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

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What happens to my data on a VM after my trial account expires?

I had created a VM using Azure free trial account, my account expired earlier that the 30 days as my credits were finished. I didn't get a change to delete my data, does anyone know what happens to ...
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How do I make a hotkey to activate a specific VMware Workstation VM?

I'm using the latest version of VMware Workstation (11.1.0) on Windows 7 x64 and I want to be able to do a keystroke of "Ctrl + 1" to go to VM #1, "Ctrl + 2" to go to VM #2, and "Ctrl + 3" to go to VM ...
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VirtualBox in Win7: cannot acces external drive from guest Windows7

I have started using VirtualBox in Windows 7 out of curiosity and for testing purposes. (Mainly, I want to test Linux distros and to try and see how Windows works in this environment - so that I might ...
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Migrating Linux guest from Virtualbox 4.3.26 (latest) to VMplayer 7.1 (latest) on Win 7 64-bit host

Would like to understand if it is possible to migrate a Lubuntu guestOS image from Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 hypervisor to VMware VMplayer 7.1, where the hypervisor is running on a Windows 7 64-bit ...
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Virtual Box storage format error while installing Windows 10 tech. preview

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 technical preview via Virtual Box on my Windows 8.1 32 bit laptop. After following the normal process of creating a new virtual machine by "New", when I go to ...
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How to move a Windows 7 VM's CSC to a network/host volume?

I am running a Windows 7 Pro virtual machine on VMware on Ubuntu 14.04, and would like to move the Win7's CSC (client-side cache, for offline files) to the data partition on the Linux host. This is a ...
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SSH from one Virtual Machine to another in VirtualBox

I am trying to run a server on one VM and a client on another; both VMs have ScientificLinux 6.4 as their OS, running on VirtualBox 4.2.10. The client should be able to communicate with the server ...
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Host OS Connection problems after VIrtual Box Installation

I just installed Virtual Box in my Windows 8.1 PC, with Debian as the guest OS, and using NAT for internet connection. The problem is that after that, my Host OS has been having trouble connecting ...
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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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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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Virtual Machine freeze when memory low

I run an Ubuntu 64bit virtual machine (4 CPUs, 8Gb ram, 1Gb swap) on my Windows 8 64bit machine using virtualbox. I often find that when I do something memory intensive (generally only using 1 or 2 ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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Azure VM Replication and Failover

Here's the scenario: I have an application that requires the existence of an Azure VM where all components of that application are contained in that one VM. (I know.) Naturally that VM exists in a ...
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Networking for CentOS 6.6 on VirtualBox

I have created 2 guests with 2 Network interfaces each - all 4 of which have the "Attached To:" set to "Internal Network". The aim is to create a simple internal network with no access to the Host ...
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GNOME Boxes: How can I route through the host's VPN connection from a Windows guest?

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (a www.modern.ie one) running in GNOME Boxes. My host connects to my work network via OpenVPN, and I'd like to access some of the resources from the Windows VM. ...
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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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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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Cannot get LAMP stack working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed as a virtual machine (VirtualBox) in my MacBook Pro. I am trying to get my LAMP (Linux,Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack to run a web server, but I just cant get not even ...
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Is possible to port virtual machine on second monitor?

Is it possible to display a virtual machine (VM) on a secondary monitor like a TV, and the "core" operating system on the primary monitor? I want to play a game with a friend, and I imagine I could ...
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VirtualBox only creates new virtual hard disk when there is enough space on 'C' drive

There are >200GB free on my 'F' drive but it failed to create a fixed-size VHD with size = 200GB. Failed to create the hard disk storage C:\Users\abc\VirtualBox VMs\OSOS\OSOS.vhd. Could not ...
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Guest as Virtual machine connection to Host

I have guest run on my machine on qemu with configuration: /usr/local/kvm/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -cpu host -smp 8 -hda ${TEST_VIRT_ENV_IMAGE} -m 4096 -netdev user,id=user.0 -device ...
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Increase resolution to 4K in VMware or Virtualbox

I Have a laptop with 4K (3860x2160) Display , But here is a lot of dumba$$ problems.A lot of software's is not compatible with 4k resolution. Also VMware Workstation and VirtualBox doesn't support 4K ...
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Why is guest OS greyed out in vmware web client?

I want to open the console for the guest OS on a VM in Vsphere using Firefox on OSX. Everything is working properly on the machine. I am able to console using the desktop client program in windows -- ...
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Is there a way to open a folder in Mac with Windows Explorer in the virtual machine under VMware Fusion?

I have installed Windows 7 in my Mac with VMware Fusion. When I want to open a folder in Mac that is shared with the virtual machine in Windows Explorer, I usually launch Windows Explorer in the ...
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Configuring bridged network card on VMWare VM - Host : Windows 7 - Guest : Ubuntu Server 12.04

My question is about giving Internet connection to a VM with a STATIC IP address, by connecting to the WiFi I have at home. I gave my VM, running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VMWare Player, one network ...
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VM crashing on installation in VirtualBox

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 server amd64 on VirtualBox 4.3.26 on OSX 10.10 I select the language then select the default install option, and, after a split second of text scrolling by, the whole VM ...
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Cannot resize screen for Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64 desktop on VirtualBox 4.3.26 which is running on OSX10.10 (amd64) and the only option for screen resolution is 640x480. This resolution is found under the System ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 (x86 and amd64, both fail) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC calibration failed.] Strangely, I was ...
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How can I connect via SSH (Putty) to my VMWare machine (Ubuntu)?

I'm trying to connect to my VMWare (Workstation 7.1.3) machine (Ubuntu Lucid) via SSH. I've read through some other posts, but I can't figure this out. I ran ifconfig, and got a inet addr: and Bcast ...
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P2V using Acronis True Image Home 10 and Windows 7

I have a full system image using Acronis True Image Home 10 and want to run it as a virtual machine on Windows 7 Professional. I have created a virtual machine but Windows Virtual PC doesn't allow ...
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Can I recover files from a corrupt VirtualBox vhi file from a linux host?

I am running Fedora 21, with a Windows 7 guest running under VirtualBox. One of the data drives is going bad, according to smartctl - /var/log/messages/ has a number of messages along the lines of: ...
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vmware player won't run on CentOS due to missing /dev/vmmon, what could be the problem?

So I've tried installing vmware player 3.1.4 and 3.1.3 and both times had the same problem, when I try to load a VM I get the error "Could not open /dev/vmmon". When I ls /dev/ I can see there is no ...
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Boot from Windows recovery image in VirtualBox

I moved from Windows 8.1 to openSUSE a while ago. Before doing so I made a full system backup image using the native Windows utility for it. Ultimately it created, amongst other things, 3 vhdx files ...
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Wifi connectivity on a virtual machine while it is not working on the parent machine

I am having wifi connectivity issues on my Windows 8 laptop. I am thinking to install windows 7 as a VM using virtualbox. Will the wifi connection work in the VM (win 7) while it has connection issues ...
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VirtualBox OSE: Install Guest OS On Headless Host Via VNC?

I've remotely installed VirtualBox OSE on my Gentoo box at home. I have everything set up and ready for the OS. However all the documentation I've read seems to say that you can only use the PUEL ...
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How to get the entire log of a virtual machine where i am booting unix

To be very clear i want to read the console of a oracle virtual machine where unix environment is booting up. I have an *.ova file. I have imported it through VM . then after doing some settings i ...
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Can Windows Virtual PC run a 64-bit OS?

I'm running Windows Virtual PC (RC) on a Windows 7 (RTM) 64-bit host. When I create a new virtual machine and try to install 64-bit Windows 7 on that VM, I get "this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit ...
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How to take advantage of USB3.0 speed for VHD of Hyper-V VM

i created a Hyper-V VM which has it's vhd on a external usb3.0 disk. But the vhd works way too slow. Normally i see around 98Mb/s read/write speed from the hdd if i use it from my main OS. But it is ...
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Windows XP as VM on an old computer

I have this old machine (a Powermate ML5 PC) with these specs: OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation System ...
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HyperV: Best way to sharing Host Partition with all Guest Machines?

I'm trying to set up a lab environment. I have a guest with 1 2TB harddrive 16gb ram running Server 2012R2. My host partition is is split like this: C: 200GB HyperV (F): 600GB (this only contains ...
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Call web application on Windows Server running inside VM from Host

I have been given a laptop. Inside this laptop I have a VirtualBox VM running Windows Server 2008. On this Virtual Server I have several sites and databases set up. I created this image to make the ...
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Setting up a Microsoft Cluster in a virtual enviroument

I currently have three physical hosts (Host1, Host2, and Host3) that are running Win2K8 R2 and each using installed roles: File Services and Hyper-V and installed features: Failover Clustering). ...
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Mac Host access -> Putty Connection to unix

I'm trying to access in my Mac Host Web Browser to a putty SSH connection to a Linux Server that I have made and that required a tunnel. I can ping from my Mac Host to the Windows Virtual Machine but ...
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Bridged Networking doesn't work. Host Windows 7, Guest Ubuntu 14.04. Tried everything

it's quite popular problem and I've seen many solutions, but none of them worked for me. I've created virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 and haven't changed anything in Ubuntu configuration. With NAT I ...
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Hyper-V - how to make network cards appear to Guest OS' as “the same”

Few days ago I transfered physical machine to virtual, so Windows detected a bunch of new hardware. After that I installed integration services, which made it again detect some more new hardware. I ...
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How to save changes in a BackTrack virtual machine?

Is there any way to save changes in a BackTrack virtual machine using VirtualBox? I've tried every way, but on every next boot the settings (changes like changing the background wallpaper or such) ...
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Non-persistence in Windows 7

I have a spare Windows 7 license, and would like to set up a small VM for use as a Jenkins slave. As things can go wrong on build systems, and I'd like to avoid cruft building up in the system, I'd ...
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The big log file.What this?

I have a lot of kern.log file. And size of 10GB+ but, in file text all to AMD-Vi : Event logged [IO_PAGE_FAULT device=01:00.0 domain=0x0014 address=0x0000000000001000 flags=0x0000] Note : ...
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Oracle Virtual Box: No option for 64bit vm's [duplicate]

I've installed virtual box on my pc and I want to use 64 bit operating systems inside my vm. Unfortunatly I can only create 32 bit vms (the 64 option is missing completly). I know it should be there ...
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How to find out a VMs IP address by using VMWare Workstation? Not ipconfig on VM

I am running a VM on VMWare Workstation. Host is Win8.1 VM is debian. How do I find out the IP address of the VM without using the VM? Means: not entering password into debian and executing ifconfig. ...