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 inject packets to a tap interface?

I'm trying to find a way to use a tap interface to test some networking capture code. We are passively capturing wifi data and processing it through some analysis software. I would like to build ...
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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 8....
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XenServer vSwitch Controller

I'm working to stand up a vm server however I'm running into an issue with the networking. I can't seem to create a Cross-Server Private Network for the vm's. I run the following command xe-switch-...
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How do I convert an .img file to vhd?

I have an image file (linux based image) and want to convert it to VHD so that it can be used to create hyper-V VMs. I used "qemu-img convert" to convert raw to vpc format, but vpc doesnt work for ...
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VirtualBox not reponding on Windows 98/ME ISO

I cannot install Windows 98 or ME on VirtualBox. It stops reponding. It works fine if I use a pre-made image folder, but not with the iso.
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Is there a way to wipe a VirtualBox drive on exit?

In VirtualBox, is there a way to wipe the virtual drive of a Guest OS upon exiting/shutting down that OS? If not, is there any other way to reaching that goal without doing it manually?
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How to run a XEN virtual machine ontop of a RHEL 7 installation and then run windows 7 pro 64-bit ontop of/in the XEN VM

I would like to run a XEN virtual machine ontop of an RHEL 7 installation and then run windows 7 pro 64-bit ontop of/in the XEN VM. How best can I go about it. Re: the baseline RHEL 7 is properly ...
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What are the disadvantages of enabling virtualization?

I am developing apps for Android. The emulator recommends to enable virtualization. But I'm not sure whether is it good for my computer in the long run? Also, my pc recommends me to disable ...
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Move VMs from 2008 R2 cluster to a separate 2012 R2 cluster

I would like to ask for a recommendation on how to move approx. 99 VM's from a 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster, to a completely separate 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster. I assume the best option is to: 1) ...
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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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HP 500-164 Crashes and Reboots After Starting Hyper-V VM 15 Mins Earlier

I have been using my HP 500-164 desktop as a Hyper-V host since I bought it (sometime around the initial release of Windows 8) and it was working fine I ran Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Edition then about a ...
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Xen VPS with 2 IPs from 2 different subnets

I am new to Xen and I am trying to understand how to add 2 different IPs on the same guest VPS. First, I am going to explain my node setup, which is a physical server with 32GB RAM and 2 NICs on it. ...
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detect host machine cpu type

Support I'm running a VMWARE virtual machine (Called Machine A) on a host server which we call it B. I want to know are there any methods that applications/users inside A (the VM) can detect CPU type/...
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Is it possible to install 2 OS onto the SAME virtual machine in Hyper-V, and if yes how to?

Suppose I already created an virtual machine in hyper-V client with Windows 8.1 install. Now I also want to install another OS (Ubuntu) onto the same VM in hyper-V alongside the already Windows OS ...
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Change MAC address of “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter” (on host)

When I installed Oracle VirtualBox, it created a network adapter on my host system called "VirtualBox Host-Only Network". According to ipconfig /all, this virtual network adapter has the MAC address ...
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How to bridge enp0s3 with a peer of veth?

My Lap: Ubuntu 15.10. And I have a wired NIC enp0s3. I want to create a veth pair veth0 and veth1 and bridge them with enp0s3, and set veth1 to a new netns ns1, so that processes in ns1 can access the ...
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How to let the Hyper-V / Virtual Machine Connection window use native resolution instead of incorrect high-DPI scaling?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Hyper-V virtual machine hosted on Windows 8.1. It all runs on a Surface 3, so the high DPI scaling is enabled on Windows. I also have a plain old full HD secondary ...
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How do I enable the shared clipboard in VirtualBox?

Where is the configuration option for sharing clipboards (copy & paste) between the host OS and the guest OS?
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Unable to load a required virtual machine component and it's not KB3045999 fault

This is known issue that is caused by KB3045999: The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more information....
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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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Expose virtual machine to internet [pentest lab]

I would like to create a virtual machine using virtual box for making a hacking lab and allow someone to try to hack it from internet. (So the virtual machine would be the victim). How can I do that? ...
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Error “Code: 0x0000000A” while installing Windows 7 in VM

I have Windows 10 on a PC that I built myself. I'm trying to install a VM with Windows 7, I cannot find the option to turn on virtualization anywhere in the BIOS. The only thing even related to ...
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Would it be possible to boot natively into a XEN virtualized operating system without the user noticing?

What I am trying to accomplish is the following: Set up XEN on a headless Debian host. Set up a fully virtualized desktop environment based on Debian. Boot into that virtualized desktop ...
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Having an issue with VT-x not being detected

I've recently built a new machine, planned as a significant upgrade from my last box... Gigabyte X99P-SLI Motherboard Intel i7-5930K CPU (Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes) 64 GB RAM ...
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Oracle VirtualBox not able to connect to internet when the host is having slow internet

Virtual Box running on windows 8.1 has trouble connecting to internet probably when the host is having slow internet connection (This happens occasionally and there is no issues with the internet ...
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pre-boot level virtualization

Here is the scenario I'm trying to achieve. Any help towards it is much appreciated. I would like to setup a computer on which I can virtualize the OS at the pre-boot level with the ability to create ...
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kvm-linux with zero(thin) client

I have to run a virtualization in my office. Can I use kvm-linux virtualization with zero(thin) client? I know vmware supports zero client protocols well but does kvm support it too and I can connect ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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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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VMware Workstation Pro: Is there a feature matrix for Windows guests?

Is there a feature matrix available for VMware Workstation Pro guests? The situation: Have to deploy a virtual environment at a client. They have a valid Windows 7 and Windows 8 license, and they ...
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Tool to mount an zip/rar/* as a windows drive and be able to WRITE to?

did read this and tried suggested Pismo File Mount and Win Archiver Virtual Drive but they mount archieve with 0 free space so explorer says "not enough space for copying".(I did set write option in ...
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How to mount a directory as a drive in Windows 8?(for page file)

did read this, but subst and vhd not helped. Is there other software fir it?(allowing writing) I need to set page file to flash drive on windows 8, but windows doesn't support page file on it.
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Microsoft Office via Parallels on Mac: core utilization

So I guess it is a well known fact that Microsoft Office for Mac utilizes only one core. I am wondering how I can make it faster or how can I make it use all four cores I have on my Mac? We can ...
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Virtualization with UEFI'secure boot feature

I'm interested in the notion of emulating digital signature checks in virtual machines—the host can be booted without hardware-based digital signature checks, which can be moved to the VM, and the ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 different disk speed on CentOS and Debian

I found unexplained difference between running CetOS 7.1 and Debian 8.3 on Hyper-V 2012 R2. I create similar VM on similar hardware. Both virtual machines installed on 600 GB SAS 15K in RAID0 via ...
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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2(without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is I cannot ping any VM from any other VM, However I ...
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KVM: Assinging ethernet ports to a VM exclusively

I need to virtualise pfSense using KVM. Currently, pfSense running on bare metal. However, I am not sure how to go about it such that I don't create a security risk. The machine I am running pfSense ...
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Virtualbox VM bridged NIC to host Loopback-NIC serve Internet

I have a Virtualbox VM with a NIC in bridge mode to the host machine Loopback Interface... I have in the VM the IP 192.168.0.12/24 I Have in the host machine 192.168.0.11/24 (assigned to Loopback ...
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How to prevent another vagrant instance overriding /etc/exports file

I have multiple Vagrant for different projects. Whenever I vagrant up either instance causes the /etc/exports file to get overridden. The first vagrant instance synced directories get overridden by ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu Guest OS on an external hard disk, “Startup Disk Full” error

Trying to install Ubuntu as guest os(using VMWare Fusion) on a Macbook pro. Internal Hard disk size is 128 GB, plugged in a external hard drive (2TB). I want to install Ubuntu on this external hard ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.10 Auto resize not working. Will auto-resize down but not up unless in full screen

Using Virtualbox 4.2.10 with Windows 7 as host and guest. If I press Ctrl+F, the OS goes full screen. If I check the resolution, it says 1680×1050 -- same size as my host OS that has many (...
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Run Windows and Linux at the same time

Now before you mark this as a duplicate or jump to answer "Just use VirtualBox", this is a different use case. I am looking to simultaneously run two operating systems on my hardware, so that the ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system

While installing an OS, I am getting an error similar to: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and will fail to ...
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Can I pass non-graphics PCI-E without host drivers to virtualbox vm on FreeBSD

Like the question says, I have a pci-e card with windows (but not freeBSD) drivers. Can it be passed through from a host running FreeBSD 10.3 or higher to a VirtualBox VM running Windows 8.1/10? The ...
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ap-linux in a vm, does this make sense?

AudioPhile Linux, a distro tailor made to play audio has interested me. However I don't consider it desktop-grade and I don't have a spare machine to use it with. Does it make sense to run audio-...
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Linux server just as RAMdisk

I want to setup an anti-forensic Linux server to protect my users. My aim is to have the Linux distro and everything inside of it running from RAM, never storing anything permanently. It is possible ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS virtualization

I am building a web application for a family member and I need to learn Linux Administration, since I will be setting up the server myself. I've heard a lot about virtualization on server, but I have ...
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Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox via Bootable USB

Is it possible to create a Windows 10 Virtualbox guest instance wherein the OS source is from a bootable USB? If not, is this possible? Current host environment: Windows 10
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USB passthrough for QEMU gets error “qemu: could not add USB device”

When trying to run arch linux with a usb passthrough using qemu on my macbook pro retina 2015, running osx Yosemite 10.10., using the command: sudo qemu-system-i386 -cpu core2duo -cdrom ...
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Can I virtualize a retail copy of Windows 7 on a different machine than I originally installed it on now that it's Win 10?

I have two PCs. For the first, which was blank, I bought a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and installed it a few years ago. Then, when the Windows 10 free upgrade was announced, I waited a few ...