Monday, April 29, 2013

Determining if you are running Oracle VM on EC2

The question has come up on how to determine whether an EC2 instances started from an Oracle AMI is running OVM or Amazon Xen.  You can not find this out on the AWS management console.  You must use the AWS EC2 CLI.  The ec2-describe-instances command shows 'ovm' next to virtualization type (paravitual) or 'xen' of Amazon xen.

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