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Enhancement Advisory new package: virt-what

Advisory: RHEA-2011:1015-1
Type: Product Enhancement Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-07-21
Last updated on: 2011-07-21
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

A new virt-what package is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The virt-what tool is used to detect whether the operating system is running
inside a virtual machine.

This enhancement update adds a new virt-what package to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5. The virt-what utility enables programs to detect if they are running in a
virtual machine, as well as details about the type of hypervisor. (BZ#668618)

All users requiring virt-what should install these newly-released package, which
adds this enhancement.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 1c23f4925e88710f8575da25e53bd45a
SHA-256: c8fce97083540d4d925329f91c4a813917deccc6db014fe828e0646c2134c3d3
 
IA-32:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 8ef1b326dd762047da775128cba529f4
SHA-256: a2a0c2a56e4ef78323345e6d269e1b40dec1c10e119f76f9877a24a2a68d3f34
 
IA-64:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.ia64.rpm     MD5: 2f09724ba1f9acc93a165bc055e8ec1a
SHA-256: 78f820c5b423d796578d80fc896a84ec54c550087026dfb8c8161fadb4e1d613
 
PPC:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.ppc.rpm     MD5: 53d5186800177ef774c55595c7838642
SHA-256: 29973b1b3e0c9fd40c7a6939c9da38d7eaf8f187c3f114e4ca4f8855509fd125
 
s390x:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.s390x.rpm     MD5: 174fc4942f5fcba7f9966d3c6e264e2c
SHA-256: 396edb4f588fc93c7f33b97b9e5211c37788a164390b8360fe13b3bbb84a6487
 
x86_64:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 96befcd84e801bd1faf1c7594e0933b5
SHA-256: cba18e078cbee271240ad142974946917da20025e0b011c5acb5e8843d575eed
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.src.rpm     MD5: 1c23f4925e88710f8575da25e53bd45a
SHA-256: c8fce97083540d4d925329f91c4a813917deccc6db014fe828e0646c2134c3d3
 
IA-32:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.i386.rpm     MD5: 8ef1b326dd762047da775128cba529f4
SHA-256: a2a0c2a56e4ef78323345e6d269e1b40dec1c10e119f76f9877a24a2a68d3f34
 
x86_64:
virt-what-1.11-2.el5.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 96befcd84e801bd1faf1c7594e0933b5
SHA-256: cba18e078cbee271240ad142974946917da20025e0b011c5acb5e8843d575eed
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

707508 - virt-what doesn't detect ia64 Xen guest
707523 - virt-what not detecting kvm guests because cpu model does not contain 'QEMU' string



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/