Ubuntu install cpu-checker / kvm-ok tool

Fig.02: Installing cpu-checker on Ubuntu Linux

Fig.02: Installing cpu-checker on Ubuntu Linux

The chu-checker package contains tools to help evaluate certain CPU (or BIOS) features such AMD and Intel VT kvm support. To install type the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install cpu-checker
Sample outputs:

[sudo] password for vivek: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cpu-checker msr-tools
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 17.5 kB of archives.
After this operation, 112 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main msr-tools amd64 1.3-2 [10.6 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main cpu-checker amd64 0.7-0ubuntu4 [6,834 B]
Fetched 17.5 kB in 1s (14.8 kB/s) 
Selecting previously unselected package msr-tools.
(Reading database ... 86830 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../msr-tools_1.3-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking msr-tools (1.3-2) ...
Selecting previously unselected package cpu-checker.
Preparing to unpack .../cpu-checker_0.7-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ( ...
Setting up msr-tools (1.3-2) ...
Setting up cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu4) ...

This package provides the following two commands:

  1. /usr/sbin/check-bios-nx – Find out if BIOS has blocked CPU’s NX capabilities.
  2. /usr/sbin/kvm-ok – Find out if this server is capable of running hardware accelerated KVM virtual machines (ie, possesses Virtualization Technology).

Examples and usage: How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Headless Server