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

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How can I migrate a VMWare image from my PC to OSX VMWare Fusion?

How can I migrate a VMWare folder/image from my Windows PC to OSX VMWare Fusion? When I copy the files across there is nothing to import; none of the VMWare files are selectable/clickable.
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Does disabling VT-x enhance stability/performance?

Currently I don't have much need for virtualization. Anecdotally, my friend's old computer had BSODs a few times a week, but after disabling VT-x the BSODs didn't appear anymore. In general, will ...
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Simple networking: Hyper-V Internal Virtual Switch on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1. I have downloaded Windows Vista VM for IE7 testing from http://modern.ie I also have VirtualBox installed to use with vagrant. Since Hyper-V is not yet supported by vagrant. ...
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How to create vdi from existing (off line) partition?

I have an old hdd from my notebook that carries WindowsXP. I would like to run this WindowsXP installation under Virtual box under Windows7. I am able to connect the disk to my Windows7 via usb. So ...
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QEMU and the Raspberry Pi

[I re-titled this for posterity, since it does turn out to be somewhat raspberry-pi centric] I'd like to try QEMU as an alternative to cross-compiling. I'm using v. 1.0.1 on fedora 17 [later: same ...
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What's the difference between a zero client and a thin client when it comes to virtual desktops?

Do these terms mean someone can boot a machine over the network? What is on the hard drive of the machine? I have seen Dell and Xen and others. I'm not getting it. Thanks. Can you run an OS ...
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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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Can I used previously installed Ubuntu and Windows 7 as parallel booting within eachother

I have a Windows 7 installation that I've been using for long time now and I'm also experimenting with Ubuntu nowadays. I recently installed 13.04 alongside my Win7 installation. Now my question is, ...
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Hyper-v on windows 8 core/basic

I am looking for a way to install Hyper-v on windows 8 core. It should be possible if pro that supports hyper-v built on core. There should be some upgrade package or hack that enables it? Or if i ...
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Having bridged network for lxc containers in Amazon ec2

I am trying to setup LXC containers on top of Amazon. I am very much new to Amazon and VPC especially. In fact created VPC for the first time to experiment lxc. My Goal: My goal is to have lxc ...
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Enabling Hyper-V in Windows 8

I've been following the guide linked below to enable Hyper-V in Windows 8 so that I can try out a few Linux distros without having to mess around with my UEFI bootloader on my machine, however, this ...
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Benchmarking: VM vs. Bare-Metal

I have setup a test machine running Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V role installed. There is one Windows Server 2012 VM running on top of that. This VM is the same server image that is also running ...
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Best practice for configuring hard drives in a virtualized environment

I want to play around with some distributed processing software. I intend to use KVM on an Ubuntu box to create 4 virtual machines and run CentOS on them. Ubuntu is installed on a 250 GB SATA drive. ...
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DNS issues when using VPN in Linux Mint

I'm using Windows8 as my host OS, and are running a Linux Mint VM on virtualbox, with its network being virtualized as NAT. I'm using Ciscos AnyConnect VPN to get access to a certain network. The ...
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VirtualBox command line error

I can run VirtualBox just fine, but when I run anything from the command line I get: VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object! VBoxManage.exe: error: Code ...
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How can I tell if my Intel Core CPU supports SLAT? [closed]

I am planning to create Windows Phone 8 applications, which are developed alongside Hyper-V. However, my current Core 2 Quad doesn't support a required feature called SLAT. How can I be sure the ...
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How can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...
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Is it safe to run FreeNAS inside VirtualBox?

I was planning on running FreeNAS on Virtualbox, the OS on a separate vmdk disk, then creating and using another vmdk disk(s) for the actual storage. This is for my home network (though I do have ...
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Ubuntu VirtualBox dual boot native win 7 partition

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 dual boot. Using VBoxManage Internal commands I created a vmdk file from my win7 partition and then I used that vmdk file to create a virtual machine. My ...
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How to get VirtualBox VMs to use host's DNS?

I use VirtualBox for my VMs. My office network setup is wireless, i.e. I connect to my company's WiFi network, which has a local DNS to resolve local names (such as something.mycompany.com going to ...
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Virtualization for desktop security?

I am frustrated with windows and the whole pay $60 per year for security products. Seriously, its too much now. I want to use virtualization for desktop security because I think (not sure) that it ...
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VMware - Workstation 9

I'm trying to install windows server 2012 on my "VMware 9.0 32 bit app" and it gives me an error that It can not install any 64 bit software I am using a Dell 3521 laptop and I have Windows 8.1 64 ...
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what would better improve a notebook's performance, a 4GB DDR3 or a 100GB SSD [closed]

I am using thinkpad E430 with win8 as my primary workstation. The notebooks bears lots of computing and programming tasks and I need to alternate between vmware guest os(linux) and my host win8 quite ...
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If two page files are on separate disks, how do I set Windows to fill up one and then the other

I am running windows 7 in a virtual machine. I have a C drive that is a normal SATA drive. I have a virtio drive that has a Reizer file system underneath that is roughly 3 times as fast as the C ...
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Virtual Box Can't Display 2 Screens But I Can Display 3

I'm having some trouble with virtual-box, I want to display 2 Screens one for my main monitor and one for my secondary. I achieved this now at a certain point (I cant really pinpoint when) Only one ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive. Before using it I would like to test it with VMware Player (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and convert it with "qemu" qemu-img convert ...
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How do virtual servers interact with the host machine's networks?

I've had this question long ago and still I've been unable to find a correct answer to it. I know it's possible to run several virtual machines. Let's say that I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 with ...
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SOHO Virtualized server [closed]

I want to create a server at home that runs either VirtualBox, KVM, or Xen, that is capable of doing the following: One vm will host a (linux) webserver (right now, just to host dokuwiki). Another ...
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What's the recommended way to move a VirtualBox VM to another computer?

I use VirtualBox 4.1.x on my Ubuntu machine and I've set up several virtual machines. Since there are several ways one can move a VM in VirtualBox to another computer, I was wondering which one is 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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How to start a virtual machine on a Mac where I am not a root/admin?

I want to have my own little unpolluted environment where I can test a project I am working on. The physical computer is a university Mac, and I don't want to interfere with its environment, so I ...
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Networking Issue with libvirt (kvm)

I'm running a desktop class computer tower with Ubuntu Server 13.04 (64-bit) installed. The server is configured with libvirt, and I use virt-manager to control and configure the VMs as well as ...
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How to run an application from host on guest OS in virtualbox?

I am wondering how to run an application from the host OS on a guest OS? I know this is possible but am unsure how to do it. The Host is windows 7 and the guest is Windows XP. Is it possible without ...
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Virtualization for reasonable video performance

I have recently built a new machine which I intend to use for gaming more than anything. To help keep the machine as clean as possible, I want to have a virtual machine running off a USB3 hard drive ...
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bridging virtual machines on xen

I have a dedicated server, running xen and a few virtual machines set up as separate entities with their own IP addresses. I have about 16Gb RAM left, and I would like to create a few more virtual ...
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Installing a non-default mouse driver in VMWare Workstation

VMWare Tools installs a generic "VMWare Pointing Device", and seems to "force" the guest to use that driver for the mouse. When I install the specialized drivers for the mouse in the guest, it can't ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 - remote gaming - RDP vGPU - Q about the limitations

I want to play games through lan, on my laptop. Ran by the other powerhouse. This, in theory, works. RemoteFX especially if virtualized by Server 2012, can do this. (I have a DX11 card, a required CPU ...
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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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Virtualbox, how to force a specific CPU to the guest

I have a XP guest in VirtualBox, windows 8 host. The guest shows the processor transparently same as the host (i5 2500k). However most of the installers don't recognize this processors and fail to ...
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Dual-boot AND Virtualize Both Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Dual-booting Windows and Linux is well-documented, as is running one of the bootable OSes as a VM inside the other (ex, dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu; in Windows, host Ubuntu in a VM using VMWare ...
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Isolate a Virtualbox VM from local network [closed]

I have the need to isolate a virtual machine created with Virtualbox from the local network but I need to provide internet access to that machine. It is the first time that I face this kind of ...
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qemu kvm - can't start VMs after installing xen hypervisor

I had been using QEMU KVM for long time and have few VMs. Recently I installed XEN Hypervisor following this instructions but decided to apt-get remove xen-hypervisor-4.2-amd64 Problem is that now, ...
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Error starting virtual machine inside hyper-v running inside virtualbox running on windows 7 64bit

I have Windows 7 64 machine and have installed VirtualBox on it. I have enabled all the virtualization options in BIOS. I have created Hyper-V virtual machine and installed Stand-Alone version ...
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In the context of virtual machines, what's the difference between a reference machine and base image?

I'm using VMware vSphere client 5. I don't know if this is a normal or not but when somebody needs a new system I deploy a new one from a template. Is the template what is called a base image? Then ...
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Enabling VT-d on a Haswell 4770k

Well, don't I feel like a sucker. I built a new Haswell box since my old computer was positively ancient. I built it with the explicit intention of using both virtualization and maybe even trying ...
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How can I remove BIOS unknown password on HP 620 laptop

While installing a new virtual machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 x64) I got a message saying : This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not ...
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Can I “Speed Up” a VM to emulate the passage of time?

I'd like to put a VM into "fast forward" so that I can see several days (or weeks, or months) worth of logs and temp files build up and analyse them. Is that possible with virtualbox & ubuntu ...