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 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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Install mail server in VM

I have a Intel NUC with an i3 processor running the latest Mint version with the Cinnamon desktop and already installed some basic services (Apache, MariaDb, ownCloud etc). The next step would be to ...
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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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PowerVM lpar specific cpu/mem info

I want to get the CPU and memory allocation information from lpars of PowerVM through HMC. I have used lshwres -r proc -m <ms> --level lpar lssyscfg -r proc -m <ms> The fields of ...
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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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kvm virtual manager connection failed

I installed kvm package in the centos7 i am getting this problem how to solve this. full error is here Unable to connect to libvirt. no connection driver available for qemu:///system Libvirt URI ...
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Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment

Is there any way to find out if the OS I'm running (actually installing) is running in a VMWare machine. I need to disable ntp settings if the automated install is done on a virtual machine but keep ...
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Prioritize virtual machine bandwidth

I installed a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine (VM Ware Workstation) on my Debian server that I rented (to which I have SSH access only, and which is in another city with over 1 GB bandwidth) to ...
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Comparison between: Linux host Windows guest vs Windows host Linux guest vs 2 dedicated machines w/ KVM switch [closed]

I have the conflict that I do most of my work, software developing and data analysis, in Linux but there are a few applications I have to use which do not run well using Wine (specifically MS Word and ...
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Mounting another VM's .vdi in VirtualBox

I have two VMs in VirtualBox. For exmaple, VM 1 runs Red Hat, and VM 2 runs Ubuntu. For the Red Hat VM I have redhat.vdi and redhat2.vdi, and for the Ubuntu VM I have ubuntu.vdi and unbuntu2.vdi. ...
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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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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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Oracle virtual box share folders when executing oracle command

I'm using Oracle Developer Days virtual box, which is a Linux distribution by Oracle for development environments (link). Not sure what distribution is it, but in case it was relevant: ...
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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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Problem runing vmPlayer on fedora 21

First of all: Hello :) And then: After install the program and execute vmPlayer request the kernel headers to recompile it (I guess), after that vmP install the virtual network device, at this point ...
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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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How can I configure multiple tap interfaces for a single KVM virtual machine

I am trying to setup a VM using Linux KVM for a F5 BIG-IP VE deployment (used in a lab) ...
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How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?

I need to run a software system that is intended to be installed as an appliance on a dedicated machine. In order to save energy, I plan to run the system on a VirtualBox VM instead. The host is a ...
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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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Can't boot properly after moving all files off then back on my VM drive

I have created an Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit VM in VirtualBox with a .vdi disk. I then mount this disk with qemu-nbd and move all the files off it; then back onto it. When I boot the VM again I get varying ...
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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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Getting config error for yum in CentOS

I'm very new to linux, and I am using CentOS in a VM for program testing. Everything seems to be fine, except for every few minutes I get this error: Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.ConfigError'> ...
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Arch Linux openSSH frequently drops connection

I'm running a VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. The OS is the latest version of Arch, 64-bit. For some odd reason, every so often (frequently enough to be very annoying and making it almost impossible ...
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What are the differences between various VM software?

I have only ever used VirtualBox and I would like to know, for example, what could I be missing from other offerings. I have heard of KVM and VMWare and I'm sure there's others. Short of reading ...
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Linux GPU Pass-through Virtualization - Verify wich component causes trouble

GPU Passthrough Virtualization with KVM or VirtualBox For a research project I need to passthrough a PCI GPU from a Ubuntu Host to a Windows 8.1 guest. We need to test a certain setup, where the ...
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Resolve Host's IP on VM

I have kind of tricky situation. I have monitoring tool where all my hosts and their VM's (with IP's and so on) are listed. But what I need is to resolve on which host(need it's ip or hostname) this ...
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Can virtfs/9p be used to share the same host folder with multiple guests?

So far I have resorted to sharing host folders with the KVM guests via Samba. Now, reading up a bit on it, it appears that "VirtFS (Plan 9 folder sharing over Virtio - I/O virtualization framework)" ...
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Can virtfs/9p be used as root file system?

Is it possible to use a folder shared from the host to the guest via virtfs/9p as the root file system inside the guest? Loosely related to my previous question: Can virtfs/9p be used to share the ...
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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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Minimal virtualization environment

I'm using a virtual machine running Windows for development purposes inside a Ubuntu host (I also use the Ubuntu part for my regular activities, but not both at the same time). As I need to compile on ...
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Xen ERROR Couldn't find xen kernel for Ubuntu tree

xen-4.2 running on server with multiple CentOS running guest, But when i am trying to install Ubuntu i got following error. How do i install Ubuntu on CentOS Xen Server? [root@example ~]# ...
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Converting .vhd file to .raw - File is too small and does not boot

I have a Hyper-v .vhd file I am trying to convert to .raw for Proxmox. However every time I convert the size is less than half of the actual disk space used and when I import it doesn't boot. I ...
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what is the value for setting a hostname in installation of oracle enterprise linux r6u5 should have?

I am installing oracle linux r6u5 for my personal use in vmware workstation. While going through installatio i came to a point where I have to enter hostname, format specified init is ...
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Changing the default resolution with a virtual machine?

I'm using VMware on windows to run Knoppix but the default resolution is too small and changing the resolution each time I load it with su xrandr is annoying. Is there a way to change the default ...
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No cursor/caret in Linux VMC under Windows Hyper-V?

I have just installed CentOS-7, Minimal Installation, into a Hyper-V VM under Windows Server 2008 R2. When I Start the VM from Hyper-V Manager it opens a window it calls Virtual Machine Connection, ...
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(virt-manager:4796): Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon / Unable to connect to libvirt

I would like to boot and run Windows 8 with kvm or xen while I'm running Debian Wheezy. Actually I have installed Windows 8 on the external USB disk and Debian Wheezy on the hard disk sata. I'm tryng ...
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Using of qemu-system-x86_64 with key -enable-kvm on VirtualBox

I have windows 7 as host. I launch virtualbox with ununtu 14.04 on my Windows 7. I try to launch debian inside Ubuntu: qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -hda disk.img -boot c -m 256 -localtime. Another ...
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CentOS Black Screen after 4+ hours of indexing

I am running a CentOS virtual image on virtual box. It has liferay and solr installed on it and I am trying to index a Lar file that is 50+ MB of metadata. This is estimated to take more than 12 hours ...
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VirtualBox state suddenly SEEMs to have been restored to an earlier time

I have CentOS 7 installed on my Windows 8.1 VirtualBox, and file-system sized 30Gb. It worked fine until this morning, then the storage became full (due to Downloads and Projects). I tried a tool ...
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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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Unable to connect to internet from Centos VM

I am using VirtualBox 4.3, I have installed centos 6.3. I have two adpaters attached. 1) NAT 2) Host-Only I want to be able to setup a cluster of 3 machines which can talk to each other and also be ...
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SSH to a virtual machine

I recently installed a Linux (Mint 17) virtual Machine on a Windows 7 PC. In order to be able to SSH to this virtual machine, I had to define a few rules and redirect ports as explained in other posts ...
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Lightweight isolated linux environment

I want an isolated (guest) Linux environment on my computer that I can mess up without worrying about the host. E.g. install a lot of stuff from source without package management, pollute environment ...
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Does LVM impact performance?

I have to migrate a few servers to Linux, and one important aspect that I need to evaluate is that my new host system must have elastic storage capacity. Naturally, doing some basic research, I came ...
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Unable to get kickstart file from locally hosted http

I'm trying to get a vm up using a kickstart file. However, whenever the virtual machine initalize, it says it is unable to located the kickstart file from the location provided. Code to build vm: ...
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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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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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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 ...