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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CentOS as an xterminal

I have recently built a new VM on my CentOS 6.5 system. The VM has Ubuntu with ROS, the robotic operating system on it. I just wanted to experiment with ROS and I've been running some of the ...
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Can't resize a partition using resize2fs

I recently resized the hard drive of a VM from 150 GB to 500 GB in VMWare ESXi. After doing this, I used Gparted to effectively resize the partition of this image. Now all I have to do is to resize ...
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KVM and Swap space

suppose the following scenario: a host with 2 GiB runs a few guests using KVM. Each guest does usually not need much memory, they are given 256 MiB each and run services that mostly twiddle their ...
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LVS is not accessible from the outside

I'm currently busy setting up a LVS - Linux Virtual Server: root@debian1:~# ipvsadm -L IP Virtual Server version 1.2.1 (size=4096) Prot LocalAddress:Port Scheduler Flags -> RemoteAddress:Port ...
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Why does my firewall (iptables) interfere in my bridge (brctl)?

I set up a bridge br0 "attached" to two interfaces: eth0, my physical interface connected to the real LAN, vnet0, a KVM virtual interface (connected to a Windows VM). And I have this single ...
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Is it possible to install RHEV on el6 clustered computer

Is it possible to use Linux (el6) clustered computer can be used as a hypervisor for RHEV 3.3/Ovirt 3.3? Cause, we can not combine RAM/CPU from two or more hypervisores to be considered as a one ...
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Network connectivity issue between different hosts from a network namespace in one host

I have created two Ubuntu 12.04 VMs using VMWare Player with NAT network configuration. I am able to ping them from each other. After that, I created a network namespace in one of them and add a ...
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RHEV cannot start inside Oracle VirtualBox

While installing RHEV Hypervisor 3.3 on Oracle VirtualBox I am getting following message: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine RhevH1 VT-x is used by another hypervisor. ...
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Nested virtualization: run RHEVH inside KVM

I have laptop with 16GB RAM, trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervizor 3.3 on Virtual Machine Manager (KVM) based Guest, but it gives error "Virtualization Hardware not found" ? ...
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connect two VMs and one VM to the internet

Disclaimer: My knowledge about networking as well as qemu is little to none. I'm using QEMU to run a Debian VM that runs an application. For testing purposes I now want to create a second VM running ...
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Why EC2 instance spends all its time in “IRQ” and what to do about it?

I have an m1.small EC2 instance that is mostly just running Apache as a web server for several simple PHP web sites (that use RDS as a database). The server is constantly with a very high load average ...
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Wireless connection not figuring in VMware Workstation 10(Kali-Linux)

I just installed kali-linux on my VMware workstation 10. I had to check for the wireless connection in the kali-linux. I tried to check for the wireless-network connection(WiFi);but,it was incorrectly ...
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X and xdotool in LXC instead of KVM

So far I am using various xautomation/xdotool scripts in a KVM virtual machine (linux guest) in order to let them do their work and let me work uninterruptedly. I am using a VirtIO disk, but still the ...
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CentOS 6.5 + KVM (Virtual Machine Manager) create shortcut - Laucher for Guest Machine

How can I create a Launcher on my desktop for guests machines inside of KVM on desktop of CentOS 6.5?
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Xeon Phi swap from host's tmpfs

I want to use swap on Xeon Phi (mic0) using RAM from the host On the host: # free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 129022 60312 ...
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Containers for sandboxing

I'm trying to find a container stack for sandboxing and and would like to know which stacks do that particular job well. By sandboxing I mean running applications so that security flaws are confined ...
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Cant detach/ kill xm console on node server

please advice, why I cant attach console from xm command? [root@vm ~]# xm console vm104 Another console has already been attached to guest
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USB to Virtual Machine XenServer 6.2

I've been fighting with this for a while and still nothing. So here is the deal, I have a XenServer 6.2 machine with many VM. I'm trying to attach the USB Port to the Virtual Machine, to use it with ...
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Networking between two Virtual machines on different hosts

I have openSuse installed as a virtual machine(Oracle Virtual Box) on DeskTop(win 7), and another openSuse installed on as a virtual machine(Oracle Virtual Box) on my Laptop(win 8.1). Please see the ...
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CPU Placement in KVM

I have a configuration of KVM guests where the cpu placement is configured as follows: <vcpu placement='static'>1</vcpu> Now since I don't have a cpuset specified I was reading libvirt ...
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Qemu Backing Files Question

If I'm creating a new.qcow2 qcow2 image based on a backing file (called base.qcow2) and the backing file is located on an nfs share. What happens if someone tries to modify, replace, or delete the ...
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Migrate a qcow2 image between storage pools

I have 2 storage pools. host_images (directory storage pool) remote_images (nfs storage pool) How do I copy qcow images from remote_images to host_images using libvirt APIs? I've tried using the ...
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How to load virtualbox video kernel module?

I have a virtual quantal (12.10) Ubuntu machine. Upon starting, it says in it its boot.log Loading VirtualBox video kernel module [fail] What is this component and ...
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Virtual always connected network interface with static IP?

How do I create a virtual, always connected network interface with a static IP on Linux? It must work when all my physical interfaces are disconnected. Looking for general information regarding this, ...
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Dual boot win/kali - virtualize the linux partition

I have one HDD. 2 partitions with Kali and Windows 8. GRUB is installed. Both OS work fine. I want to remove my Kali partition, and get it as a VM in my Windows 8 partition (I'm using VMware ...
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Linux LXC vs FreeBSD jail

Are there any notable differences between LXC (Linux containers) and FreeBSD's jails in terms of security, stability & performance? On first look, both approaches look very similar.
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VPS/Cloud configuration management automatization for small environments [closed]

What would be an appropriate tool/approach for configuration management of a relatively small number of VPS/VMs (1-5). Even though it's a small number I'm a big fan of "nuke 'n boot" in case of any ...
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virt-resize complains: “virt-resize: error: You cannot use --expand when there is no surplus space to expand into.”

I am resizing an installed KVM domain # resize the partitions virt-resize --expand /dev/vda2 --LV-expand /dev/vg_main/lv_root $VMFILE $VMFILE.tmp and virt-resize throws an error: virt-resize: ...
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What precautions should I take running Windows 7 on a VM on Linux?

I'm thinking of running Windows 7 on a virtual machine on VirtualBox on top of Linux, so that Windows is sort of a "self-contained sandbox" (especially in terms of data storage) for things that ...
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simplest way to get an ubuntu virtual machine w/ ssh server on my network

I have an OSX box and I'd like to just get a fresh install of Ubuntu to use remotely over SSH. That's all. But I'd like to get that on the same box without in anyway altering my existing OSX ...
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A Way Around: Host Accessing Guest in Internal Network?

folks. I have installed a Linux virtual machine in VirtualBox with 2 adapters: vnet0 is a host-only network and vnet1 is an internal network. I am able to get the IP address given by vnet0. ...
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Installing Virtual machine on a virtual Machine

I am implementing Oracle RAC using 11.2. For shared disc option and low cost, we are planning to use Virtual Machines. I have installed one virtual machine (PARENT) Specifications: Oracle Linux 5.8 ...
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Differences between primary and secondary VGA pass through in virtualization

Xen, and more recently KVM, allows you to pass a VGA adaptor from the host to the guest as either a primary or secondary device. Both links provide some explanation as to why passing a VGA adaptor ...
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Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT)

when I try to start a vm in Virtualbox, I get the error in the title message. I have already checked /usr/lib/virtualbox/VMMR0.r0 and the permissions are -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 785K Sep 21 2013 ...
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How do I setup an IP address on my virtualbox VM?

I have a VM which I run on VirtualBox like so ... $ VBoxManage startvm --type headless dev-006 ... and I can see that NIC1 is "Bridged" and setup like so ... $ VBoxManage showvminfo ...
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init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory

Running Linux 6 on VMWare, I noticed this in the system message log: init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory What's the cause of this error? How do I ...
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virtmanager- Unable to locate libvirtd daemon

I tried starting Virt-manager but get this error Unable to connect to libvirt. internal error: Unable to locate libvirtd daemon in /usr/sbin (to override, set $LIBVIRTD_PATH to the name of the ...
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How do I install Arch using an older kernel? No ISOs seem to exist

This is my first time in Arch, and I'm following this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGWiFOp_7o&list=PLj97-HQdMXyZSvMD1xRTqPEeh4nSA6dpC which is great, except that I can't go any ...
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LiveCD “Remembers” Earlier Partitioning

Whenever I use VirtualBox to install a Linux distro, I usually install the LiveISO onto the hard drive instead of just using it as a live CD. However, sometimes the ISO doesn't install fully (usually ...
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kvm/qemu linux guest vm wont boot

host linux (kvm/qemu/libvirt) guest linux (slackware) the slack vm pauses just after Loading Linux-virtio...... message. it's stuck in paused state. i think i shutdown the host without shutting the vm ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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Which strategy suits best a user with a scientific background like me? (Linux Desktop, Dual Boot, Virtualization)/ (Fedora? Arch? Win?) [closed]

First of all, I've a scientific background and my professional work involves scientific computation: Lots of Python, Matlab, C/C++, TeX, Git, Java apps and some Julia, Parallel computing, web ...
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Using a minimal linux host for OSX and W7 VMs

I am a 3d artist (animation/modeling/sculpting) and I have a dream. I have licenses of zBrush the Autodesk and Adobe suites. My zBrush is a mac only licence; maya is both (I think), Adobe is for ...
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How to determine if and which linux security module (LSM) is available?

Is there a way to find out if and in case which linux security LSM (apparmor, selinux, grsecurity) is used by the kernel? To be more specific let's assume I am a legimate root user of the machine? ...
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Testing a Linux router on Laptop with one NIC [closed]

So, I have these instructions on converting my Linux machine to a router using (enable IP forwarding, NAT). Now my laptop has only one NIC and I want to test this setup. Any ideas how I can do this? ...
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Vagrant-lxc container not starting

Firstly I'd like to say that I'm new to LXC and I may have some problems getting the right idea of how the things should work. The thing is I'm trying to start a previously download vagrant-lxc box ...
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Where are my emails stored on CentOS 5.6

I have a CentOS 5.6 VM installation and currently have a handful of emails that I would like to get access to. When I run mail as root, I get: [root@dev mail]# mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? ...
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Virtualbox under Proxmox

On a Jenkins Master-Slave configuration and need to run on the slaves Kitchen tests on several jobs. Kitchen for those who do not know it, runs infrastructure on demand using Vagrant and VirtualBox ...
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Pentesting from a virtual machine, hiding the host

I want to install Kali Linux as a virtual machine in VirtualBox for pentesting wireless routers and network hosts. I want to hide my host OS, which is Windows 8, so that other machines see my computer ...
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Giving OVZ containers their own IP

Is it possible to give an OVZ container its own external IPv4 address? Say I hire a dedicated server and purchase extra IP addresses. Can I assign those extra IPs to the containers? If so how would ...