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
[sudo] password for vivek: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: msr-tools 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 (184.108.40.206-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up msr-tools (1.3-2) ... Setting up cpu-checker (0.7-0ubuntu4) ...
This package provides the following two commands:
- /usr/sbin/check-bios-nx – Find out if BIOS has blocked CPU’s NX capabilities.
- /usr/sbin/kvm-ok – Find out if this server is capable of running hardware accelerated KVM virtual machines (ie, possesses Virtualization Technology).