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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What is the difference between PV and HVM virtualization types in ec2?

AWS EC2 offers two types of virtualization of Ubuntu Linux EC2 machines - PV and HVM. PV: HVM: What is the difference between these types?
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Removing snapshot after removing guest hard disc

I have a server with ESXi 5.5 installed. I recently wanted to add a new hard disk to one of the guests. After adding the virtual disk to it, I took a snapshot just to be sure that nothing would go ...
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When cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, how can I prevent MAC address conflicts?

I've run into the following problem on both VMware Fusion (for Macs) and with VMware ESXi/vSphere. Many of you are familiar with the problem, and it is described at VMware KB: "Networking does not ...
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Convert VHD to use on QEMU KVM

I try to convert a .vhd file (VPC) and get this error. I tried different .vhd files without success. I tried also with a fresh exported VHD with disk2vhd and backup Hyper-V .vhd. qemu-img convert -f ...
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Create HVM EC2 from PV EC2 using aws console

I have m3.medium server on amazon and i want to change it to t2.medium but it's on PV virtualization. So can't just change instance type. But i have an idea to solve this. Here is the step: Creating ...
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Multicasting on guest Operating System

I have 6 guest Operating Systems (windows server 2008) on a vmware 9.0 My host OS is Windows 8.1, And GNS3 installed on the host OS, where I have my topology with 3 routers configure with multicast ...
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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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Is it possible to bridge/join two or more vritual (Hyper-V) switches with the same address range over VPN?

I have several Hyper-V servers which are not in the same LAN. On every server are several Hyper-V guest VMs which are connected via an internal virtual switch. Now I want to to connect these two ...
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Network error when running multiple Virtual Boxes

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 physical desktop that's running some Virtual Box instances (also Ubuntu) through Vagrant. The Virtual Box instances are configured to use static ip and with "natdnshostresolver1" ...
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live migration of a virtual machine to a different machine

I am trying to do live-migration using KVM (libvirt). VM is called host1 and dest. IP address is 10.81.1.9. However, running the following command gives me an error that I am not sure what this ...
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Guest networking not working on Debian Jessie Host server KVM with br0 bridged network

GUESTS networking not working at all. In other words guest can not ping host or lan gateway. I have br0 bridge already created, also brctl show that vnet0 was properly added by KVM to br0 on guest ...
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ESXi550-Update02 missing on host with Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00 Image

I recently deployed a new VMWare ESXi Host with the latest Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00 image. I've just scanned it with Update Manager and it says it has 4 patches available. However 2 of them are ...
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How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?

How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression? I would like a simple open source tool (or at least free) for that. It should probably write an as big as possible file ...
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How to expand memory on a virtual machine? [closed]

So I know that this question has been asked before, but this is a bit different and I believe it needs to be solved differently. This office has a machine on their local network that runs a host of ...
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Is it possible to Create a local Virtual Machine (vmWare) from a remote Ubuntu 14.04 installation

I have a bunch of Ubuntu 14.04 machines hosted at a host using their CloudHosting VMWare packages. I have tried to download them but it's not supported. Is there any way to backup my servers and run ...
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Access to Web-application inside Docker

Here are what I have: the physical computer (1) i have installed the virtual machine on this computer (virtual box, bridged networking, ubuntu server, ip=192.168.1.80) inside this virtual machine I ...
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Virtualization-(Cluster) with KVM/libvirt on top of a FC SAN

I'd like to set up a 2-node HA-Cluster based on Ubuntu and KVM running about 30 VM's. Both nodes are connected to a HP MSA(5TB) via Fibre Channel. Multipathing's already working and the nodes are able ...
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Is it realistic to host ESXi on a cloud VPS?

We are striving to avoid any on-site infrastructure at our startup. A combination local and cloud-hosted virtual machines have been working for us so far, but now we need an ESXi host as well. ...
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Finding IP Of Remote Host Machine By IP Of Guest Machine

I am trying to find a way to figure out on which of the servers the virtual machine actually is residing. I know the ip of the virtual machine. It is in a bridged mode on the local network inside one ...
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How to properly set CPU Units for OpenVz VEs

According to all the sources I read (openvz wiki, various mailinglists, forums, ..) the values of the cpuunits settings are relative to each other. So when all are equal and the system is busy, all ...
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Cannot start Virtual Machine

I am trying to setup a Virtual Server using the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V but each time, when I click start, after creating the Server, I get an error: An error occurred while attempting to start ...
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Get list of DHCP clients with KVM+libvirt?

I have several VMs running on Ubuntu 9.10 via KVM+libvirt. I want to be able to find out the IP address that has been assigned to each host without physically opening a physical "console" to each ...
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Is there a way to connect VMWare Workstation / Fusion to non-esx Libvirtd-managed virtual machines?

I'm using KVM virtual machines managed through libvirtd server-side for most of my projects. On my desktop however, I'm using VMWare Fusion Professional which, just like its VMWare Workstation cousin, ...
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Dealing/Fixing the Ploop issue with OpenVZ — relclaiming lost space

So OpenVZ Ploop has a bug where if users add then delete files the space becomes unclaimed and the disk eventually runs out of space. Now there is a script that fixes that(included below). However, ...
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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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VMWare ESXi 4.1.0 - Checking SMART info [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a way to check the SMART info for hard drives on VMWare ESXi 4.1.0? Thank you.
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What's the difference between Jumpbox and Microsoft App-V?

My organisation has been using App-V to package deployments to users machines in a Windows environment. We're now evaluating Jumpbox as a replacement in this space. The great thing about App-V was ...
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When deploying a single server on new hardware, do you virtualize it or not?

There are a few questions that I've found on ServerFault that hint around this topic, and while it may be somewhat opinion-based, I think it can fall into that "good subjective" category based on the ...
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Slow Performance on Exported Hyper-V VMs

I have an Windows Server 2012 environment with Hyper-V virtualization. My VMs were running very well but my machine was running low on disk space. After buying an new HDD and installing it on my ...
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Version control for virtual disk images

Is there any existing system for efficiently tracking the version history of a virtual disk image? Essentially, I have a disk image which is used as a "template" root filesystem for testing programs. ...
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Which is better, Split or Monolithic VMware disk in a production enviroment?

Ok, so I have read a bunch of material on-line and curious as to your thoughts on split vs monolithic disk in a production environment. We are going to be building the VM server on a server that has ...
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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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Where to install XenCenter? [closed]

I am new to the XenServer (and server virtualization as well). I have setup successfully the XenCenter on my workstation and I can manage my hypervisors without any problems. I have read in multiple ...
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Hyper-V VM doesn't boot off SCSI hard drive

I've converted a VMWare VMDK to a VHDX. The guest is a Windows 8.1 VM. When this is attached to a generation-1 Hyper-V VM as an IDE drive, it boots up fine. When the same VHDX is attached to a ...
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How Reliable is Virtualization when compared to dedicated Hardware?

In my organisation we have plenty of mission critical servers and currently there is a debate whether for critical servers we should use VMWare vSphere 5 or have a dedicated hardware? The perception ...
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how to design network for virtual machines with just one nic

for the past week or so i've been recovering from the shock that i have literally no idea how my isp's network works, by getting a new box and trying to do a sensible design from scratch. our design ...
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What range of MAC addresses can I safely use for my virtual machines?

I want to assign my virtual machines MAC addresses so that I can configure DHCP reservations for them so that they always get the same IP address regardless of which host hypervisor they are running ...
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What is the recommended method to prepare Red Hat/CentOS 7 templates?

If I need to deploy Red Hat 7 from template, I would like to take the recommended steps to make my "golden image" clean. It should boot to the first boot prompt and guide the user through the typical ...
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Setting the noatime flag for filesystems inside an lxc container

My host filesystem is ext4 mounted with the noatime flag. But inside an lxc-container, the flag is absent. Here's the output of mount on the host: /dev/sdb1 on /home type ext4 (rw,noatime) And ...
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Accessing vSphere ESX/ESXi server through python

I'd like to automatically obtain a list or array of the VMs (mac address/name/resource pool) currently created on a vSphere server and use it in a python app. Can someone please suggest a good ...
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VMWare Server 2.0 auto start VM

I have a production server running vmware server 2.0. I want one of the VM's (company intranet) to power on automatically if the host server is rebooted. I searched online and found references to an ...
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Does VMware ESx server run a operation system of its own to manage the the hardware(like a host OS) inside of VMware ESx server [closed]

Does VMWare ESXi software run a host operating system in itself (bare metal hypervisor). I know that the vSphere client is used to manage the VM's created inside of the server but what about the ...
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How do I know if I'm working on a Virtual Machine or not?

Is there a way to know if the Windows machine I'm working on is virtual or physical? (I'm connecting with RDP to the machine. If it's a virtual machine it is working and handled by VMWare).
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Can I configure IO error proof Linux on virtualized environment? [closed]

I believe everyone who are working on virtualized environment like Xen has experienced some sort of IO problems which lead to read only mode for guest machine. We experience same issue couple of times ...
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Kerberos in production on virtual machines

At the moment I am investigating the possibility to use Kerberos as the primary authentication protocol for our cloud structure. We'll probably follow through with this idea and for the sake of HA the ...
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How many websites per virtual machine? [duplicate]

We are currently hosting about 10 of our own various websites on a virtualised host. Each website is hosted by its own virtual machine with its own apache. Some of the sites connect to a shared ...
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How to monitor CPU usage and performance on a Hyper-V server with several VM's

I have a server that is running Windows 2008 64 bit Hyper-V, with 8 gigs of RAM and Intel Xeon X3440 @ 2.53 Ghz, which gives me 8 logical cores in the performance monitor on the host system. I have ...
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Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?

I am testing the network performance of VMs in Xen and Hyper-V using Iperf and Netperf. In both hypervisors I found a Linux guest VM in different modes is having a relatively high performance than a ...
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VirtualHost not working - always shows default

I have been trying to get this work for hours now. I am trying to set up virtual hosts with Apache on my VPS. I have the following virtual host file in my sites-available folder : <VirtualHost ...
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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...