Virtualization is the process of using software to create a virtual resource of something; usually, it refers to hardware virtualization, the act of running an operating system (referred to as guest) inside an host system.

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Docker like solutions for OpenVZ containers

We have been providing OpenVZ containers(VEs) for developers working on some projects - this was done from a purely economical perspective. I have been asked to setup a Docker-like system within the ...
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virt-manager PCI passthrough gives error “No IOMMU Found” even w/ Intel IOMMU enabled

I am trying to set up PCI passthrough in virt-manager to grant my Debian Wheezy guest VM access to my laptop's Intel Centrino N wireless card. The Debian default kernel has Intel IOMMU enabled, and I ...
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Running proprietary firmware in virtualized environment, but not in host environment

I've got a fresh install of Debian Wheezy on my laptop, and for security reasons I would like to not have any proprietary firmware running on this system. However, I require the iwlwifi non-free ...
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Empty kernel processes on CentOS vps : 2 different servers

I'm not sure I'm asking correctly, or perhaps I'm just looking at the wrong things. I'm migrating from one CentOS Vps (on an OpenVZ box) to another CentOS VPS (on a VMWare box). VPS #1 = CentOS ...
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PCI Pass through for gaming, Arch Linux

Okay, so I have attempted PCI pass through before, and failed, so I'm trying again but I'm looking for some tips, allow me to explain. I'm looking to use QEMU/KVM to build a W7 VM, this will be a ...
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“echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches” - Permission denied as root

I am currently having some issues with the cache. It is a little too much right now so I wanted to clear it. I googled and found this little command: sync && echo 3 > ...
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Real-time executive approach, can be run in desktop Linux?

With the real-time executive approach, a small real-time kernel coexists with the Linux kernel. This real-time core uses a simple real-time executive that runs the non-real-time Linux kernel as its ...
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How may I Obtain a RHEL/CentOS in OVA Format?

My company has an internal cloud that provisions VMs either in an OpenStack (KVM) or a VMware (ESX) hypervisor. It already provides RHEL 6.4 on the KVM, but I've used up the max number of VMs from ...
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GeForce GTX 660 as passthough device with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm tryng to use my GeForce GTX 660 as passthough device with KVM. I'm reading this guide : http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Multiheaded-NVIDIA-Gaming-using-Ubuntu-14-04-KVM-585/ I'm ...
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How to enable IOMMU on the debian sid Kernel

I'm trying to enable IOMMU on my debian sid and with this kernel version : root@ziomario-Z87-HD3:/home/ziomario# uname -r 3.14-2-amd64 the motherboard of my computer is : GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 this is ...
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How can I remove all my docker images?

Sometimes I just want to clear everything out of docker, and start with a clean slate. Is there a systematic way to just remove all my Docker containers & images? Containers $ docker ps -a | ...
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How can I remove a stubborn docker image?

I was trying to remove a Docker image as follows and could not figure out how to do this. List of docker images $ docker images REPOSITORY TAG IMAGE ID CREATED ...
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Difference between AIX and other Unix flavours [duplicate]

I am learning AIX 6-7 for practice, is there any alternative unix flavour which could be quite similar to AIX which could be run on a VMWare or Virtualbox for practice? Also, if there is any ...
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Creating VLANs between network namespaces

I want to implement the topology shown in the figure below using network namespaces (ns1 to ns4). ...
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Lightweight virtualization on Linux with user isolation

What Linux-on-Linux virtualization technologies provide user isolation? Specifically, I want root in the virtual machine not to have any privilege on the host. This was not the case for LXC, but was ...
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how to access the running VMs?

A colleague of a friend of mine established a voluntary project for a gaming union. But the problem now is, that the person is unavailable and I don´t know how I should access the running VMs. I spent ...
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How can I force chrooted programs to use a virtual ethernet device?

First off, this is not for security reasons, or for use in a production environment. It's because I want to mess around with different configuration management systems on relatively low-spec ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 run slow on Windows7 with AVG free 2011

Ubuntu VM speed is subjectively 5 to 10 times slow. Tried setting CPU number, PIIX3/ICH9, Display 3D acceleration. Still slow. Any pointers appreciated. VirtualBox installed with all default setting. ...
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Need commands to fetch Guest VM OS version from Xen and KVM

I m looking for the commands that can be executed to fetch the OS Version of the VMs running on the below Hypervisors. Xen (Not the citrix Xen server, but the Xen Sever hosted on a ubuntu Machine) ...
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Bridging lxc vs virtualbox

Something that is confusing me is the difference between "bridging" with a Virtualbox VM, and an lxc container. When you start a start a VM, the VM creates a bridge ( apparently ) as a user. ...
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Should LVM partitions be used in virtual machine images?

Should LVM be used for the partitions when creating VM images (e.g., KVM images)? It seems like it adds complexity if you want to, say, mount a qcow2 image in the host if the image has LVM partitions. ...
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How is 32bit Linux virtual memory structured in relation to PCIe Base Address Registers

I'm working on a Linux system (32 bit, 4GB RAM) and found some contradictory information about memory addressing in Linux. Am I right with this: Only virtual memory has the differentiation between ...
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't ported to Linux like OneNote. My Linux distro 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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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2 (without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is: I cannot ping any VM from any other VM. However ...
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virt-install cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I'm trying to install a guest VM using KVM on a partition. I use virt-install. I call the following command: virt-install -n centos --ram=1536 --vcpus=1 ...
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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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How to find VM OS installation media file in the Proxmox Web Interface?

I have installed Proxmox and wanted to create a VM by using the Proxmox web interface GUI (now the version is 2.0-38/af81df02) However I have problem to find my Guest VM OS installation CD/DVD ISO ...
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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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Copy and Paste between two guests in RHEV and/or VMware ESXi, is possible?

I do have two different setup: setup is with RHEV 3.3 and setup with VMware ESXi Is it possible to copy and paste between the two assigned guests to user, one guest is of Windows 7 and another ...
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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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Is it possible to install KVM On A VMWare virtual machine? If so, what are the steps?

I want to understand how to use KVM in CenTOS. At the moment, all I have is a VMWare ESX 5.x server to use. Is there a way to get KVM working on a system that is running on VMWare? Essentially, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Centos 6.5 laptop with multiple KVM on roaming networks

I have Laptop with CentOS 6.5 with 16GB RAM and many KVMs are created for testing purpose. Situation is I have to move from site to site, and due to that physically connected network eth0 to Host ...
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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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Does FreeBSD support network virtualization like Crossbow?

Does FreeBSD support network virtualization like Solaris Crossbow? I've tried to follow the VImage links from the FreeBSD wiki page, but the links are mostly dead. If VImage is no longer part of ...
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How to force the time and date settings to refresh from the internet?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS under vmWare. When I restart a suspended image, the system clock doesn't detect that the system time is out of date. In the Time and Date settings dialog, I've selected ...
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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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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 can I zero files out inside a VMware image file so that their space can be reclaimed?

is there a command on Linux to remove a file but zeroing it's contents first? so if i do, something like this: rm -rf /var/cache/pacman/pkg/* it would overwrite each file on that directory with 0 ...
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Allow users administrative access to some of the KVM VM's

I am running a KVM virtualization server on CentOS 6. How can I allow certain users administrative access (reboot, reinstall, erase) to only some virtual machines, but not other? I am using buth ...
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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 ...