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

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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 ...
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VM refuses key on Windows

My Vagrant VM is up and running, but if i check netstat, it is just ESTABLISHED but not LISTENING. TCP 192.168.56.1:139 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING TCP 192.168.56.1:50973 ...
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Hyper-V RemoteFX enabled Windows 8 VM RDP connection Issue

I have this errors after did the below steps: Installed Windows 2012 DataCenter and enabled Hyper-V role Enabled Remote Desktop Services Role and "Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Agent" service ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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dhcp no lease because of not-DAD mode

My virtual machine does not receive an IP lease anymore. Manually requesting a new ip lease by 'ifdown/ifup eth0' or 'dhclient eth0' or 'service network restart' don't work either. The error is ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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Can virtual storage shorten the life of SSD?

AFAIK SSD's controllers are distributing writes over free space on the disk, trying to equalize usage of memory cells. Now let's image that I have 40GB of free space on SSD, and running VirtualBox ...
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Bridge Wireless Adapter on VM

I'm using Mavericks and using Parallel Desktop for Windows 7. I set up wireless network as Bridged Wi-Fi, but Windows 7 looks like still connecting to internet via ethernet. I can't see wireless ...
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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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Increase dynamic VDI disk size

I'm running Linux (OpenSuse) host (Oracle VirtualBox) with Win 7 guest. I configured the VM with a VDI format disk that grows dynamically as required. Windows currently has 3.5 Gb free but I need to ...
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virtual machine replication between two separated Hyper-v clusters

I have two identical hyper-v cluster configurations. Here is the configuration: 2 hyper-v servers in cluster with shared via fiber channel storage. There is a 10 Gbit ethernet between these ...
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Installing Sql Server 2012 on Vmware Virtual Server 2008 R2

I have a Virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 set up, I downloaded Sql Server 2012 Evaluation Copy. Now when I try to Install the Sql Server it throws an error, No Error message nothing at all just an error ...
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Bridging my VM with an OpenVPN adapter

Beginner user here,I start to slowly learn about networks, virtual machines and so. Here is my set up. I have a host system, running Windows 8.1. On my host system is installed OpenVPN, with a ...
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Can I virtualize a physical hard drive directly on ESXi?

I want to virtualize one of my existing operating systems (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use the VM in my new ESXi setup. I know that I can use the vmware converter standalone client on my Windows laptop to ...
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Is it possible to get a Virtualbox VM always start from same time, if so how?

I am trying to use VB to set up a Windows 7 VM for use in a training course. I want the virtual machine always to start up from the same conditions, in particular: The VM always starts at the same ...
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“Install” virtual machine guest os on host os [duplicate]

I have a host OS running Windows 7 and guest OS running Ubuntu on Virtualbox. What if I want to "install" my image of Ubuntu virtual machine as ordinary Ubuntu installation. Is it possible and how?
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How to best configure virtual machine network

Background: I have the following setup: Mac (OSX 10.8.5); Bootcamp partition; Virtual Machine, VM, (using Parallels Desktop) that runs from the physical Bootcamp drive; I have some Cross-platform ...
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Virtual RedHat Can't Connect to the Internet

I've installed RedHat 9(linux v2.4.20) with Vmware Fusion. The installation was successful although I can't seem to be able to connect to the internet under RedHat even though my Mac is able to ...
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Add more than 10 vmnet in “vmware server” 2 [closed]

I need to create an esxi 5.5 nested environment on win 2k8 and i would want to do it on vmware server instead of workstation. vmServer has "only" 10 vmnet adapters, but i've 15 nic on my physical ...
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Create an ISO image from a virtual device image

Oracle VM -> ISO I am using Oracles VM VirtualBox to good effect and have created several ubuntu machines created from an ISO image. My question is that I now want to go from a VM machine to a real ...
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Mac spoofing for virtual machine to trick my university's IT system

I need help in setting up Oracle's VirtualBox port forwarding and/or mac spoofing. I feel it's important to add that my knowledge is very limited in this field and that my question could even be ...
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Unable to get folder sharing to work under KVM Virtual Machine Manager

I've created an Ubuntu VM inside my Ubuntu using Virtual Machine Manager. I'm trying to mount a host directory in guest OS but it's not working. I used the instructions provided here: ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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Apache runs locally but can't be accessed from other machine

I'm running Apache 2.2.3 in a VM for a test environment on CentOS 5. Apache is running and responding to requests on the VM itself. If I run "lynx localhost" on the VM I do get my test page. When I ...
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What will give the most increase in Virtual Machine performance?

Our IT staff has been given the task of improving the performance of all of the VM's used at our company. This includes those remoting into a hyper-v server and those using their own VM's on their own ...
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Use VMWare Workstation with different Internet Connection?

I have 2 different ISPs installed at my home with two different modems/routers and I'm trying to figure out a way I can use them separately on the same PC. Right now to try and accomplish this, I ...
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Making qemu look better

I have a machine running kubuntu, and use qemu to run a VM. It looks really bad as you can see in the screenshot. What can I do to make it better? I prefer solutions that don't require sudo access, ...
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Nested Virtualization

What I do: I want to write a kernel module that does stuff to the KVM data structures. But I don't want to run it on the real machine, so I run one guest, inside it I run another two guests, and want ...
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Installing Another Virtual machine on a virtual machine using oracle linux 5.8

I am implementing Oracle RAC using 11.2. For shared disc option and low cost, we are planning to use Virtual Machines. I have installed one virtual machine (PARENT) Specifications: Oracle Linux 5.8 ...
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Running virtual machines on a virtual machine

I would like to have several virtual machines, to start and stop them at will. But the base machine is itself virtual. Is this doable? Which virtualisation software is capable of doing this?
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Resizing physical partition from Virtual Machine

I would like to use a GParted live CD to resize some partition on my laptop. Unfortunately I don't have an USB disk/CD to write the image on. Is there a way to boot gparted on a virtual machine and ...
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Using hard drive in virtualbox

I have a virtual-box virtual machine with Ubuntu OS. I have configured a vmdk virtual hard drive. I need to use a HD I added to my PC on my virtual machine. How can I mount this HD to my virtual ...
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Remote USB debug for Android

I intend to develop Android but my computer has limited capabilities (low on disk space and CPU resources), so I thought of the following: I use a virtual machine in the cloud (preferably Azure) ...
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VirtualBox Vista Guest can't see host network

I virtualized a Visa Ultimate machine and need to run it via Virtualbox on a Windows 7 host. Both are members of a domain administered by SBS 2011. For some reason the Vista VM would only see the ...