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

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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 ...
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VMWare Workstation high CPU - vmware-vmx.exe to virtual machine mapping

I am running several virtual machines (around 7 or so) inside VMWare Workstation on a Windows host. In the Windows Task Manager, I see there is a vmware-vmx.exe process created for every virtual ...
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Can't mount share in VirtualBox guest

I'm attempting to mount a share in a guest OS in VirtualBox: $ mount -t vboxsf share /mnt/share /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device If I click the folder icon in the ...
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Why is my cloned kvm VM smaller than my original vm?

The order of each VMs life was: f20-openstack.img f20-openstack-clone.img f20-openstack-preinst.img f20-openstack-postinst.img -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 878M Mar 5 13:45 ...
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Booting Mac OSX HSF+ partition under virtual machine on Windows 7

I just retired a MacBook running OSX Mavericks. I have the SATA HDD, with a USB adapter. Is there any way I can boot this partition under a virtual machine on Windows 7?
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NAT Port Forwarding in VirtualBox

I have enabled two adapters in my VirtualBox (running Ubuntu 12.10 Server Edition), with types as: Host-only and NAT. My main motive is to be able to connect two VMs running on two different hosts ...
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Which VMWare client for hosting Ubuntu in Windows?

I have not booted up a virtual machine in aeons. I am currently downloading the ruby on rails ubuntu stack from Bitnami. I went over to VMWare and was overwhelmed by the amount of software titles ...
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Mounting VMDK disk inside of shared directory from VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine in VMWare and a shared directory. Also I have a VMDK disk inside of this shared directory. What I do: Mount VMDK disk inside of Ubuntu from shared directory. ...
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Vmware Workstation messed up USB 3.0

I installed VMware workstation 9 on my Windows 7 Home premium machine. For making USB ports work in guest OS (Ubuntu), I installed VMware tools. Since then my USB 3.0 stopped working in both host ...
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When installing a VM, is there a difference between installing it in a separate partition on the same hard disk?

I am using Virtual Box to install some VMs on my laptop. My laptop has a single hard disk that has been partitioned into two, the first partition containing the C: drive and the second partition is ...
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How to open .VHDX files in virtualbox?

I used disk2vhd by microsoft so I tried to create a new virtualbox using it and I got this error Failed to open the hard disk C:\Users\user\Documents\Virtual Box Images\win7vir.VHDX Could not open ...
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My VirtualBox Ubuntu crashed. How can I access its files from my Mac?

I have Ubuntu installed in my Mac using VirtualBox. A few minutes ago it crashed, so I have no access to Ubuntu now, but I need a file in it! Is there any way I can access my Ubuntu files from my ...
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How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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How do I migrate my Windows desktop to a VirtualBox VM?

I have VirtualBox 4.3.6 and True Image 2014 Premium with Universal Restore. I've read a lot about different methods but I'm not sure where to start, or what will suit my needs. Directly from ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Box Network speed - DNS Resolution

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 TLS running on Virtual box, when I try and do wget it's taking about 10 seconds to connect to a server, although the download itself is quick. If I run the same command in ...
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Connect to virtual machine on ESXi host from the Internet

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. Server is connected to switch, switch is connected to router, router has internet access. On ESXi I have one virtual machine, Windows ...
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How to run a VirtualBox VM on Windows through SSH

I have an Ubuntu server virtual machine on my Windows box, I am able to run VirtualBox on my Windows machine without problems, and then I can SSH into the newly created server. However what I am ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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Lightweight OS to run virtual machines on?

It's always complex to install multiple OSs on a machine, but it's easy to use VirtualBox (or similar). But running VirtualBox on a full OS and then running different OSs from there seems a little ...
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What is blocking my browser (external links) using proxy in VMWare Workstation in this example?

I have Windows 8.1 as the host with Mint 16 as VM using Bridged. I can connect to the proxy links, but it looks to time-out when attempting to connect to other URL paths. I have tried NAT and Custom ...
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Share a folder between host and Hyper-V Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine

I am running a Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine on a Windows 8.1 Host using Hyper-V. I would like to share a folder from the host to the virtual machine. The specific usage scenario is that I am writing ...
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Why VMs doesn't ping via mpls connection?

I have a network with mpls connection between office and factory. in the factory there is a tellabs modem connected to a 1800 cisco router. in the office there are PCs and servers. servers are virtual ...
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“Combine” multiple processes

I have an application that pops up a ton of processes in task manager (Chrome) and I want to know if there is a program that will wrap itself around them so that only one process is showing. Similar ...
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How to replicate a pc?

I've got a laptop given for business purposes by the company wherenI work. It has disc encryption, high security policies etc. What I need to do to clone that machine, and use is as a virtual machine. ...
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XCP guest migration to another host

I have a question regarding XCP guest migration, I want to migrate guest systems between two different physical machines in different locations. I have found this article which relates to migration of ...
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Is it possible to use bare-metal XenServer's virtual machines on the same computer and how?

Can I install XenServer on a machine as a bare-metal installation and create and use its virtual machines on the same machine or I need to use the VMs with XenClient over a network connection? I mean ...
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Windows-XP VM fails to boot after import in VirtualBox-4.x

I have a perfectly fine Windows-XP virtual machine in VirtualBox (v4.2.22) on my laptop with a 64-bit host OS, which works fine. I used the "Export" utility of VirtualBox to create an "OVA" file of my ...
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Connect VirtualBox VM running Ubuntu to VPN

I would like to connect my VirtualBox VM running Ubuntu 10.04.4 to a VPN or share the host's VPN connection. The VM is connected to the internet and issued an IP from my wireless router but it is not ...
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VMWare: How to change screen resolution of a virtualised Lion?

I'm having a screen resolution problem while running VMWare virtual machine on Mavericks. I'm simulating Lion and I can't change the resolution of the screen. I've tried the Lion Display Preferences, ...
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VirtualBox setup fails at compiling modules

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04, where everything worked fine, to 13.10, where I cannot get VirtualBox to work any more. I did some googling but could not find a similar error (all involved ...
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Can I have 'local root' accounts inside a VirtualBox guest OS?

Do you know if I can get a local 'root' inside a VirtualBox guest OS (Linux)? I need this to install the "guest extensions". Should this be the same as my "host" OS root?