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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Run virtual machines without a host

I know that I can have virtualization software (Virtual Box, Virtual PC) running on Ubuntu or Windows and run guest operating systems in it. Is it possible to run virtual machines without a host OS? ...
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Adding RAM to a virtual machine without restart

Could anyone suggest me a hypervisor that permits adding RAM to a running virtual machine without restarting the guest OS. Is this even possible? Can this be done on xen? I have never found any ...
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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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Could not connect to bridged VM with Win2012 host

I have the following setup. A physical PC with Windows Server 2012 (host OS) with VMware Workstation 9.02 with: Windows Server 2012 (guest OS) Ubuntu 12.04 (guest OS) The guest OS's both run as ...
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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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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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Export VM from Proxmox

I want to export the vm from proxmox to virtualbox or vmware. Is it possible ? How ? Thanks in advance BEst regards
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“Dictionary problem.” Error with VMPlayer

I'm pretty new to using vmware virtualization (been a virtualbox user) so I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I recently got an external usb disk containing a vm for a client, downloaded vmplayer, ...
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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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How to change a VM from split across multiple .vmdk files to a single one or two?

I have a VM with 3 partitions. One main one, one for swap space, one for storage. However, there are dozens of .vmdk files. Some of those .vmdk files are very large (over 1 GB), but the majority ...
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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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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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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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What software allows a templated VM to be configured on its first boot?

I've encountered VM templates distributed as an OVF with a feature so that when you boot the VM for the first time you are prompted for configuration options such as hostname, IP address, root ...
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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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“kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 1 - Operation not permitted” — millions of such messages each minute in kern.log on OpenVZ VPS? [closed]

I'm seeing repeated never ending such messages in kern.log on my OpenVZ ubuntu 12.04 server. Mar 2 06:23:33 localhost kernel: Cannot read proc file system: 1 - Operation not permitted. Mar 2 ...
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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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Can't RDP to VM over Azure Point to Site VPN

I set up a point to site VPN from my computer to my vnet in Azure. Everything connects normally and even on the portal it says the tunnel is established. When connected to the VPN, I am still unable ...
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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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How to edit/add file in VMDK

I have a VMDK (with several partitions) file which I need to modify. It is not attached to any particular virtual machine. I've tried using vmware-mount (from the VDDK toolset) in on Ubuntu server ...
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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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TCP/IP performance tuning under KVM/Qemu

With more and more companies switching to public cloud services, I'm curious what you guys' thoughts are on TCP/IP tuning in the cloud. Is it worth bothering with? Given that you don't have access to ...
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Change amount of Ram and CPU cores in KVM

How can I Change amount of Ram and CPU cores for a virtual machine in KVM that is already created? Thanks
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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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Unable to ping Redhat 5.6 instance on vmware esx 5.1

I am running vmware esx 5.1 and I've created an instance of red hat 5.6 Desktop with a static ip address. When I restart the red hat guest I am able to ping it from another system but then as soon as ...
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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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'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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one fast VM on many slow hosts?

Is there any VM host software that supports a host-cluster, where it sums all (physical) RAMs to one big (virtual) RAM, and maps the many host-CPUs (in many PCs) to some (virtual) multi-core setup? ...
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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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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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Is OpenStack live migration possible without shared storage?

Like many people I am considering creating 'private cloud' using either OpenStack or VMware. VMware vMotion has a nice feature which allows Live Migration of VMs even without shared storage. I have ...
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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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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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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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Enabling 3D support on Ubuntu 11.04 guest in ESXi 5

I'm having a heck of a time finding any support for this. I'd like to enable 3D support for a natty instance. The option is grayed out. Is there some magic voodoo that I have to perform to enable ...
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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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RHEV Manager best practises

I've been playing around with RHEV. I was wondering what is the best practise for the RHEV Manager in terms of installation. In a big production environment is it best for the Manager to be installed ...
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Delays when contacting vSphere virtual machines

We using vSphere 5 to host over a dozen virtual servers and all are Windows 2008 R2 or newer. I'm experiencing a bad delay of a few seconds after a VM has been idle for a little while (may only be a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...