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

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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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VMWare Fusion guest application list

How does VMWare Fusion compile its list of guest OS applications (specifically for Windows) that can be found by "show package contents" of USER/Documents/Virtual Machines/VMNAME and then in the ...
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Vagrant box fails to boot properly

I've been trying to get a vagrant box up and running off of my Windows 8 computer using VirtualBox. vagrant up fails when it gets to connecting via ssh however. When I attempt to boot into GUI mode, I ...
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Automatic VM Instance Install

I want to simplify setting up training computers for our trainers inhouse. The situation is we have an enterprise based software program (which runs with .net + SQL Server + IIS) and when our trainers ...
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How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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Using Another VM's Harddrive VMWare Server

I am playing around with VMWare and came across this scenario. I created a VMWare in VMPlayer, then decided I wanted to go the VMWare Server route instead (I know it's deprecated, but it's free!). ...
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What are the differences between OVF-Version 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0?

I have Virtualbox 4.3 and want to export different VMs because I'm recover my computer. When I want to export a VM I can choose between OVF-Format-Version 0.9; 1.0; 2.0 But what are the differences ...
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Native Boot differencing VHD with parent from different volume

Is there a way how to boot Windows 7 from a differencing VHD which is located on different drive than its parent VHD? Here is appropriate part of output of bcdedit command: Windows Boot Loader ...
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Virtualization: pass audio and video from one VM to hardware

I have a Linux server at home for storage, development and testing purposes. I would like to use this server as a home theater solution as well. Now it doesn't seem like a good idea to run that ...
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How can I get qemu's Ctrl+Alt keys working in -curses mode?

So here's the situation; I currently have qemu installed on an OpenBSD 5.3 snapshot. This is a console setup so I have to either run with -curses or -nographic. The problem here is that I'm having ...
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Network Bridging for WiFi-to-Ethernet in linux

It is possible to network bridging a WiFi-to-Ethernet link in Linux instead of Ethernet-to-Ethernet? I have a CentOS 6.3 machine. I am using KVM and I want perform a bridge to visualize more ...
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VirtualBox virtual machine use on a processor without virtualisation

I am trying to mount a VirtualBox virtual machine on an Intel B980 processor which seems not to have the virtualisation feature. I have tried to modify the configuration XML into: <CPU ...
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What factors should I consider when building a virtual machine host?

I want to construct a server that will be used to host virtual machines. These virtual machines would play different roles, like: Database server JBoss application server Eclipse development ...
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Building a virtual machine structure with Xen or VMware on a normal pc

I have a Acer Expire X3200 (AMD 64 Quad). Consider the pc completely empty. Is it possible to make this machine run a few virtual machines and how? By installing Debian with Xen? By installing ...
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Xen on bare metal, multiple guest OSes — is 3D acceleration on each OS possible?

I have a desktop PC (Athlon 64, 2 cores). I want: to run Windows (Vista most likely) with full 3D support for video games and Youtube, to also run Debian GNU/Linux with 3D support for work, maybe ...
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How to compare the files differences between 2 virtualbox snapshot?

How to compare the files differences between 2 virtualbox snapshots? Best regards Daniel Gartmann
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Hardware changes to require XP Activation ? (for a Virtual Machine)

I have WXP-64 running on a VM and, for testing and performance reasons, I would like to occasionally change the allocations for it. Changes might include: Number of CPU cores, Amount of RAM ...
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VirtualBox VDI's max size exceeds the host's hard drive size

I had a major oops moment that led to my VirtualBox guest VM's hard drive being larger than the host's hard drive. I rushed through reading the commands for resizing a virtual hard drive. As such, I ...
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How data transfer happens between two VMs which are hosted on the same host?

I would like to know about How data transfer happens between two VMs which are hosted on the same host? is it through the router or any other medium (like virtual router)?
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Setup VPN in docker

I am working on connecting docker containers together. I have explored the options provided in docker for networking. Now I want to create a VPN kind of setup to connect docker nodes and containers. ...
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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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How do I change a linux kernel for an EC2 friendly version?

I have to get an old image from a physical ubuntu (dapper) box into AWS. The software stack and applications are not exactly contemporary so I have tried to do a P2V to AWS dd'd the /dev/sda volume ...
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VMware vt-x incompatibility

I have Intel E8400 cpu installed on system, as you know it's vt-x capable cpu, so i have VMware Workstation 9.0 and in vm settings it states do have support vt-x , but it doesn't work as expected, it ...
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memcached issue on multi-core windows server with virtualization

i am having an issue running memcached (v1.4.4) on multiple cores. Here's my environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 running VMware, Intel Processor, only one core (out of eight) is enabled for the ...
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Efficient way to have several operating systems on one machine

I want to have several operating systems on one computer, but I want to do it in the most effective way. So far, I have been using VirtualBox - host os + several virtual machines. But I want every os ...
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Nested kvm virtualization not working

I am trying to run a Ubuntu VM on Fedora 18 host. Now, my processor supports VT, so I have kvm installed and it's working. I launched the machine (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and installed kvm inside it. But ...
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VM doesn't pick up ip from dhcp

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: How can I force it to grab an IP address from the dhcp?
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Sym links issue on virtualbox

I have a virtual box installed, and a guest OS of Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have installed the guest additions too. So after mounting a shared folder and trying to build from that same mount folder I get ...
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Double Virtual OS

Is it possible to run openvz in VirtualBox ? Simply , I want to do this. operation system on my Real Computer is Windows (This is not virtual) In Windows I installed Virtual Box and installed Cent ...
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macbook pro windows boot and virtualize off usb drive

I want to raid two usb3 flash drives install windows onto it this new volume and be able to virtualize it or boot off of it. Any thoughts? I've heard parallels can run a bootcamp install virtually. ...
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Can I configure and use 2 DHCP servers in my Home Lab Setup

I am setting up a Home Lab environment for development and testing. The purpose of this lab is multifunctional and the hardware involved is : Cisco ESW 540 24 Port GB Switch with VLAN etc... HP ...
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Virtual Box keeps crashing with message virtual box has stopped working

I have Virtual Box 4.2.12 and while doing guest installation (Oracle Linux), virtual box keeps crashing with these message oracle vm virtual box has stopped working Application event log has the ...
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Fedora 18 in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows Vista

I want to install Fedora 18 [Desktop] in Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.10 r84104. [My system is Windows Vista 32 bit] I have followed the following steps while configuring the Virtual Machine. Memory Size ...
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linux KVM guests network performance is slower than host

i have a KVM linux based virtual machines, as the network performance of the host is running perfect with 1GB/s(in internal network) and using iperf tools it show that the network is running perfect ...
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After enabling the hardware virtualization in BIOS, Windows 8 fails to load

So, my problem is described in the header. After enabling the hardware virtualization (I've got Intel Core i5, HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b055sr), Windows 8 failed to load. When I switched off the HV, ...
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Is it possible to change the 'hardware version' in VMWare player?

I am using the latest version of VMWare Player, and I need to create an image for a server. Is it possible to downgrade the hardware version to version 7 (equivalent to VMWare Player 3.xx), rather ...
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vsphere clone machine - no IP?

in vsphere: shutdown VM1 clone VM1 to VM2 (a new VM) customize VM2 using vsphere's builtin tool. turn on VM2. doesn't get an IP address. (uses 192.168.x.x) I don't think it's the same situation ...
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How do I re-enable VT-x?

I have a Packard bell Easynote TM87 that I have been running Virtualbox for ages on. Today Virtual box tell me that vt-x is not available and my work virtual machines no longer boot. The processor is ...
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Enable virtualization in Lenovo y650

Has anyone successfully enabled Virtualization in the latest Phoenix BIOS (v2.8) for Lenovo Y650? I have tried the solution mentioned in this thread but it doesnt seem to work. The Intel Processor ...
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How to make VirtualBox or VMWare (or any other virtualization software) use a native guest network driver?

I've just posted something in stackoverflow and was asked to post this question here. I have a problem I could use some help with... I am really not an expert in virtualization, so I don't know if ...
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Remote view to To Hyper-V Guest Virtual Machines

My software can discover all the hyperv vms (a software agent is installed in the hyperv host which returns the information). From my software I can do any operation on the vm. Now I want to take a ...
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Install virtualbox on ubuntu 10.10

So I tried: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1 And doesn't work, how do I install it..and I also have an image how do I run that..after I install virtualbox I just do ...
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Mac Virtualization on Windows 7

I've been a Mac developer in the past but because of a job switch I had to move to PC/Windows since the last year. I already have all my OS X dvds, I have VirtualBox, I have a VMWare Workstation ...
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HyperV - low CPU usage

I am very new to HyperV and virtual machine philosophy in general, so please expect more or less nooby questions :) I have a server that is only used as a host for virtual machines. OS is windows ...
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VirtualBox Host->Guest file sharing strategy

I am looking for a referential strategy to share files between a VirtualBox host and guest. For instance, in my setup, I have an Ubuntu Host and WinXP Guest. I use VBoxManage to create custom "Open ...
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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Windows 7 image in VMware will allow network connection out but not HTTP

I am currently trying to create a set of images to deploy on my network, but I've run in to a snag. When I create my own Windows 7 image I can successfully use NAT for connecting to the network but ...
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Multi-word dma 2

after installation of XP MODE I have in device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controler on my SSD disk Multi-word dma 2 mode/same mode like XP mode BIOS/. I using AHCI mode in bios and w7. Its any choice to ...
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How can I start a virtualbox vm remotely on a Windows host?

I've tried KpyM as an SSH server as well as cygwin. Neither vboxmanage nor vboxheadless seem to be able to recognized the virtual machines. commands run as expected via command prompt on the host, ...
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Enabling VT-x virtualization in Optoplex3020 Desktop, Dell Bios A005

I seriously have been hammering this issue for three hours. I want to develop an Android application with Android Studio, but emulation needs HAXM. I tried to install HAXM but the installer said VT-x ...