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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How to connect from one VM Guest instance to another to another VM Guest instance

I have Windows 7 as my Host OS and I have a VM guest instance of CentOs 6, now I have created a more Instance guest Centos 6 via Vagrant. All are working fine and I am able to do a ssh/ping from ...
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How to run Windows with GPU virtualization?

A year ago I switched to Ubuntu for my primary OS, which has worked out just fine. Every now and then I want to play computer games and while using Wine often works, I can't get all of the games that ...
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switch tty in Gnome Boxes

I have installed Fedora in Gnome Boxes but I don't know how to switch to tty. Second problem is I cannot input password in login prompt. Please help
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Separation between the User machine and Server machine by another linux for monitoring

I am planning to have three virtual machines with virtual box (m1, m2,m3). I already installed on m1 = Windows XP Home Edition, and on m2 = LUbuntu 15. The big picture is this : m1 : a user m2 : ...
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mass_dns: warning: Unable to determine any DNS servers. Reverse DNS is disabled

I'm using UBUNTU 14.04 as virtual machine on windows using VMWARE , after logging i installed nmap but after trying to run nmap -sP 10.42.0.0 i get the following message mass_dns: warning: ...
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Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR)

I get this error on my mac when I'm trying to boot up any virtual machine on virtual box on my new MacOS X Yosemite Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_VMM_BUT_AC_CLEAR) Result Code: ...
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Setting up MEAN webserver in Ubuntu 14.04 vm

I'm new to the world of web servers. My lab gave me a url with a Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. I sorted out enough of what I needed to do to SSH in, install all relevant libraries, and clone my code ...
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How to differentiate 2 NICs with the same PCI address

I am running Fedora 22, and have a GPU that I passthrough to a KVM guest. I accomplished this by adding pci-stub.ids=<pci id 2>,<pci id 2> to my Grub boot option. The two PCI IDs I'm using ...
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VirtualBox problems since Windows 10 update

I've been having so many different errors with Virtualbox, one after another, since I installed Windows 10, that I don't know where to start. I usually use the latest Linux Mint KDE, 64 bit, but ...
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Add new HDD to Azure VM and set RAID 0

I need to attach some HDD to my Ubuntu Azure VM and enable RAID 0 for them to improve the performance. The new storage space will be under /home director (for storing my host data). I have some data ...
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why does my Ubuntu Virtual Machine slow down after a number of searches, and builds?

I recently learned that my Ubuntu Linux file system may cache the result of some commands such as searches, sorts, and perhaps build commands such as make. I run Ubuntu in a VM, and although I have ...
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QEMU doesn't boot iso file in UEFI

The Problem I would like to run a Windows 8.1 iso inside QEMU KVM. For this I have downloaded the necessary OVMF files (from here). I could successfully booted a Windows 10 in UEFI mode, but with the ...
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Start a kvm virtual machine fullscreen on boot

How can I start a Windows virtual machine in kvm on boot in fullscreen mode, in a way that the fact that Windows is running virtualized is completely hidden from the windows user ? Basically after ...
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Iptables rule to drop packets to and from local network

I want to set a virtual machine on laptop, but I don't trust the guest system fully, so I would like to block it's access to local network (to network 192.168.0.1/16 or 10.0.0.1/8 or ... the other one ...
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ssh over unix pipe or pty device [closed]

Ok, I don't even know how to put this into words. I have a /dev/myDevice which automatically connects to some ssh server when opened. How do I connect to it with ssh? Is this even sane? If it's insane ...
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where to compress=lzo, btrfs with virtual disk images, with their vm's internally using btrfs

I've been using compress=lzo on my btrfs volumes, because I read this fast compression method actually increases drive performance. (Haven't tested myself.) I'm starting to use ...
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Time is not synchronized in Linux VM

I am using one Linux VM through VNC viewer from my Windows machine. What I am seeing is that time between two is not synchronized, it seems that VM is somewhat 5 minutes delayed from Windows(windows ...
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Create new physical volume using lvm

I have Linux Mint 17.2 codename Rafaela running as a virtual machine with a disk size of 30GB. I used the default LVM installation. I would like now to create a physical volume /dev/drbd0 to use it in ...
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virsh and creating storage pools - What is sourcepath “- - - -”

I am running CentOS 7 and was following a chapter in a book dealing with virtualization and creating storage pools. I successfully ran the following command, but I'm not sure what setting - - - - as ...
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What do the processes inside a Docker container look like?

I've heard confusion come up several times recently around what a Docker container is, and more specifically what's going on inside, with respect to commands & processes that I invoke while inside ...
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Is it possible to run a Linux distro within a VM on Qubes OS?

In particular, I am considering running a minimal distro (maybe ttylinux) within Qubes. I understand that Qubes can run each OS component and application within a separate VM but how about an entire ...
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Is it possible to install Xen on a computer (processor supports virtualization) alongside Ubuntu and Windows?

The computer currently triple boots Ubuntu and a couple of Windows versions. Now I want to add Xen into the mix. Would it work if I simply made a new partition for Xen, or does it need to take over ...
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Check if Ubuntu is being installed in VirtualBox VM

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu from a network repository. I am now successfully able to configure the ISO image and it does the installation automatically. My requirement: I ...
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What things should be kept in mind while assigning static IP addresses to Virtual Machines

I always face problems pinging the base machine whenever I assign statics IPs to VMs. I also don't understand what gateway IP should I give,to connect to the internet or just to be able ping the Base ...
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Virtual USB HID device

I'm developing an application that will communicate with attached USB HID device. The problem is that there is no real device yet (it is under development by another part of our team), so, I'd really ...
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Qemu overlay image size limit

I created a qemu ubuntu vm. Now I use overlay images as a quick way of creating vm's "on the fly". But what is the size limit for an overlay image? Is it the size of the "base" image? Or can it grow ...
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Using raw physical hard disk in virtual machine, with smart capability and true model number seen

Is it possible to add an entire physical hard disk to a VM, and inside the VM see the hard disk for what it truly is? In VMware Workstation 11.1, if I add a hard disk choosing SCSI, with "Use a ...
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OpenVZ fails Container creating (Unable to get appcache tarball name for ve-basic.conf-sample with ostemplate debian-7.0-x86-minimal)

I have OpenVZ installed on CentOS 7.1. After I execute vzctl create 101 --ostemplate debian-7.0-x86-minimal I get command /usr/sbin/vzpkg exited with error 8 Unable to get appcache tarball name ...
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Laptop doesn' t want to wake up

My laptop (Notebook HP Pavilion g7t-1100 CTO) have been working fine till today, I enabled Virtual Technology in BIOS and from that time laptop doesn't want to wake up after I slept it. When I disable ...
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Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevm and the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
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Gnome-boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my windows boxes for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine When I type : ...
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Send network traffic via a Windows VM on the same host to use corporate vpn?

At work we have a VPN solution that will only work on windows. I personally do not run Windows at home and run Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). I used Virtual Box to setup a Windows 7 virtual machine to run ...
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how do I mount an external hard drive connected via SATA Wire to CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest OS inside VirtualBox running on a Windows 8.1 machine. There is a SATA Wire connecting the machine to an external hard drive that used to contain a dual boot ...
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enabling vnc after using virt-install

I've created a virtual machine using virt-install with graphics --none. I want to enable vnc. I've tried virsh -c qemu:///system qemu-monitor-command vm171-SC-1 --hmp change vnc :3 but it doesn't ...
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Disk mount on a linux VM , mounted elsewhere

Hi I am using a slightly unnecessary(maybe?) kind of a set up ... A debian build_VM The build_VM ran out of space so I formatted and mounted a disk on to the build_VM But before mounting the ...
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VirtualBox guest cannot connect to USB drive, why not?

I have VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1 and I am using it to launch and use CentOS 7 within VirtualBox. When I connect a USB drive to the computer, and right click over the icon circled in the ...
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.xml OR .img file copy from server to client and boot OS on server using client's hardware

I'm using virtual manager in rhel6. made two virtual machines . one server and other client(both running rhel6 OS) I want to copy .xml file from server's /etc/libvirt/qemu to client's system to use ...
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Setup a classroom Linux system

I need to set up a 30-user Ubuntu classroom. All our PCs are currently Microsoft Windows based and run from Windows servers. In the school I need my students to have full access to Ubuntu OS, so that ...
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No sound coming from Linux-based virtual machines under Qemu on Linux Mint 16 host - why?

I have been using Qemu and virt-manager for quite some time (years) now and it's only recently that I noticed I don't get any sound output from any of my Linux-based virtual machines — it's always ...
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What are the differences between virtualbox-linux and installed-linux? [closed]

Is using virtualbox for running linux any different than installing linux on the machine except for performance ? Are there any drawbacks from using virtual box to run linux than trying the real thing ...
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Export virtualbox image files from a linux box

We have a Linux box that we used to have support for. but the company that supports the box went out of business. The server (I believe is Ubuntu) was backing up our physical servers and creates an ...
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Why does this bash fork bomb not work on my RHEL VM?

I'm running a RHEL 6.5 VM in a VMware ESXi environment and accessing it through the vSphere Web Client virtual console (in my browser). I wanted to crash this machine on purpose and executed :(){ ...
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How to configure Ubuntu 12.04 VM to use physical serial port on host

I am trying to configure a Ubuntu 12.04 VM to use a physical serial port on the host. When configuring the serial port in vSphere, I am presented with two options – uart0 and uart1. From what I can ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as ...
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How to send/upload a file from Host OS to guest OS in KVM?(not folder sharing)

I have to make a configuration file available to guest OS running on top of KVM hyper-visor. I have already read about folder sharing options between host and guest in KVM with 'qemu' and 9P virtio ...
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Installing VBox Guest Additions when there is no X-server

I'm using Virtual Box on my windows 8.1 host machine. I have installed CentOS & Ubuntu in 'Graphical Mode' and had sufficient practice. But now I wanted to switch to 'Command Line Mode" ...
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Enable virtualization with gigabyte ud3 990fx

I'm trying to get the virtualization running : I have the following settings: Mainboard: gigabyte ud3 990fx CPU: fx-9590 Kernel: 3.11.0-12-generic Linux Mint 17 In the bios both svm as well as ...
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LinuxMint “File System” shows no space when many GB exist

I have a VM running LinuxMint 17.1. I just resized the virtual disk, then used a live CD to resize the system partitions. I now have 18GB+ free. However, when I look in Files, "File System" shows as ...
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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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Moving a whole server into docker instance (or LXC)

It seems to work, to move an existing install into a virtual machine. Is it possible to move a whole Debian server into a docker instance inside the same machine? I would like to get a docker that I ...