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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App-V processes in the server task manager

I work for a vendor company that provides services for metering application usage in datacenter environments. We were recently asked whether we support App-V metering. I have a question about App-V ...
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Vmware - Consolidation is needed, but I want to revert

Last night I took a snapshot of a VM before adding a new disk and running an offline defrag of Exchange (using the newly added disk as the temporary path). When I woke up today the server was offline,...
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Can the Hyper-V role be installed on Windows Server 2003?

Is it possible to run Hyper-V on Windows Server 2003 as the host OS? The only documentation that I've been able to find is about running Server 2003 as a guest.
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Network issue with VMs mixing dedicated public IP and port forwarding

I already have a virtual machine with its own public ip address and I would like to set up a new VM using port forwarding from the host. I have two public addresses: X.X.X.146 for the host Y.Y.Y.99 ...
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Vm error during start up “hvm is required for this operation”

I have installed a new XEN server 6.0. I have created a new vm machine and select windows xp sp3 template. When i try to start this new vm an error appears with the following message "hvm is required ...
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KVM Guest not powering back on

I have recently setup a homelab with a KVM hypervisor: qemu-kvm-1.5.3-105.el7_2.3.x86_64 libvirt-1.2.17-13.el7_2.4.x86_64 I have almost everything working the way I want it (networking/vnc), but ...
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What is the difference between PV and HVM virtualization types in ec2?

AWS EC2 offers two types of virtualization of Ubuntu Linux EC2 machines - PV and HVM. PV: HVM: What is the difference between these types?
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Allocating Non-Standard Memory Quantities to Virtual Machines [duplicate]

When setting up virtual machines on the various host systems I've used, be they Hyper-V, VMware or KVM, I have always allocated RAM in amounts that match physical memory configurations - e.g. to add ...
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Why LXC when there is linux-vserver?

I am no LXC expert, but as far as I know it is really similar to linux-vserver. If that is correct, I wonder why there is another player in the already crowded virtualization camp? What does LXC ...
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Docker: how to partion my harddrive

I want to create partitions for my docker server. It will only host stateful application, data are stored in /srv/company/appname. I have two hard drive : 20GB 2TB. What is the best way to ...
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Passing SAN Storage to Virtual Machine in active/passive HA Cluster

I need to attach a fibre channel SAN disk to one virtual machine that resides on an active/passive cluster (pacemaker, corosync). As it is the backup storage, corruption has to be strongly avoided. ...
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lxc 1.1.2 on Debian Squeeze

I am running lxc 0.8.0 inside Debian Squeeze (Linux kernel 3.4.34). Does anyone run lxc 1.1 or newer inside Linux kernel 3.4? As I know, docker require Linux kernel version at least 3.16. What is the ...
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Performance impact enabling intel vt-x

I have a rather unusual question: What is the performance impact when you enable vt-x and you don't need it? I ask this because all of the new servers I receive have this enabled by default in the ...
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DATA NOT STORED IN GUEST OS?

Dell PowerEdge T110 II Tower Server | Windows Server 2012 R2 | Hyper-v VM manager | Windows 7 Pro (Guest OS) The Hyper-V guest OS (win7 pro) serves as the database server (MySQL) for storing ...
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Errors after unmounting qcow2 image with LVM

I successfully mounted a qcow2 image on my machine (the guest image uses LVM) using: qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 /path/to/qcow2/file mount -o rw /dev/nbd0p1 /mnt/<mountpoint> vgchange -ay VolGroup ...
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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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SSH using Agent Forwarding with Windows Host OS, Vagrant Ubuntu Guest OS, and Keepass/Keeagent

Intent: To be able to deploy to lan-example.com from any dev environment; whether it be directly from the virtual OS, or any single-OS system, or even over the internet using ONE SSH key stored in ...
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Are there any good reasons for disabling hardware-assisted virtualization?

We've had a number of servers from Dell recently, all of which have had hardware-assisted virtualization disabled in the BIOS. As far as I know hardware-assisted virtualization is a good thing - so ...
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Shared nothing database systems with SAN

Cloud data warehousing being so popular recently, I am wondering if there is an inherent contradiction in the manner in which they are architected: Terradata, Greenplum etc. require 'Shared Nothing' ...
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pfsense as a virtual host

There seems to be a fair bit of information about running pfsense as a virtual machine on another hypervisor of some sort, but I am wondering if I can do the reverse and use a pfsense install as the ...
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Wake-on-lan to trigger virtual-machine with kvm and libvirt

I'm doing virtualization with KVM and managing it via the Libvirt daemon. How do I configure Libvirt or KVM to listen for Wake-On-Lan packets sent the the Virtual Machine's NIC's MAC address and to ...
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What are the Resilient Overlay Network (RON) downsides?

What are the RON downsides? How this type of network handle with security questions? There are vulnerabilities? The RON's performance is good? Thanks in advance!
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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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LinuxContainers arch-linux double login tty

Since upgrading to LXC 1.0 with the new Arch Linux template when I create a new instance I have a double tty when invoking: lxc-console --name <container> This is the output: Arch Linux 3....
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Difference between GPVM and LVM when referencing virtual servers?

I've been advised that there are two types of VMs available for enterprise use, but unfortunately have not been able to identify any resources that can explain what these are. The pricing between the ...
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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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Where are network namespaces in lxc / lxd?

I am trying to understand namespaces in the context of lxd / lxc. I have two containers which respective eth0 is bridged to br1 and br2 on the host. This is done via a Virtual Ethernet interfaces ...
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Azure Cost Estimator Tool hung clicking “View Report” after running for 6 days - can I still extract the report?

I'm running the Microsoft Azure Cost Estimator Tool for a length of 6 days with 2HR intervals. This ran successfully and there were no signs of system instability, nothing else has crashed. Hoenter ...
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Error while Expanding Disk Space of virtual machine in Hyper-V server

I have one Virtual machine running on my hyper-v server which has allotted the disk space of 100GB, i have only created C drive in this machine and C drive of this machine is fully consumed due to ...
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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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How to automatically start VM created by virt-manager?

I have created a virtual machine with virt-manager that runs on kvm/qemu. The machine works well when started through virt-manager. However, I would like to be able to start and stop the VM through ...
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Service can't connect to self using public IP, NAT problem

I have a dedicated server from serverloft.eu, but due to some network security I cannot use bridge networking on my server. So I have setup all my IPs to the main eth0, and used NAT to forward trafic ...
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How to change disk controller of a VM running on XenServer 6.2?

I'm running a installation of XenServer 6.2 where I've imported a .ova. The .ova is an image of a linux-system from a previous vmware esxi environment. The problem is that since the linux-image doesn'...
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Libvirt with Xen fails to start correctly Ubuntu 14.04

At the moment i'M really feeling a little helpless: I tried to setup Ubuntu 14.04 with Xen and libvirt for management. I created a VM but I did not auto-start (altough autostart is checked). If I do ...
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virsh: VM console does not show any output

I have a VM which I can start with virsh. According to virsh dumpxml VM1, this is the allocated pty: <serial type='pty'> <source path='/dev/pts/6'/> <target port='0'/> <...
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Without tcpdump running, Linux bridge works selectively

Architecture: Ubuntu 14.04 as a libvirt/KVM host with one VM. There is bridge bri17 on the host, with two interfaces: eth2.17 (uplink to the Internet) and vnet0 (to the VM). Symptoms: all tests ...
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How can I determine the performance penalty of VT-d vs. baremetal?

I am looking to configure my server in a slight odd way to create a private cloud setup. I have to take the HBA that my storage disks are tied to and pass it into a VM (probably xen) to allow the ...
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Virtual Sound Card Not Working on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 virtual machine

I have Virtual Audio Cable successfully installed on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 virtual machine. It seem like driver works (new audio device in Device Manager group and VAC control panel works ...
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Windows 7 - VM resource usage [closed]

I would like to ask a question about Virtualization and the performance impacts As the title suggests I wish to VM Windows 7 for a work laptop and run linux on the backend to leverage some of its ...
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Are changes since snapshots still stored as changelogs?

It's been four years. Is the accepted answer of this question about VMWare still accurate? In other words (in case for some reason that link ever breaks), is this still true? When you create a ...
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What's the FreeBSD equivalent for the Linux pointopoint

What's the BSD (FreeBSD) equivalent of pointopoint used in /etc/network/interfaces on Linux (Debian)? I'm following this (Network configuration host system KVM/Routed) guide for how to use Hetzner's ...
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VSFTP and openLDAP based virtual users home directory

I have a VSFTPD server based on CentOS 6, configured to authenticate virtual users against an openLDAP server. I can login to the FTP server, however, authenticated users are not redirected to their ...
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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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Can I virtualize multiple hosts into one virtual system?

I have 5 computer systems in our small office. From my basic understanding of Virtualization technology, I think I can virtualize the 5 systems into one big virtual system. I wish to confirm this. So,...
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Monitoring and statistics through libvirt

Is it possible to monitor and gather statistics in realtime (CPU, memory, HDD, network, ... - something like dstat) of guest systems with libvirt through console from host system (KVM based)? If yes, ...
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ESXi host memory usage seems high with no VMs running

I have set up an ESXi 6.0 Update 1 installation on a HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8. This is using the HP-provided image for ProLiant servers. With no VMs running the host memory usage is 1714 MB, ...
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Ping only works twice

I have created a vm inside a xen host. By following this guide, I have managed to ping www.google.com, but it only ping-pongs twice before getting Destination Host Unreachable. If I restart the vm, I ...
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Change amount of Ram and CPU cores in KVM

How can I Change amount of Ram and CPU cores for a virtual machine in KVM that is already created? Thanks
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Virtual disk expansion

I'm running a virtual image (which happens to be our server for a number of programs) on a machine running ESXi 5.5.0. Although the host computer has a SSD of about 200GB, the virtual image was ...
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Planning my first server with Ubuntu KVM Virtual Machines

I am putting together a dual-xeon quad core (i.e., 8 cores total) 12GB RAM linux server to replace several old smaller servers. I would like to use virtualization both to learn about it and because ...