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

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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 ...
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Compare MAC address of live network interface using grep to existing configuration files

Cloning VMs creates new network interface everytime on CentOS/RedHat VMs. I need to rename the ifcfg-eth* to the same name as the live interface on the VM. What I would like to do is to use a script ...
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assign static IPs to vmware

So I have 2-3 VM images that i will be working upon daily. And they get connected to three different IPs, and i am using MobaXterm to connect to these three different images using their IP addresses. ...
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Linux, Citrix Xen backup ssue

We have an important server, that is installed as a xen logical volume virtual machine. As you can see from my terminology, I am new to this. There is an automated backup script that creates a ...
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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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Accessing Localhost from Hyper-V VM

I currently have a PC running Visual Studio/IIS Express and I need to do some IE8 testing, which requires me to run a Hyper-V VM. When I go into the Hyper-V VM, I can't seem to go to reach ...
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Find out the device for my cd drive in my unix VM

I have a suse linux 12 in a VM. I have connected a dvd to that machine (from VM Ware). But not able to see any difference under /media/ or /dev/ .My understanding is once i insert a media that should ...
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How to access VMWare's server from host windows

I'm using VMWare to setup apache. I set Network Adapter to Host-only and I can access my ip (192.168.130.128) or localhost from browser in Ubuntu successfully. However, when I want to access it from ...
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VMWare Workstation - Shared VMs - Mutiple Save Locations

I have been playing about with VMWare Workstation 10, and would like the Host to act like a server, i.e. I would like it to start the guests on start-up and shut the guests down on host shut-down. ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu mouse disappears

I just created an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7) and have noticed a strange "bug" occurring with the mouse. And yes I installed guest additions. About 50% of the time, when I ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu full screen mode resolution

I created an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop VM using VirtualBox, and installed guest additions. By default, at startup, VBox wants to present the guest's GUI in a parrticular size that is smaller than my actual ...
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Can't get Gopro studio to work in a windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am running windows 7 guest on a ubuntu 14.04 host and am having problems trying to get the latest version of gopro studio to run. It seems to install fine, but everytime I try execute it, it ...
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How to clone a VM, without purchasing additional tool? [closed]

I am looking for a free way to clone a machine in vsphere. I am using ESXI 5.0, I cannot seem to find that option. All my research lead to commercial packages. Do I need to pay to have that ...
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Is it safe to use “raw access”-.vdmk for a VM on the same physical disk as the host?

Main question: On a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu and Windows 8, can I use a .vdmk with "Raw Access" to the Ubuntu-Partions as a disk image for VirtualBox on Windows safely? (Safe in principle, ...
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Modern.ie Windows keep shutting down in VirtualBox

I run VirtualBox and and a VM from www.modern.ie (Win 7). It runs fine but after tabbing away from it for a while it seems to shut down. Is there some automatic shutting down option in VirtualBox ...
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Best way to provision vSphere VMs remotely

Edit: Sorry, should have mentioned this upfront: looking for a Linux-only solution here. I'm looking for a way to automate the process of provisioning vSphere VMs remotely. I'm wondering what is ...
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VM DNS ISSUE with Host machine but not VM client

I am running Oracle VirtualBox VM. DNS works Fine on the host machine but once i start up a VM the Host losses ability to communicate with the DNS.The VM meanwhile has no connection issues. I have ...
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Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm but keep home directory data untouched?(on Virtualbox or other virtual machine solution)

Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm to an earlier snapshot and keep home directory data from restoring? Or to say keep the user directory out of the system vdi to prevent data loss after ...
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Xen credit scheduler, equal distribution?

Does Xen's credit scheduler assign an equal fraction of processor resources to each guest OS? I know the distrobution can be altered with weights, but, by default, is it equal? ...
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Trouble setting up more than 4 network adapters in VirtualBox (XP Guest)

I've been trying to setup the 8 network adapters that VirtualBox is supposed to support, through the command line. I need them as bridged networks (because I use them to forward ports from a server ...
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Define new VM with virsh create (error: Failed to create domain from)?

On debian 7.3 I install KVM for virtualization. I have a VM on an other machine and try to clone it by virt-clone on LVM disk and then dd that disk to a file for moving to this machine. In target ...
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virsh - Failed to detach disk

I'm getting the following error when trying to detach a disk in virsh: virsh # detach-disk svr21 xvdb --persistent error: Failed to detach disk error: Requested operation is not valid: Xm driver only ...
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Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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How to expose local loopback to (VirtualBox) VM connecting to host via NAT (VirtualBox NatNetwork)

I'm using the VirtualBox NatNetwork type to connect most of my VMs to the host (with the required ports set up for forwarding). I'd like to know how I can connect to the local loopback ("localhost") ...
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MS Virtual PC will not Start a 64 bit Guest [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7, 64 bit. I would like to install Windows 8.1, 64 bit, and have been attempting to use the MS Virtual PC hypervisor. I attached the Windows ISO as the CD drive. It does try to ...
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64-bit Windows guest in VirtualBox impossible without VT-x support?

I have successfully installed Windows Vista 32-bit in a VM with VirtualBox. Now I'm trying to do the same with Windows Vista 64-bit and it just isn't working. I have created the VM but it seems that ...
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Send special keys to virtual machine

I do most of my computer work in Ubuntu, when I need another OS I just use VirtualBox or VMWare Player. Sometimes when I'm in a Linux VM, I want to change to the console or use SysRq keys. I obviously ...
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Doubled packets and TCP retransmissions in PPTP connection

I have a PPTP server setup at my home network: ROUTER: a router (Zyxel Keenetic Giga II): external address EXT, internal address 172.20.246.1 WINDOWS 7: a Windows 7 host machine, internal address: ...
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networking in virtualization

I have a redhat9 as guest and a fedora18 as host. the guest is connected to network but I'm not sure through bridge or nat. I just know that other machines can't ssh or ping it. because they are not ...
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VMware Host-Only without Host?

The question may seem confusing. I am setting up a malware lab, and would like to create a virtual private network basically between 3 VMs (so I can use tools like inetsim). I am using VMware ...
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How large can a VMware datastore be? Name of VMWare software that monitors single server/multiple servers?

I had an interview and was asked the following questions about VMWare. I'm eager to know the answers, please help me : How large can a VMware datastore be? What is the name of the VMware software ...
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vmware remote Linux vm interactive boot

Is it possible to interactively boot a remote Linux based vmware vm? If the vm is hosted locally, I can start it with my vmplayer and see the BIOS screen, then my Linux boot grub menu. I can then ...
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Converting a real Linux OS to a virtual machine on Windows [duplicate]

I currently have Kali Linux OS installed on my machine normally (not as a virtual machine). I'll soon also install Windows 7. I'd like to know if there is a way to convert my Kali Linux OS (with all ...
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Alocating Higher CPU and RAM to Virtual box

I am using Virtual Box. I have a real computer that has 4 cores and 4Gb RAM. Within it, I am trying to create a virtual computer with a specification, which is as similar as possible with the real ...
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Running multiple VMs in one harddrive

I have Windows 2012 running on Intel i7 4770K, SSD 180 GB and 32GB RAM. Also that machine has 1TB HDD. Windows is installed on SSD. Currently 3 VMs on HyperV running and I need another VM. Can I ...
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Moving ESXi VMs on new hard drive

I am currently running an ESXi server off a single, small hard drive for testing purposes, but I am now planning on buying a couple of new hard drives to set up RAID. Since these will be new drives, I ...
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VMWare Fusion shared folder does not appear in VM

As per these instructions, I shared a host directory in my VM by going to Settings-->Sharing. My guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04.4, 64-bit and the host is MacOS. I restarted the VM but the shared folder ...
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Pano Logic virtualization with WINDOWS 7, VMWare VIEW doesn't start (worked with XP)

Our Pano Logic virtualization with Windows 7 (using VMWare View) doesn't start. The Pano system can't seem to make a connection. However, it worked with Windows XP before. Domain: check DHCP: check ...
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Lunching VM Fusion instance from command line and obtaining its IP address

I would like to use the VM Fusion (v5) client app as little as possible, especially its terminal window, which is awful. Assuming that my image is ready and configured, can you explain how to do the ...
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Start the script with sudo

I am trying to start the virtual machine(ORACLE VIRTUALBOX) using this script(script name:start_vm001.sh). START_VM=`/usr/bin/VBoxHeadless --startvm testvm001` EXECUTE_VM=`exec ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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virtualbox on windows: how to make virtualbox and vm separate taskbar icons

The virtualbox is one icon at the task bar, when I click it, it becomes 2, one is virtualbox application and the other is the vm. Somehow this is annoying to me, is there a way to make them separate ...
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How can I run Windows 1.0 on a Windows 8 PC?

I'm certain this will require a Virtual machine, but I am not sure how to implement it or even if it is free to do. I am currently running Windows 8.1 on an x64 based system
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Guest Internet Connection - Any Ideas

My issue is basically that I cannot access the internet from an Ubuntu VM. I'm trying to figure out how to do so, and would very much appreciate help in doing so. I realize that there are quite a few ...
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Centos connect to virtualbox network

I have created a virtual network by using virtualbox and I would like to know how can I make Centos connect to it and have its own IP for example 192.168.1.102 because I have a windows 7 virtualbox ...
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VirtualBox mounted with Vagrant reach maximum diskspace

Today my Windows build machine reached its disk space limit. It turned out that I had more than 400GB in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\VirtualBox VMs During the build process, ...
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How to configure ethernet ip on a windows virtual machine

I'm using a Mac, and a Parallels Virtual Machine to run Windows. When I turn wi-fi off, i stick to ethernet on a particular IP address, however my virtual machine can't see it. It can send messages ...
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How to authenticate to a VM using Vagrant up?

Authentication failure during Vagrant Up, while vagrant ssh and ssh vagrant@localhost -p2222 works I would like to execute a shell script using Vagrant at boot. Vagrant is unable to Authenticate, ...
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How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox?

How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox? The instructions say I can only do this if I have an .ova or .ovf file, but I don't understand this as VirtualBox machines are .vbox ...
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Increasing image size inside of WINE

I have an application designed for Windows XP, that needs to be ported to a Mac running 10.9.2. I found WineBottler and have created a package for the app, which works perfectly with the exception of ...