I was trying to see if my MacBook Air support HAXM for Android emulation and could not find a good resource to tell me how to find out what the processor number of my Mac was. So here you go!
Open a Terminal
- Go to Finder and press Command + Shift + U
- Select Terminal
- Type the following: sysctl machdep.cpu.brand_string
This returns something like this: machdep.cpu.brand_string: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5650U CPU @ 2.20GHz
The BOLD part is the processor number so continue to follow the instructions starting at step 2 below: Does My Processor Support Intel® Virtualization Technology?
In my case, yes this process does!
As a short cut (don’t have to look up the processor number) simply type: sysctl machdep.cpu.features
and see if it contains VMX