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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How to clone vm esxi without shutdown vm?

How do we cloning the VM from VMWare ESXi without shutdown it? The VM is now on production so it will be impossible to shut it because it will create network impact.
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What would happen if I were to install VMware tools/VirtualBox Additions on a real (non-virtualized) computer? [closed]

I've wanted to know about this for a while, but I haven't had a computer that I would risk trying it out on. What might happen if I were to install virtualization 'assist' software, meant to be run on ...
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Which is the most recent version of Virtualbox guest additions work with WindowsPE (possibly needing a signed driver?)

I'm making a windows (2012) deployment server with a capture boot image. I'm building a win7 client image to sysprep on virtualbox. I syspreped it changed the network to boot first and then I get a ...
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Red Hat Virtualization, slow DB writes or network from virtual machine

I am running JBoss on both a physical machine, and a VM that runs within that same physical machine. The JBoss instance on physical machine is operating fast, but the JBoss on VM is slow (several ...
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macvlan on host, macvtap guest, routing via host gives error

I have a setup on CentOS 6.5 Host configuration: macvlan0-> 10.0.0.2/24 ppp0 -> connected to the internet Guest configuration macvtap0-> 10.0.0.4/24 gateway -> 10.0.0.2 Other host ...
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Which is better - adding an IIS site or adding a new virtual server?

We have a 16-core server which acts as a Virtual Machine host. One of the VM guests is a Windows Server 2012 box which hosts a .NET Web Service that feeds live information to users of a mobile ...
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imaging an SBS 2003 drive for use on virtualbox

I've got an aging SBS 2003 server with raid 1 IDE drives and I want to take an image of the drive that I can use in a virtualbox VM. Is this possible - and what software is recommended for taking ...
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how to connect multiple kvm/qemu VM guests in to a subnet [closed]

I want to setup a simple subnetwork of KVM/QEMU guest VMs living on a single host (Fedora 19) for testing purposes. The subnet would contain 3 servers: 1 Debian 6.x eth0 ip: 10.0.0.7 eth1 ...
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Access web server on VM from a machine in a different subnet

I cannot access to a web application running on a virtual machine hosted by KVM from a machine in a different subnet. So, I would like to access from the machine 192.168.1.2 (top right in green ...
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Why doesn't VMWare DRS automatically migrate VMs when a host is put in maintenance mode?

We have 4 ESXi 5.0 hosts in a VMWare cluster on shared storage (NFS) with DRS and HA on. We want to perform a memory upgrade on one of the hosts. We put that host in maintenance mode but DRS did not ...
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Vsphere Error OS X Console, Already modified wrapper.conf

I was able to view the console on the vSphere appliance in all three OS X browsers. Can't seem to do it any more, just get a can not connect error. Has anything changed in the last few days? I have ...
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Backups through distributed filesystems

I hope I can articulate my question as precise as possible. I am seeking for a way to make backups for my vm-servers as soon and frequent as possible as the data they are handling/producing are ...
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How to use kexec to do a live upgrade of hotswap ram on a CentOS vm image?

Just as the question states, is there a way and what's the best method todo a live ram upgrade with kexec?
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Error running xe sr-create

I'm trying to add a new SATA drive (SSD) as a local SR. XenServer may have seen the drive before, but I don't recall every doing anything with it. I'm attempting to run this command: xe sr-create ...
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ovirt vdsm vlan - cant create virtual lan only wan port

I installed ovirt 3.3 on fedora 19 on my server. The Server has one ethernet connection, and it is a WAN so I don't have a LAN ip, or DHCP. I set a bridged interface (ovirtmgmt) on this interface ...
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Experience using Disk2Vhd to P2V migrate Exchange Server?

I'm interested to know your thoughts and/or experience with using Disk2vhd to migrate a physical Exchange 2007 server to a virtual machine. I assume (from reading articles on P2V exchange) that using ...
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CentOS 6.5 Xen Virtual Machine Issue 'this function is not supported by the connection driver'

I am trying to segment my system into a number of virtual machines but just cant seem to get this to work. I think I am close but not quite there. I have install xen, virsh, xl etc and I am using ...
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vmware Converter issue with 'System Reserved'

Working on converting a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine from physical to virtual. Each time I run the converter it fails at 98%. I'm pretty sure the issue is occurring because vmware doesn't know what ...
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Managing several vcenter hosts from one vsphere window

I have a couple of VMware hosts, 4.x and 5.x, on different networks etc. Is it possible to manage them from one instance of vCenter (virtual appliance) 5.5.0? If so, where is the option to add them?
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Virtualizing On a Domain Controller Server

Im Installing a new physical Domain Controller Server 2012, But I want to know if its recommended to virtulize other servers on this Domain Controller Server. Thank you
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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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Qemu switches to “stopped” state during bootup

I recently tried to boot up my image of Debian and noticed that during bootup, Qemu - according to the window title - switches it state to QEMU [stopped] and doesn't respond. I checked qemu-kvm and ...
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Redirect Apache virtual host to virtual machine

I have a dedicated server running apache2 and I want to have several virtual machine (for different development environment). I already succeeded creating virtual machines using virtualbox. My server ...
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how to monitor bandwidth consumption of a virtual machine

I have a windows server and four virtual machines running on it. Different applications are running on each of those virtual machines. So without logging into each of the virtual machines separately ...
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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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Enable Virtualization In Hyper-V [closed]

I need to run OpenStack on Hyper-V for test environments. Where to enable running hypervisor applications on Hyper-V. Help me please.
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ESXi 5.5 missing VMware Tools ISOs

The VMware Tools ISO's in my new ESXi 5.5 installation are missing. Where can I download them from?
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How can I export a XenServer virtual machine with all its snapshots?

Is there a way to export a virtual machine running on XenServer with all its past snapshots? I have tried to export a VM through XenCenter (right click on the machine and "Export..."). After importing ...
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Proper Hyper-V Network Configuration for Windows Server 2012?

We just put our first Hyper-V based web solution online about a month ago (Diagram below). We're having intermittent communication issues between Virtual Machines during periods of elevated traffic, ...
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freebsd-like jail with debian for mysql (updating db schema)

I have debian box with big database. I want to do a lot of risky operation with this database. Its about updating the sofware which works with this db. I can stop database for 5 min, but not for ...
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Citrix XenApp FOSS Alternative

I'm looking for some Free and OpenSource Alternative to Citrix XenApp. I need to serve some Apps to Linux boxes from a Windows host. I've came across Ulteo OVD but it lacks Native Clients and Seamless ...
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VMWare vSphere 5.5 management interfaces unreachable

I've got a vSphere 5.5 Essentials Kit; One of the hosts, a Dell R410, is running vSphere 5.5 and as of yesterday it is unresponsive to any of the management tools. I've tried the following: Web ...
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How to connect to server with ESXi through the Internet? [closed]

I have a samll lab I can practice on. I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 with ESXi 5.5 installed on it. I have a Dell Juniper JSRX210 H and a management laptop. I also have the Internet connection (I simply ...
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VmWare image to HDD [closed]

!Hello, I am virtualizing a Windows 2003 Server in VMWare Server 2.0.2. My goal is to take the virtualized HDD and make it a physical one so that i can boot a real server from it and run it outside of ...
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How to increase CPU core speed of a guest to maximum of Citrix Xenserver Host

There is a Citrix XenServer 5.5 (HP ML370 G5, Xeon 2GHz) on this Server there is a Windows Guest (Windows 2008 R2 x64) under Properties I set 4 CPU Cores with max prio. But if I check with CPU-Z the ...
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Interface for accessing to guest OS via libvirt

Is there any possible (not necessary native) ways to get access (e.g., terminal usage is the main purpose for me) to guest OS with *nix using libvirt/LXC(not as libvirt module) capabilities? And I ...
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Сan I use IOMMU for VT-d to give each virtual machine one at a time GPU?

If I use VMWare with 4 virtual-machines and 4 GPUs (nVidia Quadro/Tesla), then can I give (move) some devices to different virtual-machines for each by a single card? If I have one of these CPU, then ...
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We need limitted functionality like automated installation. Which virtualization is better for us? [closed]

We are about to buy a server and we want to make it as our Virtualization environment. This server will be in isolated environment and will not have direct access to production environment. We ...
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Settings KVM on Atom processor

I will set up KVM on Atom-Server. But I'm wordering is it possible to running KVM on ATOM-processer ? ( in ATOM-server processor )
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Should APIC be used on VMs?

I'm provisioning some VMware and Virtualbox VMs, both 32 and 64 bit and all my boot commands start with /install/vmlinuz noapic. Searching for information about APIC etc. around the web doesn't give ...
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Individual authenticated proxy configurations for VMs sharing a server

Problem. Hi all, I am in the need of having a small number of virtual machines living in a particular server. Each machine should have its own proxy configuration, but the software running in them ...
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Modify VM in OVA

I have an OVA that contains a vApp with 9 VMs inside. I need to make a change to the drive contents of one of the VMs in the OVA. The OVA takes a very long time to export from vSphere (24 hours). Is ...
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VMware Host needing ESXi 5.0 - Running on a 2008 R2 Host?

I have a VMWare image supplied by my Phone system provider which manages a contact management interface, they tell me that VMWare ESXi 5.0 is the highest supported host. I'm used to MS HyperV and ...
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What are the benefits of having local disks on hypervisor nodes running VMs off a SAN?

When an hypervisor like XenServer or vSphere can be run on diskless nodes (eg. by booting from flash cards or from the network) and VM storage is handled via a SAN, is there any good use for local ...
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(simple) linux HA with vmware vsphere?

I hope my upcoming question is specific enough, and you are able and willing to support :-) We have several openSUSE VMs in an ESX-Cluster (three ESX-Servers) with an attached iSCSI-SAN. All of ...
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Virtual Windows 2008 Server Activation with ESX

I had a decommissioned server (Dell PE2950) that we could still use, it had OEM Windows 2003 Std on it but wanted to use it as a new host with VMware ESX5 to put a couple legacy severs on it. I wiped ...
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How to avoid downtime when resizing virtual machines

Many IaaS provider offer dynamic upgrade/downgrade of RAM and cores. Usually a Linux VM has to be rebooted to apply these changes. Sometimes, things like VMware tools or other guest services are ...
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What solutions are available for having a client boot straight into a Windows VDI?

I don't have much experience with enterprise level Virtual Desktop management (yet). I'm looking for a Microsoft solution if one exists, but all valid answers would be appreciated. The scenario is ...
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How to install Gitlab in a VM on a production server?

I have a production server running Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to install on it a VM with Gitlab (using Vagrant and Virtualbox). Let's say that the address to access Gitlab is gitlab.mydomain.com . ...
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OpenVZ: Custom settings on container startup / Choosing the right MySQL Server

What I have: Two servers running Wheezy/OpenVZ with One MySQL container on each host master/master replicated (mysql1/mysql2) Replicated DNS on each host (dns1/dns2) different web-containers on ...