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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“Error: Unknown error” when trying to start virtual machine from VMware server

Problem We are running VMware Server 2.0.0 build-116503 on a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. There is a virtual machine installed, running Lotus Domino on Windows Server 2003. Ever since a sudden power ...
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ASP.NET Performance Counters Temporarily Drop To Zero

Having some performance issues with a VM Image (I do not have access to the VM Host, only the guest OS). Trying to determine why there are periods of time ranging from 10-60 seconds where the server ...
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Ping flood from Azure VM to On-Premise Infrastructure

I have deployed a number of Azure subscriptions now with site to site VPN connectivity back to on-premise networks. In one scenario with a client, they have reported that on a regular basis ICMP ...
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Create VM on Azure with an existing VHD

I'm trying to create a virtual machine on MS Azure plaftorm, from my existing VHD file. When i'm trying to, I get the following error. Is there any parameter to specify the NIC? Did some research on ...
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Slow conversion of VDMK to VDI - Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

So I am trying to migrate from VMWare to Hyper-V and I'm using the MS tool Virtual Machine Converter 3.1. However, the VM conversions are going super slow. Like 2MB a second which means that a 300GB ...
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Converting virtual drives from .vmdk to .vhdx produces huge files

I'm using powershell and ConvertTo-MvmcVirtualHardDisk cmdlet to convert .vmdk disks into .vhdx disks to be able to run them in our hyper-v environment. For some reason, the .vhdx files produced are ...
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How to determine the VM limits thresholds on CPU limit from inside a VM or VPS

I was asked to recently to verify that a purchased VM , was provisioned with the appropriate compute from a hosting company. I suspect they are throttling the machines access to the cpu at 8% or 10% ...
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How Hyper-V server 2012 shares processor usage over virtual machine?

I have a Hyper-V server 2012 installed on my physical server (bare-metal). For testing purposes I created 2 VM machines (windows 7) and began testing server processor usage while VM runs at 100% ...
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“The location constraint is not valid” When Creating Azure VM

I've just signed up for an Azure account to test it out as a possible hosting solution, but when I try and create a VM from the VM Depot I seem to get the error "The location constraint is not valid", ...
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Virtualbox keeps aborting

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise on my host, and a Ubuntu VM on Virtualbox. My VM keeps aborting periodically. This is what I see in my logs: VBox: 00:00:35.201091 supR3HardenedErrorV: ...
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IIS 7.5 (Win7 Pro x64) AppPool stopping and features mising

i struggle with IIS 7.5. ------Settings------------- Firstly i created a setup of IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 professional, created a website, webservices, databases and so on. On the test machine ...
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How to make sure file in VM's folder is copied with VM when cloning VMWare Virtual Machine

I am running a vmware environment (Version 4 unfortunately) which requires me to use a bios rom file in order to run server 2012. I upload it to the root folder of the VM after creation, before boot ...
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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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Where do you store shared secrets used in building VMs dynamically (phoenix servers)?

We use vagrant to spin up linux VMs for dev, testing, and evaluation servers for our software. Most often, devs are using linux from VMs inside an AD-connected windows7 box. The configuration of the ...
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xenserver vm routing fails half the time on the same network

I recently switched from openstack (due to complexity) to xenserver at work, I ran into an issue that I can't solve, I can ping the server all the time but the vms part of the time. here is a ...
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Сan I use IOMMU for VT-d to give each virtual machine one at a time GPU?

If I use VMWare with 4 virtual-machines and 4 GPUs (nVidia Quadro/Tesla), then can I give (move) some devices to different virtual-machines for each by a single card? If I have one of these CPU, then ...
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Recompose a VMware vSphere machine without personal application data loss?

Our organization has converted a large percentage of our employees to VDI. Our logic is that we create a master image for each linked-clone pool, dedicate each linked-clone pool to specific purposes (...
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VCenter Upgrade Does not work

Task/Details We need to upgrade our Vcenter enviornment from v4.1.0 Build Number: 799345 to v4.1.0 Update 3 Build Number: 816786 Problem After backing up the database and the SSL certificates we ...
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linux hardware raid 10 / lvm / virtual machine partition alignment and filesystem optimization

I've been reading everything I can find about partition alignment and filesystem optimization (ext4 and xfs) but still don't know enough to be confident in setting up my current configuration. My ...
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Performance Implications of running multiple Virtual Servers using one base virtual disk?

I tried looking through old questions, but couldn't find one that hit this exact question. In VmWare's documentation on Snapshots, they mention utilizing them for a "process tree" setup. This would ...
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how to repair corrupted VMVare virtual machine file (.vmdk)

I have a WMWare ESXi virtual machine file that is corrupted after a power failure. VMWare does not recognize it as a valid .vmdk file also When I try this command: vmkfstools --fix check "myfile....
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xen to kvm migration using virt-v2v

I am seeing error connecting when I try to connect for conversion of xen-vm to kvm. I am use virt-manager w/o problems. Errors seen: [root@localhost ~]# virt-v2v -v -x -ic "xen+ssh://10.61.0.47" "...
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How to limit the block usage on a Thin Provisioned VMs ( VMware)

This question is similar to Best practices for thin-provisioning Linux servers (on VMware) However my question is a touch different. We have P2Ved quite a few servers (win/linux) and we needed to ...
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Export or Convert Hyper-V VM to OVA/OVF

I can't find (Google) any documentation on how to export or convert hyper-v VMs to OVA or OVF. The hyper-visor is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The results from Google only point to System Center ...
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Configuring NTP server on a virtual machine and have it point to the physical machine

I have a virtual machine running on a physical machine, both using RHEL 7/CentOS 7. I need to configure the virtual machine to serve as an NTP Server and have this NTP server point to the physical ...
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Bizspark Azure - How to enable load balancer to see instance from multiple accounts

We have recently gained access to bizspark and want to create a load balancer which would use instances from all 5 accounts. I’ve tried several approaches, but could not figure out how to get the load ...
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unable to ssh to Azure virtual machine

Brief explanation about the issue- I am experiencing VM restart every now and then. So whatever disk we attached get automatically unmounted. So as per the recommendations what we did is added ...
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Export OVF fails with “File not found” error

Good morning/afternoon/evening all: I am having an issue with a single Virtual machine when it comes to exporting an OVA/OVF. I recieve a "File not found" error that appears to be pointing in the ...
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Cisco vWLC sha2 certificates not supported bug?

I currently have an app running with a Cisco virtual Wireless Lan Controller, all works fine except we get some error messages regarding SHA1 certificates, when I'm looking for SHA2 support the cisco ...
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xinetd service is up but not listening on port 23

I am trying to open a telnet connection from a Wheezy VM to a router in GNS3 but even though the ping is successful, I am unable to open a telnet connection from the VM to any of the routers. the ...
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How to add a serial port to a Windows 7 guest VM using Xen server 6.5?

We wonder how to add a SERIAL PORT (COM2) into a guest HPVM Windows 7 64 bits in a xen server 6.5 bare metal hypervisor. We have some clients connecting through RDP v8.1 (from Win7-64 to Win7-64) ...
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High IO wait times on DigitalOcean VM

I've had a DigitalOcean VM running Jenkins without any problems for the past year-ish. This week suddenly problems started happening. It started with that one day I noticed some apt related process (...
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Using KVM with macvtap and VLANs for VM

I want to use the optimizations given for the ASAv (Page 18) which should run with KVM. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I should configure macvtap for an higher performance. It just says the ...
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Profiling agent failed to upload log snapshot to Microsoft Azure storage account

I publish Azure Web Role project with CPU profiler on. When I request Profiling Report, I get 19:04:43 - Connecting to the Profiling agent on the VM instance 19:04:44 - The Profiling agent is ...
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High CPU Usage Top isn't Showing Processes

Hey I'm having a weird issue that I'm having some difficulty diagnosing. I have a VM that went down due to high CPU usage today. The websites on this VM are very low traffic, so I knew something ...
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Hyper-v virtual machine acting as two separate vm's

I have a Hyper-V virtual machine (vm1) that has two separate instances of itself. I can log into what should be the same VM (vm1) through Hyper-v and RDP (Remote Desktop Connection) with the same ip ...
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Set custom cpu string for qemu/kvm

I have some virtual machines with software, which licensing check depends on cpu string. They're running on kvm - with default cpu string value - which is QEMU Virtual CPU version 1.7.1 After ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Standard User Default Profile: Local Group Policy or Sysprep?

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine that will be hosting three Windows 7 Pro 64-bit VMware Player 7 virtual machines. I have the first VM completed and am about to create the first standard user on ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 creates multiple vEthernet adapters

on our Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Free server, which will host the VM now running on an ESXi, I messed up launching twice the Add-VMNetworkAdapter cmdlet. These are the steps I took: create a ...
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Checking if two virtual machines are running on the same host

Is there a way to see if several Virtual Machines are running on the same host? Specifically, I have three VMWare VMs (each running a Ubuntu Server 14.04) and I have tried to compare different pieces ...
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Is it possible to manage group of vms in openstack as a single instance?

I am reviewing openstack technology as a possible solution for creating sandboxes. What I am going to do is to create instances that contains several vms connected within virtual network. There will ...
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Share serial port between linux containers

I have a requirement to share a single serial port between two or more linux containers. The LXCs are spawned by the host linux. I explored the option of socat, wherein the host will open a TCP ...
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How to setup Linux DNS server for Azure VMs in virtual network?

I'm trying to use Linux Bind9 to set up a DNS server for my Azure VMs in virtual network. I got one web server and one mail server. My goal is making GoDaddy connect to my own DNS server, and redirect ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboots?

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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Destination Host Unreachable and Communications link failure when I connect to MySQL database using D2RQ library

I have a question: I have a web service which runs on a virtual machine located on a remote server with Ubuntu 12.04 operating system. Now, I want to test this Web Service and I'm using this code ...
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VMs with same name an IP

Does Foreman support managing several VMs with same name and IPs, but with different certname? for example: NAME IP CertName VMLinux001 10.0.0.2 VMLinux001@domain.com ...
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Hyper-V VMs keep losing network connection

We had a major power loss in our server room two days ago and several Cisco Nexus 2232PP FEX devices went down. We were able to get everything back online, but since that event we've been experiencing ...
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Mysql with low memory on development environment

How to set mysql to run on very low memory? (preferably under 100MB and max 250MB) Currently it's running for about 400mb. I can't turn off the innodb because production using innodb. Is there any ...
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Make other VMs show in Network on windows server in Azure

I'm deploying a desktop app that connects to a remote database. standard 2-tier setup, but it's not a web app. People will log in via RemoteApp. But I'm having trouble getting the app instances in ...
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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 ...