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First you say this: Would ripping out the drive and putting it in an external USB caddy in order to use Disk2VHD from my Windows 7 PC work? Well, “…ripping out the drive and putting it in an external USB caddy…” would definitely work as a way of you accessing the raw data on the hard drive itself. I recommend that before you toss the proverbial ...


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You can convert a physical machine to a VMware virtual machine using their tool. The software will "generify" the hardware components to be compatible with the virtual machine. Here's a YouTube video on how to convert physical to virtual workstation.


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You can investigate using apt-cache: $ apt-cache show linux-virtual gives, among other things: Depends: linux-image-virtual (= 3.16.0.25.26), linux-headers-virtual (= 3.16.0.25.26) Description-en: Minimal Generic Linux kernel and headers This package will always depend on linux-image-virtual and linux-headers-virtual. From the Depends line, ...


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The desktop virtualization technology VirtualBox does indeed provide live migration. It is called teleportation though. An example can be seen here. XEN does provide this functionality. And KVM provides this functionality as well. And VMWare provides this functionality as well through vSphere. Edit: Microsoft Hyper-V provides this functionality as well.


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You can not use the same virtual file to boot in both Exsi server and virtual box since this might corrupt the files and wont work as you expected.But you can create virtual machines using ovf and ova formats and both will react as different instance where the changes won't be committed/synced in between the virtual machines.


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You can just copy the whole directory across. I used to provision machines like this: boot from rescue CD partition drive copy entire filesystem using rsync-over-ssh (!) rerun grub-install to install bootloader run a script to change hostname and a few other settings reboot into new system The (!) is because you need to be slightly careful here with the ...


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for those wanting to convert the drive instead of using a transparent virtual disk, or link... (took me around 20 minutes to convert a 32GB USB drive to vmdk) VBoxManage convertfromraw \\.\PhysicalDrive2 D:\VirtualMachines.vmdk --format vmdk *\.\PhysicalDrive = number of your USB drive found in Disk Management *D:\VirtualMachines = this is the path I ...


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a) Convert the disk to VHD format using http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx b) Even if Virtualbox can use VHD format, I found better to convert it to its native format using VBoxManage clonehd converted.vhd converted.vdi The whole problem was indeed the painfully slow NTFS writing under Ubuntu, see NTFS write speed really slow ...


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So, you want nested virtualization with VT-x exposed to guest operating system. It is possible on VMware since version 8 or 9 (I'm not sure about 8, if someone knows please post comment), but it seems to be not supported in VirtualBox (according to this still open feature request: link).


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Yes, you can have more VMs than cores. The hypervisor's job is to divide the CPU usage, just like a regular kernel would schedule multiple processes. In fact, with KVM the virtual machines are scheduled pretty much exactly like regular processes by the same Linux host kernel. (Remember that virtualization also works on single-core systems, which means the ...



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