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

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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? ...
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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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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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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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Virtualization software that supports mounting host zfs zpool

what virtualization software should be used for a guest operating system (preferably BSD) that supports mounting host(Linux) zpools in the guest OS? I am aware of the vmware ability to mount hard ...
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Which disk image support siplit into files, VDI, VMDK, or VHD?

Different from this quesiton, What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD? Does only vmdk format support 'splitting the storage file into files'? What about other formats? ...
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Cannot setup PCI Passthrough for display adapter in VirtualBox

VirtualBox supports PCI Passthrough and I'm trying to attach my graphics card to the guest OS (host is Windows Server 2012 and guest is Windows 8.1 Professional - so they should both work with the ...
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Can I boot up a virtual machine natively?

My question is: Is is possible to run a virtual machine natively on your hardware if you have installed the proper drivers etc? In other words, can I use a VHD as a regular hard drive to boot from? ...
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Intel site says VT-x is supported on my CPU, but tests say otherwise

I have a laptop with an Intel 2nd Gen. i7-2729QM (http://ark.intel.com/products/50067/) and the Intel site says that it supports VT-x, but I've downloaded the Intel Processor Identification Utility ...
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Virtualizing Windows with VT-d to play within it

I would like to know if what I want to is possible. First, here is my hardware configuration : MB : Gigabyte H77-DS3H Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) MSI Nvidia GTX 760 8 Gb RAM 1333 MHz What I want ...
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Running multiple OS on a desktop without a host OS [closed]

Is it possible to run multiple OS a desktop parallely? I mean without rebooting. Is it possible by "bare metal virtualization"?
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VirtualBox 64 bit guest VM stopped working after upgrade

I've been running a Windows Server 2012 VM on a Windows 8 64 bit host using VirtualBox 4.2.18 successfully. After upgrading to VirtualBox 4.3.0, the VM fails to start up because it stated that it does ...
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Use modem on Guest VM

Is there a way where i can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and i want to use my PCI modem on a guess virtual machine. Can ...
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Unable to install ubuntu 64 on virtualbox windows 8 host

While trying to install ubuntu 13 on windows 8 host, it throws the error "this kernel requires an x86-64 cpu but only detected an i686". However, mine is a new dell xps 8700 with haswell i4770 and I ...
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How to import a virtual machine to VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox, and someone gave me a folder containing the following files: cOS.vbox cOS.vbox-prev cOS.vdi Logs I want to use this with VirtualBox, but I'm not sure how. I had created a ...