Virtualization is a group of software technologies that allow abstraction between layers of a system. This allows separation between the logical layers of the system, providing isolation, flexibility, and/or the ability to run more than one at a time. This differs from most traditional systems where ...

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How does creating multiple virtual machines affect performance of a Dell Server?

Say, a dozen applications have to hosted on a single Dell Server using open source technologies like XenServer. Some of the applications are resource intensive while others are not. What should be ...
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vanilla ubuntu-vm-builder on i7 aborts aborts (with PAE?)

host: intel i7-4* cpu, running linux kubuntu 14.04 guest: attempting to create. ubuntu-vm-builder kvm saucy eventually, Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main ...
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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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Hotplug scripts not working xen

I am using CentOS 6.5 64 using this script to install xen on server yum install http://fedora.cu.be/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm yum install centos-release-xen yum install xen ...
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Issue with webhosting using apache HTTPD [on hold]

I am currently hosting a webpage, using apache HTTPD in my guest OS(RHEL 6.2) in VirtualBox 4.3(host - WINDOWS 7). It's working fine between the two guest machines, but what can I do if I want to host ...
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When is it time to add more cores to your virtual server? [on hold]

I have a Linux (RHEL 5.8) server with Java 7 and Tomcat 7. The performance is poor, and I am pretty sure it's the DB queries that are slow. We have 2 cores right now, and load average never exceeds ...
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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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Ping (DUP) with Linux bridges and tap devices

http://imgur.com/qPoy2QJ I have two Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) VM (running on KVM) that networked together using two Linux bridges as shown above. The network interfaces are Linux TAP devices. The problem ...
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Not able to ssh into host from KVM guest when using user mode networking(default) [migrated]

I used virtual machine manager to create a Ubuntu VM which uses default NAT based networking still using the default address 10.0.2.2 I am not able to ssh into the host, neither can I connect to VM ...
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Servers vs. Worker Processes [duplicate]

Just wanted to get some other opinions. I am currently having a discussion on how to go on a web environment. We want to virtualize our web layer for a very active site. However, there is a debate ...
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Increase disk space in a VM using LVM : Best practices?

When you have virtual machines, the size of disks can be changed, and specifically, increased. That makes the problem of resizing LVM a bit more complex than on a physical server. There are three ...
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Disk Space Difference On Hyper-V Server OS VS VM Guest OS

I have a Windows Sever 2012 Standard 64-bit running Hyper-V. The Hyper-V is hosting a guest OS of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. I noticed that I was running out of disk space on my server. So I ...
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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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VDI or other deployment for remote office 2D CAD (AutoCAD 2014) [closed]

At the company I work for we currently have two facilities (west coast and east coast) and we are attempting to consolidate the majority of our IT resources into a single facility, for a variety of ...
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Run VMware inside nested VM hosted by Hyper-V [closed]

I have Hyper-V running on my system and I thought I would host a VM on my system to expose a second Windows 8.1 VM on top of the system with Hyper-V. My goal is to run VMware inside this virtual ...
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Two domains within the same IP Range

We are in the process of implementing MS Dynamics AX and a requirement by our consultants is to have a test environment. We can build this environment and let it use our live AD setup however I wish ...
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ESXi 5.1 SCSI and NMP Errors Filling vmkernel.log

On a group of ESXi 5.1 systems, I am seeing the following errors every 5 minutes or so: 2014-04-04T11:22:45.374Z cpu1:8193)NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:2319: Cmd 0x1a (0x4124022be3c0, 0) to dev ...
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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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Relationship between KVM Virtualization Host and Guest resource utilization

I have a KVM Virtualization host with 8 cores and 32GB of RAM. The machine is used to host VMs used in evaluating software, configurations, etc. Typically there are 2-4 VMs running simultaneously. The ...
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What software allows a templated VM to be configured on its first boot?

I've encountered VM templates distributed as an OVF with a feature so that when you boot the VM for the first time you are prompted for configuration options such as hostname, IP address, root ...
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How should I package a VM template to be cloned repeatedly, along with a single large storage volume for all instances to share?

I have a number of VMs that were based on the same template, each with about 2GB of storage. They all share read-only access to a 50GB volume (currently via NFS, but that is up for negotiation). I ...
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XenServer virtual network firewall

We are setting up XenServer machine with several VMs for our ecommerce business. We are intending to distribute services across several VMs (1 for web, 1 billing, 1 email, etc.) The XenServer machine ...
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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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Under what circumstances could multiple VMs and mounted drives have corruption at the same time?

Today I had to fix 3 VMs with near identical file system errors all running Redhat 5 or 6. Basically the VMs had corrupted inodes and remounted / as a read-only file system, also corrupting several ...
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When emulating an OpenWRT Router in VirtualBox how do the network settings relate to a real world router?

I'd like to setup OpenWRT in VirtualBox for purposes of testing a network configuration before putting it on a live physical router. How do the adapter settings relate to the real physical ports on ...
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Configure GRUB on XEN VPS

I have a xen VPS with debian 7 x86_64 installed on it. The operating system comes with GRUB2 installed on it. The problem is that while runnnig apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y GRUB says The GRUB ...
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RHEV Manager best practises

I've been playing around with RHEV. I was wondering what is the best practise for the RHEV Manager in terms of installation. In a big production environment is it best for the Manager to be installed ...
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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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new hyper V High Avaliability setup and SMB 3.0 storage

I am looking at building an new 2012 R2 with Hyper V setup, everything has to be HP hardware. 2x HyperV 2012 R2 servers running 20-30 VMs. These will be dual 6 core xeons with 128gb of ram. 2x 2012 ...
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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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5-7 second latency between Apache server and MySQL server when website calls on database server

I am currently running a virtualized environment for my web and db server. When I access the web server or the MySQL server individually, they are both fast. I also have websites running on the web ...
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CloudStack New Install / Infrastructure Questions

I’d like to set up a public cloud for web hosting (cloud shared hosting, cloud vps, cloud servers) for a new venture, using Apache CloudStack platform. ----- Question #1 ----- What is the proper way ...
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Firewall high availability

Context: My company is on the verge of a major network improvement, we will expand our network to remote offices via radio bridges. The firewall will be handling: 3 mission critical networks 3 non ...
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Intel VT enable but not found in xenserver

I have an IBM 206M with this CPU --> Intel Presler Pentium D 950 Socket LGA 775 P4D 3.4 Ghz 800Mhz FSB 4M Cache EM64T. It has Intel Virtualisation tecnology. But when i want to install xen server, the ...
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Unable to add a vCenter server to VMware Horizon

I've installed VMware Horizon on a virtual machine which is on my ESX. In order to configure it, I have to specify the vCenter server into the Horizon's configuration. But when I try to specify the ...
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How does Xen resize VMs without shutting them down?

I'm experimenting with Xen on a spare machine and I noticed that it can resize the RAM and CPU allocations of my VMs without shutting them down first. VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, etc. can't do the same ...
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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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Deploying a private DAAS?

I am an electronics student who is doing an internship at a Data center. (have small to no knowledge about virtualization, cloud, computer networks). My friend and I were given a chance to deploy and ...
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How to exclude VHDX disk from snapshots on Hyper-v

(I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2) I want to play with my snapshots while I have a separate disk that would not be affected by those snapshots, thus I can store ...
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Hyper-V How to define “auto revert” to a snapshot after each reboot

I'm using the built-in Hyper-V that comes with Windows Server 2012 R2 and I'm looking for the option that lets me to set "auto revert" (or "auto apply") to a specific snapshot after the machine is ...
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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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Hyper-V Server R2 (free) with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as guest [duplicate]

It's my understanding that Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials now includes the Hyper-V role with the license to use it only as a core install and running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as the only ...
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On EC2 - How can one instance telnet the other using ip-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX format

(Noob @ unix&EC2) I created 2 ubuntu instances at EC2. I needed to cluster one of my services and following the tutorial I used the format ip-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX (i.e. ip-123-456-789-012) as ...
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How do you migrate kvm guests from virtualizor to solusvm ?

I have a server that until recently had virtualizor in standard setup (and hosted a few guests - all kvm) / 200 Gb /vg_guests - 3.4 Tb Recently i stopped and disabled virtualizor services and ...
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ESXi 5.1 crashing

I got a ESXi 5.1 installation which is irregularly crashing with a error output like the following: The server has got the following hardware: Supermicro X8DTN+ Mainboard 2 x Intel XEON E5606 6 x ...
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Single machine server with many operating systems [closed]

Could possibly with single one high end Server with supported Virtualization We can have: - DHCP Server (Virtual Machine 1), - Firewall (Virtual Machine 2), - Squid proxy (Virtual Machine 3) - ...
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When deploying a single server on new hardware, do you virtualize it or not?

There are a few questions that I've found on ServerFault that hint around this topic, and while it may be somewhat opinion-based, I think it can fall into that "good subjective" category based on the ...
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How can I see which Xen guests are using which cpu pools?

xm cpupool-list will show how many domains are on each cpupool xm cpupool-migrate will move a domain to a different pool But I can't find a command to show which cpupool a domain is using, or which ...