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 VMs in the same network, not in the same as host

I have operating systems running on my host machine in VirtualBox. I want these to be able to access the internet and see each other. I don't wan't to use the bridge option because I want them to be ...
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Memory mapping of a 32-bit virtual machine on a 64-bit host

My host is a 64-bit ubuntu operating system and I want to setup a windows 7 virtual machine. I suspect that using a 32-bit windows 7 vm does not have any benefits regarding the RAM and disk space ...
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Develop code locally, run through virtual machine?

I would like to develop on my Windows machine and have the code run and update on a CentOS virtual machine. I could probably figure out some way to do this, but I would rather use any pre-existing ...
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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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How can I modify the default bootloader for XCP guests?

I want to automatically set the hostnames of my XCP-created centos VMs during build. The xe-edit-bootloader only works when I specify an already-existing VM. But I want to set my VMs as DHCP - so I ...
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QEMU outside gateway

I've created two instances of CentOS6.5 (KVM) using Virtual Manager and I'm able to ping google.com, yahoo.com,etc... However the ip addresses for the instances are 192.168.0.* and the machine that ...
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Can I load my local Windows install into a Linux virtual machine?

I have Linux and Windows both installed on dual boot. How can I load my existing Windows installation into a VMWare Workstation while I'm booted into Linux?
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Too many VMDK files on my windows VM

I have a windows vm with 60 GB disk running on VMWare Workstation. I see the total size of the folder containing is close to 115 GB. I had some 7 snapshots and though snapshots are the reason. Delete ...
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Vista VM cannot connect to printer shared from Win 7 VM - Error code 0x00000102

I'm running two OS's using Oracle VM Virtual Machine. One has Windows 7 Pro x64, the other Windows Vista Business x86. I have to try and connect a printer installed via USB and shared inside of the ...
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Pinging host from virtual machine

I have Windows 7 running as the host OS.I just installed my copy of Virtual Box and run Kali Linux as the virtual OS.I disconnected my host from the wireless connection at home,and it got connected to ...
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how to create multiple virtual NIC which each of them can take IP from DHCP when only single physical NIC is available

There are several virtual machine tools that can create multiple NIC for their guest OS. thought almost all of them let the virtual NIC of the guest OS to connect the physical NIC, I haven't seen any ...
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Back-up Image to Virtual Machine

Prior to updating my development machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 I did a full Microsoft back-up as well as a full Norton 15 ghost recovery point. After a few weeks of working I discovered ...
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Application is running on Virtual machine, unable to access from Host machine

I have host on window 8 and guest (oracle VM) on Linux 5.4. I have application which is running in guest environment & access it http://local.address:8000/ I would like to access the same ...
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How to run headless VirtualBox in another GUI terminal in Linux?

I want to run Windows and Linux simultaneously through Virtualbox with Linux as a host. Having desktop environment running on GUI terminal (ctrl+alt+f7) I want to run from the first terminal ...
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Is vmware more secure than xp mode?

Seem like the default sharing with host in xp mode ia very high risk while vmware kind of really separate vm and host. Any idea?
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Failed to load Ubuntu virtual machine from vmdk

I'm trying to move my cloud Ubuntu environment to virtual machine. These are the steps I've done so far: 1) Create disk image with dd command and moved it to my Windows OS. 2) Converted it to .vmdk ...
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Problem with Network Type to be used for Java RMI

I was installing CentOS Linux distro in VMware Workstation 10 when I stuck across the issue as to use which Networking Option to get my work done. Though I don't know whether it is fit for this site, ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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Unable to connect to inernet in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM installed over windows 7 guest os

I've created a Ubuntu 14.04 VM using oracle's VirtualBox on my Windows 7 PC. I've also managed to install drivers form Guest Additions CD image, but in spite of all that I still can't get the internet ...
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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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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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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 ...