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

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How to enable Intel Virtualization if setting not found in BIOS but supported by CPU

I have the following CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/75119 It supports Intel Virtualization, but it is disabled according to Intel software utility. How can I enable Intel Virtualization, if the ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on AMD Asus motherboard

I have an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and an AMD fx-4350 processor. I know you have to go into bios to enable virtualization technology, but i can't find it anywhere. Online it says this processor ...
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Error when booting Centos with CPU > 1: timer not connected to IO-APIC

I am running 64-bit Centos (cat /etc/centos-release comes back with "release 6.5 (Final)"). It is guest OS running under VirtualBox (v.4.3.10) on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit host. When my setting ...
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vmware horizon view client 5.3 for windows: block printer redirection

I'm using vmware horizon view client 5.3 and I want to disable printer redirection. I don't want that the local user printers appear on the view desktop Thank you!
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Accessing a webserver hosted behind vpn with closed ports remotely?

I currently have the following setup: Win Server 2008 -------> Mint 16 Cinnamon VM tunneled through external VPN (using OpenVPN) ---------------> Webserver inside for local network access Is there ...
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RAW disk image and .Img format, Difference?

So I need .img file to use with xen hypervisor. Currently I have a vmdk disk image of my current installation. It seems qemu can convert from vmdk to raw disk image, and as far as I read, .img file is ...
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Oracle VirtualBox networking - Can I make a network that doesn't use any of the host computers?

I'm planning to test viruses, and I don't want it getting to my other computers on my network, so nobody else will be mad. Is there a way to make a network like that? I've been watching danooct1 and ...
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How to Encrypt a virtual machine on Mac?

I'd like to encrypt a virtual machine that I will be creating. The host OS is Mac OS X and I am running VMware Fusion. I know Trucrypt is usually used but I have never used it before and haven't found ...
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How to create a fixed size virtual disk with qemu-img?

What's the best way to create a fixed size disk with qemu-img ? I tried doing this., and it always seems to be creating a virtual /growing disk, doing a ls returns the actual small size of the vmdk. ...
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Format of Dynamic VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V

I created Dynamic VHDs using windows-7, windows server 2012 and Hyper-V. The VHD created in windows 7's Block starts right after the BAT but the VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V has a ...
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VMWare Workstation - Shared VMs - Mutiple Save Locations

I have been playing about with VMWare Workstation 10, and would like the Host to act like a server, i.e. I would like it to start the guests on start-up and shut the guests down on host shut-down. ...
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Xen PV machine fails to connect to console

I recently installed a PV virtual machine under xen 4.4. I'm using XL toolstack. below is the configuration file of the PV machine. kernel = "/var/lib/xen/images/ubuntu-netboot/vmlinuz" ramdisk = ...
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Using Xen paravirtualization, run Windows in Dom0

This documentation describes how Xen is accomodating Windows by virtue of 'Xen Windows GpIPv'. http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/XenWindowsGplPv But what I can't determine is wether or not, by dint of ...
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How to increase disk space in linux

I searched but can’t find a simple solution and easy to implement. I have a VM with two disks, one with 50Gb and other with 20Gb, and I need to increase 10Gb in the disk of 50GB so that you have ...
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Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host

Assume a box with both Linux and Windows installed on real hardware. Is there any way of booting the Linux and starting the Windows system via VirtualBox or some other virtualization framework from ...
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virsh - Failed to detach disk

I'm getting the following error when trying to detach a disk in virsh: virsh # detach-disk svr21 xvdb --persistent error: Failed to detach disk error: Requested operation is not valid: Xm driver only ...
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Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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Xen fails creating VMs using xl toolstack

Ever since xen 4.4 has been rendered obsolete; I tried to switch from xm toolstack to xl. This wasn't really turn to be a simple task though. I've been getting errors, libxl wasn't able to work around ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to ...
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64-bit Windows guest in VirtualBox impossible without VT-x support?

I have successfully installed Windows Vista 32-bit in a VM with VirtualBox. Now I'm trying to do the same with Windows Vista 64-bit and it just isn't working. I have created the VM but it seems that ...
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networking in virtualization

I have a redhat9 as guest and a fedora18 as host. the guest is connected to network but I'm not sure through bridge or nat. I just know that other machines can't ssh or ping it. because they are not ...
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Pano Logic virtualization with WINDOWS 7, VMWare VIEW doesn't start (worked with XP)

Our Pano Logic virtualization with Windows 7 (using VMWare View) doesn't start. The Pano system can't seem to make a connection. However, it worked with Windows XP before. Domain: check DHCP: check ...
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How to enable VT-x on ASUS K53SV?

I'm trying to install Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager). However, during installation, I get an error saying that VT-x is not enabled. As you can see, the image below proves the ...
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KVM Arch install - no network

I often use KVM to try out various Linux distros. All I have tried so far get an automatic network, Red Hat and Debian have all connected out of the box, no problem. Makes installations very easy. ...
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Enable hardware virtualization in windows 7

I'd like to enable the Hardware Virtualization functionnality in my Computer, so download the Securable Tool. When i launched the program i got this result My computer's configurations : I ask: ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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Can virtual storage shorten the life of SSD?

AFAIK SSD's controllers are distributing writes over free space on the disk, trying to equalize usage of memory cells. Now let's image that I have 40GB of free space on SSD, and running VirtualBox ...
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What's the diffrence between snapshot-create and snapshot-create-as in virsh kvm?

On my virtualization system there are some VMs. One of them was aimed for testing some services on it. So in this case I need to have the first state of that VM. I searched for a solution found the ...
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virtual machine replication between two separated Hyper-v clusters

I have two identical hyper-v cluster configurations. Here is the configuration: 2 hyper-v servers in cluster with shared via fiber channel storage. There is a 10 Gbit ethernet between these ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote desktop substitution

Is it possible to substitute the program that Windows Server 2012 by default uses for remote desktop with another program? I need a program that can handle OpenGL, and it is my understanding that by ...
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Why does speccy say that virtualization is not supported, when it is enabled in the bios?

I have an AMD FX 6300, and I have virtualization enabled in the BIOS (I checked it twice) but Speccy says it's disabled. I am on Windows 8.1 and can run VM's on Hyper-V fine, is this something I need ...
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Can I virtualize a physical hard drive directly on ESXi?

I want to virtualize one of my existing operating systems (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use the VM in my new ESXi setup. I know that I can use the vmware converter standalone client on my Windows laptop to ...
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Not able to ssh into host from KVM guest when using user mode networking(default)

I used virtual machine manager to create a Ubuntu VM which uses default NAT based networking still using the default address 10.0.2.2 I am not able to ssh into the host, neither can I connect to VM ...
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broken virtual enviornment virtualenv?

I am getting this error when I run python in my virtual enviornment: (env):~$ python Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not find platform dependent libraries ...
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Installing OS on target disk from external dock

I want to install Windows on my SSD, but I don't want to plug it in via SATA. I have an external HDD dock, so I'm going to plug it in there. Question is; how can I install Windows from my external HDD ...
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File System for virtualization server [closed]

I am going to be running a Proxmox (a virtualization distro based on debian wheezy) server. There is going to be 1 or 2 KVM vm and 2 - 3 openVZ containers running at any given time. I want to be able ...
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Does Virtual Box contain openvswitch inside the hypervisor

Does Virtual Box have an OpenVSwitch (or something similar that supports OpenFlow) as a part of hypervisor to enable the customers to configure the network of the virtual machines remotely using ...
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How to move data from root disk to SAN in Solaris Zones

Okay, this might be quite straight forward but since I have never done this before, I am not sure the ramifications. So I thought I ask here. I have previosuly created a zone on an ldom (guest ldom ...
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Running virtual machines on a virtual machine

I would like to have several virtual machines, to start and stop them at will. But the base machine is itself virtual. Is this doable? Which virtualisation software is capable of doing this?
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How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access?

How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access? What tools can I use to diagnose the problem? Are there log files I can examine? (I'm new linux and networking and VMs. Please execuse me if I ...
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Which Windows settings to apply inside a virtual machine?

I am looking for good settings to make within Windows when Windows is running as a virtual machine. My virtual machines are used in the following environment: used during Software development used ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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What is Hyper-V for

I've just wanted to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox virtual machine. In response VirtualBox served me an error: VT-x is not enabled I googled that it may be caused by Hyper-V enabled on my ...
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Enabling virtualization in BIOS causes Windows to stuck while booting

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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Enabling Hyper-V in BIOS causes Windows to stuck

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
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Xen: graphics passthrough. How it looks from the host?

I'm starting to think to install Xen as a main hypervisor; and I need to have a single Win7 client with access to (primary, single) physical GPU with accelerated graphics support. Now, am I right ...
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Can I use the same VHD file to switch back and forth between boot to VHD and a Hyper-V virtual machine?

I'd like to physically install Windows 8.1 Pro and convert my existing physical Windows 7 machine to a VHD as I'd like the convenience of using a Hyper-V virtual machine to access it without having to ...