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

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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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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 ...
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How does one measure resource contention between Virtualized Systems/VMs on the same Host?

On numerous occasions I have faced the question whether the virtual machine I am on is being affected by other VMs running on the same VM host. I understand that even in a perfect scenario where ...
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From within virtual machine - how to know VMWare/VirtualBox/Hyper-V/etc is used to host it?

From within a virtual machine, what information about host system can be obtained? E.g. I basically can cat /proc/cpuinfo and know something about host's CPU. What ways do I have to get info on what ...
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Enabling VT-x on Intel Core i5 3450 with MSI B75A-G41 mainboard

I'm willing to enable the VT-X virtualization technology on my Intel Core i5 3450 CPU, however in the BIOS menu (I've the latest version: 17.8) of my MSI B75A-G41 mainboard, this option is greyed out ...
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VirtualBox 64-bit guest

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (64 bit) as a guest operating system in VirtualBox. My setup is an Intel i3 machine with Windows 7 (64 bit) and VirtualBox 4.3.4r91027 (latest version). I went through the ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Hyper-V guests cannot access Internet

I've set up several Linux VMs using Windows 8.1 Pro's Hyper-V feature. This was working fine yesterday. Shortly after installing a new VM, I noticed that it could not access the Internet. This was ...
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Virtualising a WIndows 95 PC on VirtualBox - No Bootable media found

I created a VHD of an ancient but still running Windows 95 PC using disk2vhd ( its used for printing reports from our almost as ancient pbx ) I'd like to virtualize it due to its age. Installed ...
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Headless hypervisor installation

I currently have an HP ProLiant Microserver set up at home, for standard tasks - a simple Linux distro, running a few services (Transmission, Sickbeard, etc.), hosting a few websites, e-mail, and ...
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How does RAID perform in the context of virtualization/private cloud

Imagine a scenario: you've got one machine, several drives (SSDs, of course). You want to have several virtual machines in that machine. These machines might be: An active directory node A SQL ...
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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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While Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), I'm not able to add any VM's in the Collection

I am trying to create a Virtual Desktop collection, when ever i reach the page where it asks to select a Virtual Desktop Template it does not detect any Virtual Desktop even when I have a VM on the ...
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Can Windows 2012 Hyper-V simplify backups?

I'm just setting up a Windows 2012 server. In the past, I've always installed and run all services on "bare hardware", but am looking at hyper-v. I've used virtualization with things like MSVPC and ...
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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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Why can't I install Windows 7 in Gnome Boxes?

I run Fedora 18 Gnome. I have a legal copy of Windows 7 in .iso format. I am attempting to install it in Gnome Boxes. When I try to install it, I get a message that says "Connection to windows7.iso ...
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VDI not detecting any virtual machines

When I try to create a Virtual Desktop collection in server 2012 r2 remote desktop services, the setup process does not detect any of the virtual machines that I have created and sysprepped. Its in a ...
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Is there a way to give internet only to a virtual machine/virtualized application while not having an internet connection on the host?

I'm thinking at this from the privacy perspective, so that we can control the extent of the snoopers intents on our computers, to limit their view to what is online only on the virtual machine running ...