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

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Azure: Load Local Storage from Blog Storage

I notice that with my Azure VM I get a certain amount of SSD "Local Storage". I also see a ton of references online to this only being temporary storage, however I have a large amount of static data ...
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Change resolution from command line in virtual box

In virtual box, how can I change the screen resolution from the command line? (Or if there's one for any type of computer, that might work too).
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Why do I run out of disk space when I attempt to update a VirtualBox VM to Windows 10?

I have installed VirtualBox (version 5.22 with latest guest additions) on MacBook Pro (running Yosemite) and have one VM which is running Windows 7. I want to upgrade this to Windows 10. The Windows ...
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Why is Virtualbox start mode not detachable by default

Virtualbox has three start modes: normal (with a window for the VM but window cannot be closed) headless start (no window for the VM, but you can see a screenshot in VBox UI) detachable start (a mix ...
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How can I use my printer with Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 installed as my main OS, but my printer (Canon LBP-810) is only supported by Windows 7 32bit. Is there a way to get the Win 7 driver to work in Win 10? For example, something like ...
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Communication with Windows Guest OS run in Qemu

Using a headless Ubuntu 14.04 server, I'm running a Windows 7 guest in Qemu to which I am passing through the GPU (for performance). I am writing an application for which part will be running in Linux,...
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Windows Server 2012 Arp Tables Show Invalid Ip's

I recently setup a home network so I can practice network administration at home to supplement my knowledge and improve my confidence in my programming career. I have been working out the kinks for ...
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How to create unified, virtualized, triple boot system (Windows, Mac, Linux)

I have a new desktop and I don't want to compromise by not using Linux, Mac OS X and Windows--often simultaneously. My ideal experience would be to be able to virtualize two OS's in the other OS and ...
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Is VMWare Apple Compatible

I have vmware up and running, everything works grand. I can share flash drives, external hard drives etc with my VM no problem. If I try to connect an iPAD to the VM I get an error of: The ...
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How to launch multiple instances of VM image in VirtualBox?

I would like to configure a machine image with all the bells and whistles and then be able to launch multiple instances of it in VirtualBox. However, it allows me to launch only a single instance of ...
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Add External NIC to Virtual Switch Manager

I've setup a HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 as my home NAS. All has been well except I've noticed there's been terrible latency (~150ms) from within my local network. I'm running Windows Core 2012 using ...
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Install a windows VM on my CentOS server

I have a dedicated server with a centOS installed. I need a windows environment. I just thought if it would be possible to install a Windows virtual machine and use remote desktop to connect to it. I ...
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Expose GPU from Windows 10 host to Ubuntu 16

I need to fully expose my GPU to a VM that run Ubuntu 16. The host is Windows 10. I am using Oracle VirtualBox. However, I do not mind change to another VM program if it will make it work. Any ...
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XenServer vSwitch Controller

I'm working to stand up a vm server however I'm running into an issue with the networking. I can't seem to create a Cross-Server Private Network for the vm's. I run the following command xe-switch-...
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Virtual Box storage format error while installing Windows 10 tech. preview

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 technical preview via Virtual Box on my Windows 8.1 32 bit laptop. After following the normal process of creating a new virtual machine by "New", when I go to "...
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Accessing servers on Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox where host is offline

I have an Ubuntu VM running on VirtualBox and on this VM there are several servers running which I need to access from the host. The host needs to be disconnected from any network (offline). What ...
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Converting a Windows 2000 Physical Machine to a Virtual Machine

What's the best way to create a virtual machine from an old Windows 2000 machine? I found VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.1 which is the last version to support Windows 2000. Are there any ...
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VirtualBox not reponding on Windows 98/ME ISO

I cannot install Windows 98 or ME on VirtualBox. It stops reponding. It works fine if I use a pre-made image folder, but not with the iso.
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pfsense with 4 WAN IP and outgoing NAT

I have a pfsense with a single wan ip, i want to assign multiple wan ip's. The pfsense machine is located on a vm machine with the other servers i wish to NAT forward. I want to give each server a wan ...
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Bad Block on Virtual Machine (Virtual or Physical Problem?)

I am dealing with a virtual machine that is receiving the following entry in the event log: TIME OF EVENT: 7/30/2011 3:47:05 PM EVENT LOG: System EVENT SOURCE: disk EVENT ID: 7 SEVERITY: Error ...
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VMware Authorization service not running

Today when I tried to start a VM in VMware Workstation 9.0, an error popped up (image attached below) saying "Vmware Authorization service is not running". I tried opening services.msc and tried to ...
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unable to run {Get-VM} on a windows 2008 server

I have the following :- 1.a scanning server which is windows 2012 R2. where I am running the following command to get all the vm inside remote hyper-v servers :- $vCenterServer = 'Server123';$...
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Internet Accessible Private Cloud

I am attempting to setup a private cloud server (using a Debian VM) that is accessible to myself and a few friends over the internet. I have a domain name, however I do not have a public IP or access ...
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The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion to a virtual machine (VMWare). Every time I power on the machine, it goes to the apple logo and pops up with the error: "The CPU has been disabled by the ...
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Can I install a Windows 7 Virtual Machine using the Disc?

I need to setup a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on a MAC. I'm wondering, if I have a windows 7 installer Disc, can I use that to install the image? or does it have to be a specific ISO in order to ...
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Windows XP guest VM on Windows 10 host with GPU and audio

I am attempting to run a Windows XP guest VM on a Windows 10 host, with GPU acceleration and audio. This is so that I can convert a really old XP computer with really old installed games into a VM, ...
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How to create a serial pipe between a windows host and virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I am trying to debug the kernel of a windows 7 virtual machine and am following the steps here, here and here. I ran: bcdedit /debug on bcdedit /dbgsettings serial debugport:n baudrate:115200 on ...
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How to connect to internet from Ubuntu which is installed in a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. I have Windows 7 as my host OS. I want to connect to internet from Ubuntu. Can anyone please gives steps for connecting to ...
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HP 500-164 Crashes and Reboots After Starting Hyper-V VM 15 Mins Earlier

I have been using my HP 500-164 desktop as a Hyper-V host since I bought it (sometime around the initial release of Windows 8) and it was working fine I ran Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Edition then about a ...
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Unable to ssh to one of my VM's

I have just build 4 VM's much identical to each other but I not sure as to why for one VM I am not able to ssh from SecureCRT. Host OS is Windows 10 All Four VM as CentOS(two Centos 6.8 and two ...
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Apache runs locally but can't be accessed from other machine

I'm running Apache 2.2.3 in a VM for a test environment on CentOS 5. Apache is running and responding to requests on the VM itself. If I run "lynx localhost" on the VM I do get my test page. When I ...
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Ubuntu Machine boots into BusyBox

My ubuntu VM was working fine. Now when I boot up it boots into BusyBox. I have run the Unbuntu boot tool with no luck. Here is the log from the boot tool. http://paste.ubuntu.com/17567076/ How can I ...
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Virtual machine as productive environment

So my father's small business is stuck with using Windows and they are really depending on it to run every day flawlessly. Occasionally that is not the case of course, be it because windows update ...
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What's the best way to backup local Windows server?

I have a local Windows server installed on my Windows 7 desktop and would like to back it up AND be able to run it as a virtual machine from Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure VM? Is this possible and if ...
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How to make my VMware virtual machine use proxy of host

I am running Shadowsocks over host computer running on Windows.And I running VMware machine with Ubuntu Linux on that. How to set VMWare/Ubuntu to use Shadowsocks of my host?
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Getting FTP working on an Azure VM, connection closed

I'm struggling to connect to FTP on a new VM in Azure. I made a new Virtual Machine from the default image (Windows Server 2012 Datacenter) and RDPed into the new VM. I then enabled the Web Server (...
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Is there a way to share the guest OS Internet connection with the host OS with in VMware?

I have an USB Wi-Fi board without drivers for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Sometimes I have to connect to the Internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu Internet connection ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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How to convert physical Ubuntu operating system into a virtual machine?

A while ago I turned my PC into dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. But my experience is, that I rarely boot into Ubuntu, so I wanted to make it available as virtual machine in Windows rather than as a ...
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Get files off of VMware Virtual Machine

I have a VMware virtual machine that has a .vmdk file that for some reason it "can't find". There are some important files on it that I need to get off, but the machine will not boot. I have tried ...
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How to restore wifi access to Kali VMWare

I am reading Justin Seitz book, Blackhat python. I have installed VMWare and Kali and has been using it for like two weeks. But all of a sudden Kali cannot communicate with the internet via my wifi ...
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Gparted cannot resize extended or LVM partition

I created a VM using VirtualBox and realized it was small. So, i managed (after some time) to create a new, bigger HD. Live GParted CD image (v.022): Now I need to integrate the unallocated ...
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libvirt: “Failed to initialize a valid firewall backend”

What I'm tryna doing I'm trying to set up a virtual NAT network device without DHCP for libvirt on an Arch Linux host. What I've done so far # virsh net-define network.xml Network default defined ...
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Host Website On Virtual Machine

I know how to set up a VM, and I know how to bridge the connection so that the VM can have outside access. However, is it possible to set the VM to a different IP address than the host machine? ...
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VMware virtual machine with no network connection to actual PC [closed]

How do I configure a VMware VM to still have internet access but no network access to my actual PC?
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VMWare Workstation 10.0.3: Unable to open kernel device “\\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified.”

VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. ...
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Booting Xen guests with UEFI

Now that UEFI is gaining widespread adoption, is Xen able to boot guests using an emulated UEFI? If so, can secure boot be used for these guests?
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How from my Mac can I regain access to my Windows 10 VM under VMware?

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine on my Mac running current El Capitan. This may be my first attempt to access it after a hard drive and/or memory upgrade; when I first tried to access it, VMware ...
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Why won't my mapped drive persist for elevated user after reboot?

This is related to this issue: Command Prompt in Administrator mode doesn't see mapped drives I'm needing to run a program (InstallShield) as an elevated user, but this program also needs to ...
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Is it possible to install 2 OS onto the SAME virtual machine in Hyper-V, and if yes how to?

Suppose I already created an virtual machine in hyper-V client with Windows 8.1 install. Now I also want to install another OS (Ubuntu) onto the same VM in hyper-V alongside the already Windows OS ...