A virtual machine (VM) is a completely isolated guest operating system installation within a normal host operating system. It is a software implementation of a machine (i.e. a computer) that executes programs like a physical machine.

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When to employ server failover in a virtual environment

This question kind of got me thinking about fault tolerance in DHCP, so I did a little digging in my current environment and discovered that we only have 1 DHCP server per major site in our company ...
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How do I give label to vSwitches on VMWare?

I've searched extensively trying to name the vSwitches that I create, but all I can name them are "vSwitchX" where x= some number. How do I give these switches names? I'm using the Web Client. ...
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Two NIC (eth0,eth1), two global IP on same subnet. Became unreachable to IP on eth1 after reboot

I configured a CentOS 6.5 virtual server and deployed it to a remote VMware vSphere environment. We needed two IP address, so I added a virtual NIC and assigned a second IP on eth1. I didn't ...
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Add more than 10 vmnet in “vmware server” 2 [closed]

I need to create an esxi 5.5 nested environment on win 2k8 and i would want to do it on vmware server instead of workstation. vmServer has "only" 10 vmnet adapters, but i've 15 nic on my physical ...
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Monitoring virtual machine [duplicate]

Can you recommend some tools for monitoring Ubuntu that is running on VMware Player? I've found Nagios, GroundWork etc.. but they're all too complex for measuring just the energy consumption of a ...
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SQL, website and desktop application on a Windows Azure server?

I recently started considering Azure over my current VPS host PhotonVPS for Virtual Machines. I assume that Virtual Machines are the same as VPS servers (please correct me if I am wrong about that). ...
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Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
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Linux Containers (LXC) : lx-execute and networking

I have a question about LXC Containers. I have some containers, if I lxc-start them, they come up with networking fine, but I want to just be able to run commands against them using lxc-execute, ...
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List all devices emulated for a VM

I have created a VM with the below command in qemu . (KVM enabled) #qemu-kvm -m 1024 -enable-kvm -hda /var/lib/libvirt/images/fedora.img NOW, VM is launched. I would like to know the exact devices ...
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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...
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Are computations performed in a Docker container exactly repeatable?

I've read the question titled "How is Docker.io different from a normal virtual machine?", but I'm still not certain how "virtual" docker containers are. For example, in a scientific setting, ...
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Any disadvantage of running a virtual machine using files for its drives hosted on freenas/zfs?

I recently got tired of the really slow I/O reads and latency (10-30 MB/s read, not sure for latency but very slow) from a provider I rent a virtual machine from. He uses freenas, the virtual machine ...
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Can't use ssh in a VM Centos [duplicate]

When I tried to connect my Ubuntu 13.10 to my VM Centos 6.5 using ssh appear the message "Connection refused" or "No route to host" even than I change the port, noting change. See here I need to use ...
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Xenserver firewall consideration

We are setting up Xenserver for a production environment with seperate VMs for a website, billing, control panel, mail. My question is, should we rely on each server's IPtables or is it necessary to ...
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Move big file from VM to host hypervisor in vmware vsphere

I have a big file (220G) I would like to move from a virtual machine to its host. The file is actually another virtual machine's disk file. for other smaller files, I would have done that with a ...
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Re-purpose DD660 (DataDomain) for VM Storage

We have an un-used DD660 (DataDomain) and an un-used x3650 M2 that we are wanting to use as a test bed for playing with Hyper-V as we look into it vs. VMware. Has anyone used a DD660 is simply ...
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Network setup issue with no connection between virtual machines

I have the following network setup: EDIT: NOTE: WARNING: In the above Windows1 should have the ip 192.168.137.1 The issue that i am having is that every machine can ping and connect to every other ...
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Which CPU model to set for guest KVM when processor is Ivy Bridge?

For a KVM host with an Ivy Bridge processor, which MODEL should use for CPU>CONFIGURATION in Virtual Machine Manager? Ivy Bridge is not available.
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Bridging is breaking the server: KVM configuration

I'm pretty new to networking and just can't get my head around this. I'm trying to setup KVM-Qemu so I can run some virtual machines. The instructions I'm following are telling me to use eth0 and ...
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Configure Windows 2012 VHD to boot in Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I use this server routinely to create Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 VHDs to boot within Hyper-V and natively. I have created a VHD, used imagex to ...
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DAG: Exchange 2010 and 2013

I have a server 2012 box that is now running AD/GC/DC/DHCP/DNS/Hyper-V and exchange 2010. The domain/exchange started on a sbs 2003 box that I recently demoted after transferring all roles to the ...
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How to send a snapshot of a VM

This may sound a bit simple and I could have it answered myself already but I just want to be sure in the process of sending someone a snapshot of my VM. So I am running vmware vsphere client version ...
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Jumphost VM not able to communicate with LAN

I have setup a jumphost VM on WinXP. It has 2 NICs. NIC1, which is the LAN, has the following IP settings: IP: 10.0.0.1 /24 (No default/ DNS configured) NIC2, which has external connections, has ...
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How does a hosting company change a file on a vserver without logging in?

In my virtual server, ssh is not on port 22, I don't allow login with passwords, and I don't allow root logins. Recently, the server was not responding. My hosting company told me that my Apache ...
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VMware VM with CentOS latest too slow while try to access PHP sites through browser [migrated]

I have a instance of VMware Workstation 10.0.1 running in my PC. My PC has this configuration: Proccessor: Core i5 3120M Memory: 3992 MB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1 The ...
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RHEL6 virtualisation license costs [duplicate]

Red Hat pricing for virtualisation seems very unclear. I've been quoted that one license covers "1 physical socket-pair OR 2 virtual nodes". I'm looking at running a RHEL6 base system as a fileserver, ...
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Unable to install windows 8.1 on virtual machine

How can I create a Windows 8.1 virtual machine using Proxmox? I downloaded the evaluation copy of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. However when I boot up the virtual machine, it cycles between the two below ...
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Vagrant w/VirtualBox and Multiple Network Interfaces [closed]

What's the right way to configure multiple network interfaces with Vagrant? Here's the simple Vagrant file I'm testing with: . Vagrant.configure("2") do |config| config.vm.provider :virtualbox do ...
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How to protect an appliance from unauthorized copy?

At the company I work for, we plan to build an appliance to simplify the deployment of our products. We will probably run a VM with docker containers underneath (containing the products) and a web ...
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Application upgrade - in-place or new VM?

We have a virtualised Windows infrastructure and generally have dedicated servers (1 app = 1 server). I am about to commence an upgrade project and am trying to decide if there is any benefit in ...
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High CPU% stolen on EC2 instance at extremely regular intervals

I have a m1.small EC2 instance on AWS running some websites. I noticed my CPU usage have peaks at regular interval of times, exactly every 30 minutes (0:06, 0:36, 1:06, ...). I've checked my crons (I ...
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Debian on VM has web access but can't be pinged

I have just installed Debian on a Virtual Machine. I have internet access on the VM and installed SSH. I then did a ifconfig and discovered that the IP address is 10.0.2.15 which is strange as the ...
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Qemu - Disk Type, SATA Controller Questions

This is not so much of a question asking for an answer as it is just looking for an explanation. Imagine the following scenario. I have a Windows 7 Laptop, Dell Precicion M4500 series, with an SSD ...
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Disable TCP checksum offloading on KVM virtual network

I have a virtual network for connecting KVM guests with the host. I need to disable TCP checksum offloading on this network. The ethtool works fine but I want to disable it permanently and I could ...
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SSH painfully slow on my local network?

I have a CentOS 6-x64 Server running through VirtualBox on Windows Server 2012R2, but whenever I SSH into it, it's painfully slow. This happens for both Putty on Windows, and SSH on OS X. I've read ...
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Azure two VM's in cloud service, can not RDP to one

I am new to Azure and trying to setup our companies testing environment in Azure. As I understand it for two machines to talk to each other in Azure they need to be in the same cloud service, i.e. ...
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Windows XP VMs on ESXis not pinging each other

I'm running a virual environment of this sort. There's a UCS box that has several VMs. I've setup 3 Virtual ESXi VMs and vCenter Server appliance. Using the appliance, I installed 3 WinXP VMs on the ...
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Hyper-V and AD --> recommendations for small site? [closed]

I have a dilemma about how to proceed with new AD / Hyper-V installation and would appreciate your views, experience and advice. Situation: we are a small company with single site (25 users) and few ...
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Rails 4 app + nginx1.4.4 + passenger4.0.37 on a headless Ubuntu12.x server running on a VM on my local machine

At the moment, it gives me a disapointing blank page. No 500, no 404, no errors on the nginx log file, just a snowstorm of interrogations. And its been hours of googling without success. So if anyone ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 VM Change Static IP [closed]

I am wondering if you have the option to change the static IP on a Ubuntu VM or if you should just spin a new virtual machine up? Has anyone out there every attempted this?
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How to get the specs of a server?

I have a virtual machine and boss says "Hey, get me the specs on that server." presumable because she wants to acquire a comparable one and will ask me to set it up from a backup of our current one. ...
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Do linux security modules (LSM) run on virtual server (vServer)? [closed]

I have a vServer for 10 EUR/month from 1und1 and I know that it is not a dedicated machine (meaning I have less control). I know that I can use some the system as root, yet the kernel is untouchable. ...
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Implementing hardware virtualization for custom hardware

When using QEMU/KVM there are certain network adapters that are supported and emulated. If one wanted to emulate the guest OS's original network adapter (e.g - a Broadcom interface that was present on ...
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Virtual Machine IP address type changed from static to dynamic

I am testing VMM in a lab environment, I have one VM host machine with one physical network adapter that has been allocated an IP address in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet on a router. I have create ...
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Iptables configure gateway virtual machine with 2 interfaces

I have a virtual machine that works like a gateway from other virtual machines. The configuration of the interfaces is the following UBUNTU: eth0: ip: 10.0.2.2 netmask 255.255.255.255 ...
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EFI virtual machine on Hyper-V

Is it possible to create EFI virtual machine running on Hyper-V? Which Hyper-V version should I use?
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Shrinking Linux Partition and VM's

I have a Centos 6.2 x86_64 Virtual machine running on an EXSi 5.1 Server. It currently use 320GB of space which is way too much space and need to be shrunk to about 80GB. What I need to do is reduce ...
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How can I quickly relocate an entire virtual machine to a new location?

We are using Hyper-V in a clustered Server 2008 R2 environment with 3 identical hosts. Virtual machines are stored on cluster shared volumes (CSV's) on a SAN backend connected via iSCSI. What is the ...
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Tap interface within a virtual machine has NO-CARRIER

I am trying to hook up a virtual machine to a host using openvpn. When i create a tap interface within the virtual machine using: /usr/sbin/openvpn --mktun --dev tap1 The state of the tap interface ...
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How to stop time synchronization on an Azure VM

I'm trying to simulate a different date/time on an Azure VM but the time keeps resetting itself to the current date/time. Is there a way to force the server to stay at a specific date/time until I ...