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1answer
54 views

What is the safest way to convert a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-v system to Linux with KVM?

I have one server running several different virtual machines with Hyper-v for different clients. All of my clients have given the OK to a maintenance window over one day on a weekend in the future. I ...
1
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0answers
13 views

Windows DHCP MAC-Range to Scope allocation

I wonder if there is any options to map a specific Range of MAC addresses to a specific DHCP address scope. The thing is, I want a specific scope for address allocation to bridged Virtual Machines ...
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votes
3answers
40 views

Linux CLI server with a virtual windows machine running? [closed]

I have a ubuntu CLI server and I am wondering if it's possible to install a windows machine on a CLI server? My hope is that I can take a pre-made VirutalBOX or VMware image and put it on my Ubuntu ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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?
1
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0answers
94 views

Network Block Device (NBD) clients for Windows or similar solutions [closed]

Are there any NBD clients for Windows? Strangely, I cannot find any, or I am searching for them in a wrong way. Such client should be possibly a driver with front-end tool (may be a command-line ...
0
votes
1answer
505 views

How can I set up a VM of Solaris 11 / Sparc on Windows / x86 host? [closed]

I need to test a custom binary that was originally compiled for an earlier version of Solaris on Solaris 11. Being poor, I don't have a spare SPARC server lying around on which I can install Solaris ...
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votes
0answers
168 views

Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
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votes
1answer
87 views

Windows server 2003 R2 supported guest operating system [closed]

In this link it is mentioned like window server 2012 can be used as guest OS in window server 2008 R2 Can I run windows 8 or window 7 as guest OS in window server 2003 R2 as virtual machine? Even ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

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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votes
3answers
48 views

VM Connected to a Domain

I'm working with an automated tool that deploys VMs to center. It is setup within the customspec to be connected to a domain [windows]. After the VM is clone, we get a success state from VMWare that ...
-1
votes
1answer
73 views

How to interpret Task Manager in a virtualized environment?

I'm wondering about how Task Manager calculates CPU utilization in a virtualized environment. I can think of two ways: Count the number of cycles used and divide by the number of cycles available, ...
-2
votes
2answers
317 views

Windows Server Configuration with Exchange, SQL Express and IIS [closed]

In our small office we are currently running a standalone tower server with WS 2008 R2, SQL Express and IIS. This server is going to be decommissioned and scrapped as its old and very noisy. We are ...
1
vote
0answers
114 views

Windows User State Virtualization guide

Microsoft have a concept called User State Virtualization (USV) this is a solution based on redirecting some of the profile folders to a central server. For laptops it also means using offline files ...
0
votes
1answer
217 views

Problems virtualizing SBS2003 server to KVM on Debian

I have a server with sbs2003. I would like to move it to another machine (linux Squeeze Debian), within a KVM virtual machine. I proceeded like this: Installed the disk2vhd.exe application on the ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

How do I sync disks in a Windows guest before doing a snapshot?

In general, before doing a disk snapshot of a virtual machine instance, the disk has to be synced to ensure that all buffers have been written to disk. If the guest operating system is Linux, you can ...
0
votes
1answer
275 views

Virtual Machine cannot start

I have just installed Windows Server 2008R2 on a brand new Dell T320 Server to act as a hyper visor for an SBS 2011 VM. As with all new builds I have; Confirmed the CPU supports virtualisation. ...
4
votes
1answer
793 views

How to add NTFS partition on remote server to VMWare ESXi 5.1

I have ESXi 5.1 running on a standalone box. On another server, I have Windows 2008 R2 installed and it has a 1 TB partition free. Both are on the same network. I am a complete noob to VMWare and I'd ...
0
votes
1answer
566 views

How to prevent nginx from locking files on mounted samba partition in Centos 6

I'm using nginx 1.3.8 inside a centos 6.3 virtualbox 4.2.4 virtual machine. The system is running the latest software available via yum update. The host OS is windows 7. The site files nginx is ...
0
votes
4answers
119 views

How create a virtual network for practice? [closed]

I need to organize a virtual network for practice with Windows Server 2008 and several workstations with Windows OS. To make it all I only have a laptop with Dual-Core 2.10Ghz, 3 GB RAM, 50 GB free ...
1
vote
1answer
302 views

Hyper-v Server 2012 standalone server, is it free?

I know that Hyper-V 2008 is completely free, also i think the same for 2012. But on Microsoft price calculation page, they never mention hyper-v standalone server as free software... Calculation page ...
1
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1answer
417 views

How do I measure and compare disk performance of my Hyper-V Windows VM?

I'm not sure whether this sounds stupid or lazy, but I'm really not sure. I have a problem with the performance of a VM setup (2008R2-64bit Hyper-V running a 2003R2-32bit Windows server) and I'd like ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Virtual Machine Share license with Host?

I have a really old accounting software that my client uses on their server (windows), the product provider no longer exists and so we can't get new licenses from it. I have a working copy on the ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How do i connect my host browser to my guest web server

I have VMWare workstation 8 installed on a windows 7 machine. I have RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 running as a guest OS under VMWare. I am trying to get my web browser from windows 7 host to ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

Migrate VM from MS Virtual Server 2005 to Hyper-V?

Is there a supported path of migrating a virtual machine running in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1? The guest is running a version of Windows Server ...
0
votes
1answer
139 views

Setting up a virtualization environment with Windows 7 and iPad

I need your advice on the following problem: My client uses a Web app which has ActiveX dependencies so it can only be accessed through Windows. However, he would like to access it through an iPad. ...
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votes
1answer
103 views

Free Windows VM to clone existing physical drive [closed]

I'm looking for a freeware virtual machine program that will run under Windows 7 x64, which will allow me to clone an existing physical Windows XP x32 drive to a virtual disk.
0
votes
1answer
112 views

How to run KVM on non-X environment with Windows 2008 as a guest

I has a debian wheezy OS. And it's a non-X environment, but we just wanna install a windowns 2008 on it.But we couldn't install a X environment on my debian. Could any one tell me howto? Thanks!
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votes
2answers
107 views

Is it possible to install a virtual machine under Linux that looks like a Windows machine to IT? [closed]

I'm on a corporate network with a homogeneous Windows setup for all Dell workstations. They use KBOX to manage the workstations. I want to set up my machine to run several VMs under Linux instead, but ...
0
votes
1answer
179 views

Is a symmetric dual booting Windows/Ubuntu box possible?

I will soon have a dual booting development machine, with Windows on one HDD and Ubuntu on the other. They will be configured such that when booted as Windows the IP address is 10.0.0.2 and when ...
-2
votes
1answer
137 views

Implement a SOHO server on the limited functionality host (Win Home) using the virtualized Linux server as a guest OS on that host? [closed]

Consider a machine running a very limited server functionality OS (for example, Windows Home Edition). I want to implement a basic SOHO router functionality (nat, dhcp, vpn, routing) using modern ...
0
votes
1answer
662 views

Debugging the VMware virtual network adapter vmxnet3 — packets received by the adapter never make it to that port's listener

Background: I have a virtual instance of Windows Server 2003 running from a VMware environment (although I only have access to the actual guest OS right now). I have a custom .NET Windows service ...
0
votes
3answers
178 views

Is it possible to use a single VM image to run many guests (Windows (Server?))?

Is it possible to use a single VM image to run many guests, where each guest is a Windows Server OS (specifically Windows 2003R2 to begin with, we would evetually migrate to 2008R2 or whatever's up to ...
1
vote
3answers
103 views

What do I need if I want to play with 2 VM Win Servers?

Im new in the server world. I would like to make 2 virtual servers so I can play with them. What do I need? I have here a Win 7 system. Is it enough to install on this Win 7 system the free VMware ...
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votes
2answers
252 views

Are there any virtual ethernet switches for Windows 7? [closed]

I need a way to connect 2 virtual machines on my Windows 7 laptop. I would like to use a virtual ethernet switch, is there such a thing for Windows 7?
2
votes
5answers
242 views

Options for centralising Windows installations?

My situation is as follows: I'm in a company with 12~15 employees. All of them are currently using a separate pc with a Windows XP installation. Managing these systems is very time consuming and ...
1
vote
2answers
546 views

Hyper V unable to activate in VirtualBox

I have a host machine with the following specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits 8GB RAM and then I set up an virtual machine by Orable VirtuaBox with the following specs: Windows Server 2008 R2 64bits 4GB ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Hyper-V share a folder between host and instance

I have a hyper-v server and several VM's (Virtual Machines). All the VM's are connected to an external network. I have tried to share a folder on the host and connect via the VM, I can do this but ...
15
votes
4answers
19k views

Is there a way to run virt-manager on Windows?

We've been using KVM for almost a year strictly on CentOS 5.x as the KVM host, with Fedora and Ubuntu workstations accessing the KVM host and its guests using virt-manager, virt-viewer, and ssh. Is ...
2
votes
3answers
212 views

How to virtualize an existing Windows domain?

We're in the process of virtualizing our 32-bit Windows 2003 domain, which includes Exchange 2003 and SQL Server 2005. We're going with VMWare vSphere Essentials Plus. The decision has been made to ...
2
votes
1answer
888 views

How does “Hyper-V won't boot off SCSI Disks” affect me? (all HDDs in server are SCSI)

A few months ago we purchased a Dell server with the intent to eventually start rolling out VMWare. Now we are exploring Hyper-V as an option instead, however I've seen a requirement for an IDE drive ...
2
votes
3answers
582 views

Fastest/best way to run headless Windows VM under Linux

I have some remote Linux servers on which I wish to run a Windows-only application. I don't want to stop running Linux on any of the servers because they do other Linux-only things, so I am thinking ...
6
votes
4answers
959 views

Is Hyper-V a real hypervisor

According to Wikipedia, there are Hyper-V and Hyper-V server. Ok... Hyper-V server doesn't need an OS to run, so it is true Hypervisor. But what about Hyper-V inside windows2008, is it a "type 2" ?
1
vote
1answer
710 views

Install win2003 server hp oem cd on Virtualbox

I want to install a windows 2003 server OEM HP on my virtualbox, but it gives-me this error This system is not a supported platform. HP has a solution to this problem to VMWare but not ...
-1
votes
1answer
131 views

Running any version of OS X on a PC [closed]

A common problem for a lot of people I would think, I need to run OS X on my Windows PC virtually because I need to use the VPN client 'Apple Connect' that is only supported on Macs. It does not ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Virtualbox - how to remote desktop from win 2007 to virtual box (with win2008)?

I have installed VirtualBox on Win7, and created a new VM with Win2008. This seems to be working OK. I'm now interested in remote desktop from my Win7 to the VM, but can't get that to work. Can ...
1
vote
1answer
134 views

Fast virtualizing Linux on top of Windows [closed]

I'm running a Windows workstation, and doing a lot of Rails (Ruby) development. Rails runs about 3x faster in Linux, so I intend to run a Linux VM on my workstation, to test the app. It's important ...
6
votes
2answers
914 views

VMware: Make applications see Windows VM as bare metal

In a virtual environment using VMware, I want to setup a Windows license server. Unfortunately, the vendor's license server refuses to run on a VM; it must be installed on a physical machine. Since ...
1
vote
2answers
202 views

Hyper-V machines refusing to start after BIOS upgrade

I have a Windows 2008 Server with Hyper-V installed, and a couple of VMs. All was working properly until I tried upgrading BIOS. All of a sudden I get permission denied when attempting to start any ...
3
votes
3answers
163 views

small company > Virtualization/server vs laptops vs desktops

We are a rapidly growing startup in our 3rd financial year. As we are expanding our resources (read team members) we feel the need to decide what is best We are about 5-6 people expanding to 10-15 ...
0
votes
1answer
604 views

VMWare Restart — Blank Screen

I am running VMWare Server on a Windows 2K8 server. I was wondering what the default behavior is for a restart or shutdown initiated from within the virtual host? Currently, when I restart the virtual ...