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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Max CPU load in *nix

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 server via a virtual machine (it is running on vmware's ESXi hypervisor) but I am not convinced it has full access to the 8 CPUs that I have assigned to it. My physical ...
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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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KVM guest is unable to access the internet

I have a Debian host that has several allocated IPs and KVM with a Debian guest using a bridged network. The guest is completely unable to reach the network, including the LAN or even the host. ...
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CentOS or OpenSolaris for Xen dom0?

I would like to play around with Xen with the intention of eventually running a bunch of different services on separate virtual machines (partly just because I can), and have the possibility of trying ...
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VMware NAS/iSCSI recommendations - smallish organization

I have two VMware servers - ESX + ESXi. Two backup NAS boxes. The current NAS boxes are low-cost and unsuitable for running VMs from. Support NFS only. Slow. My plan is to have a dedicated iSCSI/NAS ...
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transfer vm machine created in virtualbox to vmware player [closed]

Fedora 17 Host Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.4 Vmware Player 5.0.1 build-894247 I have Fedora 17 and have installed Virtualbox and vmware player. I created a CentOS virtual machine guest in virtual box. ...
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Postfix virtual domains: how to accept all subdomains except for two?

Assuming my Postfix server serves the domain example.com, I want it to accept mail for all the subdomains of example.com except for mail.example.com and in.example.com. At first I've tried using a ...
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Manage Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from same machine

Is there a way to manage Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 from within itself? E.g. not remotely. I'd like to be able to manage VMs as well as connect to and work with a a VM in full screen mode. This ...
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Set startup order for KVM virtual machines via libvirt?

I have some server applications failing because their virtual machine starts up before the database virtual machines. Anyway to configure libvirt to start them up in a certain order and possible ...
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OpenVPN routing for OpenVZ containers

I am trying to make OpenVPN tunnel accessible for all OVZ CT's running on the host. I have initialized the tunnel devise on the host server to remote VPN server. Although I have PING response from the ...
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Difference between Intel-VT and AMD-V

What is the difference in hardware between Intel-VT and AMD-V? I am currently reading Virtual Machines: Versatile Platforms for Systems and Processes chapter eight and Intel-VT is mentioned there but ...
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Is the # of CPUs on a virtual machine always meaningful?

On a virtual machine, if cat /proc/cpuinfo tells me that there are 4 CPUs, is this just as meaningful as if it were bare metal? Should I configure my server (for example, # of Nginx or Apache workers) ...
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Pros and cons of virtualization [closed]

I'm aware of many questions here discussing similar topic, but in this case, I'll try to be much more specific. One target scenario is small to mid-size ISV, the second scenario is an enterprise ...
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Does anyone have Experience with LeftHand's VSA SAN? [closed]

I am looking at re purposing some hardware and build out a virtual environment. I am looking to use the LeftHand VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance) to serve the local disks as a SAN to the virtual ...
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What would be the best virtualization solution for this particular use-case?

I do software (mostly web) development, and I work alone, so I have to cope with a lot of sysadmin-type work, in order to setup different stacks of web/application/database/source-control servers, let ...
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setting up a high speed load balancing server cluster - web/db/NFS

I'm looking for advice on the best way (mainly in terms of hardware) to set up a high speed load balancing server cluster on a budget (say £2,000 - £ 3,000) to host web services behind a single ip ...
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How do I measure and compare disk performance of my Hyper-V Windows VM?

I'm not sure whether this sounds stupid or lazy, but I'm really not sure. I have a problem with the performance of a VM setup (2008R2-64bit Hyper-V running a 2003R2-32bit Windows server) and I'd like ...
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virt-manager doesn't show list of local KVMs but virsh does

When I open virt-manager GUI it doesn't show list of KVMs but virsh does. how can fix it?
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Can not boot CentOS VM using VirtIO in KVM

I converted qcow2 image to raw and changed I/O bus to VirtIO for a VM. now I can't boot that VM. I Installed VirtIO driver with following command: mkinitrd --with virtio_pci --with virtio_blk -f /...
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Running 2 virtual hosts side by side interactively - no guests, just hosts

Are there any virtualisation products out there that let me run Windows XP and Linux side by side and interact with both of them at the same time without logging into them from another computer. i.e. ...
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VPN SSTP windows client can not ping or connect to VPN server but it can talk to every other PC on the local LAN that VPN server is on

So I have an SSTP (with native Windows client) working fine in a sense. My windows client's local IP is 192.168.10.11 , so its local network is: 192.168.10.x The Remote VPN server is behind a router ...
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OpenVZ Host is the source IP address rather than actual web surfers?

I have a problem with my VPS. Simple example: <?php $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; Echo "User IP : " . $ip; ?> That code should display the user IP address, but it's showing the HN IP ...
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Cannot communicate between two VM on the same physical machine using NAT IP Addressing

I have one physical machine, on it there are 2 virtual machines. One of the VM is the application machine, another is the db machine. All are running Windows XP. I am using Sun Virtual Box for ...
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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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Why does my Fedora HD come up as 124GB when it was created to be 700GB in Hyper-V?

Any ideas? How can I tell fedora to use 700GB, and do I have reformat to do this? Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_computer-lv_root 124G 3....
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How to tell if VM in KVM is using VT-x

I have a machine running under KVM which is not performing very well. I have been trying to google a way to determine if a VM is using VT-x. I can find plenty of links on how to determine if your ...
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How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine

I am trying to migrate from a colocation where I own the servers to Azure. I have been following this article: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-create-upload-...
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How to create bridged network interface for Xen?

I'm trying to use Xen on an Ubuntu server for the first time and have a really basic question. I'm following the guide in the Ubuntu docs and under the Network Configuration->Using bridge-utils ...
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Two IP addresses one network interface and virtualization

I have a Debian [H] host server with one network interface, configured like this (/etc/network/interfaces): auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address xxx.yyy.zzz.77 ...
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What is the purpose of a Physical Standalone Server

What is the purpose of a physical standalone server Vs a server which hosts several logical servers? I am from a development background and constantly build sever client - server systems. However, I ...
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How can I connect two virtual machines in vSphere ESXi 4.1?

There is documentation available for version 5 (I am running 4.1 per the title), but following the directions raises the error: Incompatible device backing specified for device '0'. upon ...
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Can I set noatime for my XEN guest OS partition? Will it work?

I have a VPS in cloud environment based on XEN Virtualization platform. /etc/fstab looks like that: LABEL=PRGMRDISK1 / ext3 errors=remount-ro 0 0 As far as I know IO can pretty ...
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Need help configuring apache with 3 different hostnames that support wildcard subdomains

I have a single physical server. I need to set it up so i can have 3 different domains on it. Each one of these domains needs to be able to support wildcard sub-domains. (.example.com,.example2.com,*....
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ubuntu kvm disk io slowdown after some tyme

Host system: Ubuntu Server x64 12.04 mdadm raid 1 (/dev/sda /dev/sdb) no lvm dd bs=1M count=256 if=/dev/zero of=filename conv=fdatasync avarage ~ 40 MB/s NCQ on disks is disabled WriteCache is ...
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Have to dhclient each restart to access internet

So each time I restart my ubuntu server (virtual 10.04, via Xencenter), I have to call dhclient before I can access the internet: http://img813.imageshack.us/i/dhclient.png/ What do I need to change ...
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Where can I learn fundamentals about hypervisors in context of other hardware virtualization solutions? [closed]

I am interested in learning more about hardware virtualization, with a specific focus on hypervisors. I am competent to manage a server and would be able to configure an environment to work using ...