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

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get-vm - wasn't recognized as name of cmdlet

We are trying to write a powershell script to start/stop our vm's, but the get-vm command isn't working. The error message is get-vm: the term 'get-vm' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, ...
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Virtual Box - how to use a custom resolution in a Windows 7 VM

I'm running a Windows 7 VM in Virtual Box on an ubuntu laptop with a 1600x900 resolution. All of the display modes in the VM are "4x3" scale, going up to 1600x1200: i'd actually like a custom display ...
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How can I start a VirtualBox VM and then run a batch file inside the VM

I have a lengthy build operation which calls several batch files in succession. Most of these batch files start 32-bit compilers, etc, but one of them involves running a legacy MS-DOS 16-bit app ...
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What is needed to run a VM of Windows 7 or 8 under Windows 8.1 64bit?

I would like to create a virtual Windows 7 or 8 in my Windows 8.1 64 machine. Years ago I used Virtual PC to similar stuff and I know things have advanced a lot and I haven't kept up. What are my ...
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Some characters do not work in virtual machine running on computer with Synergy

I am running synergy (1.4.12) on two windows computers A and B. Computer A runs windows 7 and has the keyboard and mouse attached that I want to use. Computer B runs windows 8.1 and has its own ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox stuck at initializing screen

So my ubuntu virtualbox was working fine.. until I decided to try to up it's performance by changing a couple of settings. Things I changed: Base memory: 1468Mb ---> 2048Mb Processors used: 1 ---> ...
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Connect HDMI or Displayport to PC and display output with window (Windows 7, Mac Mini)

To clarify, What I want to be able to do is the following: I have 3 monitors and have all of them connected to my windows machine. The specs are not important as i suspect I will need new hardware ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup image to a VM

I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration. My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having ...
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Network Boot Virtual Envirorment Instance

Is there a way I can boot a Hyper-V, VMware, or some sort of other virtual instance from another computer via something like PXE. I'd like to setup a diskless environment running Windows 8. Seeing as ...
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Can't access to internet with my virtual machine

I created a virtual machine (Centos) on VMWare workstation. The network adapter is on bridge. My computer has the following IP address : 10.0.0.5/24 and the gateway is 10.0.0.1, so my virtual ...
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How to use the ALT key in a Virtual Box guest session?

I'm running a Virtualbox session of Windows XP (guest) from a Sabayon GNU/Linux system (host). I'm doing projects with Adobe Illustrator CS2 and some of the functionallity is accessed with left mouse ...
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Access a shared Win 8 folder from server 2012 in Hyper-V?

a preface: I've never used Server 2012 (S2k12) so I'm a total noob with it. I'm running S2k12 in a Hyper-V VM (logged in as admin), and need to access a shared folder on my Win 8 host which has full ...
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VirtualBox error with Ubuntu virtual machine

I am trying to work on a coding project and cannot open my Ubuntu virtual machine with Oracle VM VirtualBox. I took a snapshot yesterday at about 11, and it was working fine. Several times I closed ...
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Creating a virtual machine of an old laptop [duplicate]

I'd like to create a virtual machine of an old laptop and then get rid of the old laptop. How does licensing of Microsoft xp operating system work? The operating system was pre-installed on the ...
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VMware Workstation - interoperability of VMs

(I've looked through the posts for the question that I'm submitting, but couldn't see one.) I'm new to VMware Workstation and to virtualization in general. If I create a virtual machine on the MS ...
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Speeding up VM performance

I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, that has an Intel Core i7-3651QM @ 2.30GHz, with 16GB 1600Mhz DDR3 memory and a SSD running VMWare Fusion for doing development work with. The VM runs almost as ...
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VmWare Workstation pauses running VM after minimizing and enter the local machine

It sucks just totally if I just jump out of the VM and go to my local machine and then the VM paused again automatically and my whole pc is totally slow the'm beastly on the bag how can I have stop ...
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How do I run a VM within a VM with separate IPs accessible on a local network?

First off, I know my question sounds confusing. Brief background information: I am an instructor for a network security penetration test course. I help create scenarios with complex networks via ...
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How to increase FPS on a VMWare Workstation 10 machine?

I'm running a Windows XP SP3 Virtual Machine (using VMWare Workstation 10) under Windows 8. I finally get running the game I wanted in the VM. There's a single problem. When I'm not moving the ...
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VirtualBox boots fine first time, then says no bootable medium found

I am trying to run an Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox. I went through all the settings just fine. When I go to start the VirtualBox for the first time, I select my Disc Image File and it boots fine. If I save ...
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Configuring Virtualbox to use an authenticating proxy

I have a couple of Virtualbox VMs (ubuntu guest) running on a windows 7 host, but internet access is through an authenticating proxy with a self signed certificate. Configuring this for just one of ...
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Using virtual box and trying to run the server on my local host

I am trying to run the virtual box (Linux) off my Windows host, and currently trying to access the URL "local.corn.org". I edited the hosts file, adding 10.0.2.2 local.corn.org and also tried ...
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How to enable texture acceleration in a VM running XP?

In my Windows 8 PC, I'm running a VM with Windows XP vía VirtualBox. I'm trying to play a game that uses DirectX 8.1. The dxdiag tool says DirectX 9.0c is installed, so there's no problem with the ...
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Running Windows Server as a virtual server on a Mac [closed]

I'm looking to virtualize an instance of Server 2003 on OS X as a service rather than a client application. I've been trawling through the web but it seems to be users looking to set up a local server ...
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how does openvz manage buffer caches?

How is the buffer cache managed in openvz? What happens if a) a guest is low on memory, the host is not. A process allocates an amount of memory. Now something is evicted from the buffer cache on ...
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Should I be using vagrant destroy/up/reload/provision or something of the sort every time I want to change one of my source files?

I have recently started developing a little with vagrant and django in a vm. To get my machine up I use vagrant up, and to destroy it I use vagrant down. Both of these commands are time-consuming as ...
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Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
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How to increase video memory for virtual machine?

I have a Linux host running Windows 7 in a Virtualbox guest. I am trying to enable 3D accelerated functionality in Adobe Photoshop CC running on that guest, which requires at least 512MB of VRAM. ...
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How to change permission of a vmdk disk image mounted on Ubuntu/Linux?

I created a disk image from a Linux/Ubuntu physical machine using dd and converted it to vmdk using qemu. Now on Ubuntu (running in VMWare Fusion/Mac) I can inspect all files from that drive once it ...
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Xubuntu on hdd crash at login after virtualizing it on vmware

I have multiple OS installed on my system, some of them are Windows 7 and Xubuntu 13. I have installed Xubuntu a few days ago and for some reasons I had to virtualize Xubuntu on Windows. So I've ...
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Forward a website out of a virtual machine

I'm connected via VPN to a testing environment on a linux virtual machine inside VMWare. On my host windows machine, I'd like to test a single website that the virtual machine has access to. Is it ...
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Set a virtual machine (Remote desktop) log out at certain point of time

I really have no idea to start from, that's why I turned in here to ask. So, there's the virtual account (Remote desktop connection on Windows) and it needs to be set to reboot or log out, i.e. every ...
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VirtualBox: Finding guest IP

I am currently hosting a Linux distro (the guest) inside a Windows machine (the host). How can I find the IP address of the Linux distro from Windows?
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host only network doesn't provide internet connection for vm

I have opened a vm with hostonly network as networking option on my desktop. I have assigned an appropriate static ip to the vm. I can establish an ssh connection to it from my desktop and I can also ...
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Emacs does not redraw properly inside VirtualBox

I am running Emacs inside a virtual machine, and are experiencing redrawing problems when scrolling or adding/removing lines of text. It seems only a small portion of the window is being redrawn, ...
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Can't ping Ubuntu VM from OS X

I've looked at many of the similar questions, but none seem to solve my issue. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 Raring in a VM through VirtualBox and I'm trying to communicate with it from my OS X Mavericks ...
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How to install a Virtual Machine that runs Ubuntu OS on an AIX machine?

I have access to an AIX machine: -bash-3.00$ uname -snlrvmaxupfFM AIX xxxx 109286105 3 5 00068392D900 powerpc IBM,8204-E8A IBM,036568392 040183749F887601 040183749F887600 How could I install an ...
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How to create a portable VM

I am curious on how to create a portable Virtual Machine image and having it on my phone. I want to be able to take and plug my phone into any computer with Virtual Box (i.e. Windows, Linux, Mac(the ...
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VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent — Part 2

I am getting the same error as Graviton. VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent "" VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk ...
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Mouse stops working on login screen hyper v

I have downloaded the IE8 windows 7 test vmc and have got it loaded onto Hyper-v using the instructions I found here: http://encodo.com/en/blogs.php?entry_id=240 However, when I get to the login ...
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Virtualize an old MS-DOS machine to VMWare

There is a very old workstation at a power plant running an MS-DOS system based HMI, I need to recover this and I believe the best way is to create a virtual machine from the old physical machine. ...
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Accessing two network with the help of vm

I have a LAN Connection as well as a wifi connection both have internet. Can i access internet through LAN in VM which runs ubuntu and Wifi through the Host OS which runs windows. What settings ...
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VMWare Host-Only network, host is not on the network

I'm trying to set up a network between my Kali Linux VM and my Win8 host in VMWorkstation. I've configured the Network Adapter to use "Host-only: a private network shared with the host". Once the VM ...
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Executing several snapshots of one VMWare

I have set up a VM with several snapshots. The size is quite large (~40 GB). Now I would like to run several tests on that operating system, but it seems VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 can only execute one ...
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How does a dynamic disk image work?

I was curious about the inner workings of virtualized computing. Most hypervisors, including VirtualBox and Hyper-V, just to cite a couple, have the option of creating a dynamic image for disk ...
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How to enable simultaneous access to lotus notes on a multi user VM?

I have a multi user Virtual machine which has a Windows Server 2008 R2 as an Operating System. I have installed lotus notes on the VM. We have a notes .nsf database on the server and a local copy on ...
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lsusb: unable to initialize libusb: -99

When I try to run lsusb I get the following error: $ lsusb unable to initialize libusb: -99 System details: OS: CentOS 6.5 Kernel: 2.6.32-431.1.2.0.1.el6.x86_64 Installed: ...
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Get cryptic error when trying to create a snapshot of any of my VMs

I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox. I have 6 VMs that I've imported. When I click on an individual VM, and then click the camera image (or Ctrl+Shift+S) to take a snapshot, the snapshot process fails and ...
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How can I determine why my virtual machine is expanding in size?

I use vagrant to create a virtual machine on my local system. I'm testing out a large database migration that's altering hundreds of thousands of rows. The migration script has been run to keep memory ...
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Export CentOS virtual image to allow for installation on a physical machine

I've been setting up a test (web development) environment on VirtualBox, which runs CentOS. I had to install httpd, php, mysql etc. and now I want to export (clone?) my virtual installation (including ...