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

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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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How to get VirtualBox VMs to use host's DNS?

I use VirtualBox for my VMs. My office network setup is wireless, i.e. I connect to my company's WiFi network, which has a local DNS to resolve local names (such as something.mycompany.com going to ...
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What desktop boards support VT-D or IOMMU? [closed]

I'm looking for a desktop board that supports either VT-D (Intel) or IOMMU (AMD) technology. This is the IO virtualization technology, not VT-x for CPU virtualization. I've found a list of chipsets ...
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Configure VirtualBox to connect to Internet through proxy

I'm currently trying to run Chrome OS in VirtualBox 3.0.1. Windows XP Pro is the host system. The actual behavior is Chrome OS starts up fine, reaches the login screen. Once so, when trying to log ...
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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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Experimenting with Virtualization

I want to try Google OS. For that purpose I am planning to install virtualization software. I have the option to use VMWare Palyer or VirtualBox. I am absolute beginner, and even though I understand ...
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What is an efficient way to set up different VM's to do cross browser testing

I have checked out several links, and also this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2565505/whats-the-best-way-to-do-cross-browser-testing I came to the conclusion that the best way to do a ...
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How can virtualization be efficient?

As I understand, the virtual machine and the guest OS doubles the amount of abstraction layers (that are computationally relevant) between the user interface and the pure power of the hardware. Some ...
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Hyper-V won't enable in Windows 8 Pro: “Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware”

The checkbox to install Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro is disabled. Hovering over it reveals the message, Hyper-V cannot be installed: Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware. There is a ...
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How to create a virtual machine on Windows 7?

I'd like to create a virtual machine running on Windows 7. On Win XP / Vista I have been using either MS Virtual PC or VMWare Workstation. I believe I heard somewhere that virtualization is part of ...
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Does Windows 7 Support Hyper-V?

Now that Windows 7 Enterprise is available for VLK Users to download, I would like to check it out. The only thing holding me back is that I am an application developer (currently developing on a ...
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VMware tools for Ubuntu 10.10

When will VMware publish a version of VMware tools for Ubuntu 10.10? The small screen is killing me.
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To RAID or not to RAID: SSDs and virtualization

I am approaching that time where my main PC has slowed enough due to Windows rot that I should probably reinstall. Instead of spending a week arm-wrestling, reinstalling and configuring only to find ...
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Is it possible to create an isolated environment to install 3rd party application into?

I am looking for a utility / method to install 3rd part applications, such has embedded compilers, into its own isolated environment, including registry. On Mac OS X I use homebrew to achieve this. ...
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Are there any downsides to enabling Hardware Virtualization in the BIOS?

I was wondering if there are any downsides (even theoretical) to enabling Hardware Virtualization in the BIOS. I noticed that it is disabled by default, and perhaps it is that way for a reason ...
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Feedback on Using ZFS and FreeBSD

I need to create a server that will be used solely for backing up files. The server will have 2TB of RAID-5 storage to begin with but I may want to add additional storage later on. As such, I am ...
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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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Would it be worth it to virtualize an entire home network?

Certainly this is a subjective question which depends primarily on one's finances, but perhaps I can receive some feedback. We all know that most computers become obsolete after a few years. Although, ...
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What information about a vmware host is available to the guest?

In vmware Workstation, what information about the host software and hardware is made available to the guest OS. For the purposes of my application, I'm concerned about a process on the guest OS ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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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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This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible

I have windows 7 64x professional Laptop , then i download a new VM on it , but when i try to mount an ISO imag for windows server 2008 i got the following error :_ **This virtual machine is ...
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Is it possible to set up a bare-metal hypervisor on my laptop?

Say I had a Core i7 Laptop with 16GB of RAM and a 750gb drive. Is there a mechanism where I can partition the HD into a Linux, Windows, OS X, Shared Data, Hypervisor setup where I boot a small ...
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Linux for work, virtualized Windows for games?

Hello, as a freelance developer I recently found myself severely bound by the memory limit of 32-bit operating systems, and I need to upgrade to a 64-bit system in order to continue working ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu is slow (Mac OS X host)

My MacBook Pro is generally a fast machine (3.06 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 8GB of RAM, 7200RPM hard drive) but VirtualBox 3.2.6 running Ubuntu 10.04 is just too slow compared to VMWare. What can I fiddle with ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox: Shared folders

I looked at this question, but it didn't help. I'm running Windows 7 as a host with Ubuntu 10.10 as a guest with VBox 4.0. I want to have a shared directory between the two. I have installed Guest ...
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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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How To Tell If a CPU Supports Virtualization

I know if you are in front of the computer there are easy ways to determine if virtualization is supported. I want to know if the CPU supports virtualization before I buy it. What do CPU's need to ...
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How compatible are VMWare and VirtualBox?

At my workplace, everyone uses VMware Player (and some people have licenses for Workstation). We frequently share VMs to save time on development setup. However, I would really like to take advantage ...
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Xen for a Windows/Linux desktop machine

So here's the deal: For some time, I've been running Windows as my main desktop OS with Gentoo Linux in a VM. I've been thinking that running the systems concurrently in a hypervisor instead of one on ...
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What Hypervisor/GPU can be used for gaming under a virtualized environment?

My motherboard is the "Z68 Extreme7 Gen3", and it supports VT-d. I also have an i3, that also supports VT-d. I would like to play games under a virtualized environment using graphics card ...
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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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Tools similar to Deep Freeze for Personal Use? [closed]

I'm not sure how many people do this, but when I worked at my university, we purchased a site license to Deep Freeze, which essentially allows a computer's state to be saved and restored to it's ...
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Are there any virtualization solutions that work on a VIA C3 processor?

I love my VIA C3 (Nehemiah) based server, but as far as I can tell it's very hard to find a virtualization solution that works on this processor, since it doesn't support the same instruction sets as ...
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How virtual is virtualization?

While reading different materials on different subjects every now and then I come back upon the question: How virtual really is virtualization? With "virtualization" I mean things like Virtual PC and ...
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Portable virtualization software?

Does anyone know of any portable virtualization software for Windows that will run from a flash drive and doesn't require administrator privileges?
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Sun Virtualbox: Cannot Install Windows 95 or 98

I'm running XP and I've tried to install Windows 95 and 98 with the official CDs in Virtualbox. Both of them give the error: FATAL: no bootable medium found! System Halted I've mounted the CD ...
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Should I enable Firewall and AntiVirus on a VirtualPC VM?

I run W7 64-bit with windows firewall + MSE running, and there is a firewall on my router also. I want to run a VM (probably using VirtualPC which comes free) but I'm unclear if this is guarded by the ...
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Benefits & Practicality of Virtual Machines [closed]

I have been living under a rock for the past 5 - 8 years, and am just now getting up to speed with virtualization, virtual machines and platforms like VMware or VirtualBox. I think I am starting to ...
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Advantages of TXT/VT-d in new Intel CPUs

I am going to buy a new CPU. I have Intel Core 2 duo 4300. I've already chosen Intel i5-2500/i5-2500k (Sandy Bridge) as my new target CPU. I've read a lot of details about Sandy Bridge family, P67/H67 ...
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enable AMD-v on Asus M4A88T-M with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

I've problems with x64-virtualisation in VMware Workstation. I don't know what's the problem: Hardware: AMD Phenom II 1090T (does support AMD-v), ASUS M4A88T-M Mainboard and 8GB of RAM. That should ...
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Windows 7 Windows XP mode cannot run - it says “Require Hardware Assisted Virtualization”

After installing the 2 files for Windows 7 Windows XP mode, the Start Menu now has Windows Virtual PC Windows XP Mode but clicking on the first merely brings out a folder, and clicking on the ...
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Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization

A friend of mine recently suggested something that intrigued me: in the case of needing multiple Operating Systems simultaneously, instead of dual-booting or using multiple computers, one could use a ...
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Can I run Windows 7 virtualized for my HTPC?

I'm currently running Vista for my HTPC, and am planning on upgrading to Windows 7 soon. However, I've been considering installing it as a VM so that I can run Windows Server 2008 and/or Windows Home ...
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Can I run a Windows 2008 virtual server with only 512 MB RAM?

I've seen adverts for Hyper-V based virtualised servers, with as little as 512MB RAM. This seems quite small to me, but I'm wondering if anyone has experience of running a virtual server with this ...
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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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how to extend Virtual Box harddrive?

I run WinXP SP3 on my Virtual Box (3.2.10) under OSX 10.6.2 and the harddrive of the virtual box is getting too small. Can I extend exiting hdd somehow? create new Virtual Box from a running ...
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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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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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How can I run a Virtual Machine in Windows 8 Developer Preview?

Since having issues installing Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8, I thought I'd try running Ubuntu in a VM instead. However, VMWare player has no love for Windows 8 yet (invalid VM86 or something ...