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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Resize Partition for dev/sda3 [closed]

I am trying to learn Linux. I have Linux-based server on which an Oracle Application running. This is a Virtual Machine and a single VHDx file. Now I want to extend /dev/sda3 as its current available ...
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Docker container on Red Hat Linux server 5.9

Can I install Docker on Red Hat server 5.9 so I can take an image container from an installed software and move it to another server? Or should it be enough to update the Kernel up to version 3 so ...
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What is the network connection speed between two containers communicating via a virtual bridge running on the same host?

Does a virtual bridge (added to /etc/network/interfaces) limit the transfer speed of data from the memory of one lxc/docker container to another? For example does the memory throughput drop to that ...
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Arch linux ( kvm/qemu virtualization ) failed to open libiscsi.so.4

I have fallowed the steps from Arch Linux #KVM and #qemu 1) sudo pacman -S then installed libs libvirt libiscsi libaio qemu qemu-arch-extra qemu-block-iscsi qemu-block-rbd qemu-block-gluster ...
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How to enable IOMMU on Gigabyte GA-970-Gaming SLI-CF

I've enabled svm and iommu in the bios, but I get "not available" from dmesg: # root@xen:~# dmesg |grep -i iommu [ 0.000000] Command line: placeholder root=UUID=4965005e-54e9-47b9-92ff-...
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How do I configure VirtualBox snapshots running server processes to restore correctly?

I'm running VirtualBox 5.0.20 on an OS X host. There's a variety of guest systems, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Windows and OS X. For each of these systems, I created a live snapshot (i.e. while the VM ...
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Long term solution to running 3D applications in a virtual machine or container

I have a complex script written a few years ago and, although it currently works, almost every time I upgrade my machine something gets broken, and maintaining it really hinders my work. It acts as a ...
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How to SFTP into a KVM VM on remote RHEL 7.2 server?

We have a RHEL 7.2 server which runs a virtual RHEL 7.2 machine on KVM. The only way to connect to this VM is to SSH to the server and then SSH again to the VM, using a user on server. How can I ...
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Install IOTOP/IOSTAT via ZYPPER (or anything else) on a SUSE (SLES) 12 Virual Machine (HyperV)

I have a virtual machine hosted on HyperV. It is a SUSE Enterprise 12 OS residing in a rack somewhere in the dark side of our office. This machine is under-performing during a certain load that takes ...
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After installing Ubuntu, partitions do not match mounted directories

I installed an Ubuntu server in a virtual machine. What I really don't understand is the differences between parted and the mounted file system. I allocated a 100GB disk in vmware and it seems to be ...
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How to install OS in virt-manager in kali linux v2.0

I have installed Kali Linux in Laptop. Now I have installed virt-manager in Kali. But while installing "fedora 22" in virtual machine it crashes. Below are some command output: service libvirtd ...
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Qemu/KVM, windows guest password prompt

Ubuntu 16.04 Qemu/KVM Windows 8.1 guest SSH from remote host into hypervisor, run virt-manager. Get prompted for creds: user1@hypervisor, authenticate successfully. Open guest, get prompted for ...
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Unix Domain Socket with VM

Is it a true statement that, shared memory does not work between a host OS and guest OS, but a Unix Domain Socket (specifically udp) can communicate between the two? An in depth explanation would be ...
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UUID of LUKS changes when cloned

I am trying to install Centos 7 (under LUKS) on a virtual machine in Fedora 23 using virt-manager and after that to clone that image to multiple USB drives. The problem is that the virtual machine ...
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Can’t build and start docker container with mariadb

Host OS: Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 Docker OS: Alpine Linux Edge Docker version: 1.11.0, build 4dc5990 MariaDB version: 10.1.13 I try to install MariaDB via Dockerfile and start it on entrypoint (...
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Execute command inside guest vm Libvirt

Is it possible to execute a command for eg:iostat inside a guest VM using libvirt or virsh .I want to find out IOPS for a guest vm but with libvirt java api I am not able to get the IOPS of a vm ,...
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Performance issues running Linux Mint on qemu-kvm - maybe run in textmode and use remote graphics for administration?

we are running virtual servers on kvm-qemu, using debian wheezy as a host system. Unfortunately one server is based on Linux Mint 17.3. One big issue is the performance of Linux Mint based on kvm. ...
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VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1)

As pointed in the title I'm in a situation where a VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1). This happens when the guest (Windows) in booting up. The same happens with two virtual ...
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Mount storage from host in bhyve VM

Is it possible to mount storage space from the host environment inside a bhyve virtual machine? I could use a network share, but I figure there would be less overhead mounting the data directly. I'm ...
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How to fix connection loss in VM?

My virtual machine loses the internet connection sometimes on linux and I need to stay connected constantly. So I wrote the following script: #!/bin/bash wget -q --tries=10 --timeout=20 --spider ...
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Can't boot TAILS virtual nachine

I've downloaded TAILS and when I boot everything goes normally until it fully boots up, at which point it shows the desktop for a second and then says "Uh Oh! An error has occured" or something ...
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Booting a raw disk image in QEMU

I have a disk image file from here; that page says I can boot this image with QEMU and the following command: $ qemu-system-x86_64 -m 4096 -ctrl-grab -no-reboot x86-64.img That gives a message: ...
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Displaying disks without partitions in openSUSE Leap 4.21

I am trying to allocate a Linux partition to a disk using an openSUSE VM (in VMPlayer). I have tried running sfdisk -l to find the disk, but when I do so I can only see drives with an existing Linux ...
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Change with the command iptables not reflected in the output of the command netstat

Scenario: A virtual machine UU (abbrev for Ubuntu) is serving a web-page. The web-page is accessible on CO (abbrev. for CentOS) which has the Virtual Box on which UU is running. However the web-page ...
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openSUSE Leap 42.1 won't boot install as dual boot (works fine in VM)

I have a Leap 42.1 ISO which I have imaged to a USB drive using USBImage on Windows 10. When I tried to boot from USB the first time I got the following message: Trust openSUSE Certificate Do you ...
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Unable to ssh to virtual machine, yet sshd running and firewall port is open

I'm testing a VM provider's service, and I'm unable to ssh to the VMs I created yesterday. I am able to get in via their web interface shell. The connection just times out: ssh: connect to host xx.xx....
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Solaris 10 - Is zone isolation sufficient for segregating high and low security servers?

Let's consider the typical scenario of a Web application that has a web server, application server and database server. All servers are located in different network zones separated by firewalls. From ...
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Increase virtual HDD space on VMWare for Ubuntu

I am having an issue following instructions on how to increase from here I cannot get the unallocated space, to merge with the sda1, no matter what I try, I allocate the 30GB, then try it that way, ...
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Does 32-Bit OS need hardware virtualization to run o KVM?

I have a 64-bit CPU that doesn't support virtualization. My understanding is Whonix is a 32 bit OS. Will I be able to run Whonix on KVM?
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CentOS 7, KVM.. auth failed: no agent available

So like the subject suggests.. CentOS 7.2 minimal + KVM install. I had the VMM working via X11Forwarding last night. After a reboot though I get this: authentication failed: no agent is available ...
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/etc/issue file does not get reflect without login logout

I changed my /etc/issue file to display IP and system info with background color, and built a system which run on CentOS 7, but problem is when i deploy my machine on ESX it display regular /etc/issue ...
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qemu-system-arm problems adding second NIC/bridge

I am running Qemu under a host with two bridge interfaces and would simply like to bridge them to guest NICs. All of this works fine when bridging one NIC either by creating a bridge manually or using ...
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trouble installing Oracle Virtual Box Guest Addition in freeBSD 10.2

I am following a procedure on freeBSD wiki to install Guest Additions in freeBSD. pkg install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions I was able to install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions without ...
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GPU Passthrough with qemu - no video output (AMD 7970)

I am trying to setup GPU passthrough on Arch. I followed the PCI passthrough via OVMF wiki along with some other resources online. I substituted a few steps as needed, for example I am using systemd-...
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Fedora 23 Server 64-bit install fails to complete on virtual machine in Windows 10

While attempting to install Fedora SERVER from an iso: Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-23.iso the installation stalls completely on Creating ext4 on /dev/sda1. I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player ...
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What are the consequences of adding a network interface to a bridge?

Context: I have a headless computer/server with 2 network interfaces (e.g. eth0, eth1) running CentOS 7. eth0 faces the world/Internet. A laptop is connected to eth1, and accessing the internet ...
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Syntax error unexpected end of file [closed]

I have written a shell script which allows me to create a user and assign them to a group but I keep getting the error line 19: syntax error: unexpected end to file What am I doing wrong? Would it ...
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Virtual machines in a LVM partition or not?

When you create a virtual machine on Debian (with kvm-qemu), the .img file is placed in /var/lib/libvirt/images by default. Do you advise creating an LVM partition specifically for the vm's? Lets ...
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Allowing a restricted user (rbash) and to run virsh

We have a virtual win7 machine that needs to be rebooted remotely from time to time. We created a restricted user account with the shell set to rbash so a user can ssh in and reboot the virtual ...
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Can't install Virtualbox Xubuntu “Running VMs found”

I'm trying to install Virtualbox5.0 on my xubuntu. On my first installation, virtualBox wasn't working fine so I try to re install it. Now VirtualBox is uninstalling and I can't reinstall it, when i ...
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Can't Compile Hyperion1.2 with g++ Ming Compiler

Hey all I'm trying to compile Hyperion 1.2 and am getting errors. Here is the command I am using: x86_64-w64-mingw32-g++ Hyperion-1.2/Src/Crypter/hyperion.cpp -o Hyperion.exe And here is a ...
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MacBook Pro Parallels (Kali) Linux Limited Screen Resolution

I installed Kali Linux 2.0 in a virtual machine running Parallels on my 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. For some reason the max resolution is 1920x1200. I have Parallels graphics set to '...
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KVM virtualization for CentOS 7

I am having an absolute devil of a time with KVM. It seems every HOWTO out there offers a different list of packages, and I've installed them all: [me@tarantula ~]$ rpm -qa | egrep 'kvm|qemu|virt' ...
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Booting from copy of Linux directory structure

I have a folder containing the folder structure of a Linux machine from /. Is there anyway that I can boot from that folder? Ideally I would create a vmdk so I can get a virtual machine out of it. The ...
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Installing npm on Mint 17 without using curl or the GUI file-manager

I'm trying to install npm in a Mint VM running on Windows 10 on which I can only use sudo to install and modify directories and have no ability to create directories via the visual file manager. I ...
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How do I give a gnome boxes install access to the optical drive?

I am running windows 10 in gnome boxes. There is a tab for devices but the selection for cd/dvd appears to be looking for an iso file. I de-selected the .iso file used to install the instance, and the ...
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Setup for host and vm ,vm to vm connection

How do I setup network of my oracle virtual box so that below possibility is achieved Setup : 1)Oracle virtual box is setup on windows host 2)Virtual box has two vm's (Vm1,Vm2) Goal: 1)Host ...
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Is it possible to install KVM on bare metal?

I have gone through many sites and tutorials for KVM installation and every tutorial says "install KVM under XYZ OS". KVM is a type 1 (bare metal) hypervisor. So shouldn't KVM be installed directly ...
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Connect VM from Internet

I'm new to Linux and I have created a RedHat6 VM using Oracle VirtualBox. For testing purpose, I have set it up so that I can connect to it from my local/host Windows machine (and those of my friends ...
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How do I install Remix OS in GNOME Boxes?

Remix OS is an interesting desktopification of Android. It can run off a read-write-able USB stick but it doesn’t have an installer. I can boot it up in GNOME Boxes just fine, but as I’m just running ...