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

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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?
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VMWare Fusion 6 Nat translation issue

I have the following network diagram, using VMWare Fusion 6 I am able to ping from the en0 interface on my mac to all of the 172.16 network, and on the custom linux kernel (2.6.x) base I can ping ...
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Computer cannot reach primary domain controller, but can reach all other computers and secondary domain controllers

I have a small problem where one computer (a virtual machine) cannot reach the primary domain controller, but it can reach the secondary domain controllers and all other computers. The computers are ...
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If I'm downloading through a proxy on a virtual machine is my anonymity being jeopardized?

I run a win7 VM on OS X. I am running it with vmare fusion.I have utorrent on my VM and it use a socks5 proxy (setup in the utorrent connection settings) for everything it downloads. Thats all I use, ...
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Virtual machine freezes in VMware Workstation 10

I'm having an issue where 1 of my VM's is freezing constantly inside VMware. It's not always the same one and it doesn't seem to be related to the programs I'm running inside it. I use the VM's to ...
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I can't connect my VM to wireless or wired network. I have win8.1 pro on main laptop and win 7 installed on VM

I have HP Pavilion 15-e037cl Notebook PC with win 8.1 Pro (which I had to upgrade from win 8.1 to get option to have Hyper-V feature), and then create my first VM. I created VM successfully, but ...
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Windows 7 as VM inside ubuntu 13.10 good for gaming

So i have wanted to do this for quite some time now, but after using Linux Mint Olivia (15), which has given me WiFi & sound issues, I am sceptical but still eager to try this out, although I dont ...
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Virtual Machine Implementation similar to the JVM [closed]

I'd just like some information about how best to implement a virtual machine. I'd just like to know a couple of things: Is a VM more like a Virtual Computer or a Virtual Processor? What are some ...
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Any way to programmatically install vmWare Player or VirtualBox or any other free virtualization package on a client computer together with an image?

I want to write an installer to automatically install some kind of virtualization software on clients running Windows, and download and start an image. Is it doable?
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Will a virtual machine be able to output the same color depth as the host?

My guess is that it depends on what VM solution one is running, and that VirtualBox and VMWare doesn't do very well. Is this the case, or is it possible to get true 10 bit out of a virtual machine and ...
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When connected to work VPN I can't access my local VMs

Simple question, hope there is a simple solution. When I connect to work VPN, I can't access my local VMs through SSH or borwser. If I ping the VMs I get timed out. Is there any way to make it work ...
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How do I adjust the Windows 8.1 Power Settings for my VirtualBox VM?

I have a VM configured in VirtualBox on OSX host (Mavericks) where the VM has Windows 8.1 Pro installed. When my VM "goes to sleep" and I go to wake it up, it always seems to take between 10 and 20 ...
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Accessing a locally hosted website in a virtual machine

I am hosting a website through IIS in my local machine. My hosts file on the local machine is set up to point a particular address to the site hosted in IIS. I am also running a virtual machine, ...
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getting ssh access to an ubuntu server behind a vm

I have a set up running a windows 2008 server which hosts several virtual machines with their own IP addresses. Previously I was using nginx to proxy http requests to the correct virtual machine, for ...
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ramdisk device creation failed due to insufficient memory. Status 0xc0000017. When i try to start windows server 2008 R2

I have the following:- VMWare workstation version 9 , with windows server 2008 R2 data center installed. I have installed the windows 2008 R2 inside the VM using an iso image. The host is windows 7. ...
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How can i identify ip address of the Host OS when the guest OS is connected in Bridged mode

I have setup a virtual machine using Oracle VirtualBox. The guest OS is configured to have network mode as Bridged and it gets a new IP address. Guest IP: 192.168.1.10 Host IP: 192.168.1.5 Is there ...
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Turn off Internet access for Windows XP VMware Fusion guest

I am using a VMware Fusion 6 Windows XP guest to run some legacy Windows software on my Mac. I would like to turn off Internet access for the VM so Windows XP can't pick up any nastyware online. ...
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Virtualbox VM not booting from separate hard drive

I have a bit of a problem with Oracle's Virtualbox. Before I upgraded my pc with an SSD I ran VB with 64-bit Ubuntu on my Win7 system, all worked good etc. Now I'm running my pc off the SSD which I ...
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Unable to reset the local admin password for my VMware Workstation [duplicate]

I have the following:- VMware workstation 9.0.2 The host is windows 7 . Inside the VM I have windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. Unfortunately I forgot the admin password for the VM . so I have ...
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virtualbox - Why can't I create a 64-bit virtual machine inside another virtual machine?

I am trying to create a new 64-bit Windows 7 virtual machine inside a 64-bit Debian 7.3.0 instance running in VirtualBox. I am allowed to run 32-bit machines, but I can not create 64-bit machines, as ...
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Virtualbox memory usage, Xubuntu Host, Windows 7 x64 guest. Virtualbox 4.3.6

In htop (on the host) under the RES column, the memory usage of the Windows 7 guest is sometimes 500-600MB or even more than the allocated memory. With a Linux guest, it's usually not more than 100MB ...
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VirtualBox VM Rootkit Infection

What is the risk of having a host machine infected if a VirtualBox VM running on the host gets infected? Let's assume both run Windows 7.
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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 ...