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

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Will running a Virtual Machine on an SSD degrade its lifespan?

Since Virtual Machines tend to write their data to one specific virtual disk--therefore on one specific part of the disk--will running a virtual machine degrade the lifespan of the cells on the ssd? ...
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Access the internal subnet that is hosted on different NIC

I have windows 2012 R2 Server and installed and configured two NIC's. NIC 1: 192.168.0.100/24 and 192.168.0.254 as GW NIC 2: 10.10.0.9/24 and 10.10.0.1 as GW test client IP is 10.10.0.88 and ...
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Lync multiple sign in with virtual desktop, missing notifications

We use Lync for company communications and I've recently been switched to working via a virtual desktop (VMWare). I'm now having issues where new message / conversation notifications are only being ...
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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How to map remote(not local) drive (which is also a mapped VM drive) using Remote Desktop Connection?

I have a mapped VM drive on my PC at work and wish to map it remotely from home. Is it possible to do this from Remote Desktop Connection?
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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Capture network traffic between VM's Virtualbox using Wireshark

I'm trying to capture all network traffic between VMs (and in the VMs to themselves) running on a single host using Virtualbox for the VMs and Wireshark for the capturing. VMs are Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Dangers of Authenticity to host can't be established?

I am trying to connect to a server. I connect to it and add a file or two then disconnect. I just got this message when connecting on a new machine: The authenticity of host 'mytestingserver.com ...
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RDP on windows 8.1 Pro on A VM machine

I am trying to get RDP to work on my windows 8.1 virtual machines. I am running hyper v for the virtual machines and have set up 5 machines with virtual adapters. I have set Ip's on machines and on my ...
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VMWare Workstation 10/11 Windows 7 not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine

Workstation 10.0.4 Win7 x64 SP1 32GB RAM Asus Z87-Pro (Intel Virtualization enabled, memory scrambler/remap disabled) Intel 4770K Images of error and free memory in Windows: Problem: Using ...
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Is it possible to detach application windows out a VM?

I have a feeling the answer is no, but wanted to ask anyhow for confirmation. Is there any VM software for windows that would allow the application windows to be detached from the VM, similar to what ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Blocking domain group policy on a local machine in Workgroup

I have created a VM for Win XP which is running now in a Win 8 host system using Hyper-V. This Win XP VM was initially connected to the my company's domain but now disconnected and is part of the ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...
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Reenabling Confirmation Dialog for Turning Off Hyper-V VM

Normally when you turn off a Hyper-V VM (as opposed to shutting it down), a confirmation dialog appears. This is to prevent you from accidentally switching a machine off. However, for some testing ...
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failed to access perfctr msr - When running Fedora on a VM

I'm trying to run a Virtual Machine with Fedora, and I choose to "Start fedora" from a list where I can start it or troubleshoot problems. The I get the following output: [ 0.00000] tsc: Fast TSC ...
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Why can my VMware Win8 guest system not paste from Chromium's clipboard when it works for all other applications?

I am running a Win8.1 guest in VMware Player 6.03 on an Ubuntu 14.04 host system. The Win 8.1 virtual machine can access text copied from Firefox, gedit, gnome-terminal and other applications, but not ...
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VirtualBox inaccessible

The following issue is stopping me from working in VirtualBox. I cannot start it, as you can see per image. The file VBoxGuestAdditions.iso is in the correct folder and does exist/is accessible. I ...
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Monitoring physical network traffic with a VM

How can I monitor the physical network's traffic through a virtual machine (VMWare or Virtual Box)? I'm running Wireshark in a Linux VM and I would like to monitor all the network traffic. However ...
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How can I fix a Debian VM booting to a black screen?

I have a VDI file with Debian installed on it. When I start the VM, GRUB is run and after choosing the system's version (restore or normal boot) a black screen appears. How can I diagnose what the ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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What are “Array Based” Snapshots

I understand that a Snapshot of a LUN is just a Point-In-Time Image of the volumes on that LUN. What is "Array Based" about these ? EDIT : I'm pretty new to these concepts. What is an "Array" ? How ...
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Cannot ping or ssh from lan to virtual machine

I have next setup: My home lan = 192.168.1.0/24 My virtual lan = 192.168.207.0/24 My laptop = 192.168.1.109 (dhcp OS=Windows7) My desktop = 192.168.1.206 (fixed ip OS=Windows8) My virtual machine ...
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VMWare Workstation processor configuration

I want to configure VMWare Workstation so that it is optimal and both host and guest Operating Systems run smoothly. Will anyone of you please help me in choosing right configuration. My laptop system ...
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Cannot connect to Hyper-V Virtual Machine

I have a Windows XP Virtual Machine that is running perfectly (I can watch it bootup and the desktop appear in the Hyper-V Manager thumbail preview) but I cannot Connect to it. It just keeps timing ...
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vCenter Converter - migrate P2V without dedicated boot partition

I'm looking to migrate a physical machine to my ESXi cluster with vCenter Converter but actually I got this following error : There is no '/boot' directory mounted on the source machine. It is ...
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Windows XP VPN Server with Static IP in a VM

My network is in a small business network environment. 1 48 port switch, business grade modem, 30+ computers. Lets say I want to VPN to one of our static IP addresses. These computers all use the ...
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Is it safe to run WindowsXP as a Virtual Machine?

I know XP should not be used on a normal internet-facing PC. But if you run it within a sand-boxed VM that can't access the main PC, is that OK? My use-case is I run a VPN within a VM, to RDP into a ...
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Vagrant taking up too much space

I switch between four projects on my local machine and I use vagrant for each on of them. $ vagrant global-status id name provider state directory ...
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Adding virtual interfaces (not VLAN) in linux

for some software testing, I need 12 different IP addresses to contact, each one with a unique MAC address. I just set up an Arch Linux VM but I can't figure out, how to configure virtual network ...
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How to make redboot work with different network adapter?

I have several VM's running in libvirt/qemu-kvm and I need to run another one that was given in virtualbox format. I converted images and created almost the same config in libvirtd, VM starts but ...
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Issue with Virtual PC XP Image

I created a Win XP SP3 Virtual Image in a PC running Win XP SP3 using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. The image works fine in XP. Now I copied the same XP SP3 Image to a Win 7 PC and installed MS Virtual ...
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VM Live Migration statistic tools

I've studied a lot regarding live migration of virtual machines. but i couldn't find any paper/reference/study mentioning any of the tools (they)used for logging or capturing statistics of VMs and ...
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I/O Crash Error in XenServer VM. What to do?

I just installed XenServer 6.2 and installed XenCenter in my own Windows and everything were set ok. I have 2TB 5400rpm SATA Hard Disk Drive, and I am trying to run 32 VMs at once using Xen ...
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What is the best Xen Hypervisor setup for my system [closed]

I am new to XEN, I have a Asus X99 deluxe, i7-5820K 16gb DDR4 and I want to run VM's just for personal use. I would like to know what distro/setup should I use, I know a bit of Debian and Ubuntu but I ...
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How can I force removal of a linked CD image in VirtualBox?

I recently was installing Fedora in a VM. The install went fine, so I moved the CD image off of my desktop into my general Linux ISOs folder. The next time I opened VirtualBox, I got an error saying ...
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VirtualBox suddenly eats gigabytes of memory

EDIT The original question had lots of speculation but it is all much simpler. See my own answer and this reported bug. I leave the original question in case someone is having similar issues and ...
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Disable buffering/caching for a file

I am executing some benchmarking using a DBMS and virtual machines. And I am using this command free && sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches && free on each Guest, ...
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I want to start VM for specific time

I am designing a system in which lot of VMs are there which run on KVM. My physical resources are limited, that is why I want to allow some of the VMs to run for some specific time(say Every Wednesday ...
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debian - Working with modern openGL within a virtual machine

I want to train myself with modern OpenGL programming. I began with the following tutorial: http://lazyfoo.net/tutorials/SDL/51_SDL_and_modern_opengl/index.php (final sources are provided). However, I ...
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VirtualBox VDI's max size exceeds the host's hard drive size

I had a major oops moment that led to my VirtualBox guest VM's hard drive being larger than the host's hard drive. I rushed through reading the commands for resizing a virtual hard drive. As such, I ...
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vSphere Directpath NIC isolation

I am building an home server, and I am planning to use VMWare vSphere to create multiple OS that will have precise tasks on the server. On the server, I'd like to have a firewall-antivirus using ...
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XenServer Network Configuration

Question I have a single XenServer host and it has an 172.xx.xx.xx address from my office network. The host has access to the internet, and also can be managed from my desktop using XenCenter. Now I ...
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Setting up SQL Express on Azure VM

I'm trying to set up SQL express on an Azure VM. I already have SSMS 2012 installed but I cannot access .\SQLEXPRESS. This MSDN discussion says: run powershell script "ConfigureSQLExpress.ps1" ...
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Install Citrix Netscaler vpx 10 in VMWare

I am trying to install Citrix NetScaler vpx 10 for VMware. So i downloaded the Citrix NetScaler trial version from official website. It contained 3 files 1> .VMDK file 2> .OVF file 3> readme file I ...
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Ubuntu VM Hangs on Boot

I'm trying to boot to a Linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 10 for some web development work. I had some problems with the VM I was using. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu in a new VM, and after ...
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Get Rid Of App Switcher Tip Prompt In Virtual Machine

Running Windows 8.1 in a VMware Player virtual machine, and after launching a metro app I got this irritating tip: Swipe in from the edge to go back to the last app you were using. Since I'm ...
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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Install an application on Guest OS in Virtual Box

I'm very new to Visualization. In my workstation I don't have admin rights. I just wanted to install SQL Server 2008R2. Fortunately I have Virtual Box installed. So I installed Windows Server 2008 as ...