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

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VirtualBox from an existing partition

I installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu Hardy Heron installation, and I would like to use it to virtualize Windows for those rare occasions that I actually need to do something there. Unfortunately, I ...
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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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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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Lightweight OS to run virtual machines on?

It's always complex to install multiple OSs on a machine, but it's easy to use VirtualBox (or similar). But running VirtualBox on a full OS and then running different OSs from there seems a little ...
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Free Software Virtualization (like Evalaze) [on hold]

I'm searching for a free alternative to Evalaze. With Evalaze you can create isolated (sandboxed) "packages" of installed software. I think Sandboxie is another software like this. Is there a free ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to delete Vmware Hard Disks, instead of removing them?

i have a question concerning Vmware Workstation 11. When i want to remove a virtual Hard Disk of a VM, it doesn't delete the big .vmdk files, it just removes it from the Hardware list of the VM. 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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Using vagrant and docker on Windows

I'm trying to dockerize my rails application but I have one tricky constraint: one of the developers is using Windows. Vagrantfile: # -*- mode: ruby -*- # vi: set ft=ruby : ...
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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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Connect to the host machine from a VirtualBox guest OS?

I'd essentially like to access my host computer from the guest in VirtualBox. Is there an IP address given for my host which I can use from the guest? Are there extra steps required to set this up? ...
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extracting info from virtualbox .sav file?

I have a .sav file of VirtualBox which I want to restore. But the problem is I only have this file (without any other info of the disk file and RAM size and so on). I tried to duplicate one of my ...
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Can't use 1920x1080 Resolution on Xenserver windows 7 guest

I am using Xenserver 6.2 on my dedicated server and created a windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1 guest , and Now I am managing it remotely using Teamviewer . I have tried Powerstrip , But my Advanced Timing ...
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Using legally windows XP for 30 days [closed]

Can I legally use unactivated Windows XP for 30 days without licence violation? I mean before expires 30 days for activation. I need tens (more probably hundreds) of virtual instances of that system ...
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After enabling the hardware virtualization in BIOS, Windows 8 fails to load

So, my problem is described in the header. After enabling the hardware virtualization (I've got Intel Core i5, HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b055sr), Windows 8 failed to load. When I switched off the HV, ...
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Using Differencing VHD on Win 7

I was given two VHDs by a service provider, differencing disk D and parent disk P. These VHDs are meant for me to get training and proceed with development in future. The instructions were to use ...
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Can KVM run on top of host OS?

I was interested in experimenting with Xen until I discovered that it has to be installed bare metal. Hence, if I have a Linux machine and want to use it to run a Xen hypervisor, I have to install the ...
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Hyper-V alternative in Windows 8.1 Single language

Is there any way to enable or install Hyper-V in licensed Windows 8.1 single language. I have heard it requires Pro Edition of Windows. I want to run windows phone 8.1 emulator in Visual Studio. It ...
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Hyper-V Server not visible from Hyper-V Manager

Through our technet subscription, I have downloaded and installed hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I then have a Windows 8 server running Hyper-V Manager. Both machines indicate that they belong to the ...
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How to activate clean install of Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1

I'm creating a VM for website testing that runs Win 8.1. I started by building a new VM with a clean install of Win 8 Upgrade I purchased. Then I upgraded that to Win 8.1 Having converted to Mac a ...
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Obtain list of all VMs on Xen server with tags

I am trying to compile a list of VMs across our 12 Xen Servers. We use the 'tag' functionality extensively and I would like for the tags to be exported along with the VM names. E.g. Xen Server ...
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Benefits & Practicality of Virtual Machines [closed]

I have been living under a rock for the past 5 - 8 years, and am just now getting up to speed with virtualization, virtual machines and platforms like VMware or VirtualBox. I think I am starting to ...
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How do I install the virtualization tools on a Virtual Box Ubuntu machine?

I'm following this guide to install OpenNebula on my Ubuntu virtual machine: http://docs.opennebula.org/4.4/design_and_installation/quick_starts/qs_ubuntu_kvm.html But I'm stuck at the first command: ...
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How can I convert a domain controller account to local account for forensic analysis?

I am doing a forensic analysis of a Windows machine that has multiple local accounts but have a domain controller or active directory account. I can analyze the files of the user because the files are ...
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Asus motherboard P5P43TD BIOS doesn't show Intel Virtualization Technology option

My motherboard is an Asus P5P43TD. It has default values loaded, and in the advanced menu in the CPU Configuration section, the Intel Virtualization (VT-x) option is not listed. I have upgraded and ...
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What is better with virtual machines than with containers?

I've been reading up on Docker recently, and I see that there are plenty of reasons to use containerization instead of virtual machines. But what is not talked about as much (since containerization is ...
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VMware null modem serial cable between virtual machines

Right now I am using some software to emulate a null modem serial cable on my Windows computer connected to itself. For development purposes I need to have a null modem connection to a linux computer ...
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Playing Windows games on Linux

Windows games can be played on Linux either through Wine or by running Windows in a virtual machine. Which gives better performance?
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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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XEN boot error on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am trying to boot to xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64 package following the guide from official Ubuntu website, But whenever I reboot and try to boot into XEN (holding shift on grub and choosing xen ) I get ...
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VirtualBox “sharing” entire host partition (non-OS) with VM

I've created a VM (Windows 10 CTP) and a new virtual disc for the OS/etc. installation. I've then created a raw VMDK which points to a partition on one of my host machine's data drives, call it Data0, ...
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How to turn on promiscous mode in vmware?

I was told that in order to turn on promiscous mode in vmware, I need to do this: chmod a+rw /dev/vmnet* However, I am confused that there is an option in the vmfusion preference: Do I need to ...
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Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 needs SLAT to run?

After installing Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 with Update 2 I got this error message at the end of the installation, telling me that my computer does not support hardware virtualization, and that for ...
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Is it possible to create a VM that survives outage of host? [closed]

This is just an academical question. Is there any way from technical point of view to setup virtualization subsystem that would be able to survive (VM's would be still accessible and fully ...
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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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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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While Deploying Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), I'm not able to add any VM's in the Collection

I am trying to create a Virtual Desktop collection, when ever i reach the page where it asks to select a Virtual Desktop Template it does not detect any Virtual Desktop even when I have a VM on the ...
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Hyper-V: Create virtual network, with LAN access, but without Internet access

I'm pretty paranoid when it comes to Windows 10's "data collecting". But I need to set up a Windows 10 VM on my build machine for development purposes. I basically want to be able to send files to ...
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Hyper-V appears to runs on top of the host OS, so why is it considered a native (type-1) hypervisor?

Wikipedia says: Hyper-V, codenamed Viridian[5] and formerly known as Windows Server Virtualization, is a native hypervisor...* Wikipedia itself says that a native hypervisor is type-1 ...
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Linux for work, virtualized Windows for games?

Hello, as a freelance developer I recently found myself severely bound by the memory limit of 32-bit operating systems, and I need to upgrade to a 64-bit system in order to continue working ...
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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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Why I can boot various kerel versions but not XEN kernel in grub2

I have successfully compiled XEN usigng following steps: wget http://bits.xensource.com/oss-xen/release/4.4.1/xen-4.4.1.tar.gz tar xzvf xen-4.4.1.tar.gz cd ./xen-4.4.1 export ...
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Two Vagrant VMs caused network issues

It seems that when I make a new virtual machine, my private networks are not reachable from the host. I assigned different IP addresses to both, and included them in my /etc/hosts file, however I'm ...
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Cannot restore Snapshot

Everytime I try to restore my VM from a snapshot I got My VM Freezing and I must shut it Down. When is shut down and I try to start the VM I got error: Code 'Exit: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Componente: ...
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What are the differences between OVF-Version 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0?

I have Virtualbox 4.3 and want to export different VMs because I'm recover my computer. When I want to export a VM I can choose between OVF-Format-Version 0.9; 1.0; 2.0 But what are the differences ...
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XEN Guest cannot open display error

My setup is : [XEN - dom0] installed directly on hardware [ubuntu 12.04.5 server x64bit] , using it on CLI Mode - no GUI installed [domU - guest] HVM guest created via configuration file, I ...
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Can a paused spoon container persist beyond a computer restart? [closed]

I am trying to capture and persist a process state for later restart, and have looked into app virtualization as possible solution. The current experiment is with Spoon containers. As far as I see, I ...
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Connect to Hyper V running in Windows 8 from a different Windows 8 machine in a homegroup

I have 2 computers with Windows 8.1 Pro in a Homegroup. Computer A has Hyper-V installed with several VM's. Computer B just has the management tools, including Hyper-V Manager. I am trying to ...