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 make a VMware machine to use the proxy of the host?

I am running shadowsocks over my host computer (which is Windows). And I am running a VMware virtual machine with Ubuntu Linux on that. How to set up this Vware/Ubuntu to use the Shadowsocks of my ...
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Guest networking not working on Debian Jessie Host server KVM with br0 bridged network

GUESTS networking not working at all. In other words guest can not ping host or lan gateway. I have br0 bridge already created, also brctl show that vnet0 was properly added by KVM to br0 on guest ...
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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I'm posting this here, because what I've found about the topic is either outdated, incomplete or not suitable for various reasons.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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Why do we use a OS Base Image with Docker if containers have no Guest OS?

I've just started to study Docker and there's something that's being quite confusing for me. As I've read on Docker's website a container is different from a virtual machine. As I understood a ...
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Is it possible to have a 100% secure virtual private server?

I am curious if it is possible to have a VPS that has data on it that is not readable by the hosting provider, but is still usable on the VPS. Obviously there are some things that you could do to ...
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How do you increase a KVM guest's disk space?

I setup an Ubuntu guest on a CentOS KVM host with initially 6GB of disk space. How do I go about increasing the Ubuntu guest's disk space from the command line? EDIT #1: I'm using a disk image file (...
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ganeti-metad bind address based on cluster configuration

On my machine (debian jessie) ganeti-metad listens on all interfaces: # netstat -lepn | grep metad tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 0 66528 ...
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Windows 10 Activation and VMs [duplicate]

I've just bought a laptop that came with Windows 10 preinstalled. I'd like to reformat it, install Ubuntu, and then reuse the Windows 10 license in a virtual machine. But it seems that you can't ...
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How to mount a block device with no partition table in Windows

The filesystem starts from sector 0. I have an encrypted container on the host and want to pass decrypted media to the windows guest as a single physical device that is intended to be mounted on guest....
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How do I know if I'm working on a Virtual Machine or not?

Is there a way to know if the Windows machine I'm working on is virtual or physical? (I'm connecting with RDP to the machine. If it's a virtual machine it is working and handled by VMWare).
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Setting up a virtual server with multiple monitors

We have a client who currently has a server running on old hardware. They want to move this server to another machine and virtualize it to make it more portable in the future (AFAIK, they use a non-...
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How to install Windows on a OpenVZ SolusVM VM

So I have just installed SolusVM (Master) on a VPS and added a dedicated server as a node to the master. And have also added an IP block to the panel. I have successfully created a CentOS VM through ...
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How do I resolve a 503 Server Unavailable connection error on VMware ESXi?

I have a VMware ESXi server which has been up and running for nearly 200 days. The past few days, when I try to connect to it using the VMware vSphere Client, I am unable to connect. After entering my ...
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LXD 2.0 on Debian 8.4

I'm running Debian 8.4 and would like to set-up recently released LXD 2.0. Is this feasible, or should I stick with LXC? It seems all focus is on using LXD with Ubuntu.
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vcenter isn't seeing open vm tools

Centos 7 DVD is packaged with open vm tools. But this is what I see in vCenter: VMware actually recommends running Open VM tools. When I tried to install vmware tools I got this message: open-vm-...
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Upgrading Debian Squeeze with OpenVZ to Debian 7/8 with LXC

I have a few servers which are running Debian 6 (Squeeze) which uses OpenVZ to run containers. The containers are some Debian 6 and some Debian 7. Squeeze was the last version of Debian to support ...
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Install windows 2012 R2 over KVM-virtualizaton

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 over linux KVM-virtualization. The installation process stops and requires drivers to continue. I'm trying with virtio drivers from fedora but doesn't ...
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No network on XenServer VMs

I'm trying to set up a CloudStack private cloud with advanced networking and I seem to have navigated most of the hard part. The problem now is my system VMs are not able to access the public gateway ...
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I need to set up a sftp server, that could use different keys, and use different directories for the same login, depending on the ip used

I got a problem, that I cannot solve myself. I tried to google it, but no satiscactory solution that i could find. I have a server that is available with let's say 3 different IP addresses (A,B,C), ...
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virsh command that displays the cpu and memory consumption?

I want to know if there is a command virsh to display the cpu and memory consumption of each machine virtual. I created the virtual machine using KVM in ubuntu system.
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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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Assign 2 IP addresses to one virtual machine

I would like to assign 2 IP addresses to one virtual machine but cannot make it working. I have IP MAC 151.180.39.138 02:aa:cc:73:b1:39 78.132.120.30 02:cc:aa:79:fb:e7 /etc/...
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Having different two different public IPs or Xen guests

I'm using XenServer and CentOS. I have successfully configured two Windows Server guests and they both work properly. On the host machine, I have xenbr0, xenbr0:0 and xenbr0:1 (for two different IP ...
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Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 R2 “Cannot create virtual switch” General Access Denied Error 0x8007005

After an ip change on the network adapter connected to a previous hyper-v switch we ran into some issues so I uninstalled the existing virtual switch and attempted to add a new external. I get the ...
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QEMU image format

I have an image with .qemu format. I looked here to see QEMU supported formats but there is no .qemu. Is.qemu equal to raw? Thanks
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slow shared folder file append operations (VBox/VMware/CIFS)

The next problem occurs in both Vbox and VMplayer. I am having windows 10 as HOST, and debian 8 as guest. I am developing in both PHP and nodeJs, my plan is to use HOST windows 10 as development ...
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How to balance elasticsearch (java) on a very powerful machine?

On a 16 core XEON class, 128GB RAM RHEL server I want to deploy elasticsearch. What is preferable performance-wise? Have a huge elasticsearch process to use all resources on the native host? Break ...
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virt-manager: Partioning the available memory

I have a hypervisor which uses kvm and virt-manager to handle the virtual machines. The hypervisor has 6GByte of memory. If I add a new virtual machine I don't know how much memory is still free. ...
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Linux-KVM: file server as guest or host?

I'm planning on building an Ubuntu server that primarily needs to be a file server, but due to budgetary constraints will likely get used for running virtual images for a couple of different ...
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Vagrant set default share permissions

When running a vagrant instance the project folder is mounted on /vagrant automatically. However is mounted with the following permissions # ll -d /vagrant drwx------ 1 vagrant vagrant 612 Jun 13 14:...
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Provision a virtual server within CentOS 7? [closed]

This may be a really silly question, but I currently have a dedicated server and I have an incredible amount of redundant hardware. I'd like to be able to provision virtual servers running various ...
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Hypervisor vs Virtual Machine Monitor

What is the difference between a Hypervisor and a Virtual Machine Monitor? Mostly it is referred as the same but today I started to read a book in which they are different things. After about two ...
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Virsh cannot connect to Xen server

I have installed the latest version of Xen server 6.5. Now I want to connect to it with virsh (libvirt-bin). When I do this I get the error error:end of file while reading data: sh:nc:command not ...
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Creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox from a physical one

Is there any way to create a virtual machine that you can use in VirtualBox from a physical installation that you have? For instance, if I have Windows XP installed on a physical computer and want to ...
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Is there a way to clone/template linux VMs on Hyper-V

I've seen how you can do it with System Center but we don't have a System Center license and there is no plans to get one. I guess I could install a trial for the 60 days just for this purpose but I ...
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Virtual Machine to Virtual Machine Speed on Same Host and Network

I have two virtual machines on the same esxi host, the same network and same virtual switch. I am testing bandwidth between the two servers but I can't seem to pull more than 900Mbits. I am using ...
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What is the network connection speed between two containers communicating via a virtual bridge running on the same host?

Does a virtual bridge (added to /etc/network/interfaces) limit the transfer speed of data from the memory of one lxc/docker container to another? For example does the memory throughput drop to that ...
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VMWARE Guest Storage VMDK vs RDM-V vs RMD-P

When is it best to use VMDK, RDM-V or RDM-P? I have always defaulted to using the standard VMFS5 Datastores with VMDK files for each server. However I typically use RDM-V when I need an excessive ...
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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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libvirt kvm qemu virtual machine - hard code domain-id?

Is there a way to hard code the domain-id of a virtual machine kvm guest? I tried adding an id attribute to the XML configuration via virsh edit name And I also tried to edit the XML directly ...
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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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Qemu kvm necessary kernel and qemu version on jessie host and guests with Skylake

I am running a dedicated server with Debian jessie and the current backported linux-image-amd64/linux-headers-amd64 (currently 4.5), because the server has a Skylake CPU. On the dedicated root, I'm ...
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Is it possible to cause artificial network packet loss or latency?

I'm trying to reproduce some issues on a deployed application where the MSSQL server and client are running in two separate machines. I think there may be network issues between the two machines, so I'...
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Resizing a partition on a virtual hardisk (file with msdos partition-table)

I have a local file on my disk which contains a msdos partition table and some linux-partitions. I use this as a virtual raw disk with qemu. klm@lato:~/images/disk$ parted arch-linux2 p WARNING: You ...
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MAAS fails to commision on 16.04

After upgrading the images on mass I am not able to commision any system. the logs go to Setting up libipmiconsole2 (1.4.11-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up libipmidetect0 (1.4.11-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up ...
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Virtual NICs and Host only adapter in KVM

How can i create virtual network adapter like a physical eth0 in KVM? As I lack physical NICs. Also I need a Host-only adapter just like in VMware to connect two VMs in KVM. What is possible solution ...
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Is there any way to fake SAN in VMs

I need to set up an SQL Server cluster for very low transaction volume functional testing. That requires a Windows Failover cluster and according to TechNet and Michael Otey that requires a SAN. ...
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Is it possible to encrypt a virtual machine or container so the host is not able to read any of its data? [duplicate]

I'm wondering whether it would be theoretically possible for a cloud hosting provider to run an application for a customer where the customer doesn't trust the hosting provider with the data in the ...
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Convert Virtualbox image to Hyper-V

Is it possible to convert a Virtualbox image to Hyper-V? Preferably without having to startup the virtualbox image.
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virtualbox networking - difference between 10.0.2.2 and 10.0.2.15

I setting up a vm-based appliance on VirtualBox (using Chef) and, while I have figured out my networking out by trial and error, I'd like to understand better what's going on. Basically, I have 3 ...