Virtualization is the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.

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Running a Virtual Machine and Hypervisor on the same machine

I've got a desktop and a laptop computer. Both run Intel hardware. I mainly do word processing, programming, watching videos and surfing the Internet (I don't play computer games). I would like to ...
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Virtualization solutions for small businesses [on hold]

I am looking for virtualization solution for small businesses (10-20 workers). The goal would be to be able to use multiple virtual computers at the same time from different client computers. ...
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VM engine that reuses installed OS

I am running a tripple-booting MacBook Pro. It boots between Ubuntu, Mac and Win7 (likely going to drop Win10 on it asap). Now I would like to do tasks in my Mac, my primary OS, while pulling updates ...
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Operating VirtualBox 5 on old Pentium 4 32bit CPU with 4GB RAM

Trying to operate VirtualBox 5 on old Pentium 4 32bit CPU with 4GB RAM. But spinning up 32bit Linux/Ubuntu VMs is so slow. Have adjusted allocation of RAM and hard drive settings and still too slow. ...
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VirtualBox networking (inception computing)

I am new to world of networking and now I am trying to connect 3 PC`s together. I have windows 7 host that runs Ubuntu64-bit server guest, that runs ubuntu32 server guest. Win7- Host Only network ...
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KVM or Xen for VGA Pass-through

I'm in the planning phase of setting up a personal virtualization server. One of the virtual machines I want to setup is a Windows box with Steam. Ideally, I want to stream higher-end games to my ...
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Fault Tolerance in Virtualized Servers

I have read about virtualization though I don't have real life experience. One of the ways to achieve is by installing Hypervisor in a server machine and have management software in admin's machine to ...
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VPN on guest machine only

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that does a fair bit of media transcoding, and serves the house via Plex server. I am looking at making a VM guest (windows 7 or 8) that will have a VPN client ...
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Access files in virtual machine from virtual disk files?

I was using vmware workstation, but I don't have a valid key anymore. I have files and data in there that I need and would prefer not to pay $250 to get a new license. Is there a way to access my vm ...
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VMware vSphere ESXi 6 and Horizon View 6 with PXE clients

I have used VMware vSphere ESXi server 6 trial with vCenter server and vSphere client 6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 locally and I could successfully get them to work, but I want to go one step further ...
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Providing 512MB of video RAM with VirtualBox

I'm attempting to use VirtualBox to play a game on a Windows guest machine, running under an OSX Mavericks host with 512MB of video RAM. The game requires 512MB of video RAM (although it doesn't do ...
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Virtualbox: deleted snapshot, vm won't boot

The problem I accidentally deleted the snapshot file located at <virtualbox-folder>/vms/<vm-name>/Snapshots. When I try to start the VM (which the .vdi file is intact), the following ...
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No Intel virtualisation options present in BIOS under 'CPU setup'

I want to install Windows 8 in VirtualBox. In the process of doing this, I checked my BIOS and there's no Intel virtualization menu in CPU setup settings. I have also checked in the 'Security' tab. ...
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Setting up emergency console access with xen [migrated]

On Gandi (or other providers) you can activate an emergency console to your VM. It binds a SSH channel to a temporary IP and port. I have my own server running on xen. I would like to implement an ...
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Save qemu VM state like in Virtualbox

I am used to the Virtualbox "save machine state" exit strategy, which is a handy way to let the host reboot without shutting down the vm. I recently switched to qemu because of its VT-x in VT-x ...
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OpenVZ fails on container create (Unable to get appcache tarball name)

I have OpenVZ installed on CentOS 7.1. after i execute vzctl create 101 --ostemplate debian-7.0-x86-minimal i get command /usr/sbin/vzpkg exited with error 8 Unable to get appcache tarball name ...
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Effective virtualization without VT-d

My configuration: Intel i5 M 460 processor (doesn't have VT-d). 4GB of RAM enough memory on HDD and SSD for everything I need. :D I'd like to make few virtual machine OS which I want run smoothly ...
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Trying to install PFsense on Proxmox…lost

So I've been bashing my head against my desk for the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to properly set the network interfaces for proxmox. I'm looking to do something really simple where ...
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How can multiple Linux distros be run simultaneously & equally resourced on screen in a VM?

What is the easiest and/or best way to run several lightweight Linux OS's simultaneously in separate display windows, in a reconfigurable virtual hardware environment, while (and this is important) ...
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Can I connect to an external-HDD-based Hyper-V VM from any computer?

If I create a VM on an external HDD using Hyper-V, and now want to connect to it from a different computer using Hyper-V on that second computer - Can that be done, or might that corrupt the VM? If ...
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How to add an additional drive to an existing ZFS RAIDZ-1 in Proxmox?

I've a ZFS installation in Proxmox, in particular a RAIDZ-1 file system, for testing purposes (before going on production with this setup) I've added a new drive to the machine, but I'm blocked on ...
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Customize and sysprep modern.ie virtual machines say for VirtualBox?

Has anyone done this or know if possible and the steps? MS has VMs for testing IE on modern.ie site. They're clean base images one extract and imports into VM software of choice like VirtualBox to ...
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MAC addresses for virtual machines

As I understand it, MAC addresses are assigned to every physical device by the manufacturer. By extension, how are MAC addresses assigned to virtual machines - for example if I create a new virtual ...
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how do I copy large datasets between two VirtualBox virtual machines?

I have two separate CentOS 7 virtual machines running in VirtualBox that is installed in a Windows 8.1 host. How do I transfer large amounts of data from one of the CentOS 7 virtual machines to the ...
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Move physical Snow Leopard installation into VirtualBox

I've got a physical installation of Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) happily running on my MacBook Pro. I want to move this install (not install a fresh copy of OS X and moving my data, move the extant ...
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IOV / SR-IOV / MR-IOV for non-network hardware

I've been looking for real-world examples of this for a long time -- mainly because I'm trying to decide whether to restrict my build-options to using only components (chipsets, processors, ...
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How to access multiple virtual webservers via one public ip

I'm preparing to configure a remote server, located in some data center. This server will have single public IP assigned. This server will have a hypervisor of some kind (KVM or Xen) installed. ...
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Hyper-V how to update the contents of virtual machine to physical machine

I have created a virtual machine from a physical machine. My question is if am working on virtual machine then how to update the contents on physical machine. I have created the virtual machine for ...
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QEMU CPU Emulation Capability

Is it possible to emulate any/all Sandy Bridge CPUs using QEMu? Specifically, I am trying to get something akin to an Intel Xeon E5-26xx (a SandyBridge processor) running on hardware employing a ...
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How to access LXC containers hosted inside a VM

I have the following setup: Mac with VirtualBox installed Ubuntu 14.04 VM with LXC containers: DNS server (1.1.1.100) Web server (1.1.1.101) Content server( 1.1.1.102) Database server (1.1.1.103) ...
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Installing Hyper-V server on same partition as OS (windows 7)

I need to do multiple Internet Explorer version testing and one of suggestions is to install Modern.IE. To do this one needs visualization running. I have downloaded Remote Server Administration Tools ...
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VT-x enabled in BIOS, but disabled in Windows 7

I've been running VMWare Workstation 11, with 32 & 64-bit guests just fine but I haven't run in in a few months. I tried starting it up again and I get: Blockquote Binary translation is ...
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how does vswitch work with the physical nic in vmware?

It is known that VMs, through their vNIC connect to vSwitch which is in turn connected to the physical machine or ESXI host's network adapter (vmnic). The vmnic is then connected to an actual L2/L3 ...
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Guest DHCP server

I have a host (CentOS 7 with kvm/libvirt). There are 2 network interfaces on this host. eth0 and eth1. eth1 has no IP address but instead has subinterfaces for each VLAN it is connected to. An example ...
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What is the difference between Docker and Virtual Box?

I have used Virtual Box alot on my mac for Linux images. What would be the advantage of moving to Docker? So I would like to know what the difference between Docker and Virtual Box is?
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What does it mean when a virtual machine can only run on x86 hardware? [closed]

I am learning about different kinds of virtualization. As I learn about this concept I am often times presented with documentation that says the virtualization software "requires x86 processors". I ...
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Error opening Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox version 4.3.16

I was working on my Ubuntu/Virtual Machine, when my laptop battery has discharged. After that moment, when I try to open Ubunutu on Virtual Machine I get the following error: There is no virtual ...
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Adobe PDF Preview Handler Error in Windows Explorer

I virtualized the installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro XI v11.0.11 together with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 v14.0.7015.1000 x86, carried out on Windows 7 Enterprise v6.1.7601 x64, making use ...
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Does my CPU support hardware virtualization?

I have an ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine installed with virtual box, and I've also installed KVM on it, from a MacBook pro with an intel i5 processor. I'm trying to instantiate a virtual machine on my ...
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Self-created VHD image file won't boot in VirtualBox

I've got an old small form factor PC (x86). It boots from a CF card. I'd like to develop software for it but I don't want to use it for debugging since I might brick it. This is why I've tried ...
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Is Intel Core-M virtualization usable? [closed]

I'm asking this question here because noone will let me try installing Virtualbox on an Intel Core-M "uncooled" machine without purchasing it. I previously purchased an Intel i3 with 4GB RAM a ...
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I have two virtual Wifi miniport adapters (Win 7). How do I set two ssids?

I seem to have two virtual WiFi Miniport adapters. Therefore it should be possible to set up two hosted networks with different SSIDs Is that possible? Should there be two Miniport adapters or is ...
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Unable to load a required virtual machine component and it's not KB3045999 fault

This is known issue that is caused by KB3045999: The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more ...
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Using vagrant and docker on Windows

I'm trying to dockerize my rails application but I have one tricky constraint: one of the developers is using Windows. Vagrantfile: # -*- mode: ruby -*- # vi: set ft=ruby : ...
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extracting info from virtualbox .sav file?

I have a .sav file of VirtualBox which I want to restore. But the problem is I only have this file (without any other info of the disk file and RAM size and so on). I tried to duplicate one of my ...
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Using Differencing VHD on Win 7

I was given two VHDs by a service provider, differencing disk D and parent disk P. These VHDs are meant for me to get training and proceed with development in future. The instructions were to use ...
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Can KVM run on top of host OS?

I was interested in experimenting with Xen until I discovered that it has to be installed bare metal. Hence, if I have a Linux machine and want to use it to run a Xen hypervisor, I have to install the ...
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Hyper-V alternative in Windows 8.1 Single language

Is there any way to enable or install Hyper-V in licensed Windows 8.1 single language. I have heard it requires Pro Edition of Windows. I want to run windows phone 8.1 emulator in Visual Studio. It ...
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Hyper-V Server not visible from Hyper-V Manager

Through our technet subscription, I have downloaded and installed hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I then have a Windows 8 server running Hyper-V Manager. Both machines indicate that they belong to the ...
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Obtain list of all VMs on Xen server with tags

I am trying to compile a list of VMs across our 12 Xen Servers. We use the 'tag' functionality extensively and I would like for the tags to be exported along with the VM names. E.g. Xen Server ...