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

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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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Linux Ethernet Bridge (bridge-utils) does not reply to ARP requests

I am having problems with a newly created Linux bridge. The architecture is: PC1 (eth0) <---> (eth2) BridgePC (eth0) <---> (eth0) PC2 BridgePC is a virtual machine (ESXi ...
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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 ...
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Mac virtual machine not detecting hardware vitualization

I have a mac virtual machine using vmware with a windows host. I need to install genymotion in my mac vm. The problem is genymotion uses virtualbox and when i try to run the genymotion vm, i get this ...
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Virtual Box Disk Space and Resizing

I am working on a mac and I am using VirtualBox running Ubuntu 12.1. For some reason this morning Mysql wont start up but digging into the system I think its to do with disk space. Running df -h Im ...
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x64 Hardware Virtualisation support not detected on Windows 8.1

I get the following error (and yes I know this has been reported many times, but please read further): VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Your 64-bit guest will fail to ...
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'skb rides the rocket' in a Xen guest

I've just set up Ubuntu 13.10 server as a VM on my Ubuntu/Xen server, and I'm getting these weird lines in my guest's syslog. Nov 12 10:26:32 human kernel: [130782.315333] xennet: skb rides the ...
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Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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How do we migrate vSphere 5.1 to vCloud 5.0?

How can we downgrade OVF file exports from 5.1 to 5.0? We have VM instances that need to be downgraded from vSphere 5.1 to vCloud 5.0. We tried to export an imgage from vCenter 5.1 in legacy ...
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SSH access to VM on windows 8 hyper-v

I'm currently attending University and prefer a Linux environment to do much of my work, but all I have is a ThinkPad running Windows 8 Pro. Cygwin is nice, but it leaves me missing things like ...
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Shell on my Vagrant box is slower than it should be

The shell on my vagrant box is incredibly slow, atleast at some things. For instance, if I press enter with nothing typed in, it takes about 3-5 seconds for it to be ready to take another command. ...
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Virtualization options with a non SLAT CPU

I am working on a machine with an older Intel CPU (core 2 duo 2.4 GHz E6600) that doesn't have SLAT and does not support Hyper-V. It is running Windows 8.1 (64 bit) with 4GBs of ram. What software ...
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Is VirtualBox an appropriate solution for massive use? [closed]

I need a virtualization software for development and research. That is to say a lot of clones, and different operating systems (often operate together synergistically). Can VirtualBox be a ...
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ESXi 5.5 on unlisted AMD A10 6800K possible?

I've done some initial googling.. and found AMD's A10 6800K supports virtualization via AMD-V. I'd like to install ESXI 5.5 on a USB thumbdrive to drive two+ VM's running Lubuntu. Has anyone seen ...
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Is it possible to have a computer run two OS's in memory at the same time?

I'm sick of needing to reboot my computer every time I wish to use another OS, or run a virtual machine that skimps on power. With the onset of large amounts of memory for computers nowadays I began ...
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Docker, start image from scratch

All getting-started guides for Docker based their docker images on someone else's. However, even the base image has 180MB of virtual storage there. So, I'm wondering, is it possible to start my ...
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Intel Vt-x - Android emulator

Im trying to improve the speed of the Android emulator by installing Intel Haxm. I've downloaded all that's necessary from the Android SDK. Now when I try to install the software for Intel, I get an ...
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Does creating a virtual machine from a physical Windows 8 install cause issues with activation?

It is possible to virtualize a physical disk using disk2vdh or vmWare vCenter Converter. The OS (Windows 8) will detect a change of the hardware from physical to virtual. Will it ask for activation? ...