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

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Enabling Hyper-V in Windows 8

I've been following the guide linked below to enable Hyper-V in Windows 8 so that I can try out a few Linux distros without having to mess around with my UEFI bootloader on my machine, however, this ...
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How to reuse VirtualBox disk “snapshots”

I have a "suite" of 5 VMs I'd like to make, all Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OSes but with radically different software stacks on top of the OS (one server is a "build server" with Subversion, Hudson, ...
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Is it possible to buy one photoshop and use virtualization in a way that everyone can use it?

Is it possible to install a main server and install some sort of virtualization technology, pay one price for software such as Photoshop and let everyone user it? Please explain to me why or why not ...
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High Physical memory usage on windows 2008 after using virtual box

I have a 16 core machine having 8 GB of RAM running windows 2008 I installed a virtualbox on it and installed windows 2008 64bit os and allocated 4 GB RAM to it . A Mysql database was installed on the ...
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Can I tell if my VPS server (win 2008) is hosted on Hyper-V from within the image?

Is it possible, from within a windows 2008 virtual private server, to tell if the image is hosted in Hyper-V or some other virtualization technology? For example, are there any guest-os extensions ...
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Windows 7 image in VMware will allow network connection out but not HTTP

I am currently trying to create a set of images to deploy on my network, but I've run in to a snag. When I create my own Windows 7 image I can successfully use NAT for connecting to the network but ...
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Can I run XP as a virtual machine with this hardware spec?

I run Ubuntu Jaunty on a laptop with this spec: CPU (Intel Centrino Dual Core): Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz Memory: 1GB Is it possible to run XP as a virtual machine and get decent ...
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Para-virtualized Operating System under Xen

If I want to run a guest Operating System on Xen, then should it be a para-virtualized Operating System? How can I make an Operating System para-virtualized? Are there any tools?
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Connect to the host machine from a VirtualBox guest OS?

I'd essentially like to access my host computer from the guest in VirtualBox. Is there an IP address given for my host which I can use from the guest? Are there extra steps required to set this up? ...
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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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What's the recommended way to move a VirtualBox VM to another computer?

I use VirtualBox 4.1.x on my Ubuntu machine and I've set up several virtual machines. Since there are several ways one can move a VM in VirtualBox to another computer, I was wondering which one is the ...
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Vagrant ssh fails with VirtualBox

vagrant up fails when it gets to the ssh part: myterminal$ vagrant up [default] VM already created. Booting if its not already running... [default] Running any VM customizations... [default] Clearing ...
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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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Convert VirtualBox guest into main OS

Is it possible to somehow convert my guest OS to the Host OS? I have a PC and would like to physically install my current Ubuntu VM into my new notebook. Is it possible?
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Is it recommended to run a firewall/router on a virtual machine?

Googling found me people saying running a firewall/router as a virtual machine is "dangerous" but none of them gives any reason as to why it is so. I also found posts from people who are successfully ...
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Is it possible to create Portable VM?

I want to know that is it possible to create a fully portable virtual machine using any of the VMWare like products? My objective is to create a virtual machine (XP as guest OS), install some app in ...
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How to copy VirtualBox VDI contents to a partition and dual boot the OS from it?

I'm a Linux user but I keep a compressed Windows XP ISO with me on a pen drive for the case I absolutely need Windows to do something. This works in VirtualBox most of the time. But now I want to ...
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Is it possible to split VirtualBox Hard Drive to multiple volumes?

VirtualBox hard drive usually has one or a few files when you create a drive. I think it is good because you manage only a few files. However, I have out of space of my drive. Is it possible to span ...
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Are there any benchmarks showing difference between hardware virtualisation enabled/disabled?

I have a 13" sub-laptop/large-netbook, it has an AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335, and I chose this one because it supports hardware virtualisation. In the end, I hardly do any virtualisation on it, however, ...
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How do I get a bridge network to work for VirtualBox with Linux guest on a Mac OS X host

Does anybody have the step by step configuration process that would allow VirtualBox running a Linux/Ubuntu guest on a Mac OS X host use the bridge type network using Ethernet and wireless? I have ...
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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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Virtualbox 4.2.10 Auto resize not working. Will auto-resize down but not up unless in full screen

Using Virtualbox 4.2.10 with Windows 7 as host and guest. If I press Ctrl+F, the OS goes full screen. If I check the resolution, it says 1680×1050 -- same size as my host OS that has many ...
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Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows. I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop. It would be great, when i will be able to access my ...
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Emulate fake monitor on Windows 7?

Is there a way to emulate a monitor on Windows 7? I have one physical monitor, and I want Windows to think I have two. I actually don't care whether the second monitor is visible anywhere, or if ...
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Any Way to run Mac OSX software under Windows?

I know that you cannot run MacOSX within a virtual machine, but I am curious if there is something similar to WINE that emulates MacOSX enough to allow running some MacOSX software under Windows. ...
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Cannot install Hyper-V platform on Windows 8.1 Pro

I have a problem related to installing Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I decided to experiment with some Windows Phone 8 programming. In order to install the simulator I need to have Hyper-V platform ...
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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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VMWare VM's network card not working after VirtualBox installed

I use VMWare workstation and have had no problems with my virtual machines and bridging the network card. However, I installed Virtualbox to check it out and ever since I can't establish a network ...
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why does Virtualbox use 15-20% CPU when VM is paused?

I run VirtualBox 3.1 on Ubuntu with a Win XP guest. I have noticed to my surprise that when I pause the VM (its screen grays out) VirtualBox continues using 15-20% of the host's CPU. Is this normal ...
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How do I find the IP address of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion?

Can I determine the IP of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion without actually entering the operating system running on the virtual machine? I'm looking for a menu option, command line, or otherwise ...
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64-bit or 32-bit guest for a 64-bit host ? (VMware)

So, here is my all-timer question. Never seen a total answer to it, so please guys, help me out. I have an Intel Core i7 CPU with every hardware stuff enabled (except hyper-threading). My OS is a ...
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What is the world's smallest-footprint LAMP stack? [closed]

What is the world's absolute smallest known VMWare/VirtualBox image supporting basic Apache/PHP/MySQL functionality? Before or after compression.
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Minimal OS for running virtual machines

Is there a minimalistic operating system built purely for the purpose of running virtual machines (preferrably open source / otherwise free)? If not, let's say I decided to do something like Linux ...
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Windows 7 Virtual PC + Linux Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu inside a virtual machine running on Windows 7's Virtual PC. One thing I've noticed right away is that it has to capture the mouse and not all the hardware works as expected. I ...
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VT-x/AMD-V Work-Around For VirtualBox?

After converting a Parallels VM to VirtualBox, the converted VM still does not run. VirtualBox says: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational.... Please ensure ...
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Best way to virtualize physical Windows 7 installation in Linux?

Ever since I saw a friend running Windows 7 inside Mac OS X with VMware Fusion, I've been trying to do the same on my laptop, in order to avoid having to reboot every time I have to use a Windows ...
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How to detect if VT-X has been turned on in the BIOS?

I know I can check is VT-X is supported by a processor by egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo. But even if it's supported, it can be turned off in the BIOS. How can I detect if it's turned on or off?
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How to import an Image for VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 64. I have a few Images I need to import into my Virtual Box. What I got is a file with *.ovf and a file with *.vmdk What am I suppose to do with those files?
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Are there any open source app virtualization solutions for Windows [closed]

I am looking for open source solutions that provide application virtualization for Windows! In other words an open source to ThinApp from VMWare. I have found several commercial options, but nothing ...
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Why is Hardware Assisted Virtualization disabled by default?

Why would vendors by default set hardware assisted virtualization off? I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (64bit) but it seems this is the case with other vendors too. I want to run some virtual machines ...
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Has anyone managed to virtualize Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have Windows 7 installed on a partition and running fine, but I want to access the parition from my Ubuntu installation with VirtualBox. I have created the virtual disk file and everything, but ...
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VirtualBox NAT port forwarding on Ubuntu 64?

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit guest OS running on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit host OS (yes, the same OS). I'd like to run a web server on the guest and make it accessible through NAT on the ...
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Is it possible to run windows under Paravirtualized Xen?

Is it possible to run windows under paravirtualized xen? Linux is possible because you can modify it. If you cannot run windows then what are the other alternatives to improve I/O performance?
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How does it hurt to use Linux (Ubuntu) as a guest OS for all my tasks?

I have a machine running Windows, where the disk has two partitions C (50 GB) and D (250GB). I do research in Information Retrieval and need to work with a large corpus (more than 50 GB) and in ...
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Performance impact of running Linux in a virtual machine in Windows?

I'd like to know what performance impact I could expect running Linux in a virtual machine in Windows. The job I need Linux for is heavy and almost non-stop code compilation with GCC. Dual-boot ...
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How do I migrate my Windows desktop to a VirtualBox VM?

I have VirtualBox 4.3.6 and True Image 2014 Premium with Universal Restore. I've read a lot about different methods but I'm not sure where to start, or what will suit my needs. Directly from ...
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VirtualBox network configuration

I have a CentOS 6.1 virtual machine, virtualized with VirtualBox on Windows XP. This machine hosts my local development MySQL server. I'd like to find the correct network configuration, so that: my ...
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How to shrink Windows 7 XP Mode VHD files?

I'm trying to shrink a Windows 7 XP Mode VHD file with VhdResizer with little success. When I select my VHD file, it says "VhdExpand only supports fixed and dynamic VHD files". My XP Mode VHDs are ...
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Is it possible to remotely connect to computer without disrupting their session?

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to connect to a computer using RDP, VNC, Etc without actually disrupting the computer you are logging into. My wife uses my desktop computer at home so she ...
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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 ...