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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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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Mouting a kvm qemu disk image with multiple partitions

I am trying to mount a KVM-qemu disk image with this command: sudo mount -o loop,offset=32256 centos6.img /mnt/centos6. But it shows this error: you must specify filesystem type. As I have more ...
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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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Disable buffering in a VM configuration

I am executing some benchmark using a DBMS and virtual machines. And I am using this command free && sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches && free on each Guest, and ...
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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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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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ttyO ports do not have the good port address on QEMU 1.4.0 running image for beagleboard-xm

I'm running an Linux Image (kernel 3.2.8) for beagleboard-xm on QEMU's 1.4.0 emulator Ubuntu distribution for 13.04. My image is created using Buildroot beagle_defconfig. I added some pkgs to be able ...
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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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Xen domU fails to start with kernel panic

My dom0 is Gento 3.3.2, the kernel is compiled with Xen support. And I am planing to use the same kernel to boot my domU. This is my domU configuration file: 1 vif = [ 'bridge=xenbr0' ] 2 vcpus ...
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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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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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Installing Freebsd as guest OS on kvm without using VNC

I want to run Freebsd as a guest OS on kVM running on Ubuntu server 10.04. All howtos mention VNC as a necessity to start and finish the installation process. Can I install freebsd on kVM without ...
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How to achieve the effect of chroot in userspace in Linux (without being root)?

The goal is to install and run programs in a displaced (relocated) distro (whose / must not coincide with the global /) inside a host Linux system. The programs are not adapted for using a different / ...
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Can I have a bridged interface without an IP?

I have 2 NICs: eth0 & eth1 on a host OS which runs some VMs (LXC) under it. The hosts eth0 is connected to a private network and configured as the primary interface. The hosts eth1 is connected ...
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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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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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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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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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How to access a KVM virtual-machine?

I've created a KVM VM using virt-install. There is an image file in the directory /ssd/kvms. How do I access the virtual machine and turn it on? Do I need to assign an IP address, and if so, how do I ...
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how to pass Ctrl-C in qemu

I configured Qemu's grub the following way: GRUB_TERMINAL="serial console" GRUB_SERIAL_COMMAND="serial" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="..console=ttyS0" and run the Qemu process with "-nographic" command line ...
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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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Installing KVM on CentOS 6.4 without GUI (yet)

I've installed CentOS 6.4 from the 'minimal' iso, so it doesn't come with a GUI. Will this question's answer allow me to install KVM, or do I need to install KDE or X-server or something first?
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How to enable Virtualization AMD-V Aspire one AO725 from BIOS or otherwise

I'm try to use the virtualbox to visualizer the system of 64bits but the error that get is: La aceleración VT-x/AMD-V ha sido habilitada, pero no es funcional. Su sistema invitado de 64-bit fallára ...
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Do USB emulators exist for Linux?

I'm looking for software that lets me have many virtual USB drives on my Ubuntu installation. I want them to be seen by virtual machines in VirtualBox so I can do backup operations. I need the drives ...
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Can QEMU/KVM+OCFS2 be configured to punch holes in sparse image files when files are deleted in the guest?

I'm using sparse raw image files for guest VMs and OCFS2 on the host (local-only, not clustered) for the reflink feature. I understand from Googling around that OCFS2 is one of the filesystems that ...
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How to check if VT-X is enabled in BIOS?

How to check if VT-X is enabled in BIOS? I have vmx in CPU flags, and no access to the BIOS. (I need to install a KVM VM on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.1).
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Do I need hardware support for KVM for virtio paravirtualisation

Unfortunately I need to run virtual system on the machine without hardware support for visualisation. From kvm page I read that kvm is needed however it is not mentioned whether they mean the kernel ...
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Will VMX cpu flags increase the speed of virtual machine software , like VirtualBox?

On some CPUs, if I run grep vmx /proc/cpuinfo, I can see a vmx flag under the features entry. Will this feature speed up virtual machine software like VirtualBox?
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Getting an already installed Android x86 partition to run on KVM

(Originally posted on SuperUser here, but posted here due to lack of responses.) I have Android installed on sda3, and it boots fine when loaded from Grub with the following commands: set ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Destroying KVM first try virtual machine

I'm trying to understand how KVM works, working on ubuntu 10.04 server. I created one with sudo ubuntu-vm-builder kvm lucid --arch 'amd64' --mem '512' --rootsize '10248' --swapsize '1024' ...
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Access times for different partitions on same hard disk

I have partitions, /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. / is mounted on /dev/sda1, while all other data is on sda2 which has more size allocated to it. I want to save the virtual machine images (VirtualBox ...
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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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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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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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Running a query without the OS cache

I want to emulate a client site who doesn't have much caching because they have so much I/O all the time. I want to run a SQL query on my machine (on my VM to be precise) with the same limitations ...
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What to do when ubuntu-vm-builder completed?

I already have the VM (Xen based) installed, but the Xen config used specified "Linux kernel" as "None". The exact command line was: ubuntu-vm-builder xen precise -v --debug --addpkg openssh-server ...
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PCI passthrough without VT-d

My CPU is Intel T9300, it supports VT-x, but it does not support VT-d. I am using Xen pvops virtualization. I have a PCI device, and my host system can work without it. So I am thinking if it is ...
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How to convert Windows 7 partitions to qcow2?

I know I can use qemu-img tool to convert a raw partition into a image file. But Windows 7 has two partitions. I tried: qemu-img convert /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 win7.qcow2 But the generated file does ...
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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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VirtualBox disk performance?

This option was newly added to latest version of VBox , googled a lot , seems no much information was revealed , could anyone please help me pick one disk format ? Which one owns better performance ...
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Qcow2 snapshots - snapshot for disk vda unsupported for storage type raw

I am running a KVM server (Ubuntu 14.04) and would like to take snapshots of my guests. I was reading how about how to do that in this article. It seemed as if I should be able to take a snapshot of a ...