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 to install a headless VM for ssh server from within Linux?

I run Fedora 21 with GNOME. Is GNOME Boxes capable of running a headless VM server that I can ssh into? I know virtual box does this... but it seems like this is too much. Is this something I could ...
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Pfsense edge firewall .. DMZ … pfsense internal firewall + squid

i want to setup Pfsense on edge .. DMZ .. Internal PFSENSE with squid + squid Guard + lighttp for reporting... Internal Network. edge firewall will have 2 wans on loadbalancing & failover. ...
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GPU support on OpenStack/CloudStack

I'm wondering if anyone here has had success with any of the cloud orchestration layers using a GPU (preferably vGPU)? I've been able to get XenServer 6.2 to successfully see our nvidia GRID K1 card ...
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My server boots a kernel I don't recognize

On my dedicated server I'm running Debian 7.5 as an OS. I have installed OpenVZ for amd64 architecture to use the benefits of virtualization but after successfully installing it (following these ...
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Is it possible to virtualize a Genband/Broadsoft M6 voip telephony system?

I work with a company that runs a hosted VOIP platform originally known as the Genband M6 acquired by Broadsoft a few years back. This system is going end of life March 2016 and will no longer be ...
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Managing disk space with > 500 virtual windows servers (strategy ?)

I'm working as an admin in a medium sized company. Over the last 10 years our amount of servers increased from less than 90 physics to more than 500 virtual machines including a few physics as host ...
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Promiscuous mode in KVM

I have cloud system based on Openstack Icehouse-version. Now I want to test newer version of Openstack (Juno) inside my existing cloud. All hosts and guests use Ubuntu 14.04 as their OS. KVM is ...
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XenServer 6.5 upgrade: NVIDIA GRID K1 gives “PAT Configuration unsupported”

We have two Supermicro SYS2027GR-TR2 servers that were running XenServer 6.2 SP1. Each system has one NVIDIA GRID K1 video card installed. We just upgraded the servers to XenServer 6.5 by doing a ...
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Anyway to create a single bootable image from Windows Server Backup vhd files

So I have a Window Server 2008 machine that I need to restore. The machine is on, but will not boot into the OS. I really don't need the machine anymore. I have Windows Server Backup vhd files. Is ...
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Major Issues with Sysprep, server now has a installation prompt

So yesterday I asked this question: How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine I was told by multiple sources I need to run sysprep against the machine, ...
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Opposite answers, which is true: Can a vCPU be mapped to more than one physical CPU? [duplicate]

I have a 32 bit optimization software (CPU intensive) which can use only one cpu core. If a virtual operation system in VMware is set to be one vCPU, can this system use more than one physical cpu of ...
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Server virtual processors and processing units

I am using PowerVM hypervisor with AIX operating system, and having troubles understanding the difference between virtual processors vs processing units. Here is an example: I have got a server with ...
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How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine

I am trying to migrate from a colocation where I own the servers to Azure. I have been following this article: ...
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ls SCVMM 2008 R2 supported on Server 2012?

We currently have SCVMM 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 PC. We are looking to upgrade the server to Server 2012 (possibly R2). Is Server 2012/Server 2012 R2 a supported or compatible operating system to ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu Server 12.04 to 14.04 caused KVM to no longer be supported [migrated]

I finally got around to upgrading (do-release-upgrade) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 on my host machine (I have a handful of virtual machine already upgraded to 14.04), but now my host machine is ...
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VirtualBox Networking Lab Configuration [closed]

I'm creating a lab for a project that will test a network security defense product's effectiveness in detecting various attacks. I have a physical server with 32GB of RAM and VirtualBox to create the ...
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Virtualizing branch office servers

I have several branch offices with a single server at each site. These servers each functions as domain controller, DNS, DHCP, file and print server, and ConfigMgr distribution point. They currently ...
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Possible to create a Hyper-V VM with a unique IP address? What are my options? [closed]

I'm testing IP throttling on my site and want to spawn a VM that has a different IP address from the one on my local machine. This seems impossible but I want to ask the community - is the only way to ...
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VM Requirements for project [duplicate]

I am planning to do a project-part of which-will post digital media content to social networks via OAuth on behalf of users. Since I don't get great speeds in the region where I live, I'm thinking of ...
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Samba filesharing to Win7

I'm a novice network admin tasked with setting up a pretty simple file share structure for a small non-profit I volunteer for. I wanted to test this in-house because I've only ever worked with Windows ...
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KVM bridged network like in virtualbox

I have a server with 3 NIC's with OpenSUSE 13.2 and KVM installed. I have installed Debian as guest. My network is 192.168.88.0/24, DHCP server is at 192.168.88.1. Now I want my guest to also get a ...
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internal error: unable to execute QEMU command 'cont': Resetting the Virtual Machine is required

I try to install a kvm img in my vps, but after i install it, it show root@wz:~# virsh list Id Name State ---------------------------------------------------- 12 ...
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When i use virt-install --import, virsh vol-list --pool default return null

I upload my guaji.img file to server, and use following code: sudo virt-install -n guaji -r 512 --os-type=windows --os-variant=winxp --disk #{to_rmt},device=disk,bus=virtio --noautoconsole --import ...
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mounting logical volume attached to vm while vm is running

i am experimenting lvm2 and qemu-kvm. and I want to share and ask some questions. at the end of there is appendix what i am doing. a logical volume on host is attached on guest host (vm) as vda. this ...
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How to convert clonezilla backup image to virtual machine?

I have a 30gB tar.gz disk image of a physical debian machine, created by clonezilla - what's the easiest list of steps to follow to convert it to a virtual machine? Do i have to necessarily make .iso? ...
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Secondary IPs on DMZ machines not working

I am moving some virtual machines from my DMZ in a bladecenter over to my new cisco UCS. We are using Hyper-V, and are running Server 2012 on the old bladecenter, and Server 2012r2 on the new UCS. ...
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CoreOs VM getting deleted after shutdown on libvirt

I installed CoreOs on libvirt using link https://coreos.com/docs/running-coreos/platforms/libvirt/. The VM is also showing inside Virtual Machine Manager and working fine. The problem is once I ...
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Unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp storage on the same switch

I am unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp controller that are both connected on the same switch and configured for private IP addresses. Yet I CAN ping between 2 Esxi hosts and between 2 ...
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Is running permanently in a VMWare snapshot bad for performance?

I understand that the VMWare KB frowns upon long running snapshots mainly due to two things (In my opinion) Taking tons of snapshots can fill up the data store. Snapshots are simply delta files. ...
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cloned windows 2003 Domain Controller wont let me add windows 2012 as member

I did a P2V of my Windows 2003 Domain Controller. I'm trying to add a Windows Server 2012 VM (Computer name: SQL-SERVER) as a member of the domain but I can't. I can ping to both VMs. I can do a ...
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Git a Windows file system as an alternative to virtual machine snapshots

I am a software developer and I want to test several versions of my software, with different configuration files and different contents in the database (everything running on Windows). For example, I ...
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Amazon AWS EC2 instance Exported to local machine

I have several Amazon AWS EC2 virtual machines that I created on AWS EC2. They were not imported, they were created there. I would like to export these machines in order to achieve local backups, ...
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What is causing `skb rides the rocket` errors?

On one of our busy (virtual) Debian 6 servers we are seeing a lot of messages in the syslog like this: kernel: xen_netfront: xennet: skb rides the rocket: 19 slots We are seeing some connectivity ...
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Long running VMWare snapshots are bad… but what about VMDKs on a ZFS\LVM snapshot?

The VMWare KB and multiple blogs state that long running snapshots are bad for both performance reasons and integrity. They have valid points. Granted this is not with ESXi but rather ...
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Virtualized Storage for other VMs on ESXi host [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Part 1: Is it a bad idea to virtualize a storage solution and run VMDKs off of that as opposed to the original VMFS datastore. Essentially lets assume I have 2 TB worth ...
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Converting VMware VMs to Hyper-V

Our company is looking to try out Hyper-V as a server virtualization solution so I am looking for the most efficient way to test everything out safely. My plan is to make a snapshot backup of each of ...
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Preparing CentOS 7 as a virtual machine

I've removed the HWADDR from ifcfg-eth0 and touched /.unconfigured, but when I restart the virtual machine, HWADDR is not added back to the ifcfg-eth0. Is there something else we should be doing?
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Can't Create Win 7 VM with RHEL 6.5 VMM

I have a server running RHEL 6.5 that I primarily run VMs on it. The VMs I run on it are all Linux, with the exception of one that runs Server 2008 R2. Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 7 as ...
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ESXi Hypervisor - Cannot get multiple VMs to connect to Internet

Pulling my hair for past few days over this. Can some VMWare ESXi expert help out? I recently decided to give ESXi 5.5 a try. Installed it, got connected through vSphere client, and created few ...
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PCI-DSS: Virtualization segmentation in ESXi environment

I have already asked this question over on Information Security but so far it has not garnered any comments. I am thinking perhaps it is more of a server infrastructure and configuration question, ...
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ssh server stops on ESXi 5.5 for no reason

I have a ESXi host that I have never been able to access via ssh. I have tried every tutorial I can find on enabling ssh via the command line and the vSphere client to no avail. I enable the ssh, ...
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why linux bridge shows 2 mac addresses for one qemu vm?

I am new to qemu networking and pretty confused about the following situation. I launched 5 VMs. Each connects to br0 through a tap device. I also have a dnsmasq listening on br0 for DHCP. The ...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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Perfomance of SQL Server on Hyper-V VM

I decided to try server virtualization and I have not had such an experience before. I installed Hyper-V Core 2012, created a virtual machine and installed Windows Server 2008. On this VM I should ...
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VMWare: Are long running snapshots really THAT bad?

This is ESXi 5.5. I know that the VMWare KB is very against long running snapshots, however I do not know of another way to do this. Let's say I have a base Linux system and want to spin up a unique ...
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How can I stop Azure from randomly replacing network cards on VMs?

Azure seem to have the habit of randomly changing the hardware configuration of virtual machines, without telling anything to the user. This is of course mentioned in the documentation, although ...
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Is the gang scheduling employed by VMware a serious drawback?

I was reading some technet articles as well as this one regarding the differences between the way VMware and hyper v doing CPU scheduling. I was wondering if I could get some objective info on this. ...
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Best practice for VMWare Snapshots for lab VMs

I am setting up test\dev machines in VMWare. We have about six users that I would like to give a VM to. They are all going to be based off a single base image (Ubuntu). I could always create six ...
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OpenQRM installation on Centos - database initialisation runs into timeout

I installed OpenQRM on a fresh CentOS 6.5 from the latest source code as described here: ...
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Any solution for redundancy at the server level for small business?

Back in 2009, we have a solution as follow: Physical Server called Server1 with HyperV and has 1 virtual server - Server3 - running file server, web and application Physical Server called Server2 ...