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

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Having problems accessing the host's hard drive in VMware

I recently installed VMware 10.0.0 in my Windows 7 and created a Ubuntu Gnome 64. I want to set up a shared folder with your host OS, my D:/, so I can work with the projects located there. Searching ...
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Multiple Virtual Machines with unique IPs accessible via physical network?

How do I need to configure my network adapters in order to have multiple Virtual Machines with unique IPs that are accessible outside the host PC? I currently have two virtual windows servers but I ...
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Two program on different VMs experience reply timeouts unless pinging

I've encountered a very odd issue. I've got 2 VMs, each running an identical program (a pub/sub middleware). The programs have to communicate by sending an event from and to each other. The program ...
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Running mac in Windows using VMWare player is showing LOADING only for 6 hours [on hold]

Iam running windows 64 bit having 4gb ram. I want to run mac inside windows using VMware Player. Iam using the OS X Mavericks 10.9 Retail VMware Image of size 7gb then when i loaded the .vmx file ...
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How can I try out different things on my computer and restore it to its previous condition easily & gracefully?

I’m starting to attend Hackathons and I'm in great need of a way to either completely restore my PC to a previous point in time, or deploy something that allows me to test out different things on my ...
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VMWare Unity Pause upon application close

I am using VMWare Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have applications installed that only work on Windows 7. I followed this tutorial to create a shortcut on my host PC that will automatically launch ...
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Vagrant ssh fails — after cloning the box with vagrant package

i've set up a first Vagrant box for python dev that works very well. I can vagrant ssh in that original box without issue. Trouble start when i try to create a copy of that box (with vagrant ...
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PXE TFTP Permission Denied

I have a windows server 2003 VM and since Virtualbox supports NAT networking and has the Intel PXE firmware, id like to test it out and maybe use it between two real machines in the future. I have ...
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How can I change the language on my VM Virtual box to English

Yesterday, I downloaded and installed the Oracle VM Virtual Box on my PC but the UI language is Danish. Can anyone guide me through the process of changing the UI language to English? I have tried ...
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VMWare Player presses and holds random keys

I am running Windows 8 and VMWare Player with a bunch of VM ranging from Windows, to various flavors of Linux. The issue that I am having is that what seems like every 2 minutes, or when I switch ...
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Black screen in the beginning of installation process of Debian 7.8 on Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro

I am trying to install Debian 7.8 using an ISO image "debian-7.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso" on Hyper-V. When the VM is running, I see a graphical start screen: When I choose the first command, I get ...
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Which Free Virtual Pc Software allows you to connect to wifi within your virtual desktop? [closed]

This is a follow up question to: How to connect to wifi using Windows 8.1 preview in a Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual pc If VirtualBox doesn't allow you to connect to wifi in your virtual pc. Which ...
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How to connect to wifi using Windows 8.1 preview in a Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual pc

I've been thinking about upgrading to Windows 8.1 but wanted to test it first in a virtual pc I made using Oracle VM VirtualBox. I downloaded the Windows 8.1 preview software and so far it works well. ...
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spicy-client assertion failure after computer crash

I usually use spice-client to connect to remote VMs without any problem. Today during usual work my pc freezed (I am strong confident that this is not due to spice) and forced me to brute shutdown. ...
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The smallest Linux that can support VMWare Workstation and networking [closed]

Setting aside the hardware, this is what I need to do: install the smallest possible Linux, but it can support this three features: Connect to a network using Ethernet Firewall Support VMWare ...
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VirtualBox: create a serial port bridge to the same VM

I'd like to make a bridge between Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2 on a VM. Practically this would route all data from VM Serial Port 1 back to VM Serial Port 2 so that an application listening on ...
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Virtualbox vm goes into aborted state whenever Macbook goes to sleep

I'm running Yosemtie OSX (10.10.2) and Virtualbox 4.3.22. Whenever my macbook goes to sleep, my vm goes into "aborted" state, and does not recover (i.e. has to be manually restarted/booted). Looking ...
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why in Linux VM like vmware and XenServer, physical id > the number of cores in /proc/cpuinfo

This was only observed in Linux virtual machines. In /proc/cpuinfo, the physical id could be very large, exceeding the number of cpus. For below example, 4 core systems but the physical id is 13. ...
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Allocating server CPU cores to virtual box guests for heavy compute, light i/o load

Please share your recommendations for allocating CPU cores to guests on big iron. I am asking basically this question 6 years later: Is there an optimal setting for the number of CPU cores exposed ...
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Where are Xen guest config files stored?

I'm new to Xen stuff. I have a XenServer 6.5 running, with XenCenter and a Debian installed as a PV VM. I'm trying to setup the extra security now so I don't have to learn about it after I've been ...
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Why VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 not shown in Network Connection?

VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1, VMnet8 and Bluetooth do not show up in Network Connection's. Only the Wireless Network Adapter is shown! What could be the reason for this? Thank you for ...
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Running device firmware on a computer

I was wondering how I would go about running device firmware in a virtual machine on Windows 7 or some other way on windows 7. I am specifically thinking of running the Broadband-Hamnet firmware for ...
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Ubuntu VirtualBox Virtual Machine won’t power on after power failure

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine hosted on a Windows OS. I lost power while the virtual machine was on, and the host OS crashed. After rebooting the host, I could not power on the Ubuntu virtual ...
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how to use isc-dhcp-server in place of router dhcp

i have a virtual Debian installed on my VMware running on win 7 64 bit , i am using a bridged connection for my virtual machine , i installed isc-dhcp-server and changed the /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config ...
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2nd monitor absent in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox but cannot get a second monitor for my guest. Why not? As you can see in the screenshot, the Win7 guest actually thinks it has two monitors, but there is no window for the second ...
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x86 live image on a x64 processor

I have a live image of ubuntu, and I will be using it for programming. It came with a book, and the book mentions that it has to be used on a x86 based-processor. I have an AMD64 processor, so my ...
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Poor MSSQL server performance on virtual machine after system upgrade

I'm managing middle sized company database. Recently we have massive system upgrade and switched to virtual machine environment. After deployment, we are having performance issues, Apparently MS SQL ...
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virt-install fails to start in centos 6.6

I am trying to host virtual KVM machines on my server. Specs: CentOS release 6.6 (Final) processor : 11 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 45 model name : ...
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Hibernate/Resume Windows7 Between Native and VM host?

Is it possible and safe to do the following? boot Windows 7 natively hibernate boot alternative OS ( say Linux ) load a preconfigured VM using the Windows 7 native disk start the VM Host OS, which ...
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Does Upgrading VirtualBox affect guest OS activation (Windows 7)

I am running a retail edition of Windows 7 as a guest OS in VirtualBox. Windows 7 activation is sensitive to hardware changes. In the case of a virtual machine, the hardware is mostly emulated. In ...
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How many VM's I can create and share CPU cores on 24 core CPU?

I have a server that has 2 (CPU) - 24 cores. Is there a limit how many VM's I can create and assign CPU's? Ex: Is there a limit that, I can only create 6 VM's that have 4 CPUs each? or 12 VM's with 2 ...
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Assign static IP to VMware Player guest on host-only network

I have a VMware guest (Ubuntu 14.04) on a Windows 7 host that has a host-only network adapter (the 192.168.59.xxx address range), and every time I reboot the machine, it gets a new IP address assigned ...
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How to tell virtualbox how to boot from cloned direct access partition

I've managed to paint myself into a corner. I have a ubuntu machine with a virtualbox windows VM on that I spend about 4hours working in each day. I read up online that having direct disk access for ...
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Using a Bluetooth USB Device on 2012 Hyper-V Host or VM

i need to be able to use a USB bluetooth stick on either a Windows Server 2012 R2 Host OR on one of its virtual machines. The VM could be a WS2012 as well or a Windows 7 OS. I have 2 problems - ...
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Some audio devices (PCM_in) could not be opened

Some audio devices (PCM_in) could not be opened. Guest applications generating audio output or depending on audio input may hang. Make sure your host audio device is working properly. Check the ...
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VirtualBox errors out saying it needs more free disk space when space is clearly available

At my work environment we use VirtualBox for testing. It is set up as Windows host and RHEL 6 as client. Now during testing sometimes the error message popping up which says: You need to free ...
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Unable to connect to internet from Centos VM

I am using VirtualBox 4.3, I have installed Centos 6.3. I have two adapters attached. 1) NAT 2) Host-Only I want to be able to setup a cluster of 3 machines which can talk to each other and also be ...
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How do I test software on hundreds of Windows 7 VMs? [closed]

I want to make a home lab to test software that interacts with hundreds (maybe thousands?) of nodes, all Windows workstations. Each VM will be spun up for testing purposes, then destroyed. Do I need ...
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Physical processor to virtual processor scaling [duplicate]

If I have a Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role installed, and the configuration is: 4 processors, Intel Xeon E5-4620v2 and each one is 8 cores/16 threads, can I utilize enough power for ...
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VMware Player cannot start a suspended VM from an SMB shared drive, says “Failed to lock the file”

I have a VMware Player VM located in a remote shared folder that resides on a Linux server. On the server side I have set up my file access permissions to the user ID used to open the shared folder, ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on VirtualBox

I mounted a Windows 8.1 .iso and booted from it. The image below is my issue. I have no idea how to continue. I am trying to install from Ubuntu 14.10.
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Error when running boot2docker from inside Virtual Box

I get Non existent networking host interface name: VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter #2 (VERR_INTERNAL_ERROR) error when I try to run boot2docker from virtual box. Error Details: Result Code: ...
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VMWare Guest Accessing Host Statistics

I have tried researching this but unfortunately couldn't come across an answer. Is it possible for a vmware esx virtual machine to access statistics about its host machine such as CPU and memory ...
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How can I remotely connect to VM outside of Internal Network without connecting to Host Machine?

I am running Windows 7 in a VM: The VM was setup using Hyper-V within Windows Server 2012 R2. First, I configured the Linksys router Port Forwarding for TCP 3389 and 3390. To both IP addresses. I also ...
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Why Don't Hyper-V Checkpoints Appear in Tree?

I am running several VMs under Hyper-V. All VMs and Host are Windows 8.1. Something seems to have changed in my system whereby checkpoints no longer appear in the checkpoint tree of a VM. It now ...
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RDP responsiveness with Windows Server 2012

I have to work in visual studio on a couple of different windows server virtual machines. A couple of machines have Windows Server 2008 R2 and one of them has Windows Server 2012. The client ...
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How do I get a Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO file for Virtual Machine Construction for free? [duplicate]

Does anyone know where I can get a windows 8.1 or 8 iso file? I want to get a virtual machine so I can mess with the settings for learning. If its on the Microsoft website, that would be preferred. I ...
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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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VirtualBox on QEMU host?

I have remote access to a QEMU Windows Server 2012 (64 bit) VM with 12 cores @ 2.8 GHz ("QEMU Virtual CPU version 2.0.0") and 48 GB RAM. For a project I wanted to set up a Linux VM on VirtualBox on ...
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Oracle Virtual Box current version no option for Win8.1

I'm trying to install the Win10 64Bit technical preview in VirtualBox VM, but I keep getting errors. While digging into this I found online many suggestions to set the Windows version of the VM to ...