmi/id/sys/vendor

From VM you will get

cat /sys/class/dmi/id/sys_vendor
VMware, Inc.

From Dell box you will get
cat /sys/class/dmi/id/sys_vendor
Dell Inc.
Old 10-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #18
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Simple & Straight forward :)

dmidecode -s system-product-name
Old 10-16-2014, 02:25 PM   #19
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Surely the way one tell the difference between VMs and real ones is looking at the records and change paperwork? for an audit of even a badly-run network you ought to know, at lest, which VM[s] to expect .
Apologies for the cynicism but I'm not sure why this needs to be asked?
Old 10-16-2014, 02:48 PM   #20
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Smile Some reasons...

* Maybe you are asked to report the percentage of VMs in a customer's network you are assessing
* Define which virtualization platform is being used to mitigate related vulnerabilities
* Audit purposes: assure specific network subnet for VMs, ....
* Servers foot printing before an attack you will do!

It could be anything, dealing with various setups leads to unexpected questions. Trust me


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