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 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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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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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 ...
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VSFTPD does not allow upload with virtual users

I am attempting to setup VSFTPD with virtual users on a server running Ubuntu 12.04. I have configured the server to allow for virtual users to login, but I am having trouble getting it to allow ...
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virtualizing a switch for vyos test lab [on hold]

first of all, sorry if this is not the right site to ask my question, im very new on networking and stack exchange has a lot of sites and i don't know where does my question fit (if it fits) i have to ...
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Converting VMware VMs to Hyper-V

Our company is looking to try out Hyper-V as a server virtualization solution so I am looking for the most efficient way to test everything out safely. My plan is to make a snapshot backup of each of ...
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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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Can't Create Win 7 VM with RHEL 6.5 VMM

I have a server running RHEL 6.5 that I primarily run VMs on it. The VMs I run on it are all Linux, with the exception of one that runs Server 2008 R2. Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 7 as ...
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Access private KVM from public KVM [on hold]

I used qemu/libvirt to create two virtual KVM machines on my host. One with a public accessible static IP (PubVM with P.P.P.P) and one with private IP (PrivVM with 192.168.A.A). All machines have ...
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ESXi Hypervisor - Cannot get multiple VMs to connect to Internet

Pulling my hair for past few days over this. Can some VMWare ESXi expert help out? I recently decided to give ESXi 5.5 a try. Installed it, got connected through vSphere client, and created few ...
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Openstack: Starting multiple shutoff intances

I am using Openstack Icehouse running on Ubuntu. After rebooting Compute node all instances that were running there will be in shutoff state. Is there way to restart them all at once? Only thing I ...
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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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Cannot connect to Openstack Instance via horizon, but SSH works?

I've got an OpenStack deployment running inside a VM for testing purposes. My setup is as follows: Host Ubuntu x64 with Virtualbox -> Guest Ubuntu x64 with OpenStack -> Ubuntu X64 Server Test ...
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PCI-DSS: Virtualization segmentation in ESXi environment

I have already asked this question over on Information Security but so far it has not garnered any comments. I am thinking perhaps it is more of a server infrastructure and configuration question, ...
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OpenVZ Can't initialize containers after install

I have installed OpenVZ on centos 6 on a dedicated server. I followed quick installation guide on openvz wiki. After installing thru yum, I don't know why, but grub.conf wasn't automatically updated ...
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Which is the best OS level container management system [closed]

I've been researching a bit for the best, securest, easiest to maintain, and easiest to firewall (using software firewalls like iptables) container solutions for a while and I would like to hear some ...
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ssh server stops on ESXi 5.5 for no reason

I have a ESXi host that I have never been able to access via ssh. I have tried every tutorial I can find on enabling ssh via the command line and the vSphere client to no avail. I enable the ssh, ...
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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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XenCenter cannot connect to XenServer

I am trying to establish a connection using XenCenter 6.0 to a server where XenServer 6.0 is installed, but it gives me the following error message: Unable to connect to server '192.xxx.xxx.xxx'. ...
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Cloud testing infrastructure - private or existing service [closed]

We're (a startup company) considering different solutions for the virtual testing infrastructure. We need a variety of operating systems: Windows (including legacy), OS X, Linux, with different ...
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tap interfaces always disabled in linux bridge

I have a physical interface eth0, and I want to create two virtual interfaces and bridge them with eth0. For this purpose I do: #Create the virtual interfaces tunctl -t tap0 tunctl -t tap1 ifconfig ...
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why linux bridge shows 2 mac addresses for one qemu vm?

I am new to qemu networking and pretty confused about the following situation. I launched 5 VMs. Each connects to br0 through a tap device. I also have a dnsmasq listening on br0 for DHCP. The ...
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How do bridges really work?

I'm in a major confusion here, regarding bridges. I thought that they were devices that allowed going from one network to a different one without routing (doing the work at layer 2 instead), but if ...
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Making a VDI image bootable for VirtualBox [migrated]

I created a disk image of a Ubuntu (12.04) system by using dd if=/dev/sda of=xxx.img The VDI image was created by using vboxmanage clonehd xxx.img xxx.vdi --format VDI When I create a new VM in ...
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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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Adding virtual NIC to HyperV VMs killed my network speed

I have a pretty simple configuration: Windows Server 2012 Hyper V Host, with two VMs (both Server 2012), one for IIS, one for SQL Server. They're all connecting through the physical NIC Last night I ...
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Error while creating VM using virt-manager on Xen

After a great struggle I got my XEN installed now I am using virt-manager and trying to create a VM. Since my H/W doesnt support full Virtualization using the Para Virtualization installation over ...
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Existing Win7 machine: Install Ubuntu and convert existing Win7 to VirtualBox VM [migrated]

I have a dev laptop with Windows 7 installed. I want to switch this to Ubuntu and convert the existing Win7 physical installation to use in VirtualBox running under the newly installed Ubuntu. I ...
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VMware licnesing for vdi and server virtualisation [duplicate]

I am planning to virtualise 50 desktops as thin clients(concurrent users). Well i will need 5 servers where 3 will be used for server virtualisation and 2 for desktop virtualsiation.All the servers ...
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bash code in rc.local not executing after bootup

Does anyone know why a system would not execute the script code within rc.local on bootup? I have a post configuration bash script that I want to run after the initial install of VMware ESX (Red ...
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How do I tunnel an HTTPS proxy through a virtual machine (VMWare)

I have a personal setup at home using VMWare Workstation. I also have a set of Virtual Private Machines that run Squid, and therefore provide me HTTPS proxy tunnels. Using Proxifier, I can tunnel all ...
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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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Is it possible to span one huge VM across several physical commodity servers?

Is it possible to span one huge Virtual Machine across several physical commodity servers? Here is our use case: We need to implement a 32-processor db server with 64 GB of RAM We don't have a ...
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Xen Remus setup

Currently, I'm running the IT for a small organization, and we just purchased a new server to replace our aging Dell poweredge. As the Dell isn't so bad as to be junk, I was hoping to set up Xen on ...
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Can I use XenServer GPU Pass-Through without XenDesktop?

XenServer documentation only covers using GPU Pass-Through ("vGPU") to run XenDesktop's "HDX 3D Pro Graphics." XenServer GPU Pass-Through cannot be used with the XenCenter VNC console and it does not ...
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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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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 to find virtualization performance bottlenecks?

We have recently started moving our C++ build server(s) from real machines into VMs. (MS Hyper-V) We have some performance issues that I've currently no idea how to address. We have: Test-Box - ...
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How to benchmark a whole storage infrastructure

I'm a 100% sure that I'm not the first one to consider benchmarking a whole infrastructure, but yet I haven't found any relevant information on how to face this challenge. As I guess we all know what ...
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Running an Active Directory Primary Domain Controller as a virtual machine?

Should the Active Directory PDC always be a physical machine or would it be okay to run it in a VM? What are the implications/trade offs/gotchas? As a corollary to this, what about running a physical ...
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setting CPU cache size and model for KVM guest

Is there any possibility to create a custom CPU model for KVM Linux guests, or at least to modify parameters such as cache size and model name? I know I can set CPU features, topology and pinning and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...