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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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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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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Problem runing vmPlayer on fedora 21

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 show an error. and the ...
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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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virt-install complains “error: no such option: --network-bridge:br0”

I was following the directions here to set up a VM in CentOS 6.4 i386/686. But I'm getting this error: $ sudo virt-install --network-bridge:br0 --name vm1 --ram=1024 --vcpus=1 --disk ...
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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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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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how to write program to input proces_id and show process calls trap function? [on hold]

To create a trap monitoring command for a specific process by getting input as process_id that you want to monitor. Then, show how many times that process calls trap functions and show summary of ...
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Copy& Paste Fedora and Virtualbox CentOS7

I want copy text from Fedora 21 and paste to Virtual box with CentOS 7 how can I do that?? I change in Virtual box settings Shared Clipboard and Drag'n'Drop to bidirectional Thanks for help, ...
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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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docker - how to run x desktop in a container?

I'm trying to set up my Linux machine to run multiple guest OSes, one of those being a Windows VM, and another a Linux container. The goal here is to prevent me from messing up the host system, while ...
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'403 Forbidden' error only appears on Linux system; other devices connect fine from same IP address [closed]

When attempting to access the google.com listed first match for "ssid" on my Linux system -- http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SSID.html -- I am getting the following error: Forbidden You don't have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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One host, two virtual machines that cannot ping each other. How to solve

We have Virtual Machines operating within the KVM environment. We setup one as a dev server running Apache etc., and the other as a Windows development environment. The two environments are setup ...
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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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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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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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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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/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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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 ...
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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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Nested virtualization: run RHEVH inside KVM

I have laptop with 16GB RAM, trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor 3.3 on Virtual Machine Manager (KVM) based guest, but it gives error "Virtualization Hardware not found". ...
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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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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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VirtualBox guest cannot connect to USB drive, why not?

I have VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1 and I am using it to launch and use CentOS 7 within VirtualBox. When I connect a USB drive to the computer, and right click over the icon circled in the ...
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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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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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How to migrate from Proxmox to VMWare?

I am wondering how it is possible to migrate a full hardware VM in Proxmox (qemu) to a full hardware VM in VMWare (vmdk). I have been searching all over the place, and it seems almost impossible to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Virtual machine hangs when trying to login after beeing idle for som time

I'm using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to run a linux virtual machine, but after some time I can't login to it -- not from the instance on the localmachine or ssh in to the machine. Both give the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...