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 monitor CPU usage and performance on a Hyper-V server with several VM's

I have a server that is running Windows 2008 64 bit Hyper-V, with 8 gigs of RAM and Intel Xeon X3440 @ 2.53 Ghz, which gives me 8 logical cores in the performance monitor on the host system. I have ...
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Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...
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Dynamips Virtual Router not pinging external host after bridging

I have setup a virtual router image with dynamips and setup bridging between tap0 interface of the virtual router and eth0 and br0 with commands [root@cisco_host]# brctl addbr br0 [root@cisco_host]# ...
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vSwap vs Burstable RAM for OpenVZ

What is the big difference between vSwap and Burstable RAM? Does vSwap create and cause I/O by using disk? I know SWAP will use the disk so is vSwap the same as swap just virtualized in the ...
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Cannot ping a VM from a Hyper-V host

I am facing a weird situation in my network environment. My infrastructure looks like this: I have a D-LINK DIR-635 acting as my default gateway (192.168.0.1) A physical Windows 2012 Server ...
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How to speed up QEMU on Windows host?

We want to run our Ubuntu 64bit web server virtualized/emulated on a Windows 64bit host. Intended use is to distribute the VM to customers who might not have "elevated" or "admin" rights on the ...
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Do I need to run a NTP server in every VM?

Couldn't the guests somehow inherit the system time of the host ? It seems kind of pointless to run the same daemon to get the same results on the same machine multiple times but I didn't find ...
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clonehd takes 2 hours for a 100GB disk. Expected?

I have a VirtualBox image using VDI and flexible size. Right now the physical DVI file 94GB. The host is an Ubuntu server and the guest is a CentOS 6.4 with ext4 partition. The host is using a sata ...
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Host CPID, Geast CPUID and UserCPUID / what are they?

i found out that there are some IDs associated to the CPUIDs in vmx file of each virtual machine, these IDs are; hostCPUID.{Num} hostCPUID.80000001 guestCPUID.{Num} guestCPUID.80000001 ...
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XenServer HA (failover VM's) without shared storage

In the university from Uruguay where I work, we have 2 IBM BladeCenter S with 4 server blades each one. Each blade have XenServer 6.2 installed and working. Our idea is have each BladeCenter in ...
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Virtual guest: NTP sync with host

Is there any way to get a virtual guest to only query it's current host for NTP? I'm not talking about configuring ntp.conf with the host's IP here either as VLAN's & firewalls may block that ...
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Bochs and Bios Canonica VirtIO SCSI Disk Device running Windows 2008 R2

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server I can only remote this server so I need to know what type of virtual environment is hosted on, The Bio Manufacturer shows Bochs and hard disk shows: Canonica VirtIO ...
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IPMI drivers missing

I am trying to monitor and manage some servers using OpenIPMI in Ubuntu, and for some reason, when I start the OpenIPMI service, it says: Starting ipmi drivers [fail] ...
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Can PXE boot of Hyper-V VMs be disabled?

Hyper-V virtual machines have the ability to PXE boot. Obviously, PXE boot raises some security concerns. The problem is, unlike a typical physical machine's firmware, there isn't an obvious way to ...
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How to add an existing encrypted vHDD to a new virtual machine?

I am using VMware workstation with encrypted virtual hdd-s. I tried to use one of the vmdk files as an hdd on another virtual machine, but when I try to add them as an existing disk, I get the ...
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Can you use CGroups inside an OpenVZ Container?

just a quick question, which i have had trouble finding the answer to: The OpenVZ Authors have been contributing a large amount of code to the linux kernel, in order to get virtualization features ...
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Unable to ping between host machines and guest vms running on Vmware

In order to learn a bit about system administration, I've installed a Centos vm using Vmware on my local machine running Windows 7. Everything seems to be working fine since I can access the internet ...
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xen project - bridged interface shows 2 MACs

I have a simple xen project 4.1 setup running on debian wheezy dom0. I have noticed during a network scan that a domU gateway returned 2 mac addresses for the same IP. One MAC being the expected, ...
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Migrating Hyper-V VM's to CentOS 6

I have tried to search this around in google, but I haven't actually found anyone migrating from Hyper-V (Windows) to CentOS 6, only the other way around. So, I was wondering if there are any pointers ...
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lxc command always “get error 4 in libc-2.12.so”

I've tried several time to find out why suddenly my LXC not working, I use dmesg | tail it shows: lxc-start[2777]: segfault at fffffffffffffffc ip 000000390347b82c sp 00007fffd9046c18 error 4 in ...
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Which hypervisor to play nice with docker.io

I have been running several different virtualisation servers, (ESXi, XenServer, Proxmox/KVM) in the past. I am now in a position where I need to set up a new virtualisation environment that is ...
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How to block a VM from accessing other machines on network - XenServer

This might be a little far fetched and might not be possible. I have a virtual machine that will have files on that I don't want people to be able to transfer off - they are allowed access, I just ...
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Xen PV, Xen HVM and KVM

Am I correct that you can boot up any operating system with either of these virtualization types as they act as a bare metal machine and compile your own kernel? I am looking to switch over from ...
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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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IPv6 Routing / Subnetting

Recently I have installed Citrix Xen Server 6.2 on a machine. My Provider (Hetzner) gave me the IPv6 Subnet 2a01:4f8:200:xxxx::/64. Followed an article in the providers wiki (1) i got it working and ...
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Virtualizing a Windows 2000 host for use in Hyper-V

I'm looking for a way to successfully import a Windows 2000 host (running several legacy applications that do not work on newer editions of Windows). I normally like to use Disk2VHD for making a ...
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How to convert VirtualBox VM to OpenStack?

I'm running OpenStack in Ubuntu Server 11.10 (installation did using devstack script), but I have some virtual machines that are already running using VirtualBox. How can I convert the VirtualBox ...
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CentOS Host KVM Virtual Machine running a Windows VM - No internet access

I've installed a KVM virtual machine on a CentOS host using libvirt. I've also set up a bridged connection from the interface en0:4 running on IP x.x.x.15 to br0. (The IP is a public one). Running ...
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Server 2012R2 Thick Provisioned Disk VSphere

I have a Server 2012R2 VM running on a VSphere ESXi 5.0.0 (1489271) Host. It has been updated and patched to allow support for 2012R2. Within my VM I have several disks (Thick Provisioned). However, ...
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LXC containers act differently on difrent servers [closed]

I have two physical servers A and B. I wanted to upgrade them from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Here is my current setup (if I'm left out any info here, let me know and I'll add it): Server A: Ubuntu ...
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Openstack: Starting multiple shutoff intances

I am using Openstack Icehouse running on Ubuntu. After rebooting Compute node all instances that were running there will be in shutoff state. Is there way to restart them all at once? Only thing I ...
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Can a Docker container uses the full CPU power and memory of the host OS?

I am new to Docker, but I have experience of using VM and hypervisor. Referring to Docker introduction and this image, Docker containers are isolated but share the same host OS. If we deploy only 1 ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V vs Datacenter edition

We need to deploy a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster with 4 physical server. We going to use Datacenter edition licencing, but consider installing the Hyper-V edition on the serveres. Just to install ...
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EC2 VM import: VirtualBox

I would like to know if it's currently possible to import a virtualbox vm on the ec2 cloud, I have tried with a virtualbox vmdk but it did not succed. Apparently it is designed for VMware's vmdk ...
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How to export Parallels Win 7 VM into AWS EC2?

Is there any elegant way to transfer a complete Win 7 server installation from a Parallels Desktop (Mac) VM into an AWS EC2 instance?
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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Error while booting VMDK in VMWare Player; UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Hi all and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. My employer has provided me with three VMDK files, each representing a different hard drive of a VM. My aim is to get these converted to ...
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What is the safest way to convert a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v system to Linux with KVM?

I have one server running several different virtual machines with Hyper-v for different clients. All of my clients have given the OK to a maintenance window over one day on a weekend in the future. I ...
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unable to connect from other hosts to vm client

I'm building a vm client from a host using the virtual network 'default': NAT setting in virt-manager kvm which makes a bridge (virbr0) using my host's nic. The vm client receives the default ip of ...
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How many VMs per core/vcpu can be run in OpenStack

I'm working on a simulation tool to model VM behavior and migrations on Cloud environments. I deployed a little OpenStack cluster with 4 nodes on cheap regular hardware PCs at the university using ...
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Ubuntu LXC 14.04 Error

I had installed LXC in ubuntu 14.04. I had used an existing template and created a VM by executing the below command. /usr/share/lxc-templates/lxc-ubuntu -p /lxc/vm0 After the installation getting ...
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Method of deploying a VB6 app to a Windows server 2012 RDS server

My environment currently has a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. That server has the visual studio 6 IDE installed. It also is responsible for running a very old ( and poorly built ) VB6 ...
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Windows DHCP MAC-Range to Scope allocation

I wonder if there is any options to map a specific Range of MAC addresses to a specific DHCP address scope. The thing is, I want a specific scope for address allocation to bridged Virtual Machines ...
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how to configure linux vm as router which communicate between two subnets

I have 3 virtual machines installed on vmplayer. Out of which I have made two of them as host of two different network. Host1 ip=192.168.1.13 gateway=192.168.1.11 and Host2 ip=192.168.2.14 and ...
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Disable VMware BIOS Legacy Diskette

In the main tab of VMware BIOS setup utility there is an option to disable "Legacy Diskette A" (and B). Which is the option to get this by means of the vmx configuration files? I tried: ...
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ICMP Request not reaching the guest machine on virtualbox

I have a virtual box (4.3.14) installed on host ubuntu 12.04. I have a guest machine ubuntu 12.04 32 bit installed on this virtual box. The problem is that, my ping request is not reaching the guest ...
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Feasability of running a Virtual Network [closed]

I used to run an Active Directory domain on my home network, but have since migrated back to a plain old Workgroup. However, since my job is in .NET software development, I'd like to be able to work ...
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same subnet,different VLAN in Virtual machine

I have 2 VLAN,VLAN 100 and 101 but only one subnet i am trying to make this work with virtual machine so that VM will have two IP address in same subnet but will actually be in two VLAN. steps ...
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What does ZeroVM virtualize?

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head aroung ZeroVM. Let's say I want to run Wordpress. One option is to lease a hosted virtual server running VMWare, Virtualbox, Xen, CoreOS, or something ...