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

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Enabling Intel VT-x virtualization with a Dell Bios

Edit: My previous questions was wrongly written so I'm going to explain myself better. I've been trying to install Intel's HAXM in my PC(Dell Optiplex 3020, Intel Core i5 4050). I haven't been able ...
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Can I use the same Virtual Machine in two virtualizers?

Is it possible to use the same virtual machine in VirtualBox and also in VMware without losing any data? I don't need to use them "at the same time" but rather have the choice to lauch the virtual ...
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Better use XEN or KVM? [on hold]

I have read a lot about XEN and KVM (best documents I read where from phoronix.com and major.io) and would like to know which one is really better. The thing is, that according to the stuff I read ...
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Transfer VM without shutting it down?

Is it possible to transfer a VirtualBox VM from one server to another without shutting it down? Is there any way to achive this? Does this technology have a name to identify it? As far as I know Xen ...
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Virtualization for security reasons [on hold]

I am going to build a home server and I am planning it's software setup. I would like to expose one or two services to the outer world. Namely, OwnCloud, in order to have remote access to my files. ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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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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Can I use VHD file to boot VMWare?

I am using VMWare and my OS image is in the form of a VHD (virtual hard drive). I've done some searching but I don't see anything on this. So my question is: Is it possible to load my OS onto my ...
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Intel VT-x disappeared after upgrading to Windows 8

I've upgraded to Windows 8 some weeks ago (MSDNAA!) and today, while I was trying to run a VM, I've noticed that VT-x is disabled. Now, Hyper-V works without problems, as I've tried emulating Win7 ...
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Cannot disable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1, listed as missing [duplicate]

I'm trying to run AndyOS. Its an Android emulator to run Android apps and games on my PC. My system meets the hardware specifications and since I have prior experience in running virtual machines, I ...
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Blinking white transparent screen in VMware workstation 11

Whenever I play games in my VMware workstation 11 virtual machine, I get white transparent blinking screen, the blinking screen is covering entire virtual machine screen, and it goes in intervals of 5 ...
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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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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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Unable to change IPv4 properties for a VirtualBox Host-Only Adapter

Keeps coming up with: In order to configure TCP/IP, you must install and enable a network adapter card. Using Vagrant and ScotchBox if that helps but also tried with a basic Vagrant box and same ...
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How can I copy my (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux filesystem to another computer?

I have spent a lot of time configuring my computer: shell scripts, path definitions, video settings, as well as lots of programs. The disk is ext3 formatted. I would like to 1) move everything ...
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esxi VM resource allocation for multiple users with varying requirements

I have an esxi host which several users will use as a development machine. Let's say that I have a host with 32 cores and 32 GB of RAM and 4-5 developers that will work on Ubuntu machines. The number ...
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What are the differences between the linux-virtual, linux-image-virtual, and linux-image-extra-virtual kernels in ubuntu? [closed]

I'm wondering what the differences are between these kernels? linux-virtual linux-image-extra-virtual linux-image-virtual
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VT-X option not available in BIOS even if Intel Core supports VT-X

Im trying to speed up an android emulator using VT-X but there is no VT-X options in my BIOS. Even worse, my BIOS is almost empty! There is only the change password, which way to boot, information and ...
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Vagrant up error: E_FAIL (0x80004005) with Laravel Homestead

I've recently did an update to my vagrant box as well as a composer update for laravel homestead and now I'm granted with an error when I use homestead up. Bringing machine 'default' up with ...
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Cannot create a virtual machine on Fedora: Activation of org.freedesktop.machine1 timed out

I am trying to create a new VM within Fedora using virt-manager. However, I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line ...
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Is it possible to create an isolated environment to install 3rd party application into?

I am looking for a utility / method to install 3rd part applications, such has embedded compilers, into its own isolated environment, including registry. On Mac OS X I use homebrew to achieve this. ...
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Virtualization of multiple command line tools

Short Question Has anyone had success virtualizing multiple command line tools in Windows? Background In a previous SU Question I asked how to setup isollated work envrionments. The over all ...
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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Virtualise a physical Windows 95 PC

I recently found my old Windows 95 PC in the attic. Is it possible to virtualise it before I dispose of the hardware? What is the best way of achieving this? The machine doesn’t have USB. I might be ...
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Use physical harddisk in Virtual Box

Using Virtual Box, how can I install an OS to a secondary, physical disk, and boot it in both (at separate times) Virtual Box, and as a typical secondary OS install?
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Desktop virtualization (Hyper-V / vSphere)

Is there a way to deploy vSphere on a single Desktop PC and have it do a GPU passthrough to a client (so eg. I could "switch OSs" on a key combo), or a similar solution? Note that I don't mean VMware ...
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How do I setup host-only VMWare to use the host's DHCP server?

If I have a VMware box with host-only networking, what is the IP of the host, or how do I connect to the host? I'm testing some DHCP stuff and I would like a fresh VMware box to only communicate with ...
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Disk I/O controller performance

I am building an home server with an old HP media center m8125x (link for all specs : ...
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XEN HVM: GUI rendering artifacts on VNC

I'm facing a strange issue running Xubuntu (tried Ubuntu also, same problem with Unity, but no problem with Metacity) on Xen HVM while connecting to it via XEN's builtin VNC. Some parts of the user ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro restarting in VirtualBox boot from ISO (virtualization enabled)

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 Pro X86 on a VM with VirtualBox. My OS is LinuxMint 17 Cinnamon. Everything is set up properly except for the fact that I can't asign more than 1 CPU to it in ...
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troubles with PCI-E passthrough with qemu on ubuntu: pci-stub/bind says no such device

so im trying to bind my second radeon card to pci-stub, as per instructions for setting up GPU passthrough in here, but once i get to binding the card to pci-stub, it tells me it isnt there. this is ...
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Hyper-V won't enable in Windows 8 Pro: “Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware”

The checkbox to install Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro is disabled. Hovering over it reveals the message, Hyper-V cannot be installed: Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware. There is a ...
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What happens when KVM virtual machines try to use the same core of a processor?

I have many virtual machines hosted with KVM on a single server. The problem(?) is there are now more machines then cores of the processor. From what I found I cannot use more RAM then I have but can ...
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Limit VirtualBox guests to one network interface

I have one Linux (Ubuntu) box and inside two Virtualbox guests (guest1 + guest2). The host has two interfaces. (eth0 + eth1) I need to define: Host uses only eth0 Guest1 uses eth1 Guest2 uses eth0 ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So I’m trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: BackTrack5 CentOS 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) Windows XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Alternative way of converting physical disk to virtual

I have a hard disk (60 GB, about 20 used) with windows XP I want to convert to a VirtualBox hard drive. I followed the instructions in [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows] but the process ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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Installing Intel HAXM inside VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Intel Hardware Acceleration Execution Manager in a Windows 7 guest using VirtualBox. When I run intelhaxm.exe to install it, I get the following error: This isn't true, ...
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VmWare - Internet connection not available in Virtual machine

I'm using VMWare. My host machine has internet connection. I have selected NAT in the virtual machine settings. What else do I need to do to get internet connection in virtual machine.
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iptables syntax to forward remote desktop requests to a virtual machine on CentOS host

I can rdesktop into a VM running Windows XP hosted on my CentOS 5.4 machine from the hosting machine and work just fine using the private address (192.168.122.65), but I now need to allow remote ...
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Oracle VM Virtual Box Import virtual appliance error

While importing fedora 19 virtual applience in virtualbox i met some error. here is some description of problem: image: http://s013.radikal.ru/i323/1411/ed/071ef5dd1c47.png in error description is ...
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Implementing PCI-Passthrough with Linux-KVM on Debian

I am attempting to use PCI-Passthrough to attach an old video card (Radeon 4770) to a virtual machine. I am using Linux-KVM to run my virtual machines on a Debian Linux (Wheezy, 3.2.0-4-amd64) host. ...
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How can I list which virtual ethernet pairs are running in the current linux host?

I have a question related to the veth pair that is used in Linux system. I want to know which veth pairs are running in the current host, which I mean querying the pairs by using one Linux command or ...
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Virtualization enabled from host computer but disabled from guest virtualbox?

I have enabled virtualization on the BIOS and verified it by issuing this command from the host computer: I have ubuntu desktop 14.04 64 bit as host, virtualbox 4.3.10 and ubuntu server 14.04 64 bit ...
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VM share host's VPN connection

I am trying to get a (guest) VM running on my (host) machine to talk to a (remote) VM running God knows where on some server that is accessible via corporate VPN. I am able to SSH from the host to the ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 Task Manager report the actual CPU frequency when Virtualisation is turned on?

In this question, I asked why the actual CPU frequency wasn't being reported in the performance tab of windows task manager. It turns out I had Virtualization turned on in the BIOS. When I disabled ...
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Making a VDI image bootable for VirtualBox

I created a disk image of a Ubuntu (12.04) system by using dd if=/dev/sda6 of=xxx.img The VDI image was created by using vboxmanage clonehd xxx.img xxx.vdi --format VDI When I create a new VM ...
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Existing Win7 machine: Install Ubuntu and convert existing Win7 to VirtualBox VM

I have a dev laptop with Windows 7 installed. I want to switch this to Ubuntu and convert the existing Win7 physical installation to use in VirtualBox running under the newly installed Ubuntu. I ...
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How to shrink an VMWare multi volume disk?

I'm familliar about srinking the total space of a virtual disk of Oracle VirtualBox disks using their vboxmanage.exe comandline tool for shrinking, but now I have an VMWare multi volume disk (vmdk), ...
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Advice on buying a server for virtualization [closed]

So I am a student. I'm looking to buy a server for virtualization. I would like to test different product and make testing environments (like in production) to expand my knowedgle with server ...