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

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Connect to virtual machine on ESXi host from the Internet

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. Server is connected to switch, switch is connected to router, router has internet access. On ESXi I have one virtual machine, Windows ...
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Lightweight OS to run virtual machines on?

It's always complex to install multiple OSs on a machine, but it's easy to use VirtualBox (or similar). But running VirtualBox on a full OS and then running different OSs from there seems a little ...
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“Combine” multiple processes

I have an application that pops up a ton of processes in task manager (Chrome) and I want to know if there is a program that will wrap itself around them so that only one process is showing. Similar ...
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Ubuntu KVM failed to set up

I'm trying to set up a VM with KVM on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (64 bit). I followed the installation instructions to the letter at http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-kvm-on-ubuntu-12.04-lts ...
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Running a VM within a Virtual Machine on Azure

I am trying to learn more about TFS 2012 and Brian Keller has this VM which has all the software installed and pre-configured. You can check it out here. I have downloaded the VM. However, my work ...
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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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Is Intel Server board sh3200 with xeon x3220 good for virtualization? [closed]

I am wondering if the sh3200 and xeon x3220 will run virtualization well. I have this server running and it's fine but I want to throw on some virtual servers. My plan is to run linux/ubuntu with ...
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Hyper-V Won't Enable in Windows 8

So, I'm trying to develop an app for WP8, however I can't seem to make the emulator run... Why? Hyper-V won't enable! I'm using a AMD FDX 8350 processor in a 970A-UD3 Gigabyte motherboard. Here ...
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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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Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
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How can I use a virtual sound card without the hardware?

I'm trying to generate and stream audio+video via aconv to a remote location such as Youtube from a headless linux server, which will then be multicasted out to the internet at large. I have ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on a MacBook?

I need to enable hardware virtualization on my MacBook Air 2013. I want to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which requires hardware virtualization. I am running Windows 8 in boot camp. On my old PC, ...
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Is there any way to virtualize a Linux installation on another partition?

The basic idea is like this: run another Linux installation as if it was in VirturalBox or VM ware. With "chroot", I can do something similar. For example, I can mount the partition where Arch Linux ...
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Which OS virtualised runs faster Win 7 or Win 8.1 [closed]

I wish to setup a development windows VM on my Retina Macbook Pro(mpb). This is for the purpose of learning how to develop with Visual Studio 2013. The question is, in terms of performance or ...
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virtualbox - Why can't I create a 64-bit virtual machine inside another virtual machine?

I am trying to create a new 64-bit Windows 7 virtual machine inside a 64-bit Debian 7.3.0 instance running in VirtualBox. I am allowed to run 32-bit machines, but I can not create 64-bit machines, as ...
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IBM System X3550 M2 | Virtualization is not supported

Background: I had a server donated to me and its a IBM System x3550 M2 Xeon E5506 @ 2.13 GHz. I installed Windows Server 2012 because I was testing and messing around with it. I was going to install ...
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What is needed to run a VM of Windows 7 or 8 under Windows 8.1 64bit?

I would like to create a virtual Windows 7 or 8 in my Windows 8.1 64 machine. Years ago I used Virtual PC to similar stuff and I know things have advanced a lot and I haven't kept up. What are my ...
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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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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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I have installed XP mode within Windows 7 but

I have installed XP mode within Windows 7, and installed all the necessary programs that will only run in XP. The problem I have is when another user logs on to the same PC and clicks on XP mode, ...
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Virtualbox VS VMWare for Linux Guest

I've got a desktop that I use for gaming, I really love Linux but I love my games too much to abandon them for Linux. I'm very hopeful that in the not-so-distant future VGA-Passthrough technology will ...
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How to get the total allocated size of the files inside a folder on Windows

I have a SMB share in which I keep a bunch of dynamic VHD and QCOW2 images used as volumes for virtual machines. This share is supposed to be used by Hyper-V as well as KVM nodes. I'd like to know ...
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Running Windows Server as a virtual server on a Mac [closed]

I'm looking to virtualize an instance of Server 2003 on OS X as a service rather than a client application. I've been trawling through the web but it seems to be users looking to set up a local server ...
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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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Alternative(faster) to sshfs to connect to a local vm

I am currently using sshfs to connect to a local vm running in virt manager. However when using this mounted filesystem with webstorm (it gives a warning external file changes may be slow) things run ...
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Optimal config for VM host

I'm facing a big issue when I start my windows virtual machine. I noticed that there are a heavy disk usage, and in consequence the host desktop os is freezing and I'm not able to get back "commands". ...
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Use of mdraid in XenServer 6.2 limited by dom0?

I've been playing with XenServer 6.2 in a lab environment and have set up a glorified desktop with a few 7.2K disks in it. Not worried about official support, it's just for fun. I have enabled ...
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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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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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Virtualization VMware vs KVM [closed]

English is not my first language. Please understand me. I used Ubuntu as a guest OS in my Windows system using VMware. I changed my desktop OS to Ubuntu so I want to use virtual machine in my Ubuntu ...
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The Linux + Windows Issue

I face a problem. A common one. I want to use Linux for pretty much everything it's good for. But I also want to use Windows for the things Linux currently can't do. I'd like to be able to instantly, ...
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Virtualization and Linux Terminal [closed]

Intro I'm new to virtualization, been reading about Xen, KMV, QEMU, VirtualBox, VMWare and others. I still don't know which to implement or how, thus the post. What I want to do One physical PC ...
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Get cryptic error when trying to create a snapshot of any of my VMs

I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox. I have 6 VMs that I've imported. When I click on an individual VM, and then click the camera image (or Ctrl+Shift+S) to take a snapshot, the snapshot process fails and ...
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How can I get hard drive to work for QEMU-virtualized Windows Home Server 2011?

I have configured a Windows Home Server 2011 guest with virt-install and virsh, but the windows installer can't find any hard drives. Nor can it load any virtio drivers for it. This is my first ...
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Virtual Network Adapters

I am new in networking and virtualization. I really need assistance on this problem. I have a scenario: there are 4 virtual machines that created through VirtualBox on WIN7 Host. 2 of them are ...
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Why is there a Snapshot maximum on VM's using Hyper V?

Hyper-V has a 50 snapshots max on a VM, I'm curios why. Requirements and Limits for Virtual Machines and Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012R2 Snapshots 50 - The actual number may be lower, ...
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“ACPI\QEMU0001” unknown ACPI device after Windows 2008 install with libvirt

After installing Windows 2008 in a libvirt virtual environment (command below for reference), I'm stuck with an "Unknown device" in Device Manager. The Hardware Ids show ACPI\QEMU0001. I tried using ...
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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't find/enable virtualization

I have a AMD Athlon 7850 Black Edition and I can't seem to find VT-x or AMD-V. I've looked literally every where in my BIOS. My BIOS is a ASUSTeK M2N68-AM Plus (AM2). I looked it up and yes, my CPU ...
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Virtual machine runs on an ESXi shows “virtual machine cpu usage”

I'm pretty much new to ESXi and learning step by step. We have two physical servers where ESXi is installed. Which means together we have two hosts connected with several VM's. All of a sudden on of ...
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Is a virtual desktop also a virtual machine?

Generally is a virtual desktop also a virtual machine? Or is it normal/possible to have multiple virtual desktops on one virtual machine? UPDATE: I know what a Virtual Machine is, I also know the ...
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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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Expose virtual machine to internet [pentest lab]

I would like to create a virtual machine using virtual box for making a hacking lab and allow someone to try to hack it from internet. (So the virtual machine would be the victim). How can I do that? ...
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Accessing VM Guest from my mobile devices in same network

I made a VM with Bridged connection and I can ping my guest from host. Now, I need my device can ping my VM guest. Is it even possible?
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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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How do I setup host-only VMWare to use the host's DHCP server?

If I have a VMware box with host-only networking, what is the IP of the host, or how do I connect to the host? I'm testing some DHCP stuff and I would like a fresh VMware box to only communicate with ...
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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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AMD-V doesn't work

I need to run a Linux distro (debian) in Virtual machine, but AMD-V just doesn't work. Any idea why? I've tried using Virtualbox and VMware. Virtualization in BIOS is enabled. Here are my specs: ...
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Hyper-v assign host and virtual machines the same subnet and gateway

I have a hyper-v Host with ip address 178.157.51.26/29 and I have four virtual machines with these ip addresses: 178.157.51.27/29 178.157.51.28/29 178.157.51.29/29 178.157.51.30/29 the default ...
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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 ...