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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How to setup unprivileged LXC container without reboot?

I am writing some bootstrapping scripts, and I can't get usermode LXC containers working on vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 headless without a reboot. Here is what i do. First, I download and install Ubuntu ...
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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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PCI passthrough with Xen

I am trying to run Windows XP in a Xen DomU virtual machine with a PCIe device, for which there are no Linux drivers, being passed through from a Debian Squeeze Dom0. My hardware supports ...
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Setup Cloudmin on Centos installed in LVM

I installed CentOS 6 with default LVM partition pattern. according to this pattern Can I use Cloudmin and store KVM Disks in LVM as Logical Volume? I think Cloudmin requires creating new logical ...
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Why don't I have networking connectivity on my virtual machine?

I have a virtual machine called vnet208. I used to be able to ssh into it, but I made some changes a while ago and then we had some power outages and now I don't have network connectivity. I can get ...
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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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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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How to differentiate 2 NICs with the same PCI address

I am running Fedora 22, and have a GPU that I passthrough to a KVM guest. I accomplished this by adding pci-stub.ids=<pci id 2>,<pci id 2> to my Grub boot option. The two PCI IDs I'm using ...
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Moving a whole server into docker instance (or LXC)

It seems to work, to move an existing install into a virtual machine. Is it possible to move a whole Debian server into a docker instance inside the same machine? I would like to get a docker that I ...
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Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm?

Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm? Or is there no point to this? Is it considered just another interface?
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virt-manager error “format=dir: 'dir' invalid format” when creating qemu VM with ISO

This is virt-manager 1.0.1 on Fedora 20. The server has libvirt 1.2.13-1, qemu 2.2.1-2 on Arch Linux. Go to File -> New Virtual Machine. Select Use ISO Image to install from then browse for it. ...
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Udev rule not working on Debian

I can detect and mount my USB drive on my Debian VM machine. And the first post here - explained below - works on my Ubuntu machine. Should not it work on Debian too? It doesn't of course. Why is ...
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Linuxwacom xsetwacom/xorg.conf

I have a CentOS 6.2 workstation with linuxwacom 0.21.0 installed. I am trying to map a button on a cintiq tablet to a keyboard key. I can do it successfully using: xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 24HD ...
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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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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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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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sharing folders in virtual box

I'm trying to run a Linux Mint guest inside a Linux Mint host(both 64-bit). I've installed Guest Additions etc. But I'm not able to access the shared folder. sudo mount -t vboxsf kernel ...
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Can I use Synaptics' output in KVM?

I have been looking at MenuetOS, a simple graphical OS written entirely in FASM. The only reason I don't actually use it is that its touchpad support is pure garbage: every time I try to run MenuetOS, ...
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Network in LXC not forwading through a bridge

I've got an LXC container, on the host I've got a bridge between the LXC container and eth0. The LXC container can ping it's Host 10.1.0.5, but can't ping the gateway of 10.1.0.2. The host is able to ...
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How to manage 2 vm using upstart?

I use an upstart script to monitor a vm and respawn it when it gets killed. I would like to simulate a failover by doing the following. Create a clone of the VM1 say VM2. When either of them is ...
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Xen is unable to use URL's to install CentOS

I can't seem to use URL's when using the netinstall for CentOS, I'm installing CentOS on a Xen VPS. I keep getting this error in the terminal window, when I use the URL: ...
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VirtualBox appliance import locks up system

I have a Windows Vista x64 appliance that I am trying to import into the Open Source Edition of VirtualBox on Linux Mint 11 x86-64. The ovf file is 21.3 GB in size. The problem I am having is that ...
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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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Why I can not update Linux core in dockers?

When I run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade in container, the core is not starting to update. Yes, I know, containers use the kernel of host machine and can not execute some ...
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Remotely use a platform device

I have a linux/android device with a certain hardware module (lets call this pc A), and a driver which uses the hardware as a platform device. Because of testing/os restrictions I'd like to be able ...
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Rolling Release Kali Linux repositories

My question is whether anyone using Kali Linux installed in a Virtual Box or VMware, using Windows 10 as host operating system, has fully upgraded using the Rolling Release repositories and still had ...
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Create Network Interface That Redirects All Traffic to Actual Interface

I would like to create a network interface on my Arch Linux host for a VM to use (probably QEMU) so I can use iptables to firewall all network traffic in/out of the VM. The interface should send all ...
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Why does NetworkManager explicitly support tun/tap devices?

Apparently NetworkManager recently gained support for macvlan interfaces. I notice it also supports macvtap, and the patch shows it already had some support for tun/tap devices. I thought tap ...
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Virtualization and SCSI passthrough

Is there a way to do SCSI passthrough in a virtualized environnement under Linux (Linux being the host OS, and MacOSX being the guest OS) ? My goal is to drive a high end scanner for which no driver ...
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/dev/kvm is missing from system supporting kvm-virtualization

I'm trying to enable kvm-virtualization for Android virtual devices. In order to do so, I followed this guide and did the following: Checked, if kvm-virtualization is available: user $ grep --color ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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QEMU doesn't boot iso file in UEFI

The Problem I would like to run a Windows 8.1 iso inside QEMU KVM. For this I have downloaded the necessary OVMF files (from here). I can successfully boot a Windows 10 in UEFI mode, but with the ...
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Using raw physical hard disk in virtual machine, with smart capability and true model number seen

Is it possible to add an entire physical hard disk to a VM, and inside the VM see the hard disk for what it truly is? In VMware Workstation 11.1, if I add a hard disk choosing SCSI, with "Use a ...
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Gnome-boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my windows boxes for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine When I type : ...
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how do I mount an external hard drive connected via SATA Wire to CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest OS inside VirtualBox running on a Windows 8.1 machine. There is a SATA Wire connecting the machine to an external hard drive that used to contain a dual boot ...
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Export virtualbox image files from a linux box

We have a Linux box that we used to have support for. but the company that supports the box went out of business. The server (I believe is Ubuntu) was backing up our physical servers and creates an ...
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extract information about vmware host from within the guest

I have virtual machine (guest) running inside VMware Hypervisor (host). The guest is running Debian and has vmware tools installed How can I extract as much information as possible about the host, ...
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Map a Linux VM's block device to its vmdk file on the vmware datastore

For development and staging purposes, I must frequently create clones of individual virtual harddisks (vmdk container) and move/deploy them into some other system. While I have been able to hack a ...
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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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Running Mac OS X under KVM/QEMU

Note to be removed in the future, so as to avoid confusion from answerers and mods edit: Forgot to add in the note, if anyone thinks this is the wrong stack-site to post this, please comment on why, ...