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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...