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

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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 ...
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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 ...