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

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VirtualBox: Installing Guest Additions on Ubuntu 12.10 as guest OS

I use Windows 7 as host, and Ubuntu 12.10 Remix (Ubuntu with pure Gnome) as guest. Everything working ok. I installed VBoxAdditions in regular way - using corresponding command in VirtualBox VM ...
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Create cloud-like VM with minimal configuration

On Amazon EC2 or other cloud/IaaS services, I can easily create a new machine without much installation required. Basically, I just select RAM/HDD/CPU and provide a public SSH key and get a brand-new ...
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which Virtualization Software work best on AMD? [closed]

Which Virtualization Software has been optimised for AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor? AMD Phenom II processors support Virtualization Technology. I have tried Oracle VM VirtualBox and installed ...
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Methods of mounting bin/cue pair on OS X?

I have a few bin/cue files, and have tried to convert them to iso using bchunk. That succeeds, but these files have redbook audio, so I'm left with an iso file and associated cdr files, which are ...
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Unable to ping router?

I'm running two machines. One of them is a physical machine, the other a virtual machine. Both are meant to connect to the same router. The physical machine works fine. Here's ipconfig and here it ...
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RDP into ubuntu VM from macbook [duplicate]

I have an ubuntu VM that I usually SSH into, I have admin privs on this box. I need to install some things on the box and I'd like to actually RDP into the VM rather than just use the command line. ...
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Antivirus in Virtual machines to scan host machine

I have a host Win 7 system, with a virtual machine running Win XP installed on the host. I have an antivirus installed on the host and also on the virtual machine. Now, my host machine has to deal ...
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How to convert .img to usable VirtualBox format

I have a .img file for Windows 1, and I need to turn it into something which I can use in VirtualBox, such as an ISO, or turning it into a bootable virtual disk for an ICT project. If you need any ...
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Convert Physical machines to VMware

What is the best method to convert a physical machine to VMware if they are not in the same network. background: Our customers have multiple systems with Linux and Windows that we would like to have ...
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Should I be using snapshots or clones for my purposes?

I have a VirtualBox machine representing a "clean" install of my OS. I would like to use this VM for several types of machines - one for simple games, one for programming, one for my audio editing. ...
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Virtual workstation on my dedicated server advice

I've got a dedicated webserver (debian 6) running with plenty of unused capacity. While the remaining capacity isn't used i thought it'd be nice to create a virtual machine to work on using RDP. What ...
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Do I need a virus program in a virtual environment? [closed]

I have a Mac OSX running Parallels desktop with Windows 7. Do I need an anti-virus program? And what free program would be the best if I do? It is also shared on the network.
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Windows 8 Hyper-V Client Backup Solution

I am planning to create a server environment consisting of 1 hardware pc running Windows 8. On that Windows 8 machine I run 2 VM server one running linux the other is running windows 7. Is there a ...
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VirtualBox USB 3.0 Storage Settings

I'm taking a college course where we are using VMs to safely work with the Linux kernel, and as such, we've been told that it would be useful to have our VM stored on a flash drive (if we want to work ...
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How to running a VM totally in memory

I have a powerful PC with 32GB memory and a Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 CPU. I want to do some testing in VM. I want to know can I run a VM totally in memory to speed up the operations? Thanks.
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Can't see other virtual machine on Internal Network

I have two Windows XP virtual machines running on Windows 7 Virtual PC. Both are connected to the "Internal Network" network adaptor. I can't ping one VM from the other. How can I get this to work? ...
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Linux VM in Windows 8

I want to use Linux and Windows 8 on the same machine with minimal effort switching between them. My questions are : 1) I heard that one can physically install Windows on a Mac, then "overlay" a VM ...
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Azure PowerShell - Create VM in existing service

I use a powershell script to create a virtual machine in azure. The script goes like this : $serviceName = 'nameOfTheService' $vmName = 'nameOfTheVM' $osDiskName = 'nameOfTheDisk' $config = ...
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How do I prevent virt-manager from asking for the root password?

When starting virt-manager, it asks for the root password. It looks like virt-manager causes the libvirtd daemon to run pkcheck with a couple of arguments, which then shows this authentication ...
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Virtualbox needs ISO to boot VM post OS install

Fore some reason after i create new VM and install OS to it then it stops booting after the installation is completed. I have to re-mount the ISO i used for install to get the VM working normally. ...
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Bash script to wait for Virtualbox VM shutdown?

Virtualbox has the ability to issue a command to a running vm: vboxmanage controlvm NameOfRunningVM acpipowerbutton However this command returns immediately which results in non-graceful shutdown ...
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Mountain Lion VirtualBox VM on Windows 8 Host: Can't Mount iPad

I'm trying to set up an environment for iOS development. My Mac OS X VM is working excellently, but I can't seem to mount my iPad. The iPad does not show up under My Computer with iTunes installed. ...
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How can I map a directory in Windows 7 to an XP Mode VM directory?

I need to have a separate area within Windows 7 to have a "backup," as it were, of a directory created on a VM (XP Mode). What are the steps to accomplish this?
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How to Create Virtual USBs on Ubuntu host connected to machines in virtualbox

Two steps to do: I want to create virtual USB drivers on my Ubuntu host Then, I want to connect every virtual machine in the virualbox to one of those virtual USB drivers for copying things between ...
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rdp to vm server on home network over wifi

I have a Win 2008 R2 VM instance running on my desktop. I can RDP to it from the desktop it is on but when I try to RDP it from my laptop on the same wifi connection it comes up with "Server Not ...
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Windows on a virtual disk, apps on a differencing one

I'm new to hyper-v, and I'm wondering how to do the following : I'd like to have an image of fresh install of windows, and create a 'differencing' disk with some apps. Can I then modify the parent ...
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Trying to run Mac OSX Mountain Lion in a Virtual Machine [closed]

I am trying to run OS X Mountain Lion in a virtual machine inside Windows 7. I have set virtualization to true in the BIOS and I have successfully virtualized Windows 8. Are there any other settings ...
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Using NTPD as a client on Cent OS without Undisciplined Local Clock any disadvantage?

The following is the NTP configuration. My server is a physical system, not a virtual machine. The following ntp-4.2.2p1-15.el5.centos rpm I am using. tinker panic 0 restrict default kod nomodify ...
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Can my PC and a dedicated server be on the same machine?

If I had a 500 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD installed on one computer, could I use the 1 TB HDD as a dedicated server using Linux Mint or Ubuntu Server Edition as the OS? Then on my 500 GB SSD I could ...
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Dropbox - no lan sync on a virtual machine

Is there any way of making dropbox's lan sync working on a virtual machine ? Another "dropboxed" machine in the LAN is a standalone PC running *buntu 12.04 amd64, not a VM. detailed info: host OS: ...
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Make FTP Server on virtualbox work in passive mode

I have an ubuntu server installed on a virtual box. I installed proftpd in it and forwarded the port 21 (ftp port) from the network settings of the virtual box. The problem is the ftp client is using ...
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VirtualBox - Disparity between host system hard drive and VDI

I was working on a VirtualBox (4.2.4) VM (Debian Linux 64 bit, using ext3 filesystem, host drive is NTFS) and had a BSOD on the host system while the guest was operating normally. I had changed a ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts ...
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1.90 GHz dualcore with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz - good enough to run VMs? [closed]

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-duo/svd1121z9e Core i7-3517U 1.90-3.00 GHz dualcore, 8gb RAM, 256Gb SSD I'm about to buy the above laptop as a demo machine as I need to demo on client site, but I ...
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Can I connect from the real machine to a VPN inside a virtual machine?

I'm using a VPN that runs only on Windows. It's possible to use a virtual machine with Windows and connect the real pc through the virtual machine connection? I've read about bridged adapter and ...
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resize disk capacity VDI

I use virtualBox version 4.2.6 and I install windows server 2008. the issue is when I was working with this windows a message is displayed said that the capacity of disk is limited. so I want to know ...
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flaky proxy on virtual machine

I have been battling this for several hours and coming stuck. I use windows XP and a VM box with ubuntu. I have to use the proxy to connect to the internet at work. However I use ubunutu to check ...
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Is a hard drive image of a virtual machines drive applicable on the host machines hard drive

I have installed Ubuntu on the hard drive of my desktop computer. In Ubuntu I installed VirtualBox to test some Distributions in a virtual machine. Lets say I like some Distribution while ...
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Some VMWare images take long to resume from suspension as compare to others

I am using VMWare Workstation 7.x. I have a few Windows Server 2003 images which I use regularly. They all started with the same image and were created by cloning. There is some difference on the ...
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Ubuntu VM disk error- first went read-only and now won't boot

I have a Ubuntu Server VM on a Mac OS X host. Stupidly, I have no recent snapshot of this VM (let this be a grim reminder to me). My host was running slowly and erratically- low on RAM. While trying ...
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Access VMs on home server from laptop

I'm new to the concept of virtual machines and want to play around with them in my next project. I want to build a home server that will host various virtual machines. Can I access these VMs from ...
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Sharing folders between vm and host machine

Trying to use VMware player and VMware workstation. Host is Windows 7 and VM is Ubuntu 12.10 I have vmtools installed on the vm and went into the settings for the vm to add the folders I want as ...
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Does a virtual machine realise that it is virtual? [closed]

I know that from a design point of view, the idea of a virtual machine is that the entire system environment is replicated so that the virtual machine is in outward appearance a full machine, but my ...
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'top' output baffles me

top - 18:22:21 up 98 days, 23:26, 4 users, load average: 2.73, 2.85, 2.60 Tasks: 210 total, 1 running, 209 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 3.6%us, 2.5%sy, 0.0%ni, 87.7%id, 5.1%wa, ...
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having two version of virtual machine

I have virtual machine on PC1. I need to copy it to PC2. That is not a problem. But then I need to make some changes to virtual machine on PC1 and then copy it to PC2. But not overwrite - I need to ...
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Monitor network traffic of my virtual machine through my CentOS Computer

In my CentOS 6.3 computer, I installed a MS Server 2008 through a VirtualBox. Is it possible to monitor the network traffic/activities of my MS Server 2008 in my CentOS? How can I do that?
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How to configure a firewall on Centos using Vagrant and Chef

I've created a server box using Vagrant and Chef and everything is up and running correctly. However, when the box is installed from scratch the default iptables rules are in place and so I need to ...
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How can I run 32-bit Eclipse on 64-bit ubuntu?

I have a customized version of Eclipse which is for 32-bit only. And I've got to run it on 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It is not possible to download a standard 64-bit Eclipse or to run a 32-bit VM. Are ...
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How to make a video capture of both a VM Host and running virtual machines?

I have the following configuration: Windows 8 Hyper-V host; Windows 8 Guest; Windows 7 Guest. What I want to do is a comparison video between Win 7 and Win 8 and how things have changed. For this ...
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Can I use VT-D with a windows host for a VM?

I've got a fairly beefy gaming system that I also run occational virtual machines on. It runs windows 8 and the built in hyper V virtual machine software at the moment and has a core i7 3770 (which ...