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 would I know if I should I be disabling virtual NUMA on VMs running older applications?

From VMware's docs: Virtual NUMA topology is available to hardware version 8 virtual machines and is enabled by default when the number of virtual CPUs is greater than eight. You can also ...
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How can I provide services to an internal air-gapped extranet

Background - "Extranet" We have about a dozen users that are on what I would call an Extranet. It is an air-gapped LAN that is physically in the same location as our primary LAN. We share the ...
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How to stop/kill a virtual machine that hangs in “Stopping” state?

I have a virtual machine that constantly hangs in the “Stopping” state. I’ve red several posts suggesting killing the vmwp.exe process of the machine but I’ve never been able to kill this process ...
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how to configuring secondary IP subnet that is directly routed to WMware ESXI main IP

I have a ESXI 5.1 which comes with a /29 Block IP (EX. 70.60.50.0/29) and the ESXi management address is frist usable addres 70.60.50.2, also i have a secondary /27 IP block (10.20.30.0/27) which is ...
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Allowing outbound internet access with NSX while maintaining micro segmentation

I am getting into the world of VMware's NSX product for the purpose of micro segmenting VM's in the datacenter. That is to say, living in the same network space but not being able to talk to one ...
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Transparently farm processes out to cluster

Situation: At work, we have an in-house tool for data crunching. When a job is triggered, it starts multiple copies of itself in separate processes and communicates with them in order to crunch in ...
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Best practice for configureing vmware dv uplink port groups?

I'm creating a distributed virtual switch - each host has 2 physical NIC's each of which will map to an uplink port. I want to create uplink port groups so i can set up NIC teaming, I wanted to know ...
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Image build system that derives from a base Windows 8.1 image

For our VDI deployment, we have several Windows 8.1 images for target groups that require different suites of applications. The current update procedure requires us to update the OS on each ...
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Debian does not shut down interface with ip link set … down

I have a really specific question for a trunk-testing environment. I have this network setup: +------------+ +------------+ | | +-----+ | | | eth0 ...
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TCP Connection Issue Between Linux Machine and VMWare Windows Server

I have a TCP connection issue as follows. The setup: VMWare Virtual Machine: Windows Server 2008 R2 DataCenter SP1, IP: 192.168.2.111, DG: 192.168.2.254 Host Machine: Windows 7 Professional SP1, IP: ...
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How do I get IPv6 packets to my KVM virtual machine?

My setup is: Debian Wheezy x64 on the host and on the guest. I am using a tun/tap setup to connect a virtual machine to the host. The KVM network options I use are: -net ...
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Can I convert a physical non-bootable sata volume to a VHD image for mounting in a VM as 2nd volume?

I'm converting physical machines in the office to virtual machines using Disk2vhd, and it doesn't list the second physical hard drive that is in one of the physical machines. Does that mean I cannot ...
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Hypervisor The operation cannot be performed while the object is in it's current state

I attempted to reboot one of my VMs in the Hyper-V Manager. It's a Centos VM and all of my other centos machines are behaving as they should although I can't get this particular one to boot. I'm a ...
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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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How to increase CPU core speed of a guest to maximum of Citrix Xenserver Host

There is a Citrix XenServer 5.5 (HP ML370 G5, Xeon 2GHz) on this Server there is a Windows Guest (Windows 2008 R2 x64) under Properties I set 4 CPU Cores with max prio. But if I check with CPU-Z the ...
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Сan I use IOMMU for VT-d to give each virtual machine one at a time GPU?

If I use VMWare with 4 virtual-machines and 4 GPUs (nVidia Quadro/Tesla), then can I give (move) some devices to different virtual-machines for each by a single card? If I have one of these CPU, then ...
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Recompose a VMware vSphere machine without personal application data loss?

Our organization has converted a large percentage of our employees to VDI. Our logic is that we create a master image for each linked-clone pool, dedicate each linked-clone pool to specific purposes ...
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How to config libvirt network setting about disabling dnsmasq “except-interface=lo”?

Here is the thing. My VMs run with libvirt and use default network libvirt-provide, and I've mad each VM registers its hostname to dnsmasq set by libvirt. so I want to look up its hostname for ...
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VNC faster than Spice for remote access to KVM guest?

Having used RDP before, I'm not exactly thrilled with the performance I am seeing from VNC to my KVM virtual machines. The KVM host is Ubuntu 12.04 server x64. I've read that Spice is faster, and ...
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Debian Squeeze Preseed Installation “The current kernel doesn't support the Logical Volume Manager. You may need to load the lvm-mod module.”

I'm attempting to install Debian Squeeze via an instalinux.com image pre-seeded with more or less default settings. (Only notable addition is the openssh server, which is a clickable option in the ...
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Route specific network traffic through vpn in virtualbox guest

I am running OSX with a windows server 2008 guest in Virtualbox. My goal is to route some of the network traffic in the host through the server guest. This is because the win2008 server has a VPN ...
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virtual memory commited

After a server bounce happens, and after around 40-45 days time period, we receive continuous “Committed Virtual Memory” alerts which indicates the usage of swap space in the magnitude of >4GB This ...
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Xen and Turbo Boost

Running the Debian Squeeze default Xen, I am unable to get any of the CPU frequency scaling stuff going. As soon as I revert to the standard kernel I get it. Digging through the internet it seems ...
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How to configure opennebula for allowing a cluster private network to host images with public IPs

I am installing open nebula 3.4.1 for running virtual machines a (kvm based) cluster made of 5 computers: a front-end machine having 2 network interfaces and 4 slaves machines with a single network ...
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Performance Implications of running multiple Virtual Servers using one base virtual disk?

I tried looking through old questions, but couldn't find one that hit this exact question. In VmWare's documentation on Snapshots, they mention utilizing them for a "process tree" setup. This would ...
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Exchange Failover causes .ost issues - hownto avoid

Using virtual machine for running exchange and backing it up with a mirror virtual machine in case of failure. During testing of failover and fallback We run into an issue when we fail over the local ...
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Deploy multiple applications in Cherokee and distinguish them by port?

I am having an issue on deploying applications with Cherokee web server. The thing is I need to host various Django applications in the same machine and distinguish each one by ports (i.e. app1 in ...
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LXC (proxmox) JBD high (100%) IO utilisation

We have a dedicated server running a number of smaller guest VMs containing for example, HTTP server, MySQL and some real-time applications. However we find that JBD inside the guests are often ...
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Can't use unallocated space on a Win 2k8 R2 VM

I'm hoping someone can help me with this because after 2 days of googling I've come up with nothing. I have a file server that I have converted from a physical to a virtual on an ESXi 6 host. I have ...
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What's the impact of a high cpu steal time on XenServer's dom0?

From what I understand, cpu steal time is the CPU time that the VM kernel requested, but was denied by the hypervisor because it was serving another VM. From my experience, on a XenServer that has ...
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Export OVF fails with “File not found” error

Good morning/afternoon/evening all: I am having an issue with a single Virtual machine when it comes to exporting an OVA/OVF. I recieve a "File not found" error that appears to be pointing in the ...
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How to use virtual interface as default interface

I've got a cloud SSD VPS @ OVH, and I'd like to change the default interface used for requests. I have two interfaces: eth0 (which is the default interface) and eth0:0 (which is the new virtual ...
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iperf actual send rate always lower than the expected target bandwidth until some equilibrium reached. Why?

I did an UDP iperf 2.0.5-Ubuntu test between two VMs on the same hypervisor. As can be seen in the iperf output below I started my first test with "-b 686M" flag. However, iperf reported that it was ...
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Java application is slow in virtual server (KVM)

I have a Java web application, which runs from JAR, starts embedded Tomcat and is using Spring Boot. Problem is that it runs very slow when running in KVM virtual guest. The same application in the ...
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How does Qemu handle memory?

I'm having a real hard time understanding something and I was wondering if anybody has any experience with this and is able to help. I have two KVM VMHosts, one running qemu 2.4.1 and the other ...
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KVM bad IO sync performance in Linux guest

I'm setting up virtualized Ubuntu 15.10 guest inside Ubuntu 15.04 server using libvirt and KVM. Storage in host system: # mount | grep ext4 /dev/sda1 on / type ext4 ...
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Efficiently managing multiple Windows 7 VMs

I will be running several (at least 10, probably more) Windows 7 virtual machines on a Linux server and I am looking for a way to manage this efficiently. All the machines will be identical except for ...
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How can I tell which customization specification has been applied to a deployed VMware VM?

I have inherited a load of virtual machines deployed from templates in VMware. Is there a way that I can tell which customization specification was applied to them during the process?
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Virtualizing some domain controllers in a forest

our company has an AD forest made up of a root domain (domain ROOT) and two child domains (SUB1 and SUB2). The ROOT domain contains 2 DC's. SUB1 has 4 DC's and SUB2 has 3 DC's. Currently all the DC's ...
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Cant connect to server in Hyper-V Manager

I'm trying to connect to my server (running Hyper-V Core) with Hyper-V Manager in windows 10 and it will not connect, putting out the error: You do not have the required permission to complete ...
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ESXi 5.5: more than one hour to power up a Win2K VM

Around one year ago I installed an ESXi 5.5 to virtualize an old physical Windows 2000 server that, unfortunately, cannot be easily upgraded/migrated/replaced. Main ESXi datastore was created on top ...
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Hyper-V Replication Failures

I have 2 sites with failover clusters running Hyper-V 2012. When I started this job the production website (site A) was on Server 2008 running Coldfusion 9, SQL 2008 all on one machine. I upgraded ...
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Hyper-v virtual machine acting as two separate vm's

I have a Hyper-V virtual machine (vm1) that has two separate instances of itself. I can log into what should be the same VM (vm1) through Hyper-v and RDP (Remote Desktop Connection) with the same ip ...
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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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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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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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Cross-platform filesystem watcher, running in VM watching host?

Can anybody suggest a way to copy data from a VM's host to the VM[0] in way that is cross-platform across hosts (i.e. Windows, Mac or Linux)? Right now, I'm achieving this by running rsync in the VM ...
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Access to equally defined VM in different VLANs

I have a working libvirt cluster and in order to perform some paralellization I have duplicated it. At the moment my scenario looks like this: two clusters whose VM definitions are exactly the same, ...
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OpenVZ : live migration fails

I can't launch live migration of OpenVZ container between two proxmox nodes... Feb 05 03:30:27 starting migration of CT 102 to node 'madrid' (xx.xx.xx.xx) Feb 05 03:30:27 container is running - using ...
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Configuring Proxmox Cluster Storage

We are configuring proxmox on our servers at two locations each location has; 1 x hp c7000 enclosures with 16 blades 1 x hp proliant dl585 We also plan to add a 24TB SAN to each location. We are ...