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 do i find the overcommit ratio for CPU on a KVM host or for that matter on any hypervisor?

I have a host and I have installed KVM on it.Now I need to know how much overcommiting of resources it allows, CPU, memory. Is there some command to get the ratios or it all exists in theory and no ...
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Datastores Occasionally Disappear on vSphere Client

I'm currently running several virtual servers and connecting to the vCenter using the vSphere Windows client. We're connecting with to a datastore on another server which has a separate folder for ...
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Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Switch host mac address conflict 331FLR

I have 3 new HP DL360G9 servers all running Server 2012 R2 standard with the Hyper-V role installed. All the servers have the built in Intel 331FLR 4 port gigabit nic. I have the ports teamed into 2 ...
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How to edit the XML config file of a domain with virsh? [on hold]

How to easily edit the XML config file of a domain with virsh?
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Docker install continuously failing on Debian 7 [on hold]

I'm trying to install docker on Debian 7, but I am running into the following situation and it isn't covered in their tutorials. Any ideas? me@computer[04:46:05] ~ $ wget -qO- ...
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What FQDN should I use for Postfix setup in Satellite Mode on Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox?

I am getting lost with trying to configure Postfix on a Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VirtualBox. The VirtualBox has 2 NICs: 1)NAT and is Internet access through my computer running the VM and ...
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How can I deploy a virtual machine to a physical machine? [on hold]

I am in the planning phase of building a Windows 2012 server that will be at a remote location. The server has been picked out, but I don't have any specifics on the hardware. Here's the process I am ...
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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target?

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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How to hot add a new disk with virsh attach-disk?

I'm trying to add a new LVM disk to my guest machine (Ubuntu 14.04.1) by doing the following on the host: lvcreate -L 14G -n vm_vm005_data3 vg00 virsh attach-disk vm005 /dev/vg00/vm_vm005_data3 ...
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Security of Virtualization [closed]

i have three virtual servers and i need virtual switch with additional security capabilities.So how can i restrict,log and monitor VM-to-VM traffic involved routing the virtualized network traffic.
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how do I clone a disk that is represented by a vmdk file?

I have VirtualBox installed on Windows 8.1. I have created a CentOS 7 virtual machine that loads the contents of a detached hard drive that is connected to the PC via a SATA Wire. The virtual ...
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Can I install openstack shared services on a compute node?

I am currently evaluating Openstack as an alternative to VMWare for our company. I would like to install Openstack on a Dell FX2 chassis with three physical servers in it. I was wondering if it was ...
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Stucking qemu-kvm process

What i have: CentOS 7.1 as KVM host - Xeon E3-1200 v2, 32GB RAM, with and without dedicated raid controller (i tried both options) 3x Ubuntu 14.04.2 as quest VM (3 CPU, 512MB RAM on each VM) host ...
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Autostart VM on Witsbits (ClearVM) Server

I am setting up few VMs on my Witsbits (ClearVM) server. They are easy to setup and manage but... I would like to start VM together with the server. The management interface allows for manual ...
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Is it possible to migrate a Parallels Desktop Windows VM to Mac OS X BootCamp?

I have a Parallels Desktop virtual environment that includes software that cannot be reinstalled elsewhere. It's native to that VM. I'm running the environment on my Mac Mini and am seeing huge ...
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vboxmanage: Start Aborted VM

A quick question. How do you start a VM that is in aborted state from vboxmanage? It reports that it's succesful, but then does not run (as confirmed by vboxmanage list runningvms) In the ...
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Postfix not receiving mail for virtual domain from outside (only locally)

I have postfix mail server running at mail.123.com (ip eg 1.1.1.1), then I have site books.com (ip eg 2.2.2.2) and it's DNS records like this: MX record as mail.123.com A record mail.books.com same ...
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SSH fails often when contacting VM from remote machine

I have a Windows 8.1 Host in which I installed ubuntu server 15.05 in a virtual machine. I set an SSH server in the guest (ubuntu) and then I create a forwarding rule from the host port 2222 to the ...
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Application Virtualization Risk Through WAN / Internet

I was weighing pros and cons about the new mission critical system that through application virtualization, will allow my colleagues from 3 different countries to access it. Here are some background ...
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How to access LXC containers hosted inside a VM [migrated]

I have the following setup: Mac with VirtualBox installed Ubuntu 14.04 VM with LXC containers: DNS server (1.1.1.100) Web server (1.1.1.101) Content server( 1.1.1.102) Database server (1.1.1.103) ...
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Virtualization: vCPU pinning with Hyperthreading Host CPU?

I'm using KVM/libvirt on a Linux server with Core i7-2600 CPU, which has the following CPU topology (1 Socket, 4 Cores, 8 Threads): Physical | Logical ---------+-------- Core 0 | 0, 4 Core 1 | 1, ...
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How to check the number of CPUs and cores from host with virsh?

How to check the number of CPUs and cores available in the host machine using virsh?
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Virtual machines and I/O heavy workload, is it ever sane?

I have seen on numerous virtualization services (Azure) and products (vmware,kvm,hyperv) I/O and system stalls under heavy I/O workload. My questions are: Is it ever sane to use a Virtualized ...
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Proxmox Virtualized Client (Network Configuration)

first some information about me. I ordered a server from ovh and purchased one failover ip to test proxmox and do some training. The main Server is hosting proxmox(Example IP: 123.45.67.89 to figure ...
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Installing Server 2012R2 on VM with GPT harddrive issues

So... long story short I'm working on automated installations of Windows Server 2012 R2 on systems with GPT drives both physical and virtual. I haven't brought the disk back down stairs to the ...
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Should I backup from within each guest, or from the host?

I'm searching for advice on whether backups are better taken from within a guest (e.g. ShadowProtect), or from within the host (e.g. copying virtual disk files, or other software). We have 12 VM's (a ...
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Switching back to libxl from xend without rebooting

I did something dumb: I enabled xend over libxl and started an instance with xend. Now, libxl won't start any instances, even though I got rid of all the xend instances and stopped xend: root@xen1 ...
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How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address?

How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address ? I'm using VETH Container. I used this command to configure the network : vzctl set xxx --save --netif_add ethx,,,FE:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
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How to pass boot paremeters to a XenServer HVM? Is it even supported?

I'm willing to build up a fully automated installation of CentOS 7 over XenServer 6.5 using kickstart. According to XenServer 6.5 Documentation, CentOS 7 is now supported in HVM mode: In XenServer ...
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hardware requirements for 4-6 VMs [duplicate]

I’m planning on buying HW for running 4-6VMs on my home network, hosting some web-pages and desktops and running an NVR for 3-4 cameras, and have no idea what I can get away with on the hardware side ...
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OpenSUSE Xen Multiple Apache VM's

I am attempting to set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 server with Xen Hypervisor installed. The problem I have now encountered, is how do I route the correct requests to the correct VM instances. Lets say I ...
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Automatically upgrade virtual machine in load balanced set on Windows Azure

I have been serving web content off of a Linux VM running in Windows Azure, and now want to make a duplicate virtual machine and create a load-balanced set to handle more load and avoid downtime. I've ...
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Convert virtual disk image to physical disk?

I'm trying to use QEmu for Windows to convert a virtual disk image to a physical SSD. But I'm not sure about the syntax for the output_filename parameter. Here's what I tried: qemu-img convert -p ...
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NAT forwarding (whole IP) working only on some ports

Since my hoster doesn't allow briged setups I had to go for a NAT solution to run my CentOS VM on an additional IP and my host machine on the primary IP. Now, I've got a problem since for ports 22, ...
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How to virtualize a dedicated server [closed]

I have a dedicated server with the following configuration : CPU : AMD Opteron 4386 Cores/threads : 8c/8t Fréquence/burst : 3,1 GHz+/3,5 GHz+ RAM : 64 Go DDR3 ECC 1066MHz ...
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How to assign dedicated vCPUs to specific VM on Proxmox (KVM) or what system could do that?

I'm posting this here, because what I've found about the topic is either outdated, incomplete or not suitable for various reasons. I have wanted for a long time to learn how to map specific vCPUs to ...
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Filtering KVM guests with IPtables

My partner has a server with OVH that receives a constant variety of ddos attacks, while still staying up. We want to use IPtables on the host to filter the guests VM's traffic. The guest VM we want ...
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Bare metal hyper-visor that supports viewing it's own guests [closed]

I'm trying to understand if it is possible to have a Type-1 Hypervisor (bare metal, no host OS) with the ability to view the guest(s) operating system(s) on the same machine. i.e. I have a XenServer ...
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What it means when Linux has no I/O scheduler

I have some virtual machines running Ubuntu cloud-based image 14.04-1 LTS version. I wanted to see the IO performance of different IO schedulers on the VM so I went to ...
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How much of a performance does using QEMU virtualization incur on Windows?

How much of a performance does using QEMU virtualization incur on a Windows host, when both the host and vm are running the same CPU? Older articles indicate that using kqemu avoided the slow down in ...
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What hypervisors support vGPU? [closed]

Does anyone know if any open source hypervisor supports vGPUs? It looks like XenServer and vSphere are the only two hypervisors that support virtual graphics cards (true vGPU, not passthrough or ...
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ubuntu kvm disk io slowdown after some tyme

Host system: Ubuntu Server x64 12.04 mdadm raid 1 (/dev/sda /dev/sdb) no lvm dd bs=1M count=256 if=/dev/zero of=filename conv=fdatasync avarage ~ 40 MB/s NCQ on disks is disabled WriteCache is ...
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Install RSAT-Hyper-V-tools fails on Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core

When I try to install Rsat-Hyper-v-tools with powershell command: add-windowsfeature rsat-hyper-v-tools -includeAllSubFeature It fails with error saying that: The source files could not be ...
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Xen hypervisor component/plugin development [closed]

I am new to virtualization as a concept, and am particularly interested in Xen. A machine is a complex system composed of many parts/constituents: CPUs (one or more) RAM Hard drive Network card ...
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Docker: display information for each pulled layer

Whenever I pull an image from a registry, Docker pulls not only the image, but also additional layers. Is there a way to tell docker to be more verbose about the layers? E.g., if I $ docker pull ...
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Ensure docker pulls most current image

Assuming I have registered a repo at Docker Hub, called MyRepo. Assuming I am working on a Docker image called MyImage. Assuming I have configured Docker Hub to build images from Dockerfiles ...
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Count number of allowed CPUs in a Docker container

My specific scenario is the following. I launch a docker container with a specific cpuset: docker run --cpuset-cpus="0-2" # ... inside that container I run a shell script as the entry point and ...
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Juniper SRX210 routing vlans

Ive got a Juniper SRX210 only using 2 ports Model: srx210he-poe JUNOS Software Release [11.4R2.14] WAN ge-0/0/0 up up ge-0/0/0.0 up up inet ...
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Azure VM - HTTP GET to Rackspace server is too slow [closed]

I'm testing a web service from my Azure VM and the test involves just doing an HTTP GET which returns JSON data from a Rackspace-hosted server. When performing this test from ANYWHERE but Azure, the ...
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Can I run multiple Linux instances within a RHEV-M VM?

My overlords have allocated me one VM and externally-routable IP for use on a certain project, and I've since discovered that the software that runs on this is essentially a singleton (no more than 1 ...