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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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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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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Nginx Virtual host 403 Forbidden

I have just brought a domain name (example.com) and have setup a URL frame redirection to my server's IP XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, however I am getting a 403 forbidden error. I can access pages fine via the ...
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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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Bootstrapping an EC2 HVM Instance Store Image

I currently have a process where I dd a disk, install CentOS onto it and upload to AWS. This works great for PV based images. I'm trying to use this same process to bootstrap HVM instances, but I'm ...
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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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Postfix won't accept submitted email for other users on virtual domain

My employer has given me an email address, me@myemployersdomain.com. My employer's outgoing mail server only allows connections from inside their network (rather like an ISP who insists you connect ...
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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 ...
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Guest-VM can only ping CentOS KVM host, cannot access anything else

[root@KVMHOST]# ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:67:6B:17:2F inet addr:200.200.100.54 Bcast:220.225.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21e:67ff:fe6b:172f/64 ...
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Change KVM boot order with multiple virtio disks in guest

I just started playing with KVM, so learning quite a bit here. I have a guest running, finally got the OS setup the way I want with Virtio SCSI and Net drivers (Win2k3) and am very happy with ...
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Postfix - virtual - exclude sender from recipients

Is postfix able to rewrite the recipients, based on the sender address? There are multiple users receiving Mail by this configuration in /etc/postfix/virtual: mail@example.com user1, user2, ...
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Why won't my libvirt VM communicate with apt repositories when wget and ping work?

I'm trying to use Vagrant and Puppet to make it easier to duplicate a multi-server setup for our websites. The recommended workflow is to vagrant up the puppetmaster server specifically first, and ...
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auto assign ip address to httpd.conf

I am building a cluster of servers in which new virtual machines will spin up as resources are needed. Is it possible in the apache config file to use a variable that will detect the servers ip ...
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Placement of OS and SQL files

we are in process of setting up our SQL server which is clustered across 2 HP DL380p servers using a HP P2000 for the shared storage with 2 raid 10 (8 disks) arrays and raid 1 mirror (2 disks). We ...
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Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops [closed]

We are planning to deploy 50 virtual desktops(for normal users) using thin client hardware and VDI solution(using VMware or Citrix).Currently we have'nt virtualised any of the physical servers.I heard ...
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Migrating existing clustered virtual network to a trunk

We have a 3-host VMWare vSphere v4.1 cluster that has a connection to an untagged network (let's call it 192.168.10.0) using two physical adapters, vmnic1 and vmnic2. Both are currently marked as ...
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CentOS 7 (Dracut) - Network boot with gateway in different subnet

I'm trying to auto-setup VM guests with CentOS 7 using network boot and kickstart with external network connectivity based on linux bridge. And I'd like to have solution lightweight, simple and ...
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Cannot create windows HVM with SDL in xen 4.4.1

I want to create a win HVM, and set sdl=1. I was able to do so. But after I upgraded to xen-4.4.1, I got this error libxl: error: libxl_dm.c:1371:device_model_spawn_outcome: domain 4 device model: ...
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How can I change Qemu KVM machine architecture from 440fx to q35 with virsh edit or virt-manager

Still trying to get GPU passthrough working and decided to change machine type from older 440fx to q35 ie pc-q35 but if I do virsh edit on the config it refuse to save saying "PCI Bridges not ...
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Xen memory management

In real machine, I can reserve a certain of memory by editing grub to limit memory,which the machine can use, and then mapping the reserved memory using ioreamp. I can manage these memory and insert ...
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vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's

Within virtualisation (Predominantly VMware) is there a performance advantage using either 1 CPU with 4 cores or 2 CPU's with 2 cores? Let's assume the application running on a VM can use two CPU's.
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Proxmox VE: Multiple shared public IPs with NAT configuration

I have a Proxmox VE (v3.3 @ Debian 7 Wheezy) and got 3 public IPs routed to that server. It is my aim to have multiple VMs sharing those IPs using a NAT configuration so that I can forward single ...