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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Is it possible to virtualize a Genband/Broadsoft M6 voip telephony system?

I work with a company that runs a hosted VOIP platform originally known as the Genband M6 acquired by Broadsoft a few years back. This system is going end of life March 2016 and will no longer be ...
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Managing disk space with > 500 virtual windows servers (strategy ?)

I'm working as an admin in a medium sized company. Over the last 10 years our amount of servers increased from less than 90 physics to more than 500 virtual machines including a few physics as host ...
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Major Issues with Sysprep, server now has a installation prompt

So yesterday I asked this question: How to create a single image of Windows Server 2008 R2 to use on a Azure Virtual machine I was told by multiple sources I need to run sysprep against the machine, ...
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XenServer 6.5 upgrade: NVIDIA GRID K1 gives “PAT Configuration unsupported”

We have two Supermicro SYS2027GR-TR2 servers that were running XenServer 6.2 SP1. Each system has one NVIDIA GRID K1 video card installed. We just upgraded the servers to XenServer 6.5 by doing a ...
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Anyway to create a single bootable image from Windows Server Backup vhd files

So I have a Window Server 2008 machine that I need to restore. The machine is on, but will not boot into the OS. I really don't need the machine anymore. I have Windows Server Backup vhd files. Is ...
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Server virtual processors and processing units

I am using PowerVM hypervisor with AIX operating system, and having troubles understanding the difference between virtual processors vs processing units. Here is an example: I have got a server with ...
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server 2008, SMB issues after changing to virtual network

I have a windows 2008 server that I use as AD, DNS, and mostly for file sharing. I wanted to use hyper-V to add a virtual Linux box for some network monitoring software. So I added the external ...
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Opposite answers, which is true: Can a vCPU be mapped to more than one physical CPU? [duplicate]

I have a 32 bit optimization software (CPU intensive) which can use only one cpu core. If a virtual operation system in VMware is set to be one vCPU, can this system use more than one physical cpu of ...
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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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hyper-v could not initialize memory there is not enough space on the disk (0x80070070)‎

I have created a virtual machine on a Hyper-V server, Dell PowerEdge with 24 Gb of RAM. I want to have four VMs with 2048 Mb of RAM each. Originally, I created this one (SV-YAMATO) with 512 Mb of RAM, ...
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How to improve poor SQL Server performance

We have a virtualized environment using VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 which hosts our Microsoft SQL Server and have very poor performance. the host server is a HP DL360 G5 with xeon X5450's, and the disk ...
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When to use virtual or regular users exim/dovecot?

I'm setting up an exim/dovecot server but i'm looking into when to use virtual users and when to use regulars. Is there a proper use case? I guess i just have to use real users because most of them ...
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Share IP from Xen (XCP) Dom0 to DomU

The situation: Xen Cloud Platform installed on a dedicated server. It is assigned a batch of IPs. I want to create a CentOS 6 VM (domU) that is running a WHM/Cpanel install, and has access to the ...
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Wake-on-lan to trigger virtual-machine with kvm and libvirt

I'm doing virtualization with KVM and managing via the Libvirt daemon. How do I start a virtual machine via wake-on-lan?
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VirtualBox Networking Lab Configuration [closed]

I'm creating a lab for a project that will test a network security defense product's effectiveness in detecting various attacks. I have a physical server with 32GB of RAM and VirtualBox to create the ...
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Virtualizing branch office servers

I have several branch offices with a single server at each site. These servers each functions as domain controller, DNS, DHCP, file and print server, and ConfigMgr distribution point. They currently ...
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What is causing `skb rides the rocket` errors?

On one of our busy (virtual) Debian 6 servers we are seeing a lot of messages in the syslog like this: kernel: xen_netfront: xennet: skb rides the rocket: 19 slots We are seeing some connectivity ...
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Proxmox: VMs and different public IPs

I have a server which has two NICs and both are directly connected to internet. I have five different public IP addresses available for the VMs. The host machine (Proxmox) doesn't need to use any ...
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Possible to create a Hyper-V VM with a unique IP address? What are my options? [closed]

I'm testing IP throttling on my site and want to spawn a VM that has a different IP address from the one on my local machine. This seems impossible but I want to ask the community - is the only way to ...
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Can a Windows 7 Ultimate product key be used for virtual machines as well? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have Windows 7 Ultimate running on my computer, and I thought I would set up a few virtual machines to help me ...
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Migrating virtual (VMWare) workstations from AMD to Intel hardware

We're a small dev team that runs instances VMWare Ubuntu hosted on AMD x64 machines. Our hardware will be upgraded to Intel i7, but we want to continue to use the virtual images we've built. But ...
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Samba filesharing to Win7

I'm a novice network admin tasked with setting up a pretty simple file share structure for a small non-profit I volunteer for. I wanted to test this in-house because I've only ever worked with Windows ...
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internal error: unable to execute QEMU command 'cont': Resetting the Virtual Machine is required

I try to install a kvm img in my vps, but after i install it, it show root@wz:~# virsh list Id Name State ---------------------------------------------------- 12 ...
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Virtualising a VERY legacy app

Looking for a bit of help on this one. I have a customer who has a VERY old MS DOS application that is written in some 3GL language of unknown origin. The original software vendor went out of business ...
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Which hypervisor to play nice with docker.io

I have been running several different virtualisation servers, (ESXi, XenServer, Proxmox/KVM) in the past. I am now in a position where I need to set up a new virtualisation environment that is ...
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When i use virt-install --import, virsh vol-list --pool default return null

I upload my guaji.img file to server, and use following code: sudo virt-install -n guaji -r 512 --os-type=windows --os-variant=winxp --disk #{to_rmt},device=disk,bus=virtio --noautoconsole --import ...
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Blank desktop when logging into a Virtualized Windows 2008 Terminal Server?

We have a Virtualized Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008. When the admin user logs in, everything is fine. When anyone else logs in, their desktop and start menu is blank (they have the ...
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Is virtual machine slower than the underlying physical machine?

This question is quite general, but most specifically I'm interested in knowing if virtual machine running Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud will be any slower than the same physical machine without any ...
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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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mounting logical volume attached to vm while vm is running

i am experimenting lvm2 and qemu-kvm. and I want to share and ask some questions. at the end of there is appendix what i am doing. a logical volume on host is attached on guest host (vm) as vda. this ...
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KVM and Libvirt - How do I hotplug a new virtio disk?

I am trying to hot-add a file-based disk to a running KVM virtual server. I've created a new disk from scratch using the command dd of=/home/cloud/vps_59/test.img bs=1 seek=5G count=0 and I was ...
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xl create doesn't bring up console

I've tryed to run VM in Xen 4.2 using xl command (for what I get this should be standard toolstack, while xm is deprecated). In this case I've the following configuration file kernel = ...
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Why won't my libvirt VM communicate with apt repositories when wget and ping work?

I'm trying to use Vagrant and Puppet to make it easier to duplicate a multi-server setup for our websites. The recommended workflow is to vagrant up the puppetmaster server specifically first, and ...
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Optimising MSSQL 2008 server inside VMWare ESXi

I normally run my MSSQL servers on dedicated servers, but we've taken on a client who is running their SQL Server inside a VMWare ESXi 4 host, and quite frankly it's running like crap. We have ...
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Secondary IPs on DMZ machines not working

I am moving some virtual machines from my DMZ in a bladecenter over to my new cisco UCS. We are using Hyper-V, and are running Server 2012 on the old bladecenter, and Server 2012r2 on the new UCS. ...
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SmartOS Virtualization with one public IP address

Is it possible? (title of this question) Googling Virtualization with one public IP address yields nothing useful What I have: SmartOS on a dedicated server. Dedicated server has one public IP ...
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How to convert clonezilla backup image to virtual machine?

I have a 30gB tar.gz disk image of a physical debian machine, created by clonezilla - what's the easiest list of steps to follow to convert it to a virtual machine? Do i have to necessarily make .iso? ...
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CoreOs VM getting deleted after shutdown on libvirt

I installed CoreOs on libvirt using link https://coreos.com/docs/running-coreos/platforms/libvirt/. The VM is also showing inside Virtual Machine Manager and working fine. The problem is once I ...
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Unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp storage on the same switch

I am unable to ping between ESXi host and Netapp controller that are both connected on the same switch and configured for private IP addresses. Yet I CAN ping between 2 Esxi hosts and between 2 ...
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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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How can I set up a VM of Solaris 11 / Sparc on Windows / x86 host? [closed]

I need to test a custom binary that was originally compiled for an earlier version of Solaris on Solaris 11. Being poor, I don't have a spare SPARC server lying around on which I can install Solaris ...
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Long running VMWare snapshots are bad… but what about VMDKs on a ZFS\LVM snapshot?

The VMWare KB and multiple blogs state that long running snapshots are bad for both performance reasons and integrity. They have valid points. Granted this is not with ESXi but rather ...
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cloned windows 2003 Domain Controller wont let me add windows 2012 as member

I did a P2V of my Windows 2003 Domain Controller. I'm trying to add a Windows Server 2012 VM (Computer name: SQL-SERVER) as a member of the domain but I can't. I can ping to both VMs. I can do a ...
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Preparing CentOS 7 as a virtual machine

I've removed the HWADDR from ifcfg-eth0 and touched /.unconfigured, but when I restart the virtual machine, HWADDR is not added back to the ifcfg-eth0. Is there something else we should be doing?
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How to extend a Linux PV partition online after virtual disk growth

VMware allows to extend the size of a virtual disk online - when the VM is running. The next expected steps for Linux system are: extend the partition: delete and create a larger one with fdisk ...
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Git a Windows file system as an alternative to virtual machine snapshots

I am a software developer and I want to test several versions of my software, with different configuration files and different contents in the database (everything running on Windows). For example, I ...
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Bootstrapping an EC2 HVM Instance Store Image

I currently have a process where I dd a disk, install CentOS onto it and upload to AWS. This works great for PV based images. I'm trying to use this same process to bootstrap HVM instances, but I'm ...
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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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Postfix won't accept submitted email for other users on virtual domain

My employer has given me an email address, me@myemployersdomain.com. My employer's outgoing mail server only allows connections from inside their network (rather like an ISP who insists you connect ...
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Virtualized Storage for other VMs on ESXi host [duplicate]

This question is two fold. Part 1: Is it a bad idea to virtualize a storage solution and run VMDKs off of that as opposed to the original VMFS datastore. Essentially lets assume I have 2 TB worth ...