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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Win7 VM network is flaky after migrating from Hyper-V 2012 to 2012R2 and upgrading integration software

I'm in the process of upgrading our Windows 2012 Hyper-V hosts to 2012R2. As part of this process, I am migrating existing VMs from the 2012 hosts to hosts that have already been rebuilt. These are ...
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weird bridge issue in KVM

on Centos 6.5 i have a bridge network connected to eth4 and my virtual machine (Centos6.5) running on KVM is also connected to that interface(vnet0) bridge name bridge id STP ...
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Can I convert a physical non-bootable sata volume to a VHD image for mounting in a VM as 2nd volume?

I'm converting physical machines in the office to virtual machines using Disk2vhd, and it doesn't list the second physical hard drive that is in one of the physical machines. Does that mean I cannot ...
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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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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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XenServer HA (failover VM's) without shared storage

In the university from Uruguay where I work, we have 2 IBM BladeCenter S with 4 server blades each one. Each blade have XenServer 6.2 installed and working. Our idea is have each BladeCenter in ...
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Linux CLI server with a virtual windows machine running? [closed]

I have a ubuntu CLI server and I am wondering if it's possible to install a windows machine on a CLI server? My hope is that I can take a pre-made VirutalBOX or VMware image and put it on my Ubuntu ...
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Should new Linux VMs under ESXi 5.5 mount their filesystems with discard option?

When creating new Linux virtual machines using recent (>= 2014) distributions in VMware ESXi 5.5, should they mount their filesystems with the discard option ? I make the assumption that the VM's ...
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KVM : VMs need several restarts to boot (on 2 different hosts)

I'm using a KVM hypervisor on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 server. My virtual machine's virtual disks are LVM volumes, formatted as ext3. The guest OSes are all Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 server. Everything ...
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CARP Virtual IP does not ping in virtualized environment

We have three physical machines with SmartOS on them in a LAN. Two of them, 10.40.0.30 and 10.40.0.240 are hypervisors with two pfSense-based virtualized gateways on them. These gateways have ...
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Is it advisable to use virtual Linux server installed on i5 / 8GB / 500GB desktop class computer? [closed]

We have CentOS 4.3 P4 / 512MB /Linux server installed somewhere in 2006-7. This machine has three network interaces for leased line, broadband (backup) and LAN. We use Sendmail, Fetchmail, NAT, Squid, ...
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Where to install ESXi so that all local drives are available to VSAN

I am currently setting up a new 3-host VSAN cluster that will be placed into production soon. (Note this is the newer "Virtual SAN" (VSAN) technology, not the older vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) ...
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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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Find out ESXi host from VM? [duplicate]

I have a monitor that is running on all guests, Windows and Linux. I'd like to send back the Parent host of the guest with this monitor, How can I found out the VM host from within a ESXi VM? Ideally ...
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How do I make a new image in Eucalyptus from an EBS-backed Windows instance?

In Eucalyptus 3.4 I have an EBS-backed Windows instance. There have been a lot of System Updates and I would like to make a new image from the instance. Is this possible and if so how?
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KVM Server error

I have installed KVM server in Centos 6.4 and i have created gluster storage pool in that gluster storage pool i have installed some linux and window VM's i have assigned 1GB RAM and 20 GD virtual ...
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non-GUI connection to local Hyper-V VM without network

I have a virtual machine on Hyper-V manager (Windows 2008 R2) without a network configured on the VM. From a powershell script running on the host Windows server, I would like to query into the OS of ...
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Best type of virtualization when CPU has more threads than cores

I have a 4 cores/8 threads Intel Xeon processor. This is something I tried to particularly ask in SolusVM support, however I haven't got a good reply. I even don't know if they are right: they told me ...
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Identify if windows server is dedicated or vps [duplicate]

I have offers for vps and dedicated hosting. The price for dedicated server is around $100/month which makes me think whether I am really getting a dedicated machine or just scammed to give me vps in ...
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XenServer 6.2 guest network configuration

None of VMs I tried to install can't reach internet. I have Xensever 6.2 installed on a server with single NIC, which can be accessed via 2 public IPs. XenServer can ping google.com and seems to be ...
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XenServer pool, unable to access certain networks from 2 servers in pool

I have Xenserver pool of of 3 xenservers, at version 6.1. After we got a serious DDOS attack on our network, all servers got rebooted (whole pool of 3 servers got restart and entered into maintenance ...
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Is it possible to mount a virtual machine as a networked drive?

I have two virtual machines on two separate networks. They both run Centos 6. I use the second as a cheap backup for my first VM via FTP. It works fine, but it would simplify things if I could mount ...
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Hypervisor The operation cannot be performed while the object is in it's current state

I attempted to reboot one of my VMs in the Hyper-V Manager. It's a Centos VM and all of my other centos machines are behaving as they should although I can't get this particular one to boot. I'm a ...
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How to handle virtual environments on a secure network

We do embedded software development. As such, we use a wide variety of tool sets for the many different targets that we work with, and we frequently move from one project to the next. Developers ...
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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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IBM BladeCenter H networking

I'm new to the IBM BladeCenter H, and I'm trying to figure out the networking side of it. I've installed a windows server OS on one of the blades, and am trying to fiddle with it's network setup ...
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How to find out the virtualization type of an linux VPS?

Having access to an VPS, i need to know which type of virtualization it is running from the terminal. How can i know if it is OpenVZ, Xen, KVM, etc?
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Getting VMware Port-ID using commandline

Is there a way to directly gather the vmware port-id using commandline? I'm trying to make monitoring switchports easy through esxcli but in order to get port statistics I require the portid of a VM ...
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'conntrack' tracking private TCP sessions between VMs

We have a pair of VMs running as virtual routers and BGP/TCP peering between the two virtual routers (running over QEMU/KVM). The VMs each have a tap interface that is connected to a Linux bridge that ...
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Virtualisation suitable for packet-intensive application?

We have a custom and VERY bespoke application that runs on a Windows 2008R2 server. It's primary function is to connect to many tens of thousands of IP addresses as quickly as possible and interrogate ...
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KVM image size has changed

We had a 180GB VM image. Inside the guest VM everything is OK and hdd size is 180G. but when we look the image size on the host it is 475MB. I am afraid that if we restart, the VM wouldn't work. I ...
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Intel processor has 8 threads but only showing 4 in task manager

I have a server with an Intel Xeon E3-1240 3.3Ghz processor. According to intel's website this processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, however in Windows Task Manager there are only 4 showing. The ...
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Can I use XenServer GPU Pass-Through without XenDesktop?

XenServer documentation only covers using GPU Pass-Through ("vGPU") to run XenDesktop's "HDX 3D Pro Graphics." XenServer GPU Pass-Through cannot be used with the XenCenter VNC console and it does not ...
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Serving Applications from Linux server to Chromebooks/Browsers?

I'm looking for a way to serve desktop applications (RemoteApp style) to a Chromebook (or other web browser), but running on a Linux server. All of the systems I've come across thus far (XenApp, ...
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How does migrating a running Virtual-Machine from one Hypervisor to another actually work?

How does migrating a running Virtual-Machine from one Hypervisor to another in a cloud environment actually work? I know that it is possible and that this feature exists. But what does actually ...
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Network two vm's on one host machine whether on or off the network domain

I have a corporate network with the ip addressing range of 192.168.0.x I have a host machine (a mac) which when on the network gets it's ip's from dhcp. On the host machine i have 2 Virtualbox ...
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How does creating multiple virtual machines affect performance of a Dell Server? [closed]

Say, a dozen applications have to hosted on a single Dell Server using open source technologies like XenServer. Some of the applications are resource intensive while others are not. What should be ...
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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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When to employ server failover in a virtual environment

This question kind of got me thinking about fault tolerance in DHCP, so I did a little digging in my current environment and discovered that we only have 1 DHCP server per major site in our company ...
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Hotplug scripts not working xen [closed]

I am using CentOS 6.5 64 using this script to install xen on server yum install http://fedora.cu.be/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm yum install centos-release-xen yum install xen ...
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When is it time to add more cores to your virtual server? [closed]

I have a Linux (RHEL 5.8) server with Java 7 and Tomcat 7. The performance is poor, and I am pretty sure it's the DB queries that are slow. We have 2 cores right now, and load average never exceeds ...
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How do I give label to vSwitches on VMWare?

I've searched extensively trying to name the vSwitches that I create, but all I can name them are "vSwitchX" where x= some number. How do I give these switches names? I'm using the Web Client. ...
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Ping (DUP) with Linux bridges and tap devices

http://imgur.com/qPoy2QJ I have two Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) VM (running on KVM) that networked together using two Linux bridges as shown above. The network interfaces are Linux TAP devices. The problem ...
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Servers vs. Worker Processes [duplicate]

Just wanted to get some other opinions. I am currently having a discussion on how to go on a web environment. We want to virtualize our web layer for a very active site. However, there is a debate ...
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Increase disk space in a VM using LVM : Best practices?

When you have virtual machines, the size of disks can be changed, and specifically, increased. That makes the problem of resizing LVM a bit more complex than on a physical server. There are three ...
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Disk Space Difference On Hyper-V Server OS VS VM Guest OS

I have a Windows Sever 2012 Standard 64-bit running Hyper-V. The Hyper-V is hosting a guest OS of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. I noticed that I was running out of disk space on my server. So I ...
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Linux Containers (LXC) : lx-execute and networking

I have a question about LXC Containers. I have some containers, if I lxc-start them, they come up with networking fine, but I want to just be able to run commands against them using lxc-execute, ...
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Run VMware inside nested VM hosted by Hyper-V [closed]

I have Hyper-V running on my system and I thought I would host a VM on my system to expose a second Windows 8.1 VM on top of the system with Hyper-V. My goal is to run VMware inside this virtual ...
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Two domains within the same IP Range

We are in the process of implementing MS Dynamics AX and a requirement by our consultants is to have a test environment. We can build this environment and let it use our live AD setup however I wish ...
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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 ...