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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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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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? [closed]

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 ...
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vSphere - Allocate 100% CPU to 1 VM / 88% efficiency [closed]

EDIT 2: My application benefits from hyper-threading A. Yes I know what the technology is and what it does B. Yes I know the difference between a physical core and a logical one C. Yes turning HT ...
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vmware vsphere clone vm

this is my first time cloning a vm ubuntu 12.04 production server on a mvware esx enviroment. Thus I´m a bit scared of lose sight of something. The Server is nothing more than a webserver apache + ...
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Azure VM - Block traffic to port if coming from outside the datacenter

I have a group of VM in windows azure that provide a backend service (elasticsearch) to a web application (also hosted on azure). What we want to do is to block any request to port 9200 that comes ...
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Is the ethx mac address of a VM the same as the mac address of the corresponding tap interface?

I have a single node openstack install on an ubuntu machine. For some reason that I cannot figure out, the linuxbridge is dropping packets from this VM. My iptables seem to be fine (atleast as far as ...
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XenServer API - free memory incorrect

I am trying to get server info from a VM using the Citrix XenServer API, and the XAPI RRDs. The API itself returns some semi-useful data like last boot time etc, but I'm really after available memory ...
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How to direct connect two virtual machine's NICs on vmware player?

I have two virtual machine on vmware player both, each have a NIC card. I want to direct connect VM1's NIC to VM2's NIC, not bridge, not NAT, not Host-only, just direct connect like connect through ...
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CentOS 6 network failling to connect network after exporting VM from VirtualBox to VMWare Player

I have installed a CentOS 6 virtual machine in VirtualBox and I want to export it and use it under VMWare. But after exporting, network does not work. There are some other interfaces created with the ...