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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Which VM needs more resources?

I have a physical server which runs 8 virtual machines with virt-manager and kvm. Since one VM is not needed any more, I want to give the remaining virtual machines more resources. I'm looking for ...
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How to alias default gateway IP address

The problem is the following: I have got two dedicated servers at OVH. I have got few virtual servers (KVM+libvirt) and I want to migrate them between two hosts. I already managed to make live ...
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Proxmox safely remove node from cluster without deleting vms

I have 2 nodes, each of them on a separate device. I joined the second node to the cluster to migrate a copy of one of the VM's to it. Now I can't login to the web manager of it, just can login to ...
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Setting up network connectivity between 2 VirtualBox Windows VMs

I am attempting to set up a set of VMs on Virtualbox and have configured one as a DC running Windows Server 2008 R2, and it's intended to function as a primary DNS server. I have created a reverse ...
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Slow http response time from vm [closed]

I am currently hosting a test website under a 8 vcpu and 2gb ram virtual machine using nginx and php-fpm, the host machine is hosting other virtual machines doing the same thing with 10gbps network ...
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Get direct block addresses - Sleuth kit - XEN

I am using sleuth kit library in order to write an introspection tool for XEN hypervisor and my question is if we have the inode number of a file on a disk [ guest VM - ext4 filesystem], for example ...
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Options for optimising QEMU emulation (-cpu flag)

I have been doing some reading about optimising QEMU and one thing that I am confused about is the -cpu switch. At the moment I am using -cpu host which is supposed to transfer all the hosts cpu ...
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Volumegroup using entire disks instead of partition - Extending online Vmware

Is it possible when using entire disk for volume groups to extend the assigned disks space from the vmware console, and then online the volume group after rescanning host to know the new size, or to ...
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2 Node Failover Cluster

I need to build a 2 node Hyper-V failover cluster, that's dead simple right? The problem is that the hardware is already bought. Both servers are identical and approved. Related spec: 250GB Drive ...
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Hyper-V host memory requirements. Possible over allocation to guest VMs?

System: PowerEdge R430 Intel Xeon E5-2440 (dual) 32GB RAM Hyper-V 2012 R2 VMs: DC - 8GB RAM APP - 19GB RAM The VM's are not configured for dynamic memory. The client was complaining about ...
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Efficiently managing multiple Windows 7 VMs

I will be running several (at least 10, probably more) Windows 7 virtual machines on a Linux server and I am looking for a way to manage this efficiently. All the machines will be identical except for ...
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Transparently farm processes out to cluster

Situation: At work, we have an in-house tool for data crunching. When a job is triggered, it starts multiple copies of itself in separate processes and communicates with them in order to crunch in ...
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Missing memory on ESXI 6.0

I have an ESXI 6.0 with 8GB Ram. For some reason I can only use 4.7GB for VMs. I tried using esxtop but didnt see anything using lots of RAM. Below are screenshots from vsphere. Can anyone help me to ...
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Thought about using my server hardware effectively

I will receive my new server hardware in some days, and of course I am already planning on how to use it the most effective way. My current thoughts are about scaling the web and database server on a ...
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Virtualizing physical Windows Server 2003 R2

I have a HDD that seves as dead data archive. I want to virtualize the HDD in XenServer in atempt of evade some problems (like losing the HDD itself). I tried the VMconverter from VMware (to futher ...
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Using hpasmcli, how do I find two specific BIOS settings?

Using hpasmcli in Ubuntu on an HP ProLiant Generation 9 server, how do I find this BIOS setting? Boot to BIOS -> System Options -> Virtualization Options is either enabled or disabled I cannot ...
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Virtual Desktop Setup for Small Team [closed]

We have a 24 GB RAM and Quad core Workstation need to be ready as Virtual desktop Server. The need is the Developer(5 users) must be able to Login from LAN or Internet to the Workstation in order to ...
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Best practice for configureing vmware dv uplink port groups?

I'm creating a distributed virtual switch - each host has 2 physical NIC's each of which will map to an uplink port. I want to create uplink port groups so i can set up NIC teaming, I wanted to know ...
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Virtualized X Server on Host Machine

So, I'm trying to tackle a rather odd issue. I'm fairly new with virtualization (the most I've managed is isolating some applications with Docker and VirtualBox, which isn't hard to do). I am more ...
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How can I tell which customization specification has been applied to a deployed VMware VM?

I have inherited a load of virtual machines deployed from templates in VMware. Is there a way that I can tell which customization specification was applied to them during the process?
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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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New linux releases on old hypervisor

I have just bought a Proliant DL360 G5 for learning and testing. It's an old machine but it's enough for me. When I looking supported operating systems on HP's support pages, I noticed that the ...
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Persist OVS mirroring on Xen reboot

I'm running Xen on Debian with five guest VM:s. I've used the following command to setup port mirroring to two of the VM:s ovs-vsctl \ -- --id=@m1 create mirror name=detector \ -- add bridge ...
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How do you create a qcow2 file that is small yet commodious on a Linux server?

I believe that there are qcow2 files that displace a small amount of gigabytes on a server (as verified with a df -h on the physical server) yet allow for lots of space when you log into the virt-...
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How do I add storage to a VM so that the added storage is dedicated to a new directory?

I have an Ubuntu server with virt-manager. I have an Ubuntu VM running on this host from a qcow2 file. I don't use separate disk files or img files besides the qcow2 file. I want to allocate 50 GB ...
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System configuration for virtualized environment hosting many VMs

As a company we are going for a new server that will run hypervisor and host another 3 VMs - Two business systems + VM with Sql Server only (Equivalent of AWS RDS) Operating systems of each VM and ...
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ganeti-metad bind address based on cluster configuration

On my machine (debian jessie) ganeti-metad listens on all interfaces: # netstat -lepn | grep metad tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 0 66528 ...
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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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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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What is the correct way to activate a Server 2012 Guest in Hyper-V (NOT R2) with a server 2012 host using virtualization rights?

I've done quiet a bit of searching on this and can't seem to find an answer, everything seems to refer to R2 and AVMA or just simply states you are allowed 2 visualization rights and nothing else. ...
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Vagrant VirtualBox with many CPUs

I'm running a VirtualBox VM through Vagrant and I've noticed startup time performance decrease when adding more CPUs to the machine (Vagrant would timeout). E.g. there is a big difference in startup ...
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ESXi create instances of the virtual machines for each user

We set-up an ESXi server at our office not long ago, it works well. The users connect to the server with vmware Workstation to use the vms, but some of the employees are complaining that they don't ...
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xenserver - xe-toolstack restart - i lost connection from xencenter

After Xencenter-toolstack restart i lost connection from xencenter I try to restart using ssh - putty following message is showing and i lost the browser access also ............ All xe ...
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How can I provide services to an internal air-gapped extranet

Background - "Extranet" We have about a dozen users that are on what I would call an Extranet. It is an air-gapped LAN that is physically in the same location as our primary LAN. We share the ...
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Best Free Hypervisor with HA [closed]

We have been running the free version of Citrix XenServer for about 2 years now and it has worked OK for the most part, but we have also had our issues with it. (problems with bootloaders on various ...
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“eth0 does not seem to be present” on RedHat despite new MAC address

I created a RedHat VM (6.5) on an Ubuntu (14.04) server. I changed the IP address to something unique in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. I changed the MAC address for eth0 /etc/udev/rules....
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Troubleshooting SmartOS VM that won't start

I'm running SmartOS 20130405T010449Z with an Ubuntu KVM inside. The Ubuntu VM ran healthily for months, then after a reboot of the physical hardware the vm no longer connects to the network on startup,...
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Free hypervisor for small configuration

I'm building a server for virtualization for a non profit organization. I was planning on employing VMware ESXI free but I'm second guessing my plan because newer ESXI don't seem to be well supported ...
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hostd.log shows only last few hours

I was trying to look at the hostd.log to see an alarm that was issued for a VM. The alarm happened at 8:30am which is 12:30 UTC in vmware log time. However, when I view the log it starts at 16:47. ...
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Issues Importing Virtual Box(VDI) images into Google Compute Engine

I've attempted to import/migrate an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server image I made in Virtual Box into GCE. However, after I upload the image into cloud storage and try to make an image from it, I receive a ...
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Virtualizing some domain controllers in a forest

our company has an AD forest made up of a root domain (domain ROOT) and two child domains (SUB1 and SUB2). The ROOT domain contains 2 DC's. SUB1 has 4 DC's and SUB2 has 3 DC's. Currently all the DC's ...
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Can I run two domain controllers within VMware vCenter on one physical server?

Before I go to the main question, I'll explain the current situation: My current employer uses VMware vCenter to run a fully operational, virtual environment (mostly domain controllers and RDP ...
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VMware ESXi, uploaded virtual machines won't start

We just installed a new ESXi server to our office (LENOVO TS140, ESXi 6.0.0). If I create a new virtual machine on ESXi, it works well, but we have a lots of old virtual machines (not that old though, ...
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What is the most recommended way for lightweight virtualization on Debian 8 Jessie?

When Debian 6 was launched, I used a virtualization tool called OpenVZ, when Debian 7 was launched, OpenVZ was deprecated and people were advised to use LXC instead. On Debian 8, I saw Docker and LXC,...
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Debian used + available does not equal size (storage) [duplicate]

I'm trying to find out why /dev/sda1 Used+Avail != Size. I ran a df -h and the output I get is this: File system Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 320GB 683M 303G 1% ...
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Create something like Citrix XenDesktop using Xen [closed]

I am doing an academic project. I want to deploy a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for my college. So, is there any way/guideline to make something like XenDesktop using Xen on a Linux Distro from ...
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How can a VMware datastore be moved to a different device?

I have two disks physical disks and only one datastore at the moment. I would like to move my datastore from Disk2 to Disk1. I'm sure this is possible but I cannot figure out how to do it from the ...
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hostname case sensitive - different output for getent

[root@GFVM4 ~]# hostname GFVM4 [root@GFVM4 ~]# [root@GFVM4 ~]# [root@GFVM4 ~]# getent hosts gfvm4 192.168.122.151 GFVM4 [root@GFVM4 ~]# getent hosts GFVM4 fe80::5054:ff:feac:787 GFVM4 [root@GFVM4 ~]#...
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How to deploy VHD image to physical disk?

I'm trying to take a VHD containing a generalized Windows install from azure and deploy the image to a physical disk on one of our servers. What's the best way to go about doing this? Can I use ...
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Host not responding - vCenter

Few days ago I configured a new vCenter server behind the NAT for my VMware Hosts. Everything is working perfectly on the Management LAN, but the problem is when I'm trying to add a server outside my ...