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

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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 ...
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Getting problems connecting to my server

I have a problem in my network. I have one network with 3 computers, 1 printer and 1 windows server version 2008. All computers in the network connected to the server have 192.168.1.xxx- IP addresses. ...
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how do i turn on hardare virtualization on my pc?

How do i update my bios ([G41C-S][1])? I have ASrock G41SC motherboard with a P4 2.8GHz processor. [System Summary] Item Value OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional ...
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How to set up a VM gateway/DHCP and virtual network in CentOS KVM?

Today I have a working setup where the physical host runs W2k3. It has 2 physical NIC's. It runs Vmware server and I have a ClearOS VM installed acting as a FW/DHCP/DNS for both the host and all the ...
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Debian installation on T60 (WD AFdrive + FDE wanted)

I recently bought a new WesternDigital drive (WD7500BPKT - 750 GB, advanced format drive = 4KB sectors instead of 512B) and I'd like to install Debian on it (never did it before). To keep some ...
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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 ...