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What is the best Xen Hypervisor setup for my system [closed]

I am new to XEN, I have a Asus X99 deluxe, i7-5820K 16gb DDR4 and I want to run VM's just for personal use. I would like to know what distro/setup should I use, I know a bit of Debian and Ubuntu but I ...
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Is there a way to “undercommit” memory in Linux (VPS burst memory woes)?

I've been noticing occasional drastic performance hiccups in my application hosted on a VPS. My VPS plan has 1GB guaranteed RAM and 1GB "burst" RAM. Occasionally the app will become extremely ...
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Ideal Setup for vSphere Hypervisor

I just picked up a Dell R720 for my company, it's got plenty of resources where I feel I can run multiple VM's at the same time. Here are the specs. Intel Xeon E5-2620 (2) 8GB DIMM (8) 146GB SAS ...
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Measurable impact of difference between type-1 and type-2 hypervisor

Is there something I can do to or run on a VM or (in the case of a type-2 hypervisor) that would demonstrate, objectively, that there is a difference between type-1 and type-2 hypervisors? I assume ...
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How does a dynamic disk image work?

I was curious about the inner workings of virtualized computing. Most hypervisors, including VirtualBox and Hyper-V, just to cite a couple, have the option of creating a dynamic image for disk ...
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Headless hypervisor installation

I currently have an HP ProLiant Microserver set up at home, for standard tasks - a simple Linux distro, running a few services (Transmission, Sickbeard, etc.), hosting a few websites, e-mail, and ...
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qemu kvm - can't start VMs after installing xen hypervisor

I had been using QEMU KVM for long time and have few VMs. Recently I installed XEN Hypervisor following this instructions but decided to apt-get remove xen-hypervisor-4.2-amd64 Problem is that now, ...
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Virtualization: pass audio and video from one VM to hardware

I have a Linux server at home for storage, development and testing purposes. I would like to use this server as a home theater solution as well. Now it doesn't seem like a good idea to run that ...
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Server Virtualization on Ubuntu Server or Something Else

Disclaimer I have little experience with Linux, VMware, or server stuff. Also, I had posted this question originally at ...
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Can a type 1 hypervisor guest OS flash the BIOS?

Type 1 hypervisors run on bare metal, and motherboard vendors provide software that allows bios to be flashed from a running OS. Can I flash a motherboard bios from within a running guest OS if ...
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Access host machine port from Hyper-V guest OS

I run Windows Azure Compute Emulator on my Windows 8 PC. It's essentially a web server (it hosts my web app) and it listens on 127.0.0.1 port 80. It doesn't listen for external requests at all and it ...
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How to set up virtual windows so it shares graphic card via IOMMU?

I'd like to continue using Linux as my desktop system. But from time to time I'd like to do some gaming. I know that I can use Wine and PlayOnLinux stuff, but it doesn't always work. I also know, that ...
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Is it possible to set up a bare-metal hypervisor on my laptop?

Say I had a Core i7 Laptop with 16GB of RAM and a 750gb drive. Is there a mechanism where I can partition the HD into a Linux, Windows, OS X, Shared Data, Hypervisor setup where I boot a small ...
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Is running a bare metal hypervisor on a new laptop for commercial use feasible?

Every time I search for advice on a bare metal hypervisor, people usually recommend against it, but I am still curious if I can/should try it when I buy a new laptop in the next month. I've used VMs a ...
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Home Server: server virtualisation, what to choose? [closed]

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM space. This question focus on VM/server ...
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Type 1 Hypervisor on the desktop

I have a powerful home PC, and I've used VirtualBox to run Linux distros in Windows (and vice versa). I'm interested in trying out a lightweight type 1 hypervisor to run all my operating systems ...
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how to use VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5 in Q9550

Anybody ever tried VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.0 in Q9550 ? Because I'm about to. My PC Spec are : Intel Q9550 J&W motherboard JW-IG41M-HD3 with Intel G41 DDR3 at ...
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VMware ESX or ESXi to run WIndows 7 and Ubuntu?

I understand now that a Type 2 (or hosted) hypervisor is the same as using VMware or VirtualBox within an existing operating system, so I want Type 1. Using a Type 1 (or native, bare metal) ...
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How to route none http request in pound.cfg

I'm trying to route all request that point on the port 3050 to another host, here is what i usually write in the /etc/pound/pound.cfg: ListenHTTP Address 10.165.30.58 Port 3050 ...
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How do hypervisors virtualize highly-custom hardware?

I can understand how hypervisors might virtualize CPUs, disks, etc., because those have well-published, generic standards (e.g. ATA/SCSI, the x86 virtualization features, etc.), but how do hypervisors ...
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Open Source Virtualization Solution [closed]

I'm looking for an open source solution to launch, manage and interact with VMs (10-15 VMs, Linux and mostly Windows Servers) through a web interface. I bumped into archipel , karessansui , oVirt, ...
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Recommended HyperVisor for Laptop [closed]

You can call me guy trying to enter the world of virtualization, being awfully impressed by softwares like vmware workstation and virtual box. I have a latop, Dell Studio 17. It has got Intel Core ...
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What kind of laptop do I need to use a bare metal hypervisor? [closed]

I have an old 32 bit laptop running XP that is starting to fail and I would like to convert it to a VM and port it over to a new laptop. I have read that a laptop that supports a bare metal ...
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I want to virtualize my workstation (Tier 1), Looking for Bare Metal Hypervisor for consumer grade components

I find myself in this similar bind at least once a year. The bind whereby I'm either upgrading a motherboard, or an OS hard drive. It drives me crazy to have to reinstall Windows, Visual Studio, all ...
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Hardware for a home server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I'm planning to build a server to do the following Act as a file server (videos, pictures music) Run Squeezebox server Run Zune Software to allow wireless syncing to Windows Phone 7 I'd also like ...
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Choosing a hypervisor for home use

i have a NAS running physically on an old PC. I want to virtualize this nas on the same hardware to be able to host another small Linux server. I have done this before but there are two issues i want ...
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Hardware / Software Preconditions to run/install a 64-Bit guest

I just need to install Windows 2008 64-Bit on a virtual machine. How to? Do I need a special type of processor? Do I need a "special" hypervisor? Actually installation fails on startup with the ...
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Finding out what hypervisor is running

I can't start Virtual Box because it says another hypervisor is running. How can I find out what this other hypervisor is?
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Understanding an Application based on the OS interaction with a Hypervisor

Following I will ask a few specific questions but I will set the stage first. My goal is to monitor Applications in a very odd place - between the OS and a Hypervisor. If you have comments about this ...
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Minimal configuration for a vms host in an old and slow configuration?

I have a slow machine, mainly a Celeron with 250gb HD. This machine is not being used, so I was planning to install a Linux distro and create a bunch of VMs for development. Which distro should I ...