Putting a comma in a KVM/QEMU SMBios name

Not well documented in qemu-system(1), but if you want to have an SMBios name like: “VMware, Inc”, then you need to set it as:

kvm -smbios type=1,manufacturer="VMware,, Inc.",product="VMware Virtual Platform",version="None",serial="VMware-77 bb aa bb cc dd ee ff-11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88"

This results in something like:

System Information Manufacturer: VMware, Inc. Product Name: VMware Virtual Platform Version: None Serial Number: VMware-stuff

in your dmidecode, which you may need if you are moving from VMware to another platform, and have things inside that care.