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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Developing driver of Serial port registeration problem in VMWare ESXi 5

I'm developing driver for pci card which opens multiport(ttyS*) in ESXi 5.0. I'm using VMware ESXi and having problem related to serial port registeration in driver. For my learning May i know ...
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Connecting to a serial port with VMWare ESXi and Ubuntu

Using VMWare ESXi 5.0.0, having a guest OS Ubuntu 12.04.3, upgraded to the date 05 january 2014. I've added "Serial port 1" to the Ubuntu 12.04 guest OS (let's call it "MyUbuntuPC"). Serial port 1 is ...
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Authenticating a virtual machine against a git server

I have a CentOS 7 VM hosted on a Scientific Linux machine (Both branches are Red Hat). I'm using docker as the SW to emulate CentOS over SL. Communication between both is done through a bridge (a ...
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Setting up SMTP-AUTH & TLS in Postfix

So I have been in the process of installing a Postfix Server on my CentOS 6.2 Virtual Private Server. I have been following this tutorial: ...
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Having issues installing Kali Linux in Virtualbox

Trying to install Kali Linux in VB and it freezes. I believe I have the correct version and a good ISO because it comes up and allows me to navigate to "install" Once I press enter, all that happens ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! Installing kali linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 in 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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Easy way to determine virtualization technology

I have command line access to a Linux machine which may or may not be virtualized. I want to determine what kind of virtualization technology it runs on, if any (VMWare, VirtualBox, KVM, OpenVZ, Xen, ...
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Virtual LAMP stack top choices?

Are there maintained up to date releases of Virtual LAMP stacks that run in Virtualbox/VmWare. Other than Bitnami and Turnkey and Vagrant, i used to have list but lost my bookmarks. Vagrant ...
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how to disable time sync in VM guest?

I have a desktop (centos 6) that has a VM guest (RedHat 5.5). I just try to set the date to past time in VM guest. And it works. However, after 50 minutes, the time is sync to current time. After I ...
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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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Understanding ssh X11 forwarding

I have a rather odd setup I'm trying to get working. I have an Ubuntu install running in a container (through Proxmox). The host computer is CentOS. Neither server is running an X instance. My host ...
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Convert Debian Live USB persistent filesystem to a standalone installation

How would I convert a persistent filesystem (live-rw) from a Debian Live USB to a standalone, bootable installation that can be run on a VM? What I've tried Chrooting and installing a bootloader ...
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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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Home server bottleneck (filesystem server)

I am trying to set up a filesystem server, so that I can use my various laptops to transparently mount a directory containing many VirtualBox VMs, some of which run full graphics environments. I will ...
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Linux / JVM - OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread

I have a memory problem with a Linux server (CentOS). It is a VM. Below is the context. It has 70Gb of RAM. There are 2 tomcat running on it. One tomcat is given a heap of 13Gb and the other one a ...
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Distributed video encoding with ffmpeg

I'm in a process of giving form to a very old dream of mine - to create an efficient and cheap video encoding platform. And following the great examples such as SETI@home, BitTorrent and BitCoin, ...
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OSX under Linux VM on Macbook PRO

I have a Macbook Pro, with Parallels installed, within which I have OSX Mavericks, Windows 7, and Ubuntu VM's. Its possible to install OSX Mavericks as a VM, because the hardware is a Macbook Pro. ...
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How to install UNIX In a virtual machine?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install some abandonware in virtual machines with VirtualBox and I chose to begin with AT&T UNIX 4 Version 2.1. I allocated for this machine 512 ...
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Linux guest VM on mac host - Keyboard

I use a Mac as a development box, but am slowly transitioning to Linux. So I am spending the majority of my time in the Linux guest VM while working. But I still spend a fair amount of time in Mac ...
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NFS server on qemu guest

I need to know how I can mount block devices, placed on a qemu guest system, from host. So in this case we have NFS server placed on guest system and NFS client on the host's side. There are a lot ...
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Installing generic-logos and generic-release on Fedora

The guidelines for Fedora remixes suggest to replaces packages fedora-logos, fedora-release, and fedora-release-notes with the generic-* equivalents when making a remix. Most tutorials online focus on ...
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CentOS on HyperV - eth0 not in ifconfig?

I've launched a CentOS install in HyperV and assigned a NIC the same way I've done on an Ubuntu VM, however, the device simply isn't picked up. Only my loopback is found by ifconfig. How should I go ...
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Create disk space on Vagrant/VirtualBox guest

I am looking to expand my VMs storage space and have done it the following way: Moved Vagrant to an external hard drive Reformatted the box to .vdi, resized it, formatted back to .vmdk Re-added the ...
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File permission issues with shared folders under Virtual Box (Ubuntu Guest, Windows Host)

I am using Ubuntu on Virtual Box and I have a folder which is shared between the host (Windows) and the VM (Ubuntu). When I open any file in the share folder in Ubuntu, I can not change it as its ...
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libvirtd and filtered ports

I am new to virt-manager. After having configured a virtual network (new interface virbr0) with 2 VMs that should be able to communicate, I discovered that most ports are filtered. For example, the ...
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virt-manager: is it possible to assign specific IP addresses to certains VMs via the virtual DHCP?

using virt-manager quite successfully. I am wondering if it's possible to specify in the virtual DHCP server, that some virtual machines will have a specific IP address (maybe via MAC address ...
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Install virtual machine as non-root?

Is it possible to install any virtual machine software as non-root user and run it ? Which VM's are possible to be installed with out need of root access ? If it is not possible what would be the ...
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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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GParted doesn't recognize my newly resized vdi

Before I describe the problem, I'd like to specify that I'm not confused about the size of the partitions (they haven't been extended yet, so of course they haven't grown) but the size of the actual ...
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Multicast is not received using Java on Linux

Setup is as follows: host windows machine, 2 VMs with a Host-Only Network adapter and a NAT adapter. Java program on one VM that sends a UDP packet to the following address ...
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Wine or VirtualBox for Windows proprietary software installation?

I just bought a Windows proprietary software which appears to store license keys in their internet database right after installation. After purchasing, I was provided with 1 license key, and it is ...
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vmxnet3 multiqueue support in vmware workstation

I'm working on an application based on RSS multiqueue(receive side scaling), and testing it on vmware workstation, but found that vmxnet3 nic have problem with RSS. My linux virtual machine has 4 ...
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How to make use of a real PCI modem in a Virtual Machine?

Is there a way where I can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and I want to use my PCI modem on a guest virtual machine. Can ...
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Memory Required for SSH-only Linux Setup

I am attempting to set up a minimal Debian or CentOS installation for internal network access. The purpose of the setup will be to allow SSH access into the rest of the internal network—that's it. It ...
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Proxmox server VM growing than what i have assigned for VM disk space

I have only 2 VM's in one of the SSD hard disk server, Hard disk size was just 120 GB. I have assigned 32 GB for each VM's but now there is only 1 GB space left in /var/lib/vz. While listing the size ...
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Installing Android-x86 on a USB (not creating a Live USB)?

I want to carry around an Android OS install on a USB so I can have a Google Authenticator with me everywhere I go since I don't own any mobile devices. The idea being that I can run Android through ...
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Why PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization is negative

For a specific case I compute an PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization to be a large number less than zero. I am fetching the lpar sample event using: lslparutil -r lpar -m P750 --filter "lpar_names=i5lp5" ...
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Virtualbox vboxmanage clone does not show up in virtual machine list

I have a virtual machine that I am cloning with the command line interface to virtualbox like so: vboxmanage clonevm origVM --name origClone However, the clone is added to the directory ...
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Virtualbox list vrde port for vm on commandline

I have a Virtualbox VM that is configured with VRDE for remote access using RDP. I'm familiar with how to set the vrde port, but for a given VM I have not found a way to query the current vrde port ...
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Can't Create Win 7 VM with RHEL 6.5 VMM

I have a server running RHEL 6.5 that I primarily run VMs on it. The VMs I run on it are all Linux, with the exception of one that runs Server 2008 R2. Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 7 as ...
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How do I install sfx files in Debian [duplicate]

I want to install a virtual machine, and i need to install a SFX file. I know the command for Ubuntu is chmod +x filename.sfx But I don't know the command for Debian. Does any one know? Please ignore ...
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Convert image of a partition into image of a disk with partition table

I have an image of an existing partition generated with dd if=/dev/sdXN of=image.bin. Now I want to use this image as the basis for a virtual machine. I know how to convert the image into a format ...
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Understanding NAT concepts

I began learning networking on Linux, and I am looking for a way to associate a particular IP to a particular MAC address (i.e. a way to edit the NAT table?). Actually I am trying to assign some IPs ...
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Which *nix distro is most lightweight for running virtual machines? [closed]

EDIT: This question was expanded to include other Unix-like distros such as Hurd and BSD. Before anyone wonders, I did read related questions and answers; I think I have a sufficiently unique ...
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centos virtual machine not registering with intranet dns server

When I am creating a Ubuntu virtual machine on virtual box it automatically registered with DNS server in my intranet network, it has both intranet IP and domain name. When creating CentOS virtual ...
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What is a Linux container and a Linux hypervisor?

I looked at the stackexchange site but couldn't find anything. I looked at the wikipedia entry on Linux container https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC and as well as hypervisor ...
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Share wireless card with Arch Linux on VirtualBox

I'm developing a software that needs to access the list of wifi networks in Arch Linux. This is easy, just run iwlist scanning. The problem is: I'm running VirtualBox on Mac OS X and when I run this ...
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Multiple domains with one public IP?

Hosting multiple domains on seperate servers but only one public IP address with ProxmoxVE... How can I do this with an easy and quick solution? The individual servers behind the router should be ...
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Can we add ports to OVS AFTER the VM is created?

I wanted to write up a program where I can create VMs first using libvirt. Initially they would not be added to any network. Then I want them to be attached to an OVS bridge where I can specify the ...
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VirtualBox: two network interfaces (NAT and host-only ones) in a Debian guest on Ubuntu

I created a Debian VM on VirtualBox with two interfaces: a NAT one (for accessing internet) and a host-only one. However, I do not know how to make both interfaces work at the same time. If I the ...