A virtual machine is an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.

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vSphere 5.5 Can't tick “connect” for VM Networks

We are using vSphere 5.5.0. Using the vSphere Web Client, when I create a new VM or add a new NIC to an old VM, if I tick "connect" for the VM nentwork, the task is completed without error. But when I ...
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Domain controller on a virtual machine with physical host as member [on hold]

Can I make a virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 and make it my domain controller? and add physical PC and other virtual machines on it? I dint try it yet
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Windows 8.1 Pro restarting in VirtualBox boot from ISO (virtualization enabled)

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 Pro X86 on a VM with VirtualBox. My OS is LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon. Everything is set up properly except for the fact that I can't asign more than 1 CPU to it in ...
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Migrate a VMWare Machine to Hyper-V locally

I have some existing VMWare machines I used with VMWare Player. Since upgrading to Win8.1 I have the problem, that I must use Hyper-V for several development reasons. I have a dual boot setup to ...
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Error only on VirtualBox - CDBOOT : Cannot boot from CD - code 5

Host OS : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVD : Windows 7 Virtualization software : Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager Problem Description: The DVD boots fine when I put it before the PC starts. However, it throws the ...
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How to install 32 bit SharePoint Designer alongside 64 bit office

I currently have MS Office 2010 Professional Plus x64 installed, and need to keep it (very large spreadsheets are a common part of my day). I'm also responsible for keeping couple of SharePoint sites ...
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OS X in a virtual machine on Windows [on hold]

I want to create a PhoneGap app for iOS for distribution through Apple store. My development environment is on a Windows PC, but it seems that Apple developer tools do not work on anything but OS X. ...
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Oracle VM Virtual Box Import virtual appliance error

While importing fedora 19 virtual applience in virtualbox i met some error. here is some description of problem: image: http://s013.radikal.ru/i323/1411/ed/071ef5dd1c47.png in error description is ...
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Centos install using KVM stuck on trying to access install.img

Greeting Folks, I am trying to install Guest or DOMU on a remote server and every time I try is get stuck at Retrieving /install.img. I believe its a network setting but am not entrely sure. Here is ...
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Setting up the network for two VMs, one blasts all outgoing traffic to the other

What I Want: I have a Windows VM that I want to route all network traffic from into my Linux VM. The Linux VM is running INetSim, a program that fakes all services for the common open ports. So as ...
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Cannot resize a vdi virtualbox disk

I'm attempting to resize my virtualbox VMDK via this answer on SO. The original size is 75GB and I'm trying to double it. Step 1 goes fine, I am able to convert my vmdk to a vdi. I attempt to resize ...
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Why no internet connection on vm using another vm as router vmware?

I'm trying to connect to the internet using virtual machine as router but I'm getting unknown host when pinging google or any other website. Here are my settings I am using vmware workstation 9 and ...
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VirtualBox write-through drive not working on Ubuntu

I have a VirtualBox VM with Ubuntu installed on normal VDI, and I added another write-through VDI so that I could keep my code intact when I switch between different system snapshots which I use for ...
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Virtualization enabled from host computer but disabled from guest virtualbox?

I have enabled virtualization on the BIOS and verified it by issuing this command from the host computer: I have ubuntu desktop 14.04 64 bit as host, virtualbox 4.3.10 and ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit ...
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virtual box disconnects from network when “saving machine state”

I am using NAT and running VirtualBox 4.3.10 with Debian on a Kubuntu 14.10 host. In Network settings, I use the defaults: NAT PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973) Promiscuous Mode: Allow VMs cable ...
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Can't reach Ubuntu guest vm from Windows host using VirtualBox Host-only interface

I used to have this working, but had to reinstall VirtualBox this morning. I have Windows PC with VirtualBox installed. I have an Ubuntu VM. I am unable to access services on the Ubuntu VM from the ...
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Virtual desktop, thin client, infrastructure

I want to create VDI. I have a server that runs ESXi 5.5, a Windows Server 2008 R2 that I have install VShephere As I said what I want to create a virtual machine then connect them to thin clients. ...
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Dreaded Failed to create the VirtualBox object error

My VirtualBox has gone loco. It crashed so badly, the entire machine (Ubuntu Linux host) crashed and required a reboot. Upon reboot, everything except for VirtualBox appears to run fine. Attempting to ...
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Running Mac OS X in Parallels Virtual Machine on a Mac reduces hardware specs

I have a problem with a virtual machine of a Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) LVMin Parallels Desktop 10 where the hardware specs are all reduced so the OS runs extremely slow. I have a 2011 iMac with OS X ...
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VirtualBox cannot find VM when executed from alternate context

I'm attempting to have a virtual machine running under virtual box start and stop with the host operating system (which is Windows). I've utilized Group Policy to name scripts to start the virtual ...
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CentOS 7 ESXi/VMware Hang on Boot

I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops ...
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Microsoft's Modern.ie VMs and OpenGL

I am a long time linux user, and have very little experience with Windows. However I wanted to try a Windows only application, Daz 3D. I downloaded the free Windows virtual machines that Microsoft ...
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Export from VmWare to .ovf using “ovftool”

i want to export my "VmWare"-VM (Windows Vista) to an .ovf file. Using the tool "ovftool". When I tried to export this with the following Syntag: ovftool C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware ...
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Multiple internal networks on Virtual box (CentOS)

I have 3 NIC's (internal network) on one Virtual box Machine(CentOS 6.4) each NIC has its own network name intnet1,intnet2 and intnet3. So how I understand this is eth0 is connected to internal ...
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Access my own Virtualbox' services?

Basic newbie question and I did search a bit. I have Windows 7, installed Virtualbox, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. It runs fine and I can sudo apt-get just fine. What I want it for is its LAMP ...
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Can't connect to Windows 10 VM on Azure after installing update

I have a Windows 10 VM on Azure, to which I connect using remote desktop. Today I installed the latest preview build on it, and now I can no longer connect using RDP: my credentials no longer work, ...
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What are the differences between OVF-Version 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0?

I have Virtualbox 4.3 and want to export different VMs because I'm recover my computer. When I want to export a VM I can choose between OVF-Format-Version 0.9; 1.0; 2.0 But what are the differences ...
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Installing the same copy of windows on multiple VMs on the same Mac - licensing issues?

I have a single license for Windows 8, which I installed within Parallels. I wondered if I am allowed to clone this VM, or create another using the same key, on the same Mac? I think cloning would ...
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OpenNebula running a virtual machine fail

Hi I am trying run virtual machine with OpenNebula by this tutorial: http://docs.opennebula.org/4.8/design_and_installation/quick_starts/qs_centos7_kvm.html but when I want to instantiate a template, ...
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Access USB device from virtual machine (Windows 7 pro) while having host Linux (Debian 7)

I am a bit at loss to find where the problem could be. I have a computer running Debian Wheezy. I want to run a microcontroller debugger from within a virtual machine (VMPlayer 6.03). I am using a USB ...
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How to simulate network attacks in GNS3 installed in guest OS

I need to simulate network attacks in simulated network created in GNS3 software. From what I heard I could host linux kali in virtual box and than get GNS3 to use it. The problem is the GNS3 itself ...
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retrieve vmware snapshot from copied virtual disk

I created ubuntu vmware virtual machine in windows 7. I created its virtual hard disk (vmdk) on an external hard disk. I took some snapshots in due time. I've burnt my laptop recently and I'm happy ...
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Why I can't see “thin” option in VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone?

The help and many web pages shows me screenshots of VM conversion process. But I can't see disk resize options when run it. VM's power is down. No snapshots. VM compat is Workstation 9.0 virtual ...
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How do I access Virtualbox internal IP from host machine?

I've been trying to learn more about security by following http://www.pentesterlab.com/bootcamp/week2/, but I'm struggling to access my VM's internal IP localhost from the host machine. I'm able to ...
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Will running a Virtual Machine on an SSD degrade its lifespan?

Since Virtual Machines tend to write their data to one specific virtual disk--therefore on one specific part of the disk--will running a virtual machine degrade the lifespan of the cells on the ssd? ...
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Access the internal subnet that is hosted on different NIC

I have windows 2012 R2 Server and installed and configured two NIC's. NIC 1: 192.168.0.100/24 and 192.168.0.254 as GW NIC 2: 10.10.0.9/24 and 10.10.0.1 as GW test client IP is 10.10.0.88 and ...
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Lync multiple sign in with virtual desktop, missing notifications

We use Lync for company communications and I've recently been switched to working via a virtual desktop (VMWare). I'm now having issues where new message / conversation notifications are only being ...
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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How to map remote(not local) drive (which is also a mapped VM drive) using Remote Desktop Connection?

I have a mapped VM drive on my PC at work and wish to map it remotely from home. Is it possible to do this from Remote Desktop Connection?
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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Capture network traffic between VM's Virtualbox using Wireshark

I'm trying to capture all network traffic between VMs (and in the VMs to themselves) running on a single host using Virtualbox for the VMs and Wireshark for the capturing. VMs are Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Dangers of Authenticity to host can't be established?

I am trying to connect to a server. I connect to it and add a file or two then disconnect. I just got this message when connecting on a new machine: The authenticity of host 'mytestingserver.com ...
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RDP on windows 8.1 Pro on A VM machine

I am trying to get RDP to work on my windows 8.1 virtual machines. I am running hyper v for the virtual machines and have set up 5 machines with virtual adapters. I have set Ip's on machines and on my ...
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VMWare Workstation 10/11 Windows 7 not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine

Workstation 10.0.4 Win7 x64 SP1 32GB RAM Asus Z87-Pro (Intel Virtualization enabled, memory scrambler/remap disabled) Intel 4770K Images of error and free memory in Windows: Problem: Using ...
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Is it possible to detach application windows out a VM?

I have a feeling the answer is no, but wanted to ask anyhow for confirmation. Is there any VM software for windows that would allow the application windows to be detached from the VM, similar to what ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Blocking domain group policy on a local machine in Workgroup

I have created a VM for Win XP which is running now in a Win 8 host system using Hyper-V. This Win XP VM was initially connected to the my company's domain but now disconnected and is part of the ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...
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Reenabling Confirmation Dialog for Turning Off Hyper-V VM

Normally when you turn off a Hyper-V VM (as opposed to shutting it down), a confirmation dialog appears. This is to prevent you from accidentally switching a machine off. However, for some testing ...