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

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Trouble with use MyPassport HDD on VMware machines on Linux

I have a Western Digital My passport 1 TB with USB 3.0 and when I need to use it on my virtual Windows 7 on VMware 10.0.2 in the Ubuntu 14.04, Windows have error with know mypassport. How can I use ...
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Assigning number of Cores and Processors to a particular VM

I would like to know if we could assign uneven no of cores under different processors for a particular VM. I mean say for a particular VM we decide to assign 2 Processors and a total of 3 cores, ...
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Unable to ping from local os(operating system) to virtual machine(vm ware) os( both on a same machine).

I am unable to ping from my windows 7 to virtual machine (ubuntu 14) which is installed on the same system or vice versa. But form other system i am able to ping and everything is working fine. What ...
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How to debug intermittent slow VMware startup and shutdown times

I've been running 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Ubuntu or Centos Linux under VMware for a while. Usually things work very well, but sometimes the VM startup or shutdown times can be pretty long. ...
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Listen to audio of a virtual machine in the background?

I know it's a weird question but the scenario is that I am a Windows user and I made a script which reports "something" with a sound in a Debian virtual machine, but when I have it minimized I can not ...
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libvirtError: internal error: client socket is closed

I've this error when installing a Debian wheezy VM in qemu-KVM with libvirt error while establishing the connection « qemu:///system » : internal error: client socket is closed Traceback (most ...
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Active Directory Server is not operational

I converted my Physical Win2k8 Server (DC) to a Virtual Server using VMWare vConverter. After getting it to boot up in the Virtual environment I have few issues; 1. The Active Directory Domain Service ...
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Open native browser from within a virtual machine on Mac

Is there a way to open a browser window from within the vagrant vm? This is what it says: $ open . Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console $ open http://localhost:3000 Couldn't get a ...
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Why can't I debug my ASP project through a remote desktop connection?

I just asked this question in Stack Overflow but I figured this stack exchange forum is a better fit. It's been about a month of trying to figure out this problem and we've still not found a ...
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Memory allocation in VMware player

I am using Vmware player in windows 7 . I have created virtual image of Ubuntu inside vmware player and allocated 4 GB RAM and 50 GB of HD . I would like to know can i allocate memory for VM player? ...
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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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Virtualbox: How to use VBoxBalloonCtrl

I am running some virtual machines with Oracle Virtualbox 4.3.10, and they have guest additions installed. I know that you can manually balloon (take away unused memory from the guest) RAM with ...
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Have Virtual Machine read E:/WebRoot

I'm setting up a VM as a webhost, and I'm almost there, the only issue I have is getting it to access E:/WebRoot. That's where all my files are. My plan is to edit them on the host OS, and have the VM ...
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How do i create snapshots of VMs in VMWare Player 6?

Apparently VirtualBox has issues on Win 8.1 so I am forced to use VMWare Player. Unfortunately i don't see a way to create snapshots of VMs. A Google search shows that vmrun utility is to be used, but ...
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Can I read a smartcard in a virtual machine?

My employer requires a smartcard to login to their web-based remote working platform. I want to access this platform by using a Remote Desktop Connection on to my Windows 7 Virtual Machine, with the ...
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Hyper-V within Azure virtual machine

I'm trying to move my development and testing environment in the Azure cloud. I would like to know if it's possible to have an Hyper-V running within an Azure virtual machine ? For the moment I ...
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CentOS running inside VMware as WebServer times out on outside connection

I have a CentOS machine running inside VMware. I have got PHP and Apache set up on it. If I open a browser (on the VM) and go to either localhost or 192.168.0.3, I get a phpinfo page I made 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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Emulate USB drive with a virtualization software?

I have no specific need. I am fine with Virtualbox, qemu, libvirt, VMware. Main point is that I need to emulate a bootable USB stick. I did try to pass a real USB pendrive in VMware, and it worked. ...
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Can only connect to Azure VM with one of my two computers

I have been using my laptop to connect to my Azure VM, and have done so for a long time. It have and still works perfectly fine. Yesterday I tried to connect my other stationary computer to the VM but ...
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Mac Yosemite virtualization

Is it possible to run Mac Yosemite on vmware? For information: Apple allows full virtualization of its operating system, provided that it is installed on Apple hardware which is also running OS X ...
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Shutdown/deallocate VM doesn't work in scheduled task

I created a scheduled task to shuwdown/deallocate itself (it's a VM on Azure) with Powershell. The PowerShell script is: Stop-AzureVM -Name "myvm" -ServiceName "myservice" -Force If the PowerShell ...
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VirtualBox and VMware is crashing in my computer

I am trying to install VirtualBox or VMware in my windows 8.1 PC but I encounter various problems. VirtualBox freezes my PC when installing it and I have to reboot. VMware froze my PC once or twice ...
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Mint on VMware sometimes not responding

It's a problem similar to this: similar old thread I have this Mint guest VM on VMware with bridged connection and I have here open ports for ssh and http connection. Im conecting remotely and ...
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Running into stick shift randomly on a windows 7 virtual machine

I'm using a Mac OS-based computer which doesn't seem to have any problems with a sticky shift. However my windows 7 virtual machine does, it's becoming irritating. The current solution is to use the ...
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Save image of running Windows 8 to run from Ubuntu

I have a brand new Windows 8 PC. I'd like to hold on to the licensed copy in case I need to run a Windows app at some time in the future but want to wipe the machine completely, installing Ubuntu with ...
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how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST

I'm looking for info on Google. I can only find solutions on how to do it on a Windows host, but I want it done backward. I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual machine to ...
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How can I install Puppy Linux on a VMware VM? (Does it really reach HOWTO complexity?)

I am trying to install an Ubuntu-compatible Puppy Linux VM, and am concerned that this looks like the most difficult VMware Linux installation I've seen yet. I've seen ...
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Could Writing to External Window Drive from Virtual Machine on Mac Damage the External Drive?

I have an external drive that I use with my Windows laptop, and contains all my important files. The drive is in NTFS format. Now, on my Mac laptop, I have installed a Windows 7 virtual machine ...
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How to create 2 NAT network types in VMware Workstation 9?

I have a virtual domain network using the VMnet8 (NAT) adapter which simply consists of 2 VM; Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.I have disabled the DHCP service from the VMnet8 setting due to WIndows ...
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Virtual Box between differnt PCs

I am using Virtual Box machine (as .vdi) on external HDD drive so I can move it between different pcs. On each PC I have created new VM machine, attached that vdi and it seems working well. However, ...
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xampp MySQL app not running (win8)

I am using xampp for few month. But facing and error for 2 days and MySQL app isn't running. I reinstalled xampp and it was working fine, but when I restarted, it stopped working again. Here are error ...
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How to Share OS X Mavericks with Remote Users Simultaneously and Sandboxed

I have Mac Pro running OS X Mavericks (not server) which is intended to be a workhorse computer for several remote users. I want to give users on my network simultaneous access to the machine, but ...
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Use host DirectAccess connection in VM guest

At the moment I'm doing some development work in a VM guest. Normally I'm at the customer office and able to connect to the servers over there. As I'm also working remote, I need to connect to the ...
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why do i get swapping even if i set vm.swappiness to 0?

I have a couple centos 6.5 x64 servers with 64GB ram running lots of kvm vps's. some of these servers have no swap usage at all and some do. I've set swappiness to zero. However some still swap even ...
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How important is hardware compatibility with Linux when running it on VMWare player with a Windows 7 host?

I will be getting a laptop provided to me for training which requires running Kali Linux through VMWare Player. We are primarily a Windows shop and as such I'm not sure how compatible the laptops are ...
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Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64)

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that the ...
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Ubuntu VM not working

I have downloded Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop ISO image. I have followed all the steps given in the link http://www.securitybeacon.com/?p=578 .However I am not able to see Ubuntu Desktop . I have waited for ...
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Oracle virtualbox networking via software router on host

I have installed Oracle Virtual Box and have two virtual machines running in it. Both have Windows 7 64 bit installed. I need internet connection on both as well as I need them to be on the Homegroup ...
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Using External HDD to Host Virtual Machine Images

I use a number of different OS images with VM Fusion on my Mac. Some are for malware analysis, and some I actually use to develop software using Visual Studio. I also like to play with older, or rare ...
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Hyper-V and network storage

Currently I have two Hyper-V hosts (2012R2) and a Server 2012R2 storage server. I want to be able to store the VHDs for both the hosts on the storage server (lots of disks in it, set up striped in ...
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Access the Host PC inside the VM? - Workstation

Is there a way where I can access the Host PC inside the virtual machine I created? I'm using TightVNC to access the virtual machine I created (windows) and was wondering if I can access the host PC ...
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How does virtualizing differ from emulation, in terms of structure?

Someone told me that a virtualizing program like VirtualBox does not work like an emulator does in the sense that it doesn't emulate registers and uses the actual ones for the virtualized data that ...
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Which disk IO operations are typically executed when working with flat preallocated VMDK

I usually pre-allocate whole disk space when creating my VMs and usually as flat single files. Since I'd like to move my VMDK to a different drive than my primary I would like to put it on one that ...
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How to enable Intel Virtualization if setting not found in BIOS but supported by CPU

I have the following CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/75119 It supports Intel Virtualization, but it is disabled according to Intel software utility. How can I enable Intel Virtualization, if the ...
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No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting

No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting.. I'm currently running Windows 8 on a new laptop with Intel Haswell and Nvidia Maxwell architecture. Also the system has 8 ...
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Limit vmware virtual pc to certain computers

I need a virtual pc, that is only usable in our workplace. So If someone copy this virtual hard drive and take it home, they can't get the files from it. How Can I achieve this? Is it possible to ...
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How to increase Virtual Machine disk space?

I am trying to increase the available disk space of the VM, but no use, tried many things written here and on other websites, mainly saying that this is possible through the Virtual Media Manager , I ...
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Multiple Host File Virtual Hard Disk

I need a virtual environment, an environment having multiple files on host machine while single drive for the guest OS i.e. Multi-File-VHD. Multi-File-VHD would make it portability easier. I have ...
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One virtual machine in VMware fusion always says “Internal error”

I was working on my virtual machine and went to use the web browser in the host operating system and when I came back VMware Fusion was saying an error about space and that the vmdk may be ...