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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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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Enabling SSLv3 in vCloud Director 5.6.x

We have some legacy systems that use SSLv3 but vCloud Director disabled SSLv3 by default from version 5.5.3, see: ...
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How do I safely clone a Linux VM in Hyper-V?

This is a home lab, so nothing critical. I have a base Linux ISO I'm installing for all my VMs, but the install takes a long time, and even once it's done, I still have to go install a ton of updates ...
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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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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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How do i find the overcommit ratio for CPU on a KVM host or for that matter on any hypervisor?

I have a host and I have installed KVM on it.Now I need to know how much overcommiting of resources it allows, CPU, memory. Is there some command to get the ratios or it all exists in theory and no ...
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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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Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Switch host mac address conflict 331FLR

I have 3 new HP DL360G9 servers all running Server 2012 R2 standard with the Hyper-V role installed. All the servers have the built in Intel 331FLR 4 port gigabit nic. I have the ports teamed into 2 ...
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What FQDN should I use for Postfix setup in Satellite Mode on Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox?

I am getting lost with trying to configure Postfix on a Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VirtualBox. The VirtualBox has 2 NICs: 1)NAT and is Internet access through my computer running the VM and ...
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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target? [closed]

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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How to hot add a new disk with virsh attach-disk?

I'm trying to add a new LVM disk to my guest machine (Ubuntu 14.04.1) by doing the following on the host: lvcreate -L 14G -n vm_vm005_data3 vg00 virsh attach-disk vm005 /dev/vg00/vm_vm005_data3 ...
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how do I clone a disk that is represented by a vmdk file?

I have VirtualBox installed on Windows 8.1. I have created a CentOS 7 virtual machine that loads the contents of a detached hard drive that is connected to the PC via a SATA Wire. The virtual ...
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Can I install openstack shared services on a compute node?

I am currently evaluating Openstack as an alternative to VMWare for our company. I would like to install Openstack on a Dell FX2 chassis with three physical servers in it. I was wondering if it was ...
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Difference between KVM and QEMU

I have been reading about KVM and Qemu for sometime. As of now I have a clear understanding of what they do. KVM supports hardware virtualization to provide near native performance to the Guest ...
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Stucking qemu-kvm process

What i have: CentOS 7.1 as KVM host - Xeon E3-1200 v2, 32GB RAM, with and without dedicated raid controller (i tried both options) 3x Ubuntu 14.04.2 as quest VM (3 CPU, 512MB RAM on each VM) host ...
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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 NAT virtual interfaces

I've created a virtual interface in Ubuntu with the following: sudo ifconfig eth0:0 192.168.1.99 netmask 255.255.255.0 up Now I need to be able to ping from the new virtual interface. ping -I ...
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Postfix not receiving mail for virtual domain from outside (only locally)

I have postfix mail server running at mail.123.com (ip eg 1.1.1.1), then I have site books.com (ip eg 2.2.2.2) and it's DNS records like this: MX record as mail.123.com A record mail.books.com same ...
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RHEL5 Xen dom0 max memory?

I have a server with 48GB or RAM on which I have installed RHEL5 with the xen kernel. I think maybe this is normal behavior, but the kernel only seems to be able to see 32GB. I looked around online, ...
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SSH fails often when contacting VM from remote machine

I have a Windows 8.1 Host in which I installed ubuntu server 15.05 in a virtual machine. I set an SSH server in the guest (ubuntu) and then I create a forwarding rule from the host port 2222 to the ...
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So really, what is the overhead of virtualization and when should I be concerned?

I'm searching for good rules of thumb to understand when NOT to virtualize a machine. For example, I know that a fully CPU-bound process with near 100% utilization is probably not a good idea to ...
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Virtualization: vCPU pinning with Hyperthreading Host CPU?

I'm using KVM/libvirt on a Linux server with Core i7-2600 CPU, which has the following CPU topology (1 Socket, 4 Cores, 8 Threads): Physical | Logical ---------+-------- Core 0 | 0, 4 Core 1 | 1, ...
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How to check the number of CPUs and cores from host with virsh?

How to check the number of CPUs and cores available in the host machine using virsh?
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Virtual machines and I/O heavy workload, is it ever sane?

I have seen on numerous virtualization services (Azure) and products (vmware,kvm,hyperv) I/O and system stalls under heavy I/O workload. My questions are: Is it ever sane to use a Virtualized ...
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Installing Server 2012R2 on VM with GPT harddrive issues

So... long story short I'm working on automated installations of Windows Server 2012 R2 on systems with GPT drives both physical and virtual. I haven't brought the disk back down stairs to the ...
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Proxmox Virtualized Client (Network Configuration)

first some information about me. I ordered a server from ovh and purchased one failover ip to test proxmox and do some training. The main Server is hosting proxmox(Example IP: 123.45.67.89 to figure ...
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Should I backup from within each guest, or from the host?

I'm searching for advice on whether backups are better taken from within a guest (e.g. ShadowProtect), or from within the host (e.g. copying virtual disk files, or other software). We have 12 VM's (a ...
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Convert virtual disk image to physical disk?

I'm trying to use QEmu for Windows to convert a virtual disk image to a physical SSD. But I'm not sure about the syntax for the output_filename parameter. Here's what I tried: qemu-img convert -p ...
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Switching back to libxl from xend without rebooting

I did something dumb: I enabled xend over libxl and started an instance with xend. Now, libxl won't start any instances, even though I got rid of all the xend instances and stopped xend: root@xen1 ...
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How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address?

How to prevent openvz container from adding another ip address ? I'm using VETH Container. I used this command to configure the network : vzctl set xxx --save --netif_add ethx,,,FE:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
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How to pass boot paremeters to a XenServer HVM? Is it even supported?

I'm willing to build up a fully automated installation of CentOS 7 over XenServer 6.5 using kickstart. According to XenServer 6.5 Documentation, CentOS 7 is now supported in HVM mode: In XenServer ...
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hardware requirements for 4-6 VMs [duplicate]

I’m planning on buying HW for running 4-6VMs on my home network, hosting some web-pages and desktops and running an NVR for 3-4 cameras, and have no idea what I can get away with on the hardware side ...
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OpenSUSE Xen Multiple Apache VM's

I am attempting to set up an OpenSUSE 13.2 server with Xen Hypervisor installed. The problem I have now encountered, is how do I route the correct requests to the correct VM instances. Lets say I ...
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How to change boot device on vm installed on Citrix Xen Server to DVD

I have installed Centos 6 on my new Xen Server (XenServer release 6.2.0-70446c). Everything went smooth. System is working fine but now I want to change boot device on that VM to boot from DVD (iso ...
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OpenVZ Can't initialize containers after install

I have installed OpenVZ on centos 6 on a dedicated server. I followed quick installation guide on openvz wiki. After installing thru yum, I don't know why, but grub.conf wasn't automatically updated ...
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Automatically upgrade virtual machine in load balanced set on Windows Azure

I have been serving web content off of a Linux VM running in Windows Azure, and now want to make a duplicate virtual machine and create a load-balanced set to handle more load and avoid downtime. I've ...
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Cannot start Virtual Machine

I am trying to setup a Virtual Server using the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V but each time, when I click start, after creating the Server, I get an error: An error occurred while attempting to start ...
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NAT forwarding (whole IP) working only on some ports

Since my hoster doesn't allow briged setups I had to go for a NAT solution to run my CentOS VM on an additional IP and my host machine on the primary IP. Now, I've got a problem since for ports 22, ...
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Why use a type 2 hypervisor?

I have a question about type 1 and type 2 hypervisors. Type 1 runs on the bare metal, and then the end operating systems are installed on top. This seems to me like the most logical way to build a ...
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Connecting to SQL server instance on VM via host-only network

I've setup a virtual development machine with Windows Web Server 2008 R2 and installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express on it as well. I didn't install any SQL tools on it, because I have them on the host ...
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Bare metal hyper-visor that supports viewing it's own guests [closed]

I'm trying to understand if it is possible to have a Type-1 Hypervisor (bare metal, no host OS) with the ability to view the guest(s) operating system(s) on the same machine. i.e. I have a XenServer ...
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How to virtualize a dedicated server [closed]

I have a dedicated server with the following configuration : CPU : AMD Opteron 4386 Cores/threads : 8c/8t Fréquence/burst : 3,1 GHz+/3,5 GHz+ RAM : 64 Go DDR3 ECC 1066MHz ...
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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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Filtering KVM guests with IPtables

My partner has a server with OVH that receives a constant variety of ddos attacks, while still staying up. We want to use IPtables on the host to filter the guests VM's traffic. The guest VM we want ...
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What it means when Linux has no I/O scheduler

I have some virtual machines running Ubuntu cloud-based image 14.04-1 LTS version. I wanted to see the IO performance of different IO schedulers on the VM so I went to ...
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How much of a performance does using QEMU virtualization incur on Windows?

How much of a performance does using QEMU virtualization incur on a Windows host, when both the host and vm are running the same CPU? Older articles indicate that using kqemu avoided the slow down in ...
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Version control for virtual disk images

Is there any existing system for efficiently tracking the version history of a virtual disk image? Essentially, I have a disk image which is used as a "template" root filesystem for testing programs. ...
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Apache log to one file for multiple domains with logrotate

I would like a solution to my problem where I have 100s of domains on an Apache server. I don't want a separate log file for each domain I want them to share a log file. This is easy enough if I don't ...
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What hypervisors support vGPU? [closed]

Does anyone know if any open source hypervisor supports vGPUs? It looks like XenServer and vSphere are the only two hypervisors that support virtual graphics cards (true vGPU, not passthrough or ...