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

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HyperV share broadband network

I can't seem to get my desired setup work First things first: I have an ISP providing me USB stick, running on Win10 Pro host (works fine) I have hooked up DDWRT Linksys E1200 switch to share the ...
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Hyper-V virtual external switch disables my internet connection

My goal is simply to get internet connection within my virtual machine (without disabling it on the host). Given the length - I split this is to different parts, as I am aware some would prefer to ...
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How to force all connections to “as host” in Hyper-V?

I have multiple local VMs running on Hyper-V (Windows 8.1 Ent). All of them are configured with 'External' network adapters allowing them to share internet connection with the host. My problem is now ...
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Using integrated GPU to render Linux desktop instead of my dedicated GPU

I'm trying to set my CPU integrated GPU as the default one for rendering. I also have a dedicated R9 280. I'm doing this to pci passthrough the R9 to my windows VM to play games. Looks like you must ...
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Vagrant VM is starting but ansible doesnt process anything

I have such Vagrantfile: # -*- mode: ruby -*- # vi: set ft=ruby : VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION = "2" Vagrant.configure(VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION) do |config| config.vm.box = "ubuntu/trusty64" ...
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Backup Windows 2008 R2 Server to a ISO file

I want to virtualize a Windows 2008 R2 Server system for testing. At the moment the system in question is installed in a server and I want to make a copy of everything to an ISO file to then ...
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VirtualBox no acceleration on Windows 10 host

After upgrading my host OS to Windows 10, I have noticed some problems with my guests so I looked around the settings and noticed that the number of CPUs and acceleration options are greyed out.. I ...
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How to enable Virtual Technology from BIOS in windows?

Oracle VM VirtualBox gives the following error message when trying to start a virtual machine: AMD-V is disabled in the BIOS (or by the host OS) (VERR_SVM_DISABLED). How to enable virtualization ...
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How much RAM/CPU for running VS2015 on a VM? [closed]

Host system: Linux, i5 4210U 2 cores / 4 threads, 8 GB RAM Guest system: Win10, Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise How much RAM and how many CPUs should I assign to the VM to ensure a smooth experience?
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How do I script the creation of Disposable Virtual Machines with vmware workstation?

I am Making a disposable (use for one task/website then delete) Virtual Machine (VM) it's a slow process to do it in VMware workstation. I want to automate it so it is like the quick ~5 second DispVM ...
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Under what environment would a VM perform better: a virtual box VM on a lightweight Linux distro, or a hyper-v VM on windows server 2012? [closed]

I would like to allow my modest laptop to host VMs for the purpose of software development. I’d like to run one VM at a time nothing more. I’d just like to know which of the suggested setups would ...
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i5-4460 or amd fx-8350 for virtual machines (vmware)?

I am building a new desktop that will be used as server in my room - it will basically run 24/7 with 20 or 30 vmware virtual machines active (windows xp installed with 512mb ram, 10 gigs of ssd) - ...
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How can I run Qemu with the “-nographic” option in Mac OS X?

Does anyone know how to run Qemu with the -nographic option in Mac OS X? The idea is to use the native Terminal for a text based operation instead of running inside Qemu’s own window. The -nographic ...
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OpenGL ES 3.0 on Android via Bluestacks?

I can run pretty much 90% or more of every app in existence via Bluestacks, but those that depend on and require GL ES 3.0 will not work on Bluestacks. Any word? If Bluestacks can do 2.0, why not 3.0? ...
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How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-34QR?

How to activate the hardware virtualization on this laptop if the BIOS menu does not have any options? It's very simplified. Similar to How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E1-571G? Can't use that ...
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QEMU/KVM fails to start on openSUSE

I've gotten this to run before. I'm using the OVMF BIOS image and the EFI executables generated using this guide. I ran sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -bios /usr/share/qemu-ovmf/bios/bios.bin -hda ...
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packer.io exit code of provisioning script

I got packer.io for building VM images. I provision VMs with shell script which uses puppet. Now sometimes there is situation where this provisioning script fails to provision VM correctly. I am ...
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Hyper-V Manager can't find virtual machine

I am using the Hyper-V Manager and following a Microsoft Learning tutorial. I already have the three folders representing the Virtual Machine in: C:\Program Files\Microsoft ...
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Can't seem to use 2CPU on Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.2

I have an Intel® Celeron® Processor N2815. I've confirmed Virtualization and VT-x are enabled. I can't choose more than one CPU when configuring a Linux machine on VirtualBox; the scroller is grayed ...
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HP Probook 6470b BIOS locked [duplicate]

I want to enable Intel's virtualization technology in my BIOS but my BIOS is locked with a password which was setup by the previous owner of the laptop. Is there any other way to enable Intel VT-X or ...
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Virtual Machine or a Cloud Server without IP Address?

Is it possible to create a virtual machine or a cloud server on a dedicated server without IP address, for example with a hostname, or something else? The reason I'm asking this is because I want to ...
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VT-x is enabled, but it's not detected as such

I preemptively reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64 recently, but I lost the ability to use VT-x in the process. Namely, I was trying to get HAXM to work, but I will surely need it later for VirtualBox. ...
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linux KVM Virtualization: USB cameras and nvidia graphics cards with dual display

I wonder if is possible to create with KVM guest machines (Windows and Linux) they can use 2 monitors (in desktop extension), USB cameras and graphics cards like Nvidia
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Operating system not found in virtualisation

I have download an image for a debian computer. But if I will startup that image with vmWare I get the following message: Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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How do I use a prebuilt virtual machine?

I downloaded prebuilt virtual machines of Windows 7 and XP. I'm trying to run them in VMware, but I don't know how to use a prebuilt VM. How do I get them to work?
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Error starting a VirtualBox instance inside an Ubuntu VirtualBox instance

I am trying a Microservices demo that uses Vagrant to start up a VM and deploys software to the started machine. Because the demo is set up for Linux and I am using Windows (8.1 Pro), I am running ...
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Preparing a Windows 7 x64 installation for Hyper-V hosting

I'm moving to Windows 10 but I need to keep my old Windows 7 installation usable via Hyper-V host. I tried connecting a virtual machine to the old Win7 disk but I got a 0x7B STOP error (inaccessible ...
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Why KVM is called Kernel-based Virtual Machine?

I want to know how KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine. Is there any reason behind? Is it due to "OS" work on kernel position i mean ring 0 or Level 0? Is my assumption is correct or not? If ...
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The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

I can not start Hyper V virtual machines. I am getting following message: [Window Title] Virtual Machine Connection [Main Instruction] The application encountered an error while attempting to change ...
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Deleting partitions [meant to be dual-boot] or a fresh re-install [Virtualization]: Centos 7/Win7

I appreciate any advice given to resolve this particular dilemma. The Background: I need to have Macromedia [Adobe] Dreamweaver and as such a copy of Windows somewhere. My main system is Centos 7.1. ...
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Virtualbox Windows graceful shutdown of guests on host shutdown

I am trying to find a solution to gracefully shutdown any guest VMs running under VirtualBox Windows when the host computer is shut down or restarted. It seems that the safest option would be to ...
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guestfs-xxxxxx VMs appearing in LibVirt (virt-manager)

I have a KVM+LibVirt based hypervisor running on Fedora 22. I use virt-manager for managing the VMs over SSH. For some reason I see "guestfs-00kxipwaewnkoq92" VMs appearing and disappearing at ...
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Migrating VMs in VMware Player to VMware Workstation

Is there a way to migrate the VMs created in VMware Player to VMware Workstation ? My PC had VMware Player previously on my personal laptop, and I have 3 VMs created. I recently installed VMware ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 as the host OS and as one or several guest(s)?

With a single license of Windows 10, is it possible to install the OS at the same time as: The OS of the host machine (the non-virtual machine) The OS of one or several guest system(s) In such ...
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Virtualization with UEFI'secure boot feature

I'm interested in the notion of emulating digital signature checks in virtual machines—the host can be booted without hardware-based digital signature checks, which can be moved to the VM, and the ...
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Networking between two VMs via host

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them via my host OS. In this case they should interract only via my os. I tried NAT but I can't ping then both my OS ...
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Memory not releasing after shutting down vm in Xen-4.5

I installed Xen-4.5.0 on a server with CentOS 6.5(v3.2.30 kernel). All works well except when I shutdown a vm, then xl li shows that the vm's memory is not released and physical memory becomes less ...
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How do I open a VM I received in VirtualBox?

A lady "put together a virtual machine" that was supposed to include a certain software and related packages. I was given a folder of files (vmdk, log, vmxf, plist, vmsd, nvram, and png files) and ...
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Windows doesn't detect virtualization

CPU: Intel Core i3 3220 Motherboard: P8B75-M LX (BIOS version: 1403, final) OS: Windows 10 Education 64-bit Note: I have screenshots including BIOS settings but I can't add because of reputation ...
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Force virtual machine to only use VPN connection?

Here's what I have: Mac OS X 10.10 - running VirtualBox and acting as an OpenVPN client. This works just fine on the VPN and is intended to be my host machine. There is also a WiFi connection on this ...
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How do I compress or compact encrypted virtualbox disk image

As I have created a Debian VM inside VirtualBox by encrypting their partition. So that the OS must be running in an encrypted partition. Although while creating a disk image(VHD), I had given for ...
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Windows 10 upgrade with hyper-v missing “Local Area Connection - Virtual Network”

I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Prior to the upgrade, I had Hyper-V running, and sharing the wired Ethernet adapter. After the upgrade, all of the virtual adapters were disabled (and named ...
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Why can't I open applications that I drag and drop onto OS X Guest VM?

I am running OS X Yosemite. I have a guest VM (Yosemite), that I would like to copy applications onto. It has the same appleID as my host VM. I drag and drop the application from the application ...
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How do I virtualize a physical machine, and be able to put the image back on the real machine?

Can I convert a physical machine running Windows (XP, 7, etc) to an exact copy virtual machine, make modifications on it and be able to put it back on the physical machine if I need it? The OP adds ...
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Oracle VirtualBox - Unable to update to Windows 10

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox 5 and my virtual Windows offered an Update to Windows 10 today, but it stops saying: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter The display manufacturer hasn't made your display ...
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Xen VPS with 2 IPs from 2 different subnets

I am new to Xen and I am trying to understand how to add 2 different IPs on the same guest VPS. First, I am going to explain my node setup, which is a physical server with 32GB RAM and 2 NICs on it. ...
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Running a Virtual Machine and Hypervisor on the same machine

I've got a desktop and a laptop computer. Both run Intel hardware. I mainly do word processing, programming, watching videos and surfing the Internet (I don't play computer games). I would like to ...
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VM engine that reuses installed OS

I am running a tripple-booting MacBook Pro. It boots between Ubuntu, Mac and Win7 (likely going to drop Win10 on it asap). Now I would like to do tasks in my Mac, my primary OS, while pulling updates ...
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Operating VirtualBox 5 on old Pentium 4 32bit CPU with 4GB RAM

Trying to operate VirtualBox 5 on old Pentium 4 32bit CPU with 4GB RAM. But spinning up 32bit Linux/Ubuntu VMs is so slow. Have adjusted allocation of RAM and hard drive settings and still too slow. ...
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VirtualBox networking (inception computing)

I am new to world of networking and now I am trying to connect 3 PC`s together. I have windows 7 host that runs Ubuntu64-bit server guest, that runs ubuntu32 server guest. Win7- Host Only network ...