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

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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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Switching from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox without formatting

I have a Win7 virtual machine running on Windows Virtual PC where I'm currently developing. I found that I dislike WVPC, and installed VirtualBox, hoping for better performance. However, importing ...
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How to I add a “confirmation on close” option to an android AVD

I have unfortunately gotten into the habit of clicking on the X to close the android emulator (AVD) when I really wanted to just minimize it or something - can I make it do a "are you sure" pop-up, or ...
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Transfer VM without shutting it down?

Is it possible to transfer a VirtualBox VM from one server to another without shutting it down? Is there any way to achive this? Does this technology have a name to identify it? As far as I know Xen ...
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Enabling VT-x virtualization in Optoplex3020 Desktop, Dell Bios A005

I seriously have been hammering this issue for three hours. I want to develop an Android application with Android Studio, but emulation needs HAXM. I tried to install HAXM but the installer said VT-x ...
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How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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Mac OSX Snow Leopard on Virtual Machine - Double Panic

I am trying to install Mac OSX Snow Leopard in Virtual Machine and I seem to face error after error, but I am close! I feel like this is the last one before I win, but it's tricky. I've done quite a ...
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How to activate Windows XP that is OEM version after Physical to Virtual migration?

Dell Optiplex box, used the VMWare p2v tool to migrate to VM I can't imagine that I am the first person to ever virtualize an OEM copy of windows, so there should be a solution? Got the VM to boot ...
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Cannot create external switch on Hyper-V

I am getting the following error when creating an external switch on Hyper-V: I am running Windows 8.1 x64. My switch settings are as follows: Event viewer gives me the following errors in ...
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How to run OS X inside VirtualBox inside OS X inside VirtualBox [duplicate]

I want to have the following virtualization configuration: Real Apple Hardware: MacBook Pro 13" (2014) VirtualBox OS X 10.10 VirtualBox OS X 10.10 Why? A real reason, ...
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Over 100% disk capacity usage on Hyper-V

In many of my Hyper-V VMs the disk capacity usage is shown in Virtual Machine Manager to be above 100%: but inside the VM itself, there is plenty of space left: This is the properties page of ...
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Serial TTA0: connection to Virtual machine | Weird characters and no input

I have setup a serial TTA0: connection to an OpenVMS Emulator running in virtual windows. The console serial port is configured as follows: TTA0.type="socket" TTA0.port=":20000" ...
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Can I use VHD file to boot VMWare?

I am using VMWare and my OS image is in the form of a VHD (virtual hard drive). I've done some searching but I don't see anything on this. So my question is: Is it possible to load my OS onto my ...
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Strange behaviour when calling getty on Virtual Box

I am currently trying to get a shell script to run on a Debian 7, that replaces the initial getty call in /etc/inittab. The line in /etc/inittab looks like this: 1:2345:respawn:/bin/bash ...
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Cannot disable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1, listed as missing [duplicate]

I'm trying to run AndyOS. Its an Android emulator to run Android apps and games on my PC. My system meets the hardware specifications and since I have prior experience in running virtual machines, I ...
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“Booting” a lxc machine hangs

When I try to "boot" a lxc (linux container) machine it hangs on hardware detection. Can this be solved without removing the hardware detection from the boot sequence?
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Booting a vmdk (or similar virtual machine disk) natively

I've got a nice VMware Fusion setup on my Mac with a few different VMs. This works really nicely, but it gets really slow when running heavy programs. So I thought, why not boot into them directly? I ...
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Changing the default network VirtualBox assigns to VMs attached to NAT

By default, VirtualBox assigns a 10.0.2.0/24 address to a VM attached to NAT. Is it possible to change NAT to a different network? This is not a duplicate question. I know it is possible to define a ...
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Access windows directories from Ubuntu 12.04 that runs on VMware. without file sharing

I'm was wondering if its possible for me to reach my local file system (windows) from inside my VMware which runs Ubuntu 12.04. As mentioned in the title I would like to achieve this without sharing ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and be able to boot to it?

Say I were to install Ubuntu Linux onto a virtual machine (or the other way around, installing it to dual boot), and keep it's files on it's own partition. Is there a way the computer could also boot ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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SVN server for network

I'm struggling to get my svnserver working as I need it to. What I'm trying to do is to set the server up on one of my VMs so that it would be visible for my hostOS and other VMs. What I have ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Disk Image to Virtual Box Virtual Machine

How do you take a disk image and turn it into a virtual machine in VirtualBox? For example, assume I have a physical machine and I run a dd command on the hard drive. Is there a way to turn that into ...
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Easiest setup for someone new to Virtual Machines?

I've never used a virtual machine, but I'd to start.. What's the easiest setup in terms of software and operating system? What's free? Any tips for someone completely new to the virtual machine ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive. Before using it I would like to test it with VMware Player (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and convert it with "qemu" qemu-img convert ...
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Configure VM network settings to ssh into a mininet VM

I am trying to configure my VM (mininet vmdk) network settings in order to ssh into it from my host machine. I am using virtualbox as my hypervisor. Per the Mininet instructions ...
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Virtualbox Guest VM not capturing any mouse/keyboard input

Kind of a stupid question, but, I'm running a Kali Linux image from a VMWare .vmdk file inside Virtualbox, and I can't move the mouse cursor, and it doesn't appear that it's taking any input. It was ...
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VMware guest pauses when the host is idle - how do I keep it running?

I'm running VMWare Worstation 7 with Windows 7 x64 as guest, Windows XP x64 as host. Inside the guest I run a long-running console application, which prints out progress messages with timestamps on ...
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VMWare Workstation 10.0.3: Unable to open kernel device “\\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified.”

VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. ...
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e2image restore file system metadata

I'm trying to recreate file system metadata on a virtual disk. I can save this metadata using e2image, and the e2image man page tells me I can use e2image -I to restore the file system. Unfortunately, ...
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How to share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...
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How do I attach VHD file to Oracle Virtualbox?

Thanks to Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption | Microsoft Azure Blog, my VM's Windows is failed to start and Microsoft suggested me downloading System's .VHD locally for troubleshooting (VM's ...
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Remote Access over the Network to a Virtual Box Machine

I am trying to remotely access a machine on Virtual Box, which is on a terminal server, but I don't want to have to log onto the terminal server first. I have enabled the Remote Display Settings in ...
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esxi VM resource allocation for multiple users with varying requirements

I have an esxi host which several users will use as a development machine. Let's say that I have a host with 32 cores and 32 GB of RAM and 4-5 developers that will work on Ubuntu machines. The number ...
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accessing local host from another computer

This is the first time I am trying to host at IAAS level. I have installed Win 8 on the VM and installed XAMP. I can access local host on the same VM. But how do I access the local host from another ...
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CentOS on VMWare Workstation - Anyconnect VPN and connection to local network?

I'm not sure how to do what I'm hoping to be able to do, and so far I haven't been able to find anything that shows me, so I figured I'd ask. The host computer is running Windows 7. On Workstation 10 ...
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Hyper-V VM Connection Requires Admin Privileges

When I run "Hyper-V Virtual Machine Connection" to connect to my virtual machine it sais: You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrator of the authorization ...
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How to use the jack port of a android “Kit kat v4.4 virtual machine”?

I'd like to use the jack port of a Android kit kat v4.4 virtual machine (VMware Workstation 10), but it seems that it's not working. There is no error message, but hopefully it seems that the virtual ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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vmware horizon at boot

**what i want** Ok people here what i want i have virtual desktop system ready what i want is when the end point pc thin client power up instead of windows log in ...
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VM connected to network but not to internet in VMware Player 6 on Windows 8.1 host

So I am running Bitnami's MEAN stack in VMware Player 6.0.2 on Windows 8.1 and the VM connects just fine to the network: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfdzohjuuepz52w/ifconfig.PNG However, I am having a ...
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VirtualBox: How to connect to Internet via wi-fi on Mac?

I installed VirtualBox with a Win XP VM on my Mac running OS 10.7.5. My Mac only has a wi-fi connection to the internet. On the settings for the virtual host, I set: Attached to: Bridged Adapter ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Hyper-v 2 External Switches

I wish I could have a setup as the following: I have Windows Server 2012 R2 I have Two NICs: First one is connected to the LAN and the second one connected to the Internet I have Created two ...
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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If I virtualise my work laptop can I use both the virtualised and physical instances [closed]

I'm quite keen to virtualise my work laptop so that I can leave my work device in my bag when I get home and fire up my much nicer and more powerful home PC to continue my work. I know this isn't a ...
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Bad Block on Virtual Machine (Virtual or Physical Problem?)

I am dealing with a virtual machine that is receiving the following entry in the event log: TIME OF EVENT: 7/30/2011 3:47:05 PM EVENT LOG: System EVENT SOURCE: disk EVENT ID: 7 SEVERITY: Error ...
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Does Processes on Host Machine Affect Virtual Machine?

I use Windows 8.1 as host and Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare. I am going to run computational simulations in Java. I have two questions: 1. If I run simulations on VM and do other works on host machine, ...
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virtualbox port forwarding does not work

My Ubuntu is the guest OS running on a windows host. NAT is used and port forwarding has been added. All access to host on port 3000 should be forwarded to guest on the same port. But that port can ...
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VMware PC won't start after copying to new drive: “The file is too large”

Because I was lacking space on my SSD I placed the VMware image on a different drive. Everything was working fine. Now I bought a new SSD and wanted to move the image to it to take advantage of the ...