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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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virt-resize complains: “virt-resize: error: You cannot use --expand when there is no surplus space to expand into.”

I am resizing an installed KVM domain # resize the partitions virt-resize --expand /dev/vda2 --LV-expand /dev/vg_main/lv_root $VMFILE $VMFILE.tmp and virt-resize throws an error: virt-resize: ...
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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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init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory

Running Linux 6 on VMWare, I noticed this in the system message log: init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory What's the cause of this error? How do I ...
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LiveCD “Remembers” Earlier Partitioning

Whenever I use VirtualBox to install a Linux distro, I usually install the LiveISO onto the hard drive instead of just using it as a live CD. However, sometimes the ISO doesn't install fully (usually ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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Scripting vmware-player with Windows in Linux

I have a Windows XP virtual machine, that I run with vmware-player on Linux. In the virtual machine, I have a .bat script that reads some input from a given place (insite the machine's virtual disk), ...
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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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Virtualbox under Proxmox

On a Jenkins Master-Slave configuration and need to run on the slaves Kitchen tests on several jobs. Kitchen for those who do not know it, runs infrastructure on demand using Vagrant and VirtualBox ...
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Giving OVZ containers their own IP

Is it possible to give an OVZ container its own external IPv4 address? Say I hire a dedicated server and purchase extra IP addresses. Can I assign those extra IPs to the containers? If so how would ...
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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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Problems setting up own Cloud Lab

I'm trying to set up an own Cloud Lab on a self-built server. Server details: Board: Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H TH CPU: Xeon E3-1245 v2 16GB Crucial Ballistix CL8 1600Mhz NETWORK: ALFA AWUS036H additional ...
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What should I basically expect from access to an OpenVZ based VPS? [closed]

I'm going to buy access to an OpenVZ based VPS for the first time. I want to run common software, like apache, irc server, znc, a mail server etc. I'd like to get an idea of how the system will be ...
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How to Free Up Space in a Dynamically Growing qcow2 VM image?

This has happened to one of my VM's that's running CentOS under Proxmox. I copied about 40 GB of data into a VM. I then deleted that 40 GB data a day later. Now taking a backup of the same VM takes ...
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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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virt-manager copy paste functionality to the vm

Anyone know how to get Virtual Manager to install copy-paste functionality to the Virtual Machine? Can't find anything on Google.
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How to start a virtual machine filled with qemu-nbd?

I migrated a Windows OS (entire disk) to a virtual machine on another host (Debian with qemu and kvm). I used Selfimage to export the disk. On the host, first of all, I created an empty virtual ...
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Installing Ubuntu-13.0 Desktop in Qemu

Following are the details of my system: Fedora Core-18, i686. I am trying to install ubuntu in the qemu. Following are the commands I executed: qemu-img create ubuntu.img 8G qemu-system-i386 -hda ...
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What software allows the change of runtime-environment, while keeping the same kernel running?

I know that with a GNU/Linux distribution you can switch between different distributions at runtime when they use the same kernel or the kernel is compatible between 2 or more different distributions; ...
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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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How to use VNC for gaming?

I was just wondering if it's possible to set up a windows 7 VPS/VNC server to be used for gaming on my local network. I have a macbook pro as my main computer, it doesn't quite have the horsepower ...
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where to put some script to run before VM Suspend?

I have run one shell script before the vm suspend. How to do this? Where to put this shell script so that it will run before the VM suspend .
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How to execute some shell script before VM suspend?

I have created one Centos VM. And I have created some IP aliases. Once I suspend and resume the VM my IP aliases are all going down. So I just want to capture the aliases address before suspend and ...
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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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OS X virtualization for software development

I am a OS X user and I work on multiple platforms for which I need multiple dependencies. I want to separate my different development dependency packages in virtual environments so they are all ...
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Qemu Arm how to passthrough a PCI Card

I'm trying to access a PCI wifi adapter on a Qemu, simulating vexpress-a9 board. I'm following is this tutorial which shares a passthrough PCI card of the host machine to a guest machine running on ...
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How to upgrade debian VM with more CPUs

For some reason whoever built the server I'm working on only gave it 2 CPUs in the hyper-visor, I can easily give it 4, but I'm positive that will break it, the kernel will not recognize the others.. ...
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Measuring CPU %steal on VMware and Hyper-V hypervisors

For Xen Linux guests, %steal time is readily available via top and other utilities. Is it possible to get this and related metrics from within a Linux guest when running a non-Xen hypervisor such as ...
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Partclone error

I am trying to clone a disk in a VMware Machine The initial situation is: When cloning, I get the following error: Notes: The VM is bootstrapped with the Arch Linux ISO. sda is a physical ...
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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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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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How to check which hypervisor is used from my VM? [duplicate]

So I'm running a VM somewhere and want to know what hypervisor the host is running. Any way to check whether it's running KVM or in a container? The vm is running Ubuntu
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centos 6.4 trouble with /dev/pts/ptmx

I have a problem with the server running on CentOS. CentOS has been upgraded to version 6.4 and has all updates. Updates were made according to the official repositories. On the server running the ...
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In virtual machine manager, is there a way to add disk space to an existing disk?

I know that in virt-manager you can add RAM and processors to the virtual machine, but is there a way to increase the available disk space larger through the GUI? Edit: @slm was able to find 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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KVM loss of data?

I'm planning to install KVM on Linux Mint. I heard it is possible to corrupt files and partitions. There are warnings here but I haven't finish reading it (I will tonight). There is also another ...
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Virtualizing a Low End Virtual Server

I have started to teach the lesser fortunate children in my area about technology and computers in general. Some of them show some real promise and I'm planning to introduce them to Linux and Open ...
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Guest addition already installed in Linux mint

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 on a VirtualBox VM and it seems that guest additions are already installed. I did not install them. How is this possible? Does Linux Mint know that it is ...
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benchmarking ftp in 3 methods of virtualization

My Bachelor Final Project is about benchmarking visualization methods with ftp, web and mysql services: installing Debian on xen (para-visualization) kvm and lxc with equal resources config (equal ...
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Solaris11: Alternative to xVM Hypervisor?

AFAIK, support for the xVM Hypervisor - basically Xen - has been dropped in Solaris 11. Is there an alternative/replacement for it? How does it compare to Xen? Obviously there is zones if you want ...
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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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How to set up interchangeable VM guest/hosts

I'm looking for a way to set up a computer so that the disk is partitioned for multi-booting to two operating systems: Linux and Windows. Whichever one is booted, I want the other to be accessible as ...
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How can I get kqemu or even just qemu to show up in virsh capabilities on CentOS 6.4?

I have a CentOS 6.4 box that I'm trying to set up a VM on to run WinXP. This box doesn't have VT, which may not be ideal, but I'll settle for less than ideal. Apparently I should be able to install ...
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virt-install error: install methods 'cannot be specified for container guests'

I was following the Dell RHEL VM guide but working on CentOS 6.4 i386/686, and got to the virt-install step. After correcting a typo, I went back and deleted the vm.xml file it was suggested I ...
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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 ...