A virtual machine (VM) is a guest Operating System running in a completely isolated environment within a normal host operating system. Modern virtual machines are implemented with either software emulation or hardware virtualization or (in most cases) both together.

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extract information about vmware host from within the guest

I have virtual machine (guest) running inside VMware Hypervisor (host). The guest is running Debian and has vmware tools installed How can I extract as much information as possible about the host, ...
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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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USB not working : USB Ports Hijacked/Reserved Permanently by VirtualBox

This scary incident happened today morning. I started a virtual machine inside my Linux Mint host and shared my USB Wireless device with the machine. The virtual machine's image resided in an ...
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How do I keep the time on a server (virtual machine) updated over time?

I have a virtual machine running headless in my machine. When I start it for the first time, the result of date command is correct. But after about a day or 2, I SSH into it and the date command has ...
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VirtualBox wont do seamless mode

I had a wheezy debian virtual machine, and I updated to jessie. Now, the VM will not do seamless mode, or even full screen. I tried updating VirtualBox, installing Guest Additions, installing the PEUL ...
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Why does user mode linux spawn 4 processes?

If I start User Mode Linux with this command: ./kernel32-3.19.8 ubda=./Debian-Wheezy-x86-root_fs mem=128m On Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) with one CPU core, why do I see 4 processes in top: 1608 ...
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Linux-KVM, QEMU, Virtualbox, VMWare [closed]

I'm new to Linux. I'm trying to build Chromium OS and run it on QEMU. Meanwhile I came across Linux KVM, Virtualbox and VMWare. So I have basically two questions about virtualization in Linux: What ...
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VM Machine rebooted, cant find how?

One of my VM machine was rebooted yesterday, but cant find how & who did it. In the log I can only find "receiving single 15, terminated" please help how to do further troubleshooting.
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How to start Virtual Box service on Linux

I performed a dist-upgrade and then and autoclean and autoremove. It disabled the Virtual Box service on Linux because the headers were out of date. The headers caught up, so I rebuilt the modules off ...
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virtualbox on os x lags when not active

I am running ubuntu server as guest inside virtualbox on os x 10.10.x host While the system works, it lags whenever the virtualbox window is not the active app. E.g. I log into ubuntu from terminal ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit on Virtual Box on Asus with Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 [migrated]

I downloaded and installed VirtualBox 4.3.26 for Windows hosts and Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit, and my host operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. When I try to create a new virtual machine, I only ...
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User Mode Linux - running CentOS - recommended FS & Kernel combination

I'm trying to run CentOS6 in "User Mode Linux" - i.e., virtualization without root privileges. It can be either 32 bits or 64 bits - whatever works right. The UML kernel is distributed seperately from ...
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Oracle VirtualBox Virtual machine automatically goes pause state

Virtual machine goes Pause state Automatically. And Error message shows in one box " An error has occurred during virtual machine execution! The error details are shown below. You may try to ...
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How to recognize which virtual environment is being used [duplicate]

Suppose I have logged in through sshto a given Linux machine, knowing nothing about it. How can I quickly check what virtual environment (VMWare, VirtualBox, LXC, etc., if any) is currently running ...
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Running windows programs on linux via VM or PlayOnLinux?

I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition installed and, till now, I used PlayOnLinux to run a windows program in Linux. Browsing on the internet, I noted it is really simple to run a program by using ...
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Modifying files inside a snapshot (qemu img file)

I have taken a snapshot recently to assist me build VMs quickly with the operating system I desire (through virsh), however, every time I build a VM, I would like to modify few files inside the img ...
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Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm?

Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm? Or is there no point to this? Is it considered just another interface?
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Map a Linux VM's block device to its vmdk file on the vmware datastore

For development and staging purposes, I must frequently create clones of individual virtual harddisks (vmdk container) and move/deploy them into some other system. While I have been able to hack a ...
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virt-manager error “format=dir: 'dir' invalid format” when creating qemu VM with ISO

This is virt-manager 1.0.1 on Fedora 20. The server has libvirt 1.2.13-1, qemu 2.2.1-2 on Arch Linux. Go to File -> New Virtual Machine. Select Use ISO Image to install from then browse for it. ...
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Copy& Paste Fedora and Virtualbox CentOS7

I want copy text from Fedora 21 and paste to Virtual box with CentOS 7 how can I do that?? I change in Virtual box settings Shared Clipboard and Drag'n'Drop to bidirectional Thanks for help, ...
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Mount host directory in a virtual machine

I have a directory on a system which is the host for a virtual machine. I want to make this directory accessible from the guest of the virtual machine. There are some way I can think of, packing the ...
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Add virtual bridge without the loss of networking?

There is a dedicated server without KVM-over-IP support. The server 'owns' two IP addresses, and one of those is used for eth0 at the moment. The user needs to add a virtual bridge, in order to ...
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virtualbox error: Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED (0x80040154)

The last step of creating a virtual machine says Failed to create a new session. Details: Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED (0x80040154) This error message shows up on terminal ...
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virtualbox can not create new virtual machine

I'm try to make a new virtual machine but virtualbox have this error in end step : Failed to create a new session. Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED (0x80040154) and in terminal this shwn ...
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Why port forwarding does not work in QEMU? [closed]

How to redirect port 5555 of Host OS to port 80 of Guest OS? Host OS: Debian Jessie 64-bit Guest OS: Windows XP SP3 32-bit I'm using the following commands: qemu-system-i386 -enable-kvm \ -name ...
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Getting “Protocol Error” when trying to create a symlink in Docker

I'm trying to setup a symlink, using the command ln -s /var/www/data/cache/widget/overlay/ /var/www/public_html/images/overlay but it outputs ln: failed to create symbolic link ...
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Is there a easy-to-install distribution with all the necessary tools to compile (make, autotools, etc)?

I'm working on a workstation without root privileges. Since I need some tools I cannot install directly, I wish to put them in a vm. The problem is, I cannot connect to the repositories from the vm ...
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Virtualization on Intel Edison

I want to do virtualization on the Edison. (Edison has vt-x.) On Yocto linux there isn't anything in the repo that is useful. On Ubilinux there is KVM but there is no kernel module in aptitude package ...
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Install mail server in VM

I have a Intel NUC with an i3 processor running the latest Mint version with the Cinnamon desktop and already installed some basic services (Apache, MariaDb, ownCloud etc). The next step would be to ...
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kvm virtual manager connection failed

I installed kvm package in the centos7 i am getting this problem how to solve this. full error is here Unable to connect to libvirt. no connection driver available for qemu:///system Libvirt URI ...
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Prioritize virtual machine bandwidth

I installed a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine (VM Ware Workstation) on my Debian server that I rented (to which I have SSH access only, and which is in another city with over 1 GB bandwidth) to ...
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Comparison between: Linux host Windows guest vs Windows host Linux guest vs 2 dedicated machines w/ KVM switch [closed]

I have the conflict that I do most of my work, software developing and data analysis, in Linux but there are a few applications I have to use which do not run well using Wine (specifically MS Word and ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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Configure KVM/QEMU with TLS?

New to virtualization and kvm and I have a problem when i try to create a virtual machine with spice: virt-install --name Windows-7-x64 --ram 2048 --disk path=~/kvm/images/win7.img,size=50 --vcpus=1 ...
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Oracle virtual box share folders when executing oracle command

I'm using Oracle Developer Days virtual box, which is a Linux distribution by Oracle for development environments (link). Not sure what distribution is it, but in case it was relevant: ...
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Problem runing vmPlayer on fedora 21

First of all: Hello :) And then: After install the program and execute vmPlayer request the kernel headers to recompile it (I guess), after that vmP install the virtual network device, at this point ...
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Running Mac OS X under KVM/QEMU

Note to be removed in the future, so as to avoid confusion from answerers and mods edit: Forgot to add in the note, if anyone thinks this is the wrong stack-site to post this, please comment on why, ...
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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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Boot to non bootable disk using Openfirmware

I tried to virtualize (VIOS partition) Debian 7.8 on IBM 9133-55A (powerpc) server. For some reason both yaboot and grub failed to install on the virtual hard disk. Now I want to start the kernel ...
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docker - how to run x desktop in a container?

I'm trying to set up my Linux machine to run multiple guest OSes, one of those being a Windows VM, and another a Linux container. The goal here is to prevent me from messing up the host system, while ...
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Arch Linux openSSH frequently drops connection

I'm running a VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. The OS is the latest version of Arch, 64-bit. For some odd reason, every so often (frequently enough to be very annoying and making it almost impossible ...
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Linux GPU Pass-through Virtualization - Verify wich component causes trouble

GPU Passthrough Virtualization with KVM or VirtualBox For a research project I need to passthrough a PCI GPU from a Ubuntu Host to a Windows 8.1 guest. We need to test a certain setup, where the ...
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Resolve Host's IP on VM

I have kind of tricky situation. I have monitoring tool where all my hosts and their VM's (with IP's and so on) are listed. But what I need is to resolve on which host(need it's ip or hostname) this ...
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Minimal virtualization environment

I'm using a virtual machine running Windows for development purposes inside a Ubuntu host (I also use the Ubuntu part for my regular activities, but not both at the same time). As I need to compile on ...
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Xen ERROR Couldn't find xen kernel for Ubuntu tree

xen-4.2 running on server with multiple CentOS running guest, But when i am trying to install Ubuntu i got following error. How do i install Ubuntu on CentOS Xen Server? [root@example ~]# ...
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Converting .vhd file to .raw - File is too small and does not boot

I have a Hyper-v .vhd file I am trying to convert to .raw for Proxmox. However every time I convert the size is less than half of the actual disk space used and when I import it doesn't boot. I ...
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Changing the default resolution with a virtual machine?

I'm using VMware on windows to run Knoppix but the default resolution is too small and changing the resolution each time I load it with su xrandr is annoying. Is there a way to change the default ...
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what is the value for setting a hostname in installation of oracle enterprise linux r6u5 should have?

I am installing oracle linux r6u5 for my personal use in vmware workstation. While going through installatio i came to a point where I have to enter hostname, format specified init is ...
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No cursor/caret in Linux VMC under Windows Hyper-V?

I have just installed CentOS-7, Minimal Installation, into a Hyper-V VM under Windows Server 2008 R2. When I Start the VM from Hyper-V Manager it opens a window it calls Virtual Machine Connection, ...
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(virt-manager:4796): Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon / Unable to connect to libvirt

I would like to boot and run Windows 8 with kvm or xen while I'm running Debian Wheezy. Actually I have installed Windows 8 on the external USB disk and Debian Wheezy on the hard disk sata. I'm tryng ...