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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P2V From Ghost Image (.gho) Without Original Hardware

Is there any realistic way to convert a WinXP Pro system to VMWare or VirtualBox (p2v) without the original systems hardware? I have a ghost image (it's a .gho, unfortunately not .sv2i) of the ...
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Low entropy on CentOS 5 after new mount

I recently mounted a new partition and moved /home and /var/lib/mysql to the new drive and did a symlink to them. Now I've noticed that the entropy (using munin) has dropped from around 3000 to ...
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How can I automatically create/control VMs using vsphere?

Is it possible to automatically create virtual machines using vSphere / ESXi? How would I go about doing that? I have a script to automatically create + install windows on a VM using VirtualBox. It ...
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VirtualBox, client can't connect to Windows server 2008 (2 NIC's)

I have a virutal environment as follows: a Windows server 2008 with two NIC's. One NIC is connected to internel 'LAN' and the other to 'LAN2'. Roles: DHCP, AD, DNS and RRAS. a Windows 7 client. The ...
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Backups and virtual machines

Is there any free tool that will install a virtual image (VMware/vbox/virtualpc etc) on a hard driver and vice versa? I’m wanting to take a full image of a server i.e. just the OS on the C drive and ...
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Run a Virtual Server or buy a Physical Server?

I am kind of having a hard time making a server decision. I will be setting up a server which will drive a very small, information only, website (maybe 10 visitors a day) as well as provide a private ...
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Getting Faster Performance in a VM by using 32 bit VM

I have multiple VMs that often times run at the same time. The two most common are a Windows 2008 server and an Ubuntu server. The reason is for developing open source applications that can be ...
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Is there a disadvantage to running nginx on a VM?

I plan on using nginx to host much of my static content with some minimal php. I'm going to have 2 servers for nginx, but that may be too much hardware for what I need. I'm thinking about dividing ...
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Solaris VM Experiencing Frequent Timeouts

We are having an issue with all of our Solaris VMs. The issue we're seeing is frequent timeouts when when connecting via SSH or HTTP. It only seems to affect initial connections... when I connect via ...
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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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Expand system partition on virtual machine where data partition is on the same virtual hard drive

For some reason I decided to create small initial partitions for my virtual machine server (30 GB system partition for Windows Server 2008, 100 GB data partition, both on the same virtual disk). Now, ...
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Should I run an antivirus program inside Windows VMs?

We have several Windows VMs (all user editions, no server editions). We install virus scanners inside the VMs to protect them from users. The real-time file scanning kills I/O performance inside the ...
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Backing up Zimbra ZCS

I am curious of what to do as far as backing up my Zimbra ZCS server I am testing for my company. I am running the open source edition so I am not able to do a hot backup of Zimbra, I would have to ...
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Simultaneous KVM instances: console and network interference

I have a problem with simultaneously running KVM instances whose nature I can really only describe as interference. When I run one virtual machine alone I have no difficulty interacting with it, ...
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When is it appropriate for a server to handle multiple functions and when should servers be dedicated to a single task?

I have one fairly powerful server running VMware ESXi to allow for multiple virtual machines to handle different purposes. Currently I have 7 set up: PHP Development PHP Staging RoR Development RoR ...
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CPU or Memory intensive for running Oracle VM on laptop

Say a 2011 laptop with Windows 7 installed by default, and have Oracle VirtualBox VM running another Ubuntu on it. The spec is like 2nd generation Intel i7, 8G DDR3 DRAM. In this scenario, is CPU, ...
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Domain Cannot be Found in Virtual XP Mode

I setup VirtualXP on a Windows 7 PC, but I cannot join it to our network/domain. Keep getting the error that the Domain Cannot be Found. Any ideas?
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How do I access the Shared Folder on Virtual Box in Solaris 10 from Windows XP and Vice Versa

I need to access the Shared Folder that is offered by Virtual Box from Solaris 10, I heard that you have to mount it or something but I haven't succeeded with the info that I found from Google. Or if ...
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I cannot see any files after running qemu-img convert

I have run sudo qemu-img convert box-vmware-disk.vmdk -O raw /dev/sda1. No error was encountered all seems to have ended ok, but when I open the hard disk I cannot see any files. I want to be able to ...
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Two Monitor in one VM

I'm trying to create a virtual machine(OS = Windows 7) with 2 displays on vSphere. VM has VMware Tools. I go to Edit Virtual Machine Settings > Video Card > Maximum Number of Displays [2]. ...
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Getting started with vmware vSphere

I am just getting started with virtualisation after being pointed towards it via another question on SF. I have installed vmware vSphere on one of our servers (HP ProLiant DL360 3.0GHz, 4GB RAM, 70GB ...
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Is it possible to create and setup a virtual machine from command line?

I currently have a dedicated server running Gentoo Linux with only an SSH access and I was wondering if it's possible to create and setup a virtual machine from command line using VirtualBox ? (Like ...
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Cannot delete unresponsive machine on VMWare Infrastructure Web Access on Windows 2003 host

I have some Windows virtual machines running on VMware on a Windows 2003 host, and I administer them via the Infrastructure web access. I recently added a CentOS Linux machine as well and it was ...
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Permission denied to remount tmp for exec

I'm running Fedora Linux on MediaTemple using their (ve) virtual Linux box. Pretty much a clean install (Linux **** 2.6.18-028stab089.1 #1 SMP Thu Apr 14 13:46:04 MSD 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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ESX shut down VMs when some but not all storage paths failed

I've been on hold now for an hour waiting for VMware support and am betting serverfault can beat them to the answer! I am running ESX 4.0 and 4.1 on 6 HP blades, using FibreChannel LUN storage. We ...
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Moving a Server 2008 physical server to a virtual environment: How, what, and licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a location w/ three servers: Server 1: SBS2003, running Exchange, file sharing, DNS, DHCP for domain1 and ...
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How do I figure out why a tomcat6 webapps dir symbolic link works on one machine, but not another?

I recently built an Ubuntu virtual machine for MarkLogic development. The machine was then distributed to 4 other developers to provide a consistent dev platform. Now I'm setting up another piece to ...
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Running Ubuntu on a VM as a server in Windows

I am currently developing a django application on my local computer and therefore I need to setup a server. Since Apache/Python is very comfortable to work with on a Linux based system, and my local ...
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How to unhide a VM in Xen?

After failed OVF import, I have some VMs which are appearing in XenCenter only if I enable Hidden Objects option in View menu. How can I unhide a hidden Virtual Machine in Xen Server?
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Open source cloud computing with scalable virtual machines

I'm searching for open source software to create my own cloud computing environment, like Ubuntu UEC or Eucalyptus. What I need is that each virtual machine can use resources from multiple nodes ...
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is it possible to check CPU and RAM usage of the OpenVZ *host* machine from within a VM?

I have purchased an OpenVZ VPS from one of the hundreds of internet hosting companies. I dont pay much for it, but lately performance has been terrible. They are obviously overselling, but I am ...
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XEN VM config locations on Debian Squeeze

I have inherited a debian squeeze VM host, which is not booting anymore. I want to export the virtual machines to another host, including config files and disk containers before killing the machine. ...
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Windows virtual pc 2007 OS disk expansion

I have a Windows virtual pc 2007 VM on my Windows 7 pc. The VM has windows 2008 Server installed. But its C: is only 10 GB in size and now I need to extend it. I can add new disks fine. But I need to ...
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How to backup VirtualBox virtual server?

I'd like to setup a server running in a VirtualBox virtual machine on a Linux host system. What would be an effective way to backup this virtual server "whole", so that in the event of either a host ...
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Possible reasons for high CPU load of taskmgr.exe process on VM?

On a VMware virtual machine which has severe performance problems I can see a constant average of 20+ percent CPU load for the TASKMGR.EXE (task manager) process. The apps running on this server have ...
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VM Windows 2003 Server Standard configured with 3.75 GB RAM

I am analyzing software performance problems on a VMWare virtual machine running Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition. I can see that the assigned memory is 3.75 GB in the computer properties dialog. ...
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Resolution path for fixing Hyper-V VM migraton from a host in one domain to a host in another domain

I have 2 Hyper-V servers one Windows Server 2008 and one Windows Server 2008 R2. I moved a VM from the 2008 box to the 2008 R2, with the 2008 on domain X and the 2008 R2 on domain y. When the ...
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What's the best way to make a copy of a VM and then rename it to save into your inventory from vSphere client?

I've had trouble exporting VMs, renaming them and importing them back into my inventory. What is the best way to do this inside vSphere Client? I am using vSphere Hypervisor version 4.1. Thanks.
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Hiring a virtual server [closed]

I'm looking to hire a virtual server to host the sites of my clients. Is that possible? I can host as many sites as I want in a virtual server? Does anyone know please tell me where I can find ...
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Small Linux distro for use as server

I'm doing a development that requires multiple machines, in-order to check. Currently, I'm running Python code on a full-fledged Linux VM. This makes it hard for me to run more than 2 machines inside ...
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VirtualBox VHD Image asking for Product Key

we used the tool from MS here to create a .VHD of an old XP laptop that has some important software on it. We intend to retire the laptop and use the VM exclusively so we can back it up, and keep it ...
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Virtal Machine Managment Control Panel - Xen/KVM [closed]

We are looking for an open-source or low cost virtual machine management control panel. We require it to be able to manage up to dozens of hypervisors and thousands of virtual machines. It should be ...
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How to set static IPs for virtual machines if you are behind a router

I know that you can manually set static IPs on virtual machines, procedure dependent on the operating system. However, if I am connected behind a router, I was told that DHCP could possibly ...
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Accessing server running inside virtual machine

I am running Ubuntu on a OS X, using Parallels and Ubuntu is running a web server on port 8080. I want to test the development outside the virtual machine. But when I try the ip address of the Ubuntu ...
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TechNet, licensing and virtual machines (VM) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have a TechNet Subscription and have (1) Windows Server 2008 product key. It says this type is MultipleActivation. ...
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Virtual Machine Active Directory Domain Controller

I have a VM with Win2k3 x64 Enterprise Edition installed. I have DNS Server and AD(DC) Server roles added to this VM. I would like to know if I could join my laptop (which is the host for the VM) to ...
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Dynamic local network names for virtual hosts

I've configured a virtual machine for use as a web development platform to distribute to web developers in my company. Currently, I have the install script for each site creating a new virtual host ...
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Socket Error 10054 & 10060

We are experiencing a problem after moving some software from one server to another. the client has remained on the same machine. Old Server: Windows 2003 server Physical machine New Server: Windows ...
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Will the OS crash if the system partition can't be access for a short period?

An operating system is installed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or KVM. A network shared disk volume (e.g., iSCSI disk) is used as the OS system partition. Heavy traffic is running ...
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Can't connect to Web-Service running on VMware Player

I have windows 7 installed and I am running VMware player with Ubuntu as the guest OS. I installed Etherpad which runs on http://localhost:9000 in the VMware player. In the VMware player itself I can ...