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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Running QEMU inside XEN virtual machine

Is it possible to run QEMU inside XEN virtual machine? I tried to enable the XEN nested virtualization for with following options to virtual machine configuration file in /etc/xen/vm1.cfg: hap=1 ...
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Forward code.domain.com to specific server?

I have the classic Multiple Servers 1 IP trouble Except I am using ESXi (s1) to host to Server VMs (VM1, VM2). What I'm trying to accomplish is this: When Someone Goes to mydomain.com they get S1-VM1 ...
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Booting EFI on KVM

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running kernel 3.19. I'm trying to use virt-manager to start a virtual machine. I have installed ovmf for EFI firmware and booted the machine with a Gentoo ISO in the CD slot. I ...
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How to check connectivity between opensuse vm client and server and how to remotely log in

I am new to openSUSE, I created an openSUSE VM acting as the server(Server_VM) where I enabled secure shell server and created a user account client_01 that is going to be used to access Server_VM ...
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How to run a gui client os in a virtual machine on non gui linux host?

Is it possible to run a windows gui client in a virtual machine hosted in a non gui linux? How to set this up? and how to connect to such a machine?
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Docker(-like virtualization) for non-ephemeral VMs/isolation? [closed]

Until now I used KVM/Xen for virtualization. I heared about docker beeing a light-weight alternative to it. But the official best practices of docker state that docker-container should be ephemeral. ...
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VirtualBox linked clones - does updating parent automatically update children?

I have tried linked clones, immutable, multiattach everything but I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. I have the following scenario - (parent) - base install, updates as of Monday (child ...
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Can't mount shared folder on Linux VM

Host machine: OS X El Capitan Virtual machine: Linux Red Hat(64-bit) through Virtual Box Goal: share folder on Mac, so when I change files on host machine, they will be changed on the virtual ...
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Manual IP configuration on RHEL 7 KVM guest installation

I have KVM set up on a RHEL 7 server with the installation media for guests being served via FTP. Whenever I kick off a new VM installation via Virtual Machine Manager (I'm doing graphical ...
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create an image that can be mounted in vmware from existing xubuntu 14.04 install using free software

I have spent 2 days researching/testing this and come up empty. I have 2 physical computers: 1) main pc is windows 7 with VMware. 2) other PC with xubuntu 14.04 (want to back this one up). I wish ...
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testing open vswitch

I've been fooling around with open vswitch and trying to understand it. I have a simple setup that is not working as I expect it to. I feel like I'm probably missing something simple, but I don't know ...
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How can you write to a file system before booting using VirtualBox?

I'm reading the TurnKey Linux 14 documentation and it states that in order to preseed values for an appliance, you have to write them to the file system before the machine boots for the first time. ...
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Encrypt partition and allow qemu to use it as the guest drive

I am trying to encrypt a 25gb partition on my SSD with cryptsetup in such a way that will allow QEMU-KVM to use it as the guests drive. I have tried luksformatting the drive: cryptsetup luksFormat ...
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How do I copy a Genymobile Android virtual machine from one computer to another?

I have a Genymotion Android virtual machine on one computer, and I've tried copying the entire .Genymobile directory to another computer, and Genymotion on the second computer does not seem to be able ...
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Oracle's VirtualBox and keyloggers

So, I have installed Windows 7 in Oracle's VirtualBox (5.0.8) and I would like to know if the Windows 7 software (including viruses and malware) is able in the default VirtualBox settings access the ...
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Golden image updates in qemu

Consider that there are 100 windows virtual machines coming from a single base image and each vm is added to domain along with minor other machine specific settings which can be done by a script. ...
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Virtualization (KVM) and excessive cached RAM

I've set up a virtual machine through KVM-libvirt (virt-manager) with Windows 10 on it and I'm getting an odd behavior on the host side. I'm running a 64bit Arch host with 24GB of RAM, 12 of which are ...
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Unable to use VMWare Workstation 12

I found myself unable to use the VMWare Workstation 12 trial on Debian Stretch as well as on Ubuntu 15.10. It installs just fine, but when I attempt to start it, it simply does nothing, no error or ...
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Port forwarding error

I am trying to use VNC on my KVM guest, following this guide: http://blog.scottlowe.org/2013/08/21/accessing-vnc-consoles-of-kvm-guests-via-ssh/ This is the ssh command I am using from my host: ...
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Virtfs (Plan 9) vs NFS as tool for share folder for virtual machine

I have QEMU virtual machine. Linux host and linux guest. I want stable and fast solution with minimal performance cost. I'm considering two technologies for shared folders (between guest and host): ...
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Where to find information about tests from Phoronix test suite?

Phoronix Test Suite is a linux benchmarking tool made of tests and suites of tests. To print all available test phoronix-test-suite list-available-tests To print all available suites ...
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USB Redirection with libvirt/virt-manager stopped working after upgrade f21->f22

I performed an upgrade from fedora 21 to fedora 22 today. I used FedUp and followed the instructions at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedUp Afterwards I installed fedy and activated some tweaks ...
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expand a Hard Disk of a Virtual Machine centos

my Centos VM was 10 G and I want to expand it to 20G I found a lot of links give a steps to achieve that goal But all of them depending of make physical volume and Logical volume based on ...
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Should I install Kali to a partition or run it virtually?

I am interested in taking a course on penetration testing with Kali Linux. Should I install Kali to a partition on my computer or on VirtualBox? Which one is better in general for pentesting?
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HP EliteBook 8530p wifi problem (hard blocked) in Qubes OS

I just installed Qubes OS on an old HP EliteBook 8530p and cannot connect to the internet with wireless. This laptop has a physical wireless switch that must be toggled 'on' for the wireless to ...
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how do I build a bridge between two virtual machines?

I have used virt-install to create two CentOS 7 virtual machine guests on a CentOS 7 host computer. One virtual machine is called webvm, and hosts web sites on a private network. The other virtual ...
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Is the running Xen Suse OS just Dom0?

When I select "Xen" option during Suse boot which has installed "Xen" tools: Is the running OS just Dom0?
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How do I ssh into a new virtual machine?

note by derobert: problem was resolved in chat, starting around http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/24666451#24666451 if someone wants to write up an answer. Turns out the bridge wasn't ...
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Virtualbox and GPU Pass-trough: Device with host PCI address already attached to this VM

I have server with several GPUs. My idea is to attach them to different VMs in order to use that VMs in CUDA (or OpenCL) calculations. My setup: CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2670 GPUs: 1 x Radeon HD 7970 ...
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Running a Linux distro on a VM on a USB drive

I apologize if this isn't quite the right place to pose this question, but I couldn't find a more appropriate stackexchange site to ask this question. My goal is to have my USB drive loaded with a ...
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how do I create an appropriate drive for a libvirt virtual machine?

I am trying to use virt-install to create a CentOS 7 virtual machine in a CentOS 7 host. Towards that end, I have been reading the virt-install documentation at the RHEL web site, and I have also ...
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How to use Vagrant provisioning to install a package without download?

The title says it all. I'm using Vagrant boxes for several purposes, and in most cases the prepared boxes I can download are totally sufficient. However, sometimes I need one or a few additional ...
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how do I virt-install a guest from a dvd?

On a CentOS 7 host server, I would like to create a guest virtual machine with CentOS 7 as the guest operating system. I have a CentOS 7 installation DVD that was burned from an iso file in windows, ...
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Unable to connect to Linux VM from Windows 7 Desktop

ssh destination: --VM : Oracle VM Virtual Box 4.3.20 --Linux installed on VM: Fedora 22 (IP: 10.0.2.15 ) ssh source: --Windows 7 Desktop I installed putty on Windows 7 Desktop and am trying ...
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yum No package VirtualBox-5.0 available. on a MINIMAL installation of CentOS 7?

I have tried many tutorials that give explicit steps for installing VirtualBox on CentOS 7, but none of them go to completion without throwing errors. Some of the tutorials assume that you will ...
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service vboxdrv setup throwing error when installing VirtualBox on CentOS 7

I am trying to install VirtualBox 5.0 on a minimal (terminal only) CentOS 7 server, but I keep getting the following error when I type service vboxdrv setup: The service command supports only basic ...
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How should I test installation procedure on clean system (quickly and disk-space cheap)?

I was asked to invent an installation procedure for existing application, including compilation, downloading and installing the server and some other things. I have managed to get the program to work ...
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Is developing/testing a linux module safe using a virtual machine?

I'm in an operating systems class. Coming up, we have to do some work modifying kernel code. We have been advised not to use personal machines to test (I suppose this means install it) as we could ...
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Why isn't VBoxManage booting from DVD?

I am trying to use VBoxManage to create and manage CentOS 7 virtual machines on a CentOS 7 server. The commands below first result in the following conflicting statements: 1.) that the virtual ...
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Thoughts on security in linux [closed]

So ransomware is around again - at least in Denmark. This is a major issue for MS-Windows users, but does almost never affect Linux or Mac. The reason is an issue of debate. But since the consumer ...
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How to view all users and change the password

What I have done is set up a virtual machine using AQEMU/KVM of Kali Linux, the problem is that I don't remember either of my log in details user name / password. So, is there a way to view those ...
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Error installing Zoiper in CentOS virtual machine

I'm trying to install zoiper on my CentOS virtual machine but when I finish installing it, this pops up and zoiper terminates:
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Allow multiple local servers to share a local domain

I'm wanting to set up multiple local servers in VMWare. For example, one web server, one file server, one openvpn server, etc. I would like to create a domain that works locally (e.g. ...
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Number of CPU cores versus frequency of cores in Qemu/Virtualbox

I plan to build a workstation mainly for running virtual machines. There will be dozens of virtual machines and they do not execute computationally expensive tasks. I will use mainly Qemu(with KVM ...
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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: ...