2
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1answer
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KVM bridging for virtual machines is not working

After restarting the server, I can not ping and reach my virtual machines from the net and vice versa [root@pc1(192.168.0.114) ~]# ping 192.168.0.63 PING 192.168.0.63 (192.168.0.63) 56(84) bytes ...
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1answer
44 views

Force network messages from VM's on same ESXi to gateway

In the context of introducing ESXi we would like to know if it is possible to force messages destined from VM_A to VM_B on the same ESXi towards the gateway. The reason behind this seemingly strange ...
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0answers
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Filesystem not 100% accessable all the time for our application after changing to virtual environment?

First of all my scenario : 3 servers one for services who are taking content over network share from SQL server one SQL server win 2008 / sql 2008 one web server all are physical machines. now we ...
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1answer
45 views

Guide to choose which is the best for VM - microsoft or vmware [closed]

i am confused between VM Ware and Microsoft Hyper V whic one is the best in terms of all. is there any comparison chart then please let me know. as to run os in vmware need to install esxi; it is ...
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5answers
646 views

Is there a reason to give a VM a round base-2 amount (2048MB, 4096MB, etc) of memory?

The title pretty much says it all, is there any advantage to giving a VM 2048MB of memory instead of rounding to base-10 and doing 2000MB?
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2answers
266 views

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Server: Guest Windows Server machine imported - only see blinking underscore

I exported 2 virtual PCs from Hyper-V. and then imported them. I can't start one virtual machine that has Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. The machine starts, but then I only see a blinking ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Problem copying/downloading Virtual Machines from ESXi 3.5 server

I have a ESXi 3.5 server that has 3 virtual machines on there that I cannot copy/download the virtual machine OR vmdk files from. I have tried the following options with their results: NOTE: all ...
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1answer
281 views

How to mirror a VM directory on a the host machine?

Doing web development I love having all the tools I've grown used to right here at my disposal. Right here, meaning on my local machine. I don't mind popping Vim for a quit edit or config setting on a ...
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2answers
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ESXi 3.5 Corrupted (flat & delta) vmdk files

Today, I found that one of my VM hosted in ESXi 3.5 cannot be started, the error in /var/log/messages was Mar 14 00:56:21 vmkernel: hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } Mar ...
2
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1answer
128 views

Hyper-V R2: Need help with disk structure

I'm going to use the free (non gui) version of Hyper-V R2. In my new server I have 8 disks in total (for Hyper-V R2 installation and virtual machine). Atm I'm going to run a single virtual machine, ...
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3answers
81 views

Securing a Virtual Machine outside the LAN

I want to "give" VMs to other people to TAKE HOME and use in their home machines. Those VMs should be configured not to accept USB devices, no CD/DVD and no local drives. Any way keep the VMs secure ...
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2answers
329 views

Windows 7 virtual machine additions for Linux

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=bf12642f-77dc-4d45-ae4e-e1b05e0a2674 Is the link above, "Virtual Machine Additions for Linux", compatible with Windows 7? There is no ...
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3answers
795 views

How to create a Windows Server 2008 VM

I have Windows 2008 Server set up. I want to create a Virtual machine with O/S Windows 2008 Server which can be booted with VM player. How do i go about it? Thanks, gauls
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2answers
274 views

What's a good public access terminal solution using old PCs and remote VMs?

Has anyone had experience using VMs as remote desktops for public access terminals (e.g. an internet cafe) In our case we don't want to charge money for access but I figure this solution has a few ...
2
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6answers
518 views

Setting up a dense virtual lab

I want to create a lab of virtual machines for testing. Something on the order of 80 Windows machines and 20 Linux boxes. The client OS doesn't need to do much but respond to ping, etc. They can ...