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

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Is it possible to do vm backups on external drive on esxi

I have Esxi on IBM x 3450. I have datastore where i have stored my VM. My requirement is backup VM on either USB drive attached to ESXI (NTFS) -- (so that i can plug USB anywhere) Network shared ...
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How to boot from CD even if BIOS doesn't allow this?

Recently I've helped user who had such problem: I have really old machine that has no USB ports and it's BIOS doesn't allow to boot from CD. However, it has Windows XP onboard. How can I install ...
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is ajenti a cpanel/virtualmin replacement?

i am looking for a website account management on a server; i own and manage an almost classic "reseller" shared host VPS; i host several "Accounts", each account has 1 subdirectory, own domains ...
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How to Installthe newly released MS DOS OS on a Virtual Machine

Since Microsoft have released the source of 2 old versions of MSDOS for free, I downloaded the ZIP, converted the contents of the v20object folder to an ISO, created a new virtual machine with ...
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Hyper-V Clipboard and Integration Services in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Windows Hyper-V. I am experiencing a problem with the Clipboard (copy from host to Virtual Machine), it is not working correctly (It was not working with Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Where can I get windows 1.0 ISO file? [closed]

I am pretty curious to see and try out windows 1.0 as a virtual machine on my VMware Workstation, but am unable to get its ISO file. Can anyone please suggest me a good place(except search engines, I ...
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How can I learn how to manipulate files and directories in Sage using VirtualBox?

SuperUsers: I thought about posting this here and at StackOverflow, and decided that here was probably more appropriate. I'm not a computer person, and I rarely post either place. I could not find ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Jumphost VM not able to communicate with LAN

I have setup a jumphost VM on WinXP. It has 2 NICs. NIC1, which is the LAN, has the following IP settings: IP: 10.0.0.1 /24 (No default/ DNS configured) NIC2, which has external connections, has ...
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VPN access kvm guests

OpenVPN is installed on my host system running kvm as virtualization and I've several guests with static/public (Bridged) and private IPs (NAT), every guest uses Samba to share some folders. how can ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V sporadic network connectivity

I have a Windows 8.1 pro host and an 8.1 pro VM. I'm using an external virtual switch to allow the VM to connect to the network and get internet connectivity. When this works, all is dandy and I can ...
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Disabling annoying VMware Player tool tip “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

[Same as Hide annoying VMware hint "To release input, press Ctrl+Alt" but for VMware Player, because that answer was for VMware Workstation] When starting the VMWare Player, at the top it ...
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All VMware (Player) Machines are “corrupt”

I have been using VMware to run a virtual machine for testing my apps, but suddenly, when I start up my VM Instance, it runs for a short while, then starts showing: The operation on file ...
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Restoring VMware Fusion virtual machine from Time Machine Mac OSX

I was having problems with my keyboard and the genius bar people at the Apple store told me to make a backup of my computer and re-install the operating system. I did so and the computer is running ...
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Permission problems with a mounted NTFS VM volume

I’m trying to migrate a VMPlayer system to VirtualBox, but the migration isn’t working (I’ve already spent hours trying the small handful of solutions people have suggest and eventually given up). As ...
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How do I encrypt a VirtualBox VM? [duplicate]

I am running a server on a linux box and want to run some things for my other home computers in a virtual machine. I would like to encrypt the VM and shut it down when nobody is home, but keep the ...
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VirtualBox host key stops working

I'm running an Ubuntu virtual machine on a Ubuntu host on my laptop. A majority of the time when I switch from my host to my virtual machine (full screen) the host key stops working. Now that I'm in ...
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Can you make a windows login end up directly in a virtual machine?

Is it possible to configure Windows 8 + VirtualBox so that a login to a specific account directly brings me into the virtual machine? The idea here is a guest account that does not only have fewer ...
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Shrinking NTFS drives (in virtual machines)

Sometimes it’s useful to shrink the drive image of a VM to reduce wasted space on the host. We do this by defragmenting and compacting the contents of the virtual drive, wiping the free space, then ...
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creating a network between localhost and virtual machine

Ok I have this machine of mine in a network (in an external domain) and I would like to create in it a virtual machine, which should be able to connect and communnicate with the host (main machine) ...
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virtualbox changes get lost

How do I copy virtualbox machine to another host (with somewhat different hardware configuration, at least with different CPU) without losing changes made? Both hosts are running Windows 7/64 bit ...
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VMware VM with CentOS latest too slow while try to access PHP sites through browser

I have a instance of VMware Workstation 10.0.1 running in my PC. My PC has this configuration: Proccessor: Core i5 3120M Memory: 3992 MB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1 The ...
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Can't create symlink on Windows VM's mapped network drive

I have a Server 2008 VM (Parallels 9), and I share a folder from OSX via a mapped network drive "T:". I am trying to make a symlink from one folder on T: to another folder on the same drive, like so: ...
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Encrypting a VM and folder

Problem: I have a VM that I want to use to store extremely sensitive data. What I would like to have: Full VM encryption, as well as encrypting a specific folder on the VM so that it can only be ...
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Can I use the same VHD file to switch back and forth between boot to VHD and a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I'd like to physically install Windows 8.1 Pro and convert my existing physical Windows 7 machine to a VHD as I'd like the convenience of using a Hyper-V virtual machine to access it without having to ...
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Virtual machine internal network - same host

If I have 2 VMs (web server + db server) on same physical host, how can they communicate? Being on the same host what speed can expect? Its CentOS KVM. What is the situation with SmartOS Zones where ...
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Virtualbox VM changes ethX ip after some time

Today I needed to test some things on a local webserver, and since I already have apache installed by default on a linux VM (backtrack 5) I decided to do it there instead of installing WAMP on my W7 ...
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2 Virtual Machine on 1 core

I have a few computer installed with Hyper-V... I running some automatized programs on it... if I using 1 VM/core works like charm... and i can see its not using the 100% of the core... so i thought I ...
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Virtual Box: always receive keyboard input from host

I am using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu. I would like to have the VM receive input from windows without pressing the host key (R-Ctrl). When I switch to the VM window from windows, ...
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How to virtualize my physical home file server?

I have a home file server, currently has around 5TB of data, nothing fancy just old hardware (low budget) having a pentium dual core with 8GB ram. It runs snapraid so I can use dissimilar hard drives ...
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SATA/USB hard disks in Virtual Machine

I want to show my external USB hard disk as a SATA hard disk in a virtual machine but neither VirtualBox nor VMware give me that option. They only allow .vhd, .hhd, parallels hard disk, etc. ...
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Mount the Dell factory image partition inside a vm

I have a Dell xps 17 with a recovery section with the Dell factory image partition which contains the windows install is about 18 gb. I want to mount this as a disk image inside a Vm runninf inisde ...
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How do I get audio from a ESXI 5.0/5.1 Windows 7 VM?

I want to run a LARGE Windows 7/XP VM. Like 50+ Gigabytes of ram and 4 cores. I need to be able to console in to this VM, but for alert purposes I need the VM to pass audio either back out to me via ...
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Hyper-V running within VMPlayer 6

I am trying to develop a windows phone app within VMware player. I cannot for the life of me get Hyper-V to work within the VM. I have scoured the internet and done the following 1) Enabled ...
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VirtualBox multiple VMs bridged to one NIC

I want to run some VMs on my computer, and let those behave like physical computers to the network. I want my normal DHCP to give them IPs, and I want to be able to access them as if they were ...
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How to properly restore VBox VMs from backup?

I just flattened and rebuild my home system recently, which had several VirtualBox VMs with snapshots. I backed-up all the VMs, VDIs and snapshots by copying the entire folder to an external drive. ...
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No network in my imported vm in ESXi 5 which is deployed in Workstation

I have imported my VM to ESXi and when run the VM, I realized that the VM has no network connection. It says that 2 connections are cable unplugged. Then I see my VM settings, here what I got: See ...
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Bridging vlans across en0 on OSX 10.9

I'm setting up to run virtual machines to as sample clients with different usage profiles. To do this, the VMs need to run on different vlans to each other, and to the main machine. The switch is ...
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Is it recommended to run a firewall/router on a virtual machine?

Googling found me people saying running a firewall/router as a virtual machine is "dangerous" but none of them gives any reason as to why it is so. I also found posts from people who are successfully ...
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VirtualBox in Win7: cannot acces external drive from guest Windows7

I have started using VirtualBox in Windows 7 out of curiosity and for testing purposes. (Mainly, I want to test Linux distros and to try and see how Windows works in this environment - so that I might ...
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How to run OS X 10.7 on Windows 7 without virtualization technology?

How can I run OS X 10.7 Lion on Windows 7 laptop that doesn't support VT-x? When I try it with VMWare, I get the following error: Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS ...
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How do I convert my windows partition to a kvm virtual machine on Fedora?

I have a single hard drive with a windows partition and a fedora 19 partition. Is it possible to use a tool (e.g. virt-p2v) to convert the windows installation into a virtual machine on Fedora? Disk ...
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Is it possible to a Xen guest to automatically grow or shrink (ballooning) its own assigned memory?

I know it is possible to change the amount of memory allocated to a Xen PVM guest on-the-fly, but this must be done outside the guest, at dom0. Is it possible to configure the PVM guest to ...
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Create a system image from a vm image [duplicate]

Let me just preface this with saying that I am not experienced with using system images... I have a Win 8.1 installation image and I set it up in a VM where I want to try it out, maybe change some ...
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Sound for Linux VM on Windows host

Like said in, http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=96570, "I haven't been able to get sound working in VirtualBox for ages", for my Linux VM on Windows host, either Windows 7 or Windows 8. ...
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Modify VM system configuration without turning it on. Will it be OK?

I am using Virtual Box. I make a Virtual machine with this specification: Base memory : 1024 MB Processor : 2 CPU OS : Ubuntu Everything is working well. Later on, I ...
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hyper-v manager. connect to server: you don't have the required permission

On my Hyper-V host I created a Hyper-V Server 2012 Core VM. I configured it with sconfig. Added local administrator user that is the same as my host's. Added credentials for the IP of that VM in the ...
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Virtual desktop solution for home

I have a Linux server at home and would like to set up a Windows virtual machine on it that my girlfriend would access using her old laptop as a "thin" client. Her laptop is really old and my server ...
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How to share a directory on the VM as a disk with my host with virtual machine manager

I've been using ssfsh on my host box to connect to a local vm running in linux virtual machine manager. However I have found it to be really slow and am exploring using NFS. However this seems like ...
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Public access issue for ESXi guest host

I have a ESXi server with two NICs. Recently, I configured reverse proxy based on Apache, and in order to test it, I started using both NICs for public and private connections. I created a public VM ...