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

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Portable system on a SDCard

I want to have a portable system in a SDCARD, the requirements are as follow: It should run on a Bare Metal virtualization in a NetBook This should run solely as a medium to the virtualization, so ...
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Comparison of the system performance in virtualization using different operating systems [on hold]

One of the great advantages of Linux is when you're setting up a system, you can strip all of the bloat except for only those components that you need to support whatever you plan to run on the box. ...
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Native Boot differencing VHD with parent from different volume

Is there a way how to boot Windows 7 from a differencing VHD which is located on different drive than its parent VHD? Here is appropriate part of output of bcdedit command: Windows Boot Loader ...
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Pinging between two different vm's with different subnet on same host

I am running a windows machine and i am running virtualbox on it I have two VM's for cent os. I want the two VM's to ping each other but they should have different subnets. I am not really sure how ...
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open nebula virtual machine doesn't connect to outside internet

I'm working on open nebula I am trying to build a small cluster with two nodes but my virtual machines doesn't connect to outside internet. I am on a i7 16GB machine running ubuntu 14.04 that will ...
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Best Base/Host OS for VMWare [closed]

I have Core i5 with 8 GB Memory and 500GB of HDD. I am new to VMWare; and I need to make virtualization a permanent work habit for me. Mainly because of ease of Virtual HDD and usage of OS Images. I ...
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Does hard resetting a Virtual Machine carry the same risk that hard resetting a “real” machine does?

It is common knowledge that doing a "hard reset" of your personal computer, that is, toggling the power without following the operating system's shutdown/reboot procedure, is a bad idea. It can cause ...
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minimal linux setup with X and Virtualbox [closed]

Recently virtual machine tech is well developed, Hyper-v XEN vsphere OpenStack OpenVZ... However all of them too heavy for desktop using purpose and portable. I am wondering whether there is a ...
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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2(without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is I cannot ping any VM from any other VM, However I ...
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In Virtualbox, is it possible to change the emulated CPU name?

I have a Virtualbox VM running Windows 7. When I open Start -> Right click "Computer" -> Properties, I get the real CPU name and plausible CPU speed (not sure if it's exactly the same). Now I want ...
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Setup VPN in docker

I am working on connecting docker containers together. I have explored the options provided in docker for networking. Now I want to create a VPN kind of setup to connect docker nodes and containers. ...
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How to virtualize an existing OS2 operating system?

I was looking into virtualizing OS2. I know it's a little tricky to virtualize OS2 in the first place, but I was wondering If it were possible to virtualize an existing OS2? I was going to use Virtual ...
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Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
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How many web servers will I be able to run with a dual core processor? [closed]

This question is simple, do I need to have as many virtual machines as cores I have, or can I have more? I plan to use my current PC as server, it is a Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.0, 4gb DDR2 (could buy 4 ...
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how to create multiple virtual NIC which each of them can take IP from DHCP when only single physical NIC is available

There are several virtual machine tools that can create multiple NIC for their guest OS. thought almost all of them let the virtual NIC of the guest OS to connect the physical NIC, I haven't seen any ...
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what are the techniques to extract files safely? [closed]

Yesterday I was making some experiments on Slitaz. It uses multiple initrd.img's to store files/changes. I wanted to extract one of its initrd.gz images (which is a cpio archive) to a folder, ...
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Failed to load Ubuntu virtual machine from vmdk

I'm trying to move my cloud Ubuntu environment to virtual machine. These are the steps I've done so far: 1) Create disk image with dd command and moved it to my Windows OS. 2) Converted it to .vmdk ...
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How to physically create 10 workstations that all run on virtual machines?

I heard of a company that saves electricity by having all of their workstations run on virtual machines. So instead of 11 computers (10 workstations and a server), they only have the server which ...
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Can I run virtualized 64-bit Operating Systems if my CPU doesn't support VT-X?

I have installed VMWare 10.0 workstation on my Compaq CQ60-615DX laptop. The Operating System is Windows 7 Home Premium. When I tried to run Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a virtual machine in VMWare I get ...
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P2V Converted VM via vCenter does not work on VB/VMM

I Virtualized my Win2k8 Server using vCenter Standalone, hoping that I could run the Virtualized Server on Ubuntu using either Virtual Box or VMM for Linux. VMM does not support vmdx so it does not ...
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How do I make a virtualised WAN?

I want to create a virtualised WAN. As in, I want to have a couple of VMs (VBox) on one physical host machine, that exist on separate LANs, but that can talk to each other. Do I make the VMs, set them ...
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How do i create snapshots of VMs in VMWare Player 6?

Apparently VirtualBox has issues on Win 8.1 so I am forced to use VMWare Player. Unfortunately i don't see a way to create snapshots of VMs. A Google search shows that vmrun utility is to be used, but ...
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Hyper-V within Azure virtual machine

I'm trying to move my development and testing environment in the Azure cloud. I would like to know if it's possible to have an Hyper-V running within an Azure virtual machine ? For the moment I ...
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How to activate clean install of Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1

I'm creating a VM for website testing that runs Win 8.1. I started by building a new VM with a clean install of Win 8 Upgrade I purchased. Then I upgraded that to Win 8.1 Having converted to Mac a ...
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How to change ip address into a name customized

I can access my local WAMP with 192.168.1. However, I wish to make it prettier. Can I somehow make Apache recognize 192.168.1 as text similiar to a website (i.e. mysite.com or just mysite)? How can I ...
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Emulate USB drive with a virtualization software?

I have no specific need. I am fine with Virtualbox, qemu, libvirt, VMware. Main point is that I need to emulate a bootable USB stick. I did try to pass a real USB pendrive in VMware, and it worked. ...
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Xen and Windows 7 domU, can't find CD/DVD drivers

Simple question. When installing Windows 7 under Xen as domU with Fedora 20 dom0, it stops before installing asking for the CD/DVD drivers. I just can't get it past this point. KVM does it too through ...
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VirtualBox and VMware is crashing in my computer

I am trying to install VirtualBox or VMware in my windows 8.1 PC but I encounter various problems. VirtualBox freezes my PC when installing it and I have to reboot. VMware froze my PC once or twice ...
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How to run VMWare Player on my Windows 7 machine without VT support?

I am using VMWare Player v 6.0.2 build-1744117, I want to run Ubuntu 12 using it, but it gave. Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Long mode will be disabled in this ...
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Cannot create virtual switch Hyper-V (0x80070002)

I get following error while creating any type(external, internal and private) of virtual switch on Hyper-V using Hyper-V manager. Failed to create virtual ethernet switch. The system cannot ...
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Virtual Box between differnt PCs

I am using Virtual Box machine (as .vdi) on external HDD drive so I can move it between different pcs. On each PC I have created new VM machine, attached that vdi and it seems working well. However, ...
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How to Share OS X Mavericks with Remote Users Simultaneously and Sandboxed

I have Mac Pro running OS X Mavericks (not server) which is intended to be a workhorse computer for several remote users. I want to give users on my network simultaneous access to the machine, but ...
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Use host DirectAccess connection in VM guest

At the moment I'm doing some development work in a VM guest. Normally I'm at the customer office and able to connect to the servers over there. As I'm also working remote, I need to connect to the ...
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Ping of 2 VMs does not work

I installed 2 VMs on a VirtualBox. I used Host Only NetWorking and NAT. VM 1: Windows XP with the following network settings: VM 2: Ubuntu Server 11.04. Network Settings: when I ping a given VM ...
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How does virtualizing differ from emulation, in terms of structure?

Someone told me that a virtualizing program like VirtualBox does not work like an emulator does in the sense that it doesn't emulate registers and uses the actual ones for the virtualized data that ...
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How to enable Intel Virtualization if setting not found in BIOS but supported by CPU

I have the following CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/75119 It supports Intel Virtualization, but it is disabled according to Intel software utility. How can I enable Intel Virtualization, if the ...
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Multiple Host File Virtual Hard Disk

I need a virtual environment, an environment having multiple files on host machine while single drive for the guest OS i.e. Multi-File-VHD. Multi-File-VHD would make it portability easier. I have ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on AMD Asus motherboard

I have an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and an AMD fx-4350 processor. I know you have to go into bios to enable virtualization technology, but i can't find it anywhere. Online it says this processor ...
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Error when booting Centos with CPU > 1: timer not connected to IO-APIC

I am running 64-bit Centos (cat /etc/centos-release comes back with "release 6.5 (Final)"). It is guest OS running under VirtualBox (v.4.3.10) on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit host. When my setting ...
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vmware horizon view client 5.3 for windows: block printer redirection

I'm using vmware horizon view client 5.3 and I want to disable printer redirection. I don't want that the local user printers appear on the view desktop Thank you!
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Accessing a webserver hosted behind vpn with closed ports remotely?

I currently have the following setup: Win Server 2008 -------> Mint 16 Cinnamon VM tunneled through external VPN (using OpenVPN) ---------------> Webserver inside for local network access Is there ...
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RAW disk image and .Img format, Difference?

So I need .img file to use with xen hypervisor. Currently I have a vmdk disk image of my current installation. It seems qemu can convert from vmdk to raw disk image, and as far as I read, .img file is ...
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Oracle VirtualBox networking - Can I make a network that doesn't use any of the host computers?

I'm planning to test viruses, and I don't want it getting to my other computers on my network, so nobody else will be mad. Is there a way to make a network like that? I've been watching danooct1 and ...
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How to Encrypt a virtual machine on Mac?

I'd like to encrypt a virtual machine that I will be creating. The host OS is Mac OS X and I am running VMware Fusion. I know Trucrypt is usually used but I have never used it before and haven't found ...
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How to create a fixed size virtual disk with qemu-img?

What's the best way to create a fixed size disk with qemu-img ? I tried doing this., and it always seems to be creating a virtual /growing disk, doing a ls returns the actual small size of the vmdk. ...
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Format of Dynamic VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V

I created Dynamic VHDs using windows-7, windows server 2012 and Hyper-V. The VHD created in windows 7's Block starts right after the BAT but the VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V has a ...
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VMWare Workstation - Shared VMs - Mutiple Save Locations

I have been playing about with VMWare Workstation 10, and would like the Host to act like a server, i.e. I would like it to start the guests on start-up and shut the guests down on host shut-down. ...
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Xen PV machine fails to connect to console

I recently installed a PV virtual machine under xen 4.4. I'm using XL toolstack. below is the configuration file of the PV machine. kernel = "/var/lib/xen/images/ubuntu-netboot/vmlinuz" ramdisk = ...
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Using Xen paravirtualization, run Windows in Dom0

This documentation describes how Xen is accomodating Windows by virtue of 'Xen Windows GpIPv'. http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/XenWindowsGplPv But what I can't determine is wether or not, by dint of ...
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How to increase disk space in linux

I searched but can’t find a simple solution and easy to implement. I have a VM with two disks, one with 50Gb and other with 20Gb, and I need to increase 10Gb in the disk of 50GB so that you have ...