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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Perfomance of SQL Server on Hyper-V VM

I decided to try server virtualization and I have not had such an experience before. I installed Hyper-V Core 2012, created a virtual machine and installed Windows Server 2008. On this VM I should ...
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VMWare: Are long running snapshots really THAT bad?

This is ESXi 5.5. I know that the VMWare KB is very against long running snapshots, however I do not know of another way to do this. Let's say I have a base Linux system and want to spin up a unique ...
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How can I stop Azure from randomly replacing network cards on VMs?

Azure seem to have the habit of randomly changing the hardware configuration of virtual machines, without telling anything to the user. This is of course mentioned in the documentation, although ...
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Is the gang scheduling employed by VMware a serious drawback?

I was reading some technet articles as well as this one regarding the differences between the way VMware and hyper v doing CPU scheduling. I was wondering if I could get some objective info on this. ...
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Best practice for VMWare Snapshots for lab VMs

I am setting up test\dev machines in VMWare. We have about six users that I would like to give a VM to. They are all going to be based off a single base image (Ubuntu). I could always create six ...
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OpenQRM installation on Centos - database initialisation runs into timeout

I installed OpenQRM on a fresh CentOS 6.5 from the latest source code as described here: ...
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Any solution for redundancy at the server level for small business?

Back in 2009, we have a solution as follow: Physical Server called Server1 with HyperV and has 1 virtual server - Server3 - running file server, web and application Physical Server called Server2 ...
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Guest-VM can only ping CentOS KVM host, cannot access anything else

[root@KVMHOST]# ifconfig br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1E:67:6B:17:2F inet addr:200.200.100.54 Bcast:220.225.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21e:67ff:fe6b:172f/64 ...
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Change KVM boot order with multiple virtio disks in guest

I just started playing with KVM, so learning quite a bit here. I have a guest running, finally got the OS setup the way I want with Virtio SCSI and Net drivers (Win2k3) and am very happy with ...
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Postfix - virtual - exclude sender from recipients

Is postfix able to rewrite the recipients, based on the sender address? There are multiple users receiving Mail by this configuration in /etc/postfix/virtual: mail@example.com user1, user2, ...
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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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auto assign ip address to httpd.conf

I am building a cluster of servers in which new virtual machines will spin up as resources are needed. Is it possible in the apache config file to use a variable that will detect the servers ip ...
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Placement of OS and SQL files

we are in process of setting up our SQL server which is clustered across 2 HP DL380p servers using a HP P2000 for the shared storage with 2 raid 10 (8 disks) arrays and raid 1 mirror (2 disks). We ...
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Layout for virtualisation of 50 desktops [closed]

We are planning to deploy 50 virtual desktops(for normal users) using thin client hardware and VDI solution(using VMware or Citrix).Currently we have'nt virtualised any of the physical servers.I heard ...
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Migrating existing clustered virtual network to a trunk

We have a 3-host VMWare vSphere v4.1 cluster that has a connection to an untagged network (let's call it 192.168.10.0) using two physical adapters, vmnic1 and vmnic2. Both are currently marked as ...
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CentOS 7 (Dracut) - Network boot with gateway in different subnet

I'm trying to auto-setup VM guests with CentOS 7 using network boot and kickstart with external network connectivity based on linux bridge. And I'd like to have solution lightweight, simple and ...
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Cannot create windows HVM with SDL in xen 4.4.1

I want to create a win HVM, and set sdl=1. I was able to do so. But after I upgraded to xen-4.4.1, I got this error libxl: error: libxl_dm.c:1371:device_model_spawn_outcome: domain 4 device model: ...
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How can I change Qemu KVM machine architecture from 440fx to q35 with virsh edit or virt-manager

Still trying to get GPU passthrough working and decided to change machine type from older 440fx to q35 ie pc-q35 but if I do virsh edit on the config it refuse to save saying "PCI Bridges not ...
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Xen memory management

In real machine, I can reserve a certain of memory by editing grub to limit memory,which the machine can use, and then mapping the reserved memory using ioreamp. I can manage these memory and insert ...
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vCPU performance between 1 or 2 vCPU's

Within virtualisation (Predominantly VMware) is there a performance advantage using either 1 CPU with 4 cores or 2 CPU's with 2 cores? Let's assume the application running on a VM can use two CPU's.
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Proxmox VE: Multiple shared public IPs with NAT configuration

I have a Proxmox VE (v3.3 @ Debian 7 Wheezy) and got 3 public IPs routed to that server. It is my aim to have multiple VMs sharing those IPs using a NAT configuration so that I can forward single ...
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Debian Jessie Qemu KVM GPU Passthrough to Windows Virtual Machine guest Virt-Manager error Bus PCI not found

I'm having problems with Virt-Manager not wanting to boot a VM and giving error: Error starting domain: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How To Monitor And Alert For KVM Hypervisors

We have an environment where we are currently monitoring ~50 VM hosts running esxi. We easily get alerts for hardware events and exceeding performance thresholds via vcenter. We're planning on ...
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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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Linux on VMware - why use partitioning?

When installing Linux VMs in a virtualized environment (ESXi in my case), are there any compelling reasons to partition the disks (when using ext4) rather than just adding separate disks for each ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...