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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Ext4 cache options on a virtual machine

I'm trying to speed up a standup of virtual machines used for development / automated test environments and wanted to verify some assumptions about disk writes caching. I'm using ext4 for the root ...
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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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How to get virtualized SR-IOV Infiniband interface UP?

I've spent several days on this now and I've managed to get SR-IOV working with the Mellanox Infiniband card using the latest firmware. The Virtual Functions appear in Dom0 as 06:00.1 Network ...
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I can't install windows 64bit on Virtualbox headless

I'm trying to install Windows2008r2 64bit on a Ubuntu 12.04 64bit host. After created the VM (with --ostype windows2008_64 I boot up the installation iso but windows says: Attempting to load a 64-bit ...
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xend doesn't bring up the vif interfaces

I'm trying working with Xen and I've tryed to build up a virtual machine in domU. I'm using the following configuration for the domU kernel = '/media/home_separata/domU_kernel/boot/vmlinuz-linux' ...
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(Virtual) Windows Server console: Black screen

When connecting to our virtual Windows 2003 Server (SBS 2003 SP2) via a normal RDP session, everything works fine. However, when connecting with /admin to get to the console session, the following ...
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With CentOS 6 and LXC, “ifconfig” is unable to see network interface (but busybox “ifconfig” works fine)

I've just started working with LXC under CentOS 6 (via the libvirt adapter). If I create an LXC container, I'm unable to see any network interfaces when using the native system tools: # ifconfig -a ...
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Is there any simple, free tool to track VM dependancies to linked-clones in VMWare?

We have a few "base installations" of various OS environments that we use to create linked clones in VMware Workstation. Sometimes, to save space and because speed is of secondary importance, those ...
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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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vanilla ubuntu-vm-builder on i7 aborts aborts (with PAE?)

host: intel i7-4* cpu, running linux kubuntu 14.04 guest: attempting to create. ubuntu-vm-builder kvm saucy eventually, Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main ...
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VMWare vSphere 5.5 management interfaces unreachable

I've got a vSphere 5.5 Essentials Kit; One of the hosts, a Dell R410, is running vSphere 5.5 and as of yesterday it is unresponsive to any of the management tools. I've tried the following: Web ...
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Saving the State of an Application using App-V or some other type of Virtualization Technology

I have an application that I would like to be able to create "snapshots" of (sort of like you might do with a virtual machine). Basically I would like to be able to allow the user to do a bunch of ...
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Copy an Amazon EC2 Instance to use locally

Ok, so we have a spare server I have installed Debian Wheezy on, and setup Xen on for virtual machines. It has better performance than all our ec2 instances combined, and will cost less to run (for a ...
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Can't lock vz with proxmox

I would like to backup my virtual servers to move them away. And when i have started the backup process then i only see this every time: Feb 09 08:40:34 INFO: Starting Backup of VM 101 (openvz) Feb ...
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Does CloudStack support the Open Virtualization Format (OVF)?

The questions says it all. Can someone tell me the answer please? I have researched but I'm still not sure. Thanks.
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Anyone using Archipel in production for managing virtual machines?

I am getting ready to deploy a new server for my company. We intend to use virtualization mainly for security but also to help with versioning and other issues. We have decided to use openvz. Now I ...
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virt-install kept on adding --no-reboot - even though I don't want it to

I have a bit of a problem getting my guests to reboot after the OS installation using virt-install. For whatever reason, virt-install insists on inserting "--no-reboot" when you create a VM: ...
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Setting up reverse proxy for virtual machines on HostOS

I am currently installing a server that consists of a Virtualization Host (kvm on ubuntu) and 7 VM's, some running MySQL and LDAP, others running different webservers and webapplications. The VMs ...
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Installing and running a guest OS on KVM-qemu with only serial console access

I am trying to installing a bsd distro with virt-installer. With a Linux distro I used this: virt-install -n debian -r 1024 --vcpus=1 --accelerate -v --disk ...
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Give a KVM Guest only access to OpenVPN

I'm in a kind of weird situation where I need to do the following: Connect an OpenVPN tunnel with static RFC1918 IPs (think of 10.3.3.1 for the server end and 10.3.3.2 for the client end) and have it ...
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Strange CPU usage on Windows Server 2003 vs. CentOS5.4

I have two Virtual PCs running Windows Server 2003 and CentOS 5.4 on a host machine. I use a java server on both of them. I copied the java server's files from the host machine on to both of the ...
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Process PHP files from a network share in a vmware virtual machine

As a testing environment, I have set up a vmware virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2. I have Apache and PHP installed (as part of the xampp package). I am doing the development outside of ...
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Reserve a USB port in XP Mode

We are running a Windows 7 Professional x64 environment and have some legacy applications that are only suported under Windows XP x86. Most of these run fine, however one of them uses ActiveSync to ...
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How do I configure a guest VM's static IP address automatically in Citrix XenServer?

To facilitate automation of guest VM provisioning, how do I set (in a script) the IP address on a guest VM's NIC (or NIC's) once a new VM has booted? Is there a way to "inject" netsh commands via the ...
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Restoring read only domain controller from VM checkpoint

I have several RODC on remote sites, and sometimes power failures corrupts ADDS database which takes some time to recover. I'd like to move RODC to virtual machine (on same server) to be able in case ...
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KVM virtual IP address not working on HOST, works on GUEST

I have a setup composed of the following: -> A HOST running KVM with the following network configs: # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # The primary network interface ...
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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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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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windows server 2012 backup

Our backups on our virtual windows server 2012 R2 which is hosted on Hyper-V server 2012 R2 have been taking at least 3 hours longer than they used to. We use windows Server Backup for nightly backups ...
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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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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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tomcat virtual host 404

I have a tomcat instance running and I am trying to add virtual hosts to it. I have modified the Server.XML file which consists of following host def <Host name="www.test.com" ...
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Are Xen 4.1 virtual machines compatible with XCP?

I have a couple of vm installed with Xen 4.1 (basic Xen Hypervisor), now I would like to install XCP packages on my wheezy server. I've read that XCP took control of the server disks and network ...
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Kickstart “Unable to download kickstart file. Check parameter”

So I'm using 2 VMs (CentOS 6.0), one acting as a build server, the other is a new server I'm trying to build with a kickstart. When I start the VM for the new server (with the build server already ...
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Boot to last VM status on XenServer reboot

I have a Citrix XenServer 6.2 on a non-prod enviroment, which means that could be affected by power outages from time to time. This server has a lot of VMs, some of them are power on and other not. ...
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ESXi 5.1 SCSI and NMP Errors Filling vmkernel.log

On a group of ESXi 5.1 systems, I am seeing the following errors every 5 minutes or so: 2014-04-04T11:22:45.374Z cpu1:8193)NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:2319: Cmd 0x1a (0x4124022be3c0, 0) to dev ...
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Jumphost VM not able to communicate with LAN

I have setup a jumphost VM on WinXP. It has 2 NICs. NIC1, which is the LAN, has the following IP settings: IP: 10.0.0.1 /24 (No default/ DNS configured) NIC2, which has external connections, has ...
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How does Xen resize VMs without shutting them down?

I'm experimenting with Xen on a spare machine and I noticed that it can resize the RAM and CPU allocations of my VMs without shutting them down first. VirtualBox, VMware Fusion, etc. can't do the same ...
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How to diagnose sporadic performance issues?

I have a web application with very varying response times and can't find out what causes that. That's the (quite complicated) setup: Powerful (i7, 32GB RAM) dedicated server in a German data center, ...
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Citrix XenApp FOSS Alternative

I'm looking for some Free and OpenSource Alternative to Citrix XenApp. I need to serve some Apps to Linux boxes from a Windows host. I've came across Ulteo OVD but it lacks Native Clients and Seamless ...
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Proxmox “File Does Not Exist” Error

Something happened to my Proxmox server and now some VMs won't boot. When I try to boot one in particular, I get the message: proxmox:~# qm start 103 volume 'Backups:103/vm-103-disk-1.raw' ...
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opensm reports - Invalid requested MGID. What does it mean?

I've been working on a virtualized SR-IOV infiniband interface under Xen. If I run the OpenSM daemon under Dom0 IPoIB appears to work in the passed through VF. However, opensm starts using a lot of ...
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Hyper-v takes a long time to create snapshots

I'm not sure when, but I've noticed as of recently, whenever I go to make a snapshot of certain machines, it hangs at 2% for a good while and then eventually finishes (fairly quickly, actually). I ...
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How to detect on Linux that given MAC (HWaddr) is a virtual MAC and will change after rebooting?

Is it possible on Linux to detect automatically that given MAC (HWaddr in ifconfig output) is a virtual MAC and will change after rebooting. or alternatively is there a way to detect virtual network ...
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how to programatically create an ubuntu vm

I have to create an ubuntu virtual machine within kvm/libvirt with a specific configuration for a specific set of tasks. I want to do it in a programmatic and reproducible way. I checked out ...
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Why does Xen fail to create domUs/start the virtual network interface?

I have received two errors while trying to create a new domU on Xen. First, I received this error: Unable to complete install: 'POST operation failed: xend_post: error from xen daemon: (xend.err ...
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How can I virtualize a running server but exclude directories so the resulting image is smaller than the drive

Following situation: There is a Ubuntu 10.10 Server running with many custom configurations and programs (can't set it up from scratch). One of these programs stores a lot of data (> 1TB) in ...
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Converting Physical machine to Hyper V VM

I'm running a Physical machine with Windows 7 Ultimate mainly as a file server with 2 hard drives with all the file content stored on D drive with C mainly for OS. This file server is accessible by ...
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how to carp two interfaces on same node?

I have this CentOS machine with 2 interfaces. eth0--> br0 (.10) eth1--> br1 (.11) Although part of the same network, each interface is being fed from a different switch. I use each bridge in ...
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Ways to “paste” code to a VM Linux Virtual Terminal

as most of you probably know, a desktop-enviroment-less Linux Server Distro doesn't have a clipboard that VMware can use as the clipboard is part of X (i believe) and thus not available. I wonder ...