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

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Errow while installing SCVMM 2012 R2

When i'm trying to install VMM on server 2012 R2, I get the following error "Installing G:\amd64\setup\msi\Server\vmmServer.msi failed with Windows Installer error 1603. See ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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VirtualBox guest OS accessing local server on host OS

On my Ubuntu host I have my local webserver. I installed VirtualBox and Debian as a guest. I would like the Debian guest to be able to hit my webserver running on my Ubuntu host (for example, I just ...
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Running virtual machines: Linux vs Windows 7

I have tried running windows xp development virtual machine under windows 7 and the performance was dreadful. I'm considering installing Linux and running the virtual machine from the Linux, but I'm ...
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Sharing an Internet connection with VirtualBox

I connect to the Internet using a WiMAX USB dongle. Sadly, the USB doesn't work on Linux. Can I, in principle, use VMWare or Virtualbox to install and run a Windows machine from Linux and connect to ...
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Viable virtualization solution for home networks

lately i was thinking about a solution how it would be possible to replace all high end computers in my home with one (powerful) server, which virtualizes all the clients. Scenario My main ...
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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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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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installing 64bit windows guest on 64bit windows host - VirtualBox vs Hyper-V

I have installed Windows Server 2008R2 and now trying to install multiple Windows Server 2008R2 as guest. My CPU is Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz on Asus P5P41T-LE mainboard. First I have to tell ...
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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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Is it possible to export a VirtualBox drive to a “real” hard drive?

I have a Windows 7 VM on my Mac OS X VirtualBox Host. The virtual drive is a dynamically-expanding with a limit of 20GB. Is it possible to export the .vdi virtual hard drive to a real, physical hard ...
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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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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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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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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to ...
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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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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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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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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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Mac OS X Guest Virtual Box in Windows Host Full Screen

Is there a way to make the Mac OS X guest OS adapt the resolution of the host OS given that there's no guest additions yet as of the moment?
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Virtualbox, how to force a specific CPU to the guest

I have a XP guest in VirtualBox, windows 8 host. The guest shows the processor transparently same as the host (i5 2500k). However most of the installers don't recognize this processors and fail to ...
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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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Use physical harddisk in Virtual Box

Using Virtual Box, how can I install an OS to a secondary, physical disk, and boot it in both (at separate times) Virtual Box, and as a typical secondary OS install?
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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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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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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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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system

While installing an OS, I have gotten an error like this: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and will fail to ...
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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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Running linux kernel 0.01 in a virtual machine

I'm just trying to know if is there is a way to run the first version of linux in a virtual machine. Since I am very new to this, my aim is to learn something basic on how the first version of linux ...
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Intel VT-x disappeared after upgrading to Windows 8

I've upgraded to Windows 8 some weeks ago (MSDNAA!) and today, while I was trying to run a VM, I've noticed that VT-x is disabled. Now, Hyper-V works without problems, as I've tried emulating Win7 ...
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How to virtualize my physical home file server?

I have a home file server, currently has around 5TB of data, nothing fancy just old hardware (low budget) having a pentium dual core with 8GB ram. It runs snapraid so I can use dissimilar hard drives ...
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How to access an SSD drive from a virtual machine?

I'm using Xubuntu as the host OS and I've installed VirtualBox from the repositories. So I created a Windows XP 64 bit VM in VirtualBox, but I can't make it see the SSD device, which can be seen from ...
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DNS issues when using VPN in Linux Mint

I'm using Windows8 as my host OS, and are running a Linux Mint VM on virtualbox, with its network being virtualized as NAT. I'm using Ciscos AnyConnect VPN to get access to a certain network. The ...
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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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How do I convert an .img file to vhd?

I have an image file (linux based image) and want to convert it to VHD so that it can be used to create hyper-V VMs. I used "qemu-img convert" to convert raw to vpc format, but vpc doesnt work for ...
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iptables syntax to forward remote desktop requests to a virtual machine on CentOS host

I can rdesktop into a VM running Windows XP hosted on my CentOS 5.4 machine from the hosting machine and work just fine using the private address (192.168.122.65), but I now need to allow remote ...
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VT-X option not available in BIOS even if Intel Core supports VT-X

Im trying to speed up an android emulator using VT-X but there is no VT-X options in my BIOS. Even worse, my BIOS is almost empty! There is only the change password, which way to boot, information and ...
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Implementing PCI-Passthrough with Linux-KVM on Debian

I am attempting to use PCI-Passthrough to attach an old video card (Radeon 4770) to a virtual machine. I am using Linux-KVM to run my virtual machines on a Debian Linux (Wheezy, 3.2.0-4-amd64) host. ...
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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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How i can install BusyBox on Virtual Machine?

How i can install BusyBox on Virtual Machine? For instance, VMVare or VirtualBox? Where I can see some manuals about this problem?
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What is the best virtualization application for Windows 7? [closed]

I have a Compaq notebook with Windows 2007 Home Basic and Core2Duo T6600 processor 32-bit system. I want Windows XP and Windows Vista as guest operating systems on my machine. I am unable to install ...
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boot troubles with hyper v on windows 8.1

My OS is Windows 8.1 Pro and my processor is core i7, x64. I know I've got the requirements to run Hyper-V, because I've already done it on the same machine but few days after installing all the ...
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Why does my Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V guest have no internet?

Trying to get this working on my Windows 8 Pro machine. I created an External Switch Assigned the newly available adapter to a Guest machine with Win 2008 os. My host has internet connection. Host ...
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VirtualBox - XP guest does not see multiple cores/multiple processors

Environment: Host OS: Win7 Pro 64bit Guest OS: WinXP 32bit VirtualBox version: 4.1.4r74291 Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM with virtualization enabled The Problem: I need the guest system to use ...