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

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Extreme mouse lag in Starcraft I using VirtualBox Mac Host, Windows 7 Guest

I've installed virtual box on my new MacBook Pro and I'm hosting a Windows 7 instance. Everything works very smoothly. However, I've installed the original Starcraft (yes, 1995! It's 20 years old!) ...
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Unable to browse to certain sites

I have a few guests on a XenServer host, and some sites ( both SSL and non SSL ) cannot be accessed by the XenHost and the Guests. Other machines on the same network can access these sites just fine, ...
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Multiple Linux distributions return “Fast TSC calibration failed” when running on Hyper-V

Client Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro host with Intel Core i7-4800MQ processor. Several Linux distributions, including openSUSE and Kali Linux, return the following error message when booting up in a ...
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Nested virtualization not working

I installed virtualbox 4.2.10 on OS X 10.8.3 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on it as a guest. I have hardware virtualization enabled for the guest, as the screenshot shows But when I login to the VM ...
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Cannot access internet on host computer when adapter is bridged for a virtual machine

I am running a Windows Virtual Machine in Hyper-V on Windows 8. To connect the guest machine to the internet, I create a virtual switch using the Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager. I tell it to use my ...
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arbitrary number of cpu's in a virtual machine

I'm planning to give a seminar / demonstration on the advantages of grid computing. As we don't have a physical grid (yet), I thought I would create a set of virtual machines, set up GridEngine and ...
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Virtualbox, using the same keybord layout of the host in the guest os

I'm using Virtualbox 4.1.12 on Debian x64 and my host OS is Windows XP Professional 64-bit. On Debian I'm using a custom keyboard layout that I set on system startup through the command setxkbmap. ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So I’m trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: BackTrack5 CentOS 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) Windows XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Making VMPlayer actually scale to full screen

I'm trying to use VMware Player 4.0 to play my existing virtual machines (previously created using VMware Workstation, to which I don't have access anymore). All works fine, but when the guest OS ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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Application Integration Mode within Windows 7 (“Windows XP Mode”)

I'm having an issue where applications that are virtualized (on VMs using Windows XP SP3 --not XP Mode, just regular Virtual PC) and accessible by my host machine (Windows 7 Enterprise x64) are just ...
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Error while VMware Converter for creating virtual machine for Vmplayer

I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version=4.0.1, build=build-161434 to hot clone the linux partition on my laptop. It has a partition with Windows Xp pro and another with Opensuse 11.0. ...
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XEN HVM: GUI rendering artifacts on VNC

I'm facing a strange issue running Xubuntu (tried Ubuntu also, same problem with Unity, but no problem with Metacity) on Xen HVM while connecting to it via XEN's builtin VNC. Some parts of the user ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available - Windows 7 VirtualBox

I'm trying to run a Mavericks virtual machine on my Windows 7 PC using VirtualBox. However, every time I try to run it, it gives me the error message: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not ...
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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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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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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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Nested virtualization on (OpenStack on ESXi on Windows)

For the last few weeks I have been reading a lot about OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtualization, VMware tools and I have decided to try it. I would like to install, configure it and try it to see ...
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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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KVM Arch install - no network

I often use KVM to try out various Linux distros. All I have tried so far get an automatic network, Red Hat and Debian have all connected out of the box, no problem. Makes installations very easy. ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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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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Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Enabling Hyper-V in BIOS causes Windows to stuck

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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Can I use the same VHD file to switch back and forth between boot to VHD and a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I'd like to physically install Windows 8.1 Pro and convert my existing physical Windows 7 machine to a VHD as I'd like the convenience of using a Hyper-V virtual machine to access it without having to ...
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Is it possible to use bare-metal XenServer's virtual machines on the same computer and how?

Can I install XenServer on a machine as a bare-metal installation and create and use its virtual machines on the same machine or I need to use the VMs with XenClient over a network connection? I mean ...
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Connecting a network wireless adapter to BackTrack 5 R3

I installed BackTrack 5 R3 x64 on a VMware Workstation 10 while running Windows 8 x64. I bought a Network Wireless adapter "TL-WN8200ND" and this adapter works as normal in my system. But when I ...
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How to configure Open vSwitch bridge to make all ports trunked?

I am trying to configure open vSwitch on a XenServer install to trunk all ports with VLANs. How would I make it so that whenever a new VM is added the port that is connected to it is automatically ...
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Two different GPUs, one [virtual] monitor on windows 7

i have two GPUs on my windows 7 guest configuration, one is virtual, but looks like a real one for windows (Cirrus VGA from qemu/XEN setup), and one is fully real, Radeon HD7870, which is dedicated ...
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Graphics card in guest system

My host system is Debian Jessie x64. I'm using VirtualBox 4.2+. Guest system is Win 7 x64. I enabled 3D acceleration. Also, installed guest drivers but any 3D app works really slow and Aero doesn't ...
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Can you explain me VMWare Performance Counters in Windows?

I am having a guest Windows Server 2008 R2, i.e. VMWare virtual machine Can you explain me VM counters vs. non-VM-ones, in the case of "% Processor Time" (under "VM Processor" section) vs. "% ...
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VM Join Domain and Connect to Internet

I'm not really strong in networking and virtualization but I need to solve this case. I have 4 servers in my VM with 1 of it as Domain Controller and 1 of it need to be connected to internet. I ...
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Advice on Dev Laptop (Lenovo W530) for Mobile Development

I am ordering a Lenovo W530. It is going to be used mainly for mobile (iOS, Android & Win Phone) and backend development. A lot of VMWare virtual machines of course. But not over 2 concurrent ...
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Shell on my Vagrant box is slower than it should be

The shell on my vagrant box is incredibly slow, atleast at some things. For instance, if I press enter with nothing typed in, it takes about 3-5 seconds for it to be ready to take another command. ...
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Intel Vt-x - Android emulator

Im trying to improve the speed of the Android emulator by installing Intel Haxm. I've downloaded all that's necessary from the Android SDK. Now when I try to install the software for Intel, I get an ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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Virtualizing Windows with VT-d to play within it

I would like to know if what I want to is possible. First, here is my hardware configuration : MB : Gigabyte H77-DS3H Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) MSI Nvidia GTX 760 8 Gb RAM 1333 MHz What I want ...
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How to set up a VM gateway/DHCP and virtual network in CentOS KVM?

Today I have a working setup where the physical host runs W2k3. It has 2 physical NIC's. It runs Vmware server and I have a ClearOS VM installed acting as a FW/DHCP/DNS for both the host and all the ...
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Simple networking: Hyper-V Internal Virtual Switch on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1. I have downloaded Windows Vista VM for IE7 testing from http://modern.ie I also have VirtualBox installed to use with vagrant. Since Hyper-V is not yet supported by vagrant. ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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If two page files are on separate disks, how do I set Windows to fill up one and then the other

I am running windows 7 in a virtual machine. I have a C drive that is a normal SATA drive. I have a virtio drive that has a Reizer file system underneath that is roughly 3 times as fast as the C ...
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Using logitech mouse and keyboard with Virtualbox

Hi I've just installed Virtualbox and I've installed Windows 7 I have a Logitech K270 Keyboard and T620 Mouse, and the host system is Ubuntu 13.04. The Keyboard and Mouse lock each time I try and ...
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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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Can I convert a parallels virtual machine (pvm file) to a windows virtual pc or other free virtualization software?

I have a pvm file with an image of windows 7 in it. I want to be able to open this on a windows computer. I don't mind what virtualization to use so long as it's free, so probably either virtualbox or ...
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Migrating a Computer to a VHD

A client of mine has a computer running applications for roughly 10 machines. They need a real server to handle all of this and I'm going to make some recommendations and install/migrate everything. ...
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cannot start virtual machine windows 8 hyper-v laptop i5

I recently bought an Asus laptop equipped with i5-3317u 1.70GHz and Windows 8. Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and added the hyper-v feature. Creating a VM goes OK but trying to start it, it fails with a ...
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windows virtual wifi client manager

I successfully setup a virtual router using Windows 7's virtual wifi miniport adapter are there any tools or software that i can use to manage the clients connecting in my "Virtual Router"? Also, ...
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XEN 4.1.3 on OpenSuSE 12.2 not seeing keyboard of Dell XPS 1330

The title really says it all. When booting the XEN Hypervisor kernel, everything works flawlessly, except that the keyboard is not seen at all. If I plug a USB keyboard, it is recognized and I can ...
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Poor VirtualBox performance on Windows 2008 R2

I'm running a Ubuntu Server VM on a Windows 2008 R2 host, and I'm getting very poor I/O performance. See the following screenshot that shows my processes are severely I/O bound (i.e. 96.0% wait) ...
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Is there anyway to print to a remote client/printer from a cloud-based virtual CentOS machine?

The scenario is that I will potentially be using a cloud based virtual machine and then accessing the machine from a tablet. I then need to send a command to a wireless interfaced printer that will be ...