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

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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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Can virtual storage shorten the life of SSD?

AFAIK SSD's controllers are distributing writes over free space on the disk, trying to equalize usage of memory cells. Now let's image that I have 40GB of free space on SSD, and running VirtualBox ...
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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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virtual machine replication between two separated Hyper-v clusters

I have two identical hyper-v cluster configurations. Here is the configuration: 2 hyper-v servers in cluster with shared via fiber channel storage. There is a 10 Gbit ethernet between these ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote desktop substitution

Is it possible to substitute the program that Windows Server 2012 by default uses for remote desktop with another program? I need a program that can handle OpenGL, and it is my understanding that by ...
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Why does speccy say that virtualization is not supported, when it is enabled in the bios?

I have an AMD FX 6300, and I have virtualization enabled in the BIOS (I checked it twice) but Speccy says it's disabled. I am on Windows 8.1 and can run VM's on Hyper-V fine, is this something I need ...
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Can I virtualize a physical hard drive directly on ESXi?

I want to virtualize one of my existing operating systems (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use the VM in my new ESXi setup. I know that I can use the vmware converter standalone client on my Windows laptop to ...
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Not able to ssh into host from KVM guest when using user mode networking(default)

I used virtual machine manager to create a Ubuntu VM which uses default NAT based networking still using the default address 10.0.2.2 I am not able to ssh into the host, neither can I connect to VM ...
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broken virtual enviornment virtualenv?

I am getting this error when I run python in my virtual enviornment: (env):~$ python Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not find platform dependent libraries ...
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Installing OS on target disk from external dock

I want to install Windows on my SSD, but I don't want to plug it in via SATA. I have an external HDD dock, so I'm going to plug it in there. Question is; how can I install Windows from my external HDD ...
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File System for virtualization server [closed]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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Does Virtual Box contain openvswitch inside the hypervisor

Does Virtual Box have an OpenVSwitch (or something similar that supports OpenFlow) as a part of hypervisor to enable the customers to configure the network of the virtual machines remotely using ...
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How to move data from root disk to SAN in Solaris Zones

Okay, this might be quite straight forward but since I have never done this before, I am not sure the ramifications. So I thought I ask here. I have previosuly created a zone on an ldom (guest ldom ...
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Running virtual machines on a virtual machine

I would like to have several virtual machines, to start and stop them at will. But the base machine is itself virtual. Is this doable? Which virtualisation software is capable of doing this?
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How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access?

How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access? What tools can I use to diagnose the problem? Are there log files I can examine? (I'm new linux and networking and VMs. Please execuse me if I ...
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Which Windows settings to apply inside a virtual machine?

I am looking for good settings to make within Windows when Windows is running as a virtual machine. My virtual machines are used in the following environment: used during Software development used ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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What is Hyper-V for

I've just wanted to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox virtual machine. In response VirtualBox served me an error: VT-x is not enabled I googled that it may be caused by Hyper-V enabled on my ...
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Enabling virtualization in BIOS causes Windows to stuck while booting

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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Enabling Hyper-V in BIOS causes Windows to stuck

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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Xen: graphics passthrough. How it looks from the host?

I'm starting to think to install Xen as a main hypervisor; and I need to have a single Win7 client with access to (primary, single) physical GPU with accelerated graphics support. Now, am I right ...
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Can I use the same VHD file to switch back and forth between boot to VHD and a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I'd like to physically install Windows 8.1 Pro and convert my existing physical Windows 7 machine to a VHD as I'd like the convenience of using a Hyper-V virtual machine to access it without having to ...
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Hyper-V causing Windows load failure

So, after so many shutdowns, restarts and hard shuts I am forced to post a question here. I am sorry if I am wrong anywhere because I am totally frustrated by my laptop and Windows. I have had an old ...
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Move Virtualbox VM with raw hard disk access?

I would like to move a Windows 7 virtual machine (on Windows 8 host) to another host machine in a different network (and to also run it with Virtualbox there). All the descriptions that I've found are ...
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Ubuntu XenServer / XenCenter brp5p1 vs xenbr0 bridges

I'm new to virtualization. Looking to put my toe in the water with a very simple Xen setup. I roughly followed the recipe here using: ubutu 13.10 dom0 Xen 4.3.0 Xen Center 6.2 So far, everything ...
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How to virtualize my physical home file server?

I have a home file server, currently has around 5TB of data, nothing fancy just old hardware (low budget) having a pentium dual core with 8GB ram. It runs snapraid so I can use dissimilar hard drives ...
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Video performance under a virtualized OS [duplicate]

I'm going to be building a rather powerful desktop computer in the coming months, and I'm toying with the question about how smooth of a gaming experience I might have if I were to virtualize my OS. ...
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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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How to properly configure and use LXC through lxc-tools (NOT libvirt) on Red Hat based distros?

I am currently learning all about LXC. No doubt there are excellent tutorials about it. The tutorials/guides take one of the following approach: LXC on Ubuntu/Debian etc. using lxc-tools OR LXC on ...
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Is it possible to clone the linux virtual container from within the container

I have given one linux ubuntu virtual container. The conatiner uses Docker http://www.docker.io/ Now i have deployed all my sites and settings in there. But now i want to have that exported as ...
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How to run virtual machine when my processor does not support virtualization?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit and have an Intel Pentium M 725 processor. I used a software tool from Intel to check whether virtualization is allowed: Supporting advaced Intel processor technologies ...
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Cannot access VirtualBox webserver on port 9000 from host OS

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 guest VB on a W7 host. On the guest, I am running a webserver on port 9000 and can access that webserver from the guest on 127.0.0.1:9000. In VirtualBox, I have enabled two ...
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Why is my cloned kvm VM smaller than my original vm?

The order of each VMs life was: f20-openstack.img f20-openstack-clone.img f20-openstack-preinst.img f20-openstack-postinst.img -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 878M Mar 5 13:45 ...
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Booting Mac OSX HSF+ partition under virtual machine on Windows 7

I just retired a MacBook running OSX Mavericks. I have the SATA HDD, with a USB adapter. Is there any way I can boot this partition under a virtual machine on Windows 7?
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Windows Virtual PC: not enough system resources

I need to create multiple Virtual machines under Win7. I installed Windows Virtual PC and created a base virtual machine (installed Win XP and other software needed). I then duplicate that machine ...
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Multiple Linux distributions return “Fast TSC calibration failed” when running on Hyper-V

Client Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro host with Intel Core i7-4800MQ processor. Several Linux distributions, including openSUSE and Kali Linux, return the following error message when booting up in a ...
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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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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 ...