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

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Installing virtualbox inside VM

I have got citrix desktop VM as my main machine to work in my office. I want to develop on linux rather than on windows. So i am trying to install virtualbox. I installed virtual box and vagrant. ...
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Hyper-V not connecting to Virtual Machine in Windows 10

I have installed Hyper-V manager on Windows 10 pro and have connected to the server which is hosting all virtual machines. By using the Connect to server, I am able to see all the virtual machines. ...
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How to separate network connections for host os and vm?

I created an Ubuntu vm with Virtualbox on my Windows7 laptop. I expected the vm to not share the network connection of the host but I was wrong. How would I reconfigure the Virtualbox vm to not ...
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Remove top taskbar of vmware when i switch to fullscreen

That taskbar in top of the screen really bothers me. i cant see the connection and internet icon for connecting to wireless. furthermore, i cant see the bluetooths icon too. i wonder if if you can ...
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Is the performance of a RAM drive inside a VM comparable to native hardware?

If I define a ram drive inside a VM will it behave the same as a ram drive on bare metal (with in reason). I am looking to setup a VM on my KVM node that will run a few games. Yes, one of them is ...
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How to Mount Guest DOS OS with HOST OS.?

I am newbie to VM concept. actually i have installed DOS6.22 under virtualbox and using 32bit windows 7 OS as HOST Operating System, now i want to copy some folders/files from HOST OS to DOS6.22 Guest ...
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How to add my virtual machine with a backed directory tree in VirtualBox

About two months ago, I copied (or backed up) my virtual machine directory into an external hard drive. Now I'm having problems with that virtual machine and I deleted it from my computer. So, now I ...
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Creating and backing up a home server with multiple VMs?

Right now I have a cheap home server that I use for both media and storing code repos and other work projects. My idea was to basically make a HTPC that could also be used as a file/git/svn/etc. ...
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cannot start from BIOS the installation of windows 7 on vmware

I was given an .iso with windows 7 but I cannot install it using vmware workstation player 12. The .iso seems to be correct since I passed it to a usb and started an installation on real hardware ...
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After installation KVM virtual machine stops after rebooting, keeps adding -no-reboot

After successfully installing an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS KVM virtual machine I need to reboot the whole thing for everything to take effect. The thing is, it doesn't actually reboot, it just stops and then I ...
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Virtual Machine Preserve Environment in Moving

Suppose I have a virtual machine on a system. The memory layout of that machine will depend on its usage and how it was started up. Now, if I were to save the state of the machine, and then copy it ...
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802.1x with Hyper-V

We are using 802.1x authentication inside the corporate network. When I installed HyperV Virtual Switch on my machine to let the VM into the network, host lost it's network connectivity. I came upon ...
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Unable to connect to mongodb running in virtualbox (host: Mac OS, guest: CentOS)

I am using CentOS 7 in a virtualmachine running on Mac OS X using Virtualbox. Unfortunately I am not able to connect to the VM's database from my Mac OS host. I am using NAT as network for the VM and ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Linux service in Ubuntu, and shut it down elegantly when Ubuntu shuts down?

The host is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like my virtual machine to start with Ubuntu in the background. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut down elegantly upon Windows shuts down. Is there any ...
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Vagrant: cannot access machine after host is suspended and resumes

I use Vagrant for staging development environments. The host machine runs Ubuntu 15.10. Occasionally the host is suspended / goes to sleep. After resume, though, the VM becomes inaccessible. I ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Windows service, and shut it down elegantly when Windows shuts down?

The host is Windows 7. I would like my virtual machine to start with Windows in the background, without the need to login to Windows and manually start it. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut ...
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Windows 10 virtual machine on Windows 7 x64? [duplicate]

Every morning, there's a little window urging me to upgrade to Windows 10 hanging off the taskbar. Is there a straightforward way to create a Windows 10 VM under Windows 7 x64, so I could see what ...
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Cant get traffic to flow through manual route in Windows to VM, and on through VPN

Have done some reading around but not found a solution that works yet. Basically, I have an old computer that has a configured VPN Connection. I now have a new computer and wanted to access that same ...
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Mount Phyical Sata HDD to Two VM's at the same time?

I am running proxmox on an HP Proliant ML350 G5. I want to Mount a Physical Sata hard drive to two VM for simultaneous Read/Write. I can add the disk to the VM's but will data corruption or errors ...
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Does “Surfing on internet in VirtualMachine” provide privacy at work?

Employers can monitor all internet traffic at my work. I want some privacy while surfing with my PC which has my name and surname as username. Does surfing inside of a virtual machine installed on ...
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Bind VMware guest's NAT to specific NIC

I'm trying to accomplish seemingly trivial task, but after hours of googling I'm unable to find a solution. Here is what I'm trying to do: Suppose I have two virtual machines in VMware Workstation, ...
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Does the “Hardware compatibility” setting of VMware Workstation 12 influence guest OS compatibility?

I'm trying VMware Workstation 12 for the first time and when I create a new VM I must select an Hardware compatibility setting which range from Workstation 5.x to Workstation 12.0. Does that setting ...
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Virtual Box configured with 8 cpus but nproc in vm shows 1

I created and configured VM with 8 cpus, (at server with 48 cpus). Here vboxmanage showvminfo output: Memory size: 40960MB Page Fusion: off VRAM size: 8MB CPU exec cap: ...
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Create VPN with an Azure VM that is De-allocated each night and uses dynamic DNS

I've been on a learning curve with Azure this week and had some great success configuring a Windows 2012 R2 VM for hosting a POC application. The basics are in place and I've mapped a sub-domain back ...
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Web server IIS and Apache virtualized server

I am planning to use a web server IIS based on windows machine(Windows 10 Pro) and use the Hyper-V feature to create a virtual machine (Windows again or Linux I do not know yet) which would serve as ...
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Install Linux VM on Microsoft Hyper-V VM

I have a VPS with Windows Server 2012 and it's one of the multiple Micrsoft Hyper-V virtual machines that exists on the server. What I want to achieve: Install a virtual machine with Linux. I am ...
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How can i connect via ssh putty to my vmware machine on windows 10 ?

How can i connect via ssh putty to my vmware machine on windows 10 ? it always gives Network error: Connection timed out.Please help.
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Veeam Backup & Replication for Hyper-V

I have 5 Hyper-V on each of them. I have created virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 10. I want to get backup from these machines with Veeam Backup & Replication. If I want ...
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How to Bridge an XBox Through a VM?

I am trying to bridge my XBox One through a virtual machine running WANem / Knoppix, for the purpose of network testing an indie game. My operating system is Windows 8, and my setup is currently as ...
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Static IP using Bash vs Router Interface

What is the "proper" way to assign my CentOS 7 Virtual Machine a static IP? I assigned my Host system (Windows 8) a static IP through the router's administration interface, but every tutorial online ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions broke my VM

Guest Additions stopped working for me after a VM restart. I saw this post and figured it would solve my problem. But the instructions there, here, and here all do not work for me. I've mounted ...
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How to give VM internet access while keeping my Host reachable via RDP?

I have a Window DataCenter 2008 running on a remote machine (at OVH) with the hyper V role, and I want to run several VM on this server. I have already installed a VM with Windows 7 but I can't give ...
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Can I make a virtual PC part of a domain?

I am using Oracle Virtual Box and have made a server (fardomain.local) this server has active directory on it and completely set up. I then made a normal machine in Oracle Virtual Box. What I was ...
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Can't start Ubuntu VM's on VirtualBox 5.0.14

I've been trying to spin up Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04.3) VM's on VirtualBox installed on my Windows 7 laptop. For reference, I tried running an older Ubuntu VM (with Spark installed, that worked ...
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Get Windows 10 to install in an OSX VM

I have a macbook pro with El Capitan and VMWare Fusion. I want to install a legal copy of Windows 10 (the cheapest available) that would work for sure in a VM. So what is that minimal/safe version ...
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What browser to use on old dated Virtual Machine? [closed]

I have some business critical software on a VM. It is unsupported and expired in 2012. In order to use it, I have to maintain the date on the VM as year 2012. This presents an issue when I try to use ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 support hot-add CPUs?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard guest in a virtual environment. My hypervisor (Virtualbox) supports hot-adding and hot-removing vCPU's, but it also says in the VirtualBox manual that "So far ...
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Clonezilla to restore a VM from clonezilla image

So I have a laptop with 3 windows partitions that I saved to a clonezilla image. I took the clonezilla image (80GB) and copied it to a USB stick (128GB). I created a 150GB fixed size drive for a ...
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Strategy for transporting VM between home and office

I would like to keep a VM work environment that I carry back and forth between home and office. Right now I have the VM on an external SSD. I can think of three approaches: Work off the SSD and open ...
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Running a VPN from within a Virtualbox VM, encrypted/secure?

I am running an openVPN client from within a VirtualBox linux guest (Win 7 host) to connect to a PIA VPN server. The VM is in the default NAT server configuration. The host is NOT connected to a VPN ...
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Can Vagrant use Hyper-V server as a provider?

Can Vagrant be used to provision Virtual Machines using Hyper-V server, such as Hyper-V server 2012 or 2016? Our lab has Windows licenses for guests, so since Vagrant already has support for Hyper-V ...
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Using IPv6 link-local addresses to ping between VMs in internal VirtualBox network

I'd like to test this network configuration in fully virtualized enviroment, while I don't have access to physical lab. I am using 2 VM Guest machines (Guest OS is Archlinux), each configured with ...
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APCUPSD running in Windows VM on ESXi 6.0 host - cannot probe shutdown

I've tried a few different solutions to get this process to work on my APC Back-ups 550 with no success. I have an esxi 6.0 host running several VMs that need to be gracefully shut down in the event ...
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Just Installed Virtualbox on Windows 10 host, Cannot Load Ubuntu

Just installed 4.3.12, build 9926. For reasons I won't go into right now (extensive), the newest builds of VBox crash immediately in Windows 10 Home Edition. Build 4.3.12 will actually start Vbox ...
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Is it possible to bridge Ethernet and WiFi on IP level for the same network?

I'd like to expose a virtual machine to a WiFi network. I'd like to have it in the same network. Would setting a route table and ip forwarding works or is it waste of time and I should set up two ...
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more power for windows and video render

I have 10 different project on 5 windows machine that render a video with after effect, I already have a software that schedule my render. What i need is to make more video, I would like to know what ...
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How to share a single Virtual Machine across multiple Vagrant files

I don't want to have multiple VM boxes on my machine since I'm pressed for space. I want to be able to share one VM across different Vagrantfiles. Is it possible? My experience has been that they use ...
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What is the performance difference of a Virtual Machine vs the Physical host?

Where I work we are running relatively powerful PCs using the Debian Linux Distribution. However for certain programs which we need to install it would be better to have CentOS and these would be our ...
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File server VM on a btrfs host

I want to build a file server/NAS while using btrfs to protect the data (from bitrot), but I'd like to use my existing KVM/QEMU server (debian with btrfs raid1) and create a VM for this purpose. If I ...
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How do you enable wifi geolocation software within a virtual machine (VMWareplayer)

I have a win 10 host with windows 7 guest VM. The virtual machine is attached to the internet via NAT (host has access to internet through either ethernet cable or Wifi, the VM Box shows ). How do i ...