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

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Live VM snapshot without pausing the VM

Which virtualization systems support taking a snapshot of a running VM without pausing the VM? As far as I know, both VMware and VirtualBox pause a VM while taking a live snapshot. Technically it ...
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Alternative way of converting physical disk to virtual

I have a hard disk (60 GB, about 20 used) with windows XP I want to convert to a VirtualBox hard drive. I followed the instructions in [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows] but the process ...
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import Virtualbox disc with snapshot

I have a VirtualBox discimage and a snapshot of the current state. How do I import them to my current Installation? I tried to create a new machine, creating a snapshot and replacing this to files ...
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grub2-mkconfig on Gentoo cannot create xen entry

My Gentoo system is up to date, and I have added xen use flag to grub2 package. I saw there is a /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen file. But when I ran grub2-mkconfig, no xen entry is created. According to the ...
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Is it possible to run a virtual machine inside an emulator?

From what I gather a virtual machine makes use of a technology provided by the CPU; a technology called V.T., or "Virtualization Technology" in certain designs of Intel processors. I don't know how ...
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How to expand available disk space in Linux guest (running under VMWare) [closed]

I just installed Linux in VMWare. Although the disk reserved for this guest machine is 20gb, Linux uses only 4gb and almost ran out of space. How do I convince Linux to use the entire 20gb? The host ...
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Generate measurable network load for VM host

I am in the process of building a VM whose purpose is to generate load on its host machine for CPU, RAM, Disk, and Network. The first 3 are easy enough, but I am stuck on the networking portion. I ...
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Import virtualbox vhd to hyper v

I've been trying to import a VHD file created on VirtualBox to Hyper V, with no luck. Details: VirtualBox version 4.3, running on Mac OS X Mavericks Hyper V version 6.2.92, running on Windows 8 ...
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Running boot2docker within a Windows 7 64Bit Virtual Machine?

For a project my team is trying to set up a test/development environment including programs and services like different database-system as well as docker. To guarantee a working environment, we have ...
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Error 0x0000005D installing Windows 8 on Virtual Box

I'm trying to install Window 8 on a VirtualBox but when it starts I get an error message: You have to restart your PC Along with the errorcode 0x0000005D. After searching on the internet I ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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Use VMWare with out a network?

I have a server running on VMWare that I need to communicate with using my computer. It works fine as long as I am hardwired to the network at work. If I try to work from home I am unable to ping the ...
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Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 needs SLAT to run?

After installing Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 with Update 2 I got this error message at the end of the installation, telling me that my computer does not support hardware virtualization, and that for ...
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Ubuntu server VMs having network issues after VLANing in VMware

Running ESXi 5.1 and vCenter. I recently segmented my network into smaller VLANs and enabled tagging on the vSwitch as well as the physical switch ports. Moved variety of VMs, Server 2008, RHEL, ...
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AMD-V not available to nested VMs?

I'm using an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine as part of my personal development environment, which is run through VMWare Player on Windows 7. Now, from this Ubuntu machine I'm trying to use 'vagrant up' ...
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How to virtualize windows already installed on the hard disk in Ubuntu?

I have a hd with windows and Ubuntu installed in dual boot, I'm wanting to virtualize the installation of windows in ubuntu. Is it possible?
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KVM bridged networking issues

newbie warning: I'm completely new to virtualization so there might be an ridiculously simple solution to this... I'm trying to run a virtual machine with KVM on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as host. For ease ...
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multiple ip and subnets in virtual routed xen environment

I'm trying to setup a multi ip, multi subnet environment using xen on debian wheezy host. I have only one NIC and the guests are also debian wheezy. this is my original, working, ...
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Windows and Linux “dual boot” or simultaneously (similar to bootcamp) on same PC

Not sure if the "dual boot" correct wording for what I wish to achieve. but I'll have a go and please correct me if I am wrong. I am a developer and I wish to have a PC with Both windows and Linux ...
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How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E1-571G?

How to activate the hardware virtualization an this laptop if on the BIOS i don't have any options...It's very simplified ( the only tabs on the BIOs are those: I searched and the processor ...
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How to use same Snapshot as a base for multiple VMs in VirtualBox

I've got a VM with only the OS [Ubuntu] running clean. I'd like to share this OS installation as a base for multiple local VMs I plan to have in order to save disk space/multiple installations. Is ...
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Alternative to Sandboxie [closed]

I've been using Sandboxie for some time now in order to run multiple instances of one program. The program has been updated and no longer runs in Sandboxie. I am looking for an alternative sandboxing ...
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Executing a c operating system inside VMWorkstation [closed]

I am planning on starting development a small, simple operating system, however I am unsure about a starting point.Would running the code inside a VM without a OS in it be the best approach at ...
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Installing Rational Clearcase client on ESXi virtual machine

I have an ESXI server and I connect with it using vSphere 5.1.1. We have several virtual machines on this server and each virtual machine is pre-installed with the builds of our software. This is a ...
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Why do I need to install RSAT on Windows 8.1 for accessing Hyper-V Server 2012 R2?

Since Windows 8.1 has Hyper-V Platform and Hyper-V Manager built in to it, if I just enable the Hyper-V Manager on my Windows 8.1 client machine I should be able to access the standalone Hyper-V ...
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Virtual PC to hardware PC

I know that it is possible to make ordinary PC system virtual and run on virtual machine. For example it is supported by Vmware. But now I need somehow place virtual PC to hardware and run it without ...
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Recover a Parallel Desktop 3 virtual machine in VirtualBox

I have an old HDD image file that was used with Parallels Desktop 3. Ideally I'd like to use it in VirtualBox (conversion). In all the tutorials I found (like this one or that one) the VM must be ...
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Xen E820 memory map for domU kernels

How does xen handle E820 memory map for domU kernels? In my specific problem I am trying to map Non-Volatile RAM to domU kernels. The dom0 memory map returns the following relevant parts. ...
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QEMU won't start

I'm trying to run QEMU on Windows 7 and install Windows 95 from a CD onto MyHardDisk.img, with networking and a shared folder between host and guest. When I run QEMU from the command line, the ...
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Can I avoid losing three IPs per network on a bridged Xen networking setup?

About a month ago, I asked this question on Superuser. The answer given there certainly works, but I've run into an issue I haven't thought of before. The setup I had running (based on the previously ...
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How data transfer happens between two VMs which are hosted on the same host?

I would like to know about How data transfer happens between two VMs which are hosted on the same host? is it through the router or any other medium (like virtual router)?
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How to map a symbolic directory link to different directories based on user id

Is there any way to a map a symbolic link directory to different directories based on the user id in Linux. For instance if a user X executes cd /var/www/html/ then his/her directory gets changed to ...
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How do I attach a physical DVD to a Hyper-V machine?

I have Hyper-V running on Windows 8.1 host and now I need to install an operating system on the virtual machine. My operating system is on a physical DVD in a USB DVD drive attached to the physical ...
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Citrix Xen Server VDI does not exist after VM reboots

I installed Citrix Xen Server on machine and Xen Center console on my windows box. I made some virtual machines on the server but for some reason when I reboot the VM, it would become unavailable. I ...
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qemu: How to use resolutions > 1024x768 in Windows 8(.1)?

In previous Windows versions, I was able to get higher resolutions in qemu/qemu-kvm by passing the -vga std or -vga vmware command line parameters. However, when I try the same for Windows 8 (and ...
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How to change the network where the virtual machine is connected to, in Vmware ESXi with Perl in Linux?

Can anybody answer that how to change a VM's network with Perl? I would like to periodically change the network where the VM's nic is connected. Thanks
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can't share internet connection with virtual machine

I've received a cloud test-server and i'm trying to test virtualization (i dont have any experience with virtualization whatsoever) ... I have a windows server 2012 standard, and have a vm running. ...
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PC to virtual machine [duplicate]

Currently I'm moving from old PC to new one. I have windows 7 installed. I'm planning throw away old PC, but before that I would like to have possibility to run old PC operating system just in case I ...
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VT-x on Asus B85M-E motherboard

I have moved from Intel motherboard to new Asus B85M-E one. Now I'm trying to run my old virtual machines I have installed on Intel motherboard and can't run 64 bits systems. While running Linux ...
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What are the differences between Cloud Virtual Machines and Virtual Machines on a computer?

Google has a service that allows you to create Virtual Machine on his Cloud. There are many Virtual Machine Types like Browsers (StackBrowsers), Mobile Phone, Operating Systems. You can use the Cloud ...
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No VT-X support for Intel i7-4702MQ as required by a virtual machine ? How to enable?

I've recently bought a brand new machine from Clevo. It has the i7-4702MQ CPU from Intel and should be used for development, where sometimes a virtual machine is necessary. However, I can't seem to ...
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Server-Mainboard - use iGPU instead of onboard Graphics for desktop virtualization

I'm assembling the hardware for a home server and have following question: At the moment, I've chosen the Asrock E3C226D2I as Mainboard. It has an onboard "Graphics Card" by Aspeed, AST2300, but only ...
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How do I virtualize my windows drive in ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot system. In parallels on my mac, I am able to view my bootcamp partition live in a virtual machine. Is there a tool to do this in ubuntu?
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Can user-mode Linux be compiled and run on UNIX systems?

e.g. on NetBSD or Solaris? Or does it require exclusively Linux-specific system calls, virtual filesystems, etc.? Also, if it's currently limited to Linux, what changes would be required to port it ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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Can I run my desktop on a bare-metal VM layer to swap between operating systems?

I'm running CentOS as my primary desktop, but I need to be able to use Windows and Ubuntu from time to time to test things on those. As I don't have any extra hardware immediately available, I could ...
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Creating Portable Apps from installed Programmes

I want to make an existing application on my laptop portable. From what I read, there are a number of applications that will do this but they all require that the application is a first-time install. ...
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Could I access a blocked website via a virtual machine if the host OS has the web address blocked in its hosts file?

I was going through this Net Nanny article that mentioned about the various ways its web filter could be bypassed by kids. Among other methods, I saw this: One way that teens can get around the ...
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Sharing a VirtualBox image … clone, export, or copy?

I'd like to share a VirtualBox image with other developers, similar to this question: How to share a VirtualBox image? There seem to be three basic answers to that question: Copy the entire VM ...
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How much RAM should I put aside for ubuntu virtual machine

I currently have windows 8 in my laptop with 4 gb RAM.. I recently installed the virtual machine of ubuntu. Now I need to run a tool whose memory requirements are as follows : 1) Atleast 5 gb RAM 2) ...