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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Configure vmware-tools without an initrd image?

Is it possible to run vmware-tools without an initrd? I don't know why I should use an initrd and it makes my kernel compilation more complicated. I can boot into my kernel without initrd but when I ...
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KVM network bridge and public static IP for both host and guests [closed]

I have a Debian Server with 4 public static addresses. There is a KVM guest (also Debian) installed and running. What I want is to give the guest an IP of the host, so that both machines have public ...
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Getting from proficient to expert [closed]

I've got my vacation coming in and thought I might use that for something useful. Essentially, I've been a Linux user since around 1995 when I installed Slackware 2.0 on my computer and have been ...
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Debian VPS, no loop devices present, modprobe fails

After acquiring a new virtual Debian squeeze I ran into a problem regarding loop devices. My plan was to set up an encrypted FS in a regular file and mount it. Unfortunately I can't do that since ...
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Any better alternative to chroot on an OpenVZ VPS?

Are there any better alternative to chroot environment? I'm thinking about running nginx on a jailed environment. BTW, I'm on OpenVZ VPS, so modifying the Kernel is a no-no. (I think that prevents ...
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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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A reliable and free way to use Linux on Windows, multiprocessor and x86_64

I need a reliable and free virtual machine to run Linux on Windows, multiprocessor and x86_64. I need a good environment to compile and run ffmpeg and libvpx. I have used Mint Debian under Virtual ...
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What are the diffence between virsh, virt-install, and virt-manager?

I know all of virsh, virt-install, and virt-manager can manage the virtual machines. However, what are the difference between the three?
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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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Where to find info on how to set up a vm in redhat 7.2

I have a RedHat 7.2 server that was set up by someone else long ago as an e-commerce server. It is still in use for that purpose and I dare not make significant changes to it as my Linux-fu is weak. ...
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How to compile kernel for KVM guest (without paravirtualization)?

So I have a KVM machine, where I run an Ubuntu 12.04 (server edition). I want to compile a minimalistic kernel for the KVM guest, but I only found the howto for hosts, and guests with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virtualization on Intel Edison

I want to do virtualization on the Edison. (Edison has vt-x.) On Yocto linux there isn't anything in the repo that is useful. On Ubilinux there is KVM but there is no kernel module in aptitude package ...
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Comparison between: Linux host Windows guest vs Windows host Linux guest vs 2 dedicated machines w/ KVM switch [closed]

I have the conflict that I do most of my work, software developing and data analysis, in Linux but there are a few applications I have to use which do not run well using Wine (specifically MS Word and ...
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Configure KVM/QEMU with TLS?

New to virtualization and kvm and I have a problem when i try to create a virtual machine with spice: virt-install --name Windows-7-x64 --ram 2048 --disk path=~/kvm/images/win7.img,size=50 --vcpus=1 ...
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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, ...
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Boot to non bootable disk using Openfirmware

I tried to virtualize (VIOS partition) Debian 7.8 on IBM 9133-55A (powerpc) server. For some reason both yaboot and grub failed to install on the virtual hard disk. Now I want to start the kernel ...
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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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Linux GPU Pass-through Virtualization - Verify wich component causes trouble

GPU Passthrough Virtualization with KVM or VirtualBox For a research project I need to passthrough a PCI GPU from a Ubuntu Host to a Windows 8.1 guest. We need to test a certain setup, where the ...
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Xen ERROR Couldn't find xen kernel for Ubuntu tree

xen-4.2 running on server with multiple CentOS running guest, But when i am trying to install Ubuntu i got following error. How do i install Ubuntu on CentOS Xen Server? [root@example ~]# ...
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Cloning a drive larger than your own

I made this nice backup system to turn drives into vdi's and put them on our network share. Then the next day my boss walks in with 20 new machines to replace our old ones, they have 2TB drives. How ...
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Linux Desktop VDI from thin client

I checked VDI Solutions Like VMware Horizon, Citrix Etc. all gives Windows VDI. Is there any solution I can load Ubuntu Desktop Or Centos Desktop image from any thin Client
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Using ks.cfg with virt-install?

I've been trying to get a virtual machine working with a cfg file on centos but unfortunately, I'm getting the error that ks.cfg file does not exist. Below is the command I ran to enable the VM. ...
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CentOS 7 boot hagn in VmWare

I have installed CentOS 7. It was working fine until today that it hangs. After several initial lines of ...driver cache write through... it goes to the next black screen with a _ keeps flashing. I ...
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kvm console not working at login [centos on centos]

When I run the following $su $virsh console myvm I keep getting login incorrect , even though I'm typing the correct password. In fact, it does work if I use virt-viewer. What could it be?
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OSX under Linux VM on Macbook PRO

I have a Macbook Pro, with Parallels installed, within which I have OSX Mavericks, Windows 7, and Ubuntu VM's. Its possible to install OSX Mavericks as a VM, because the hardware is a Macbook Pro. ...
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Configure networking settings in SL 7

I installed the last version of Scientific Linux on to VMWare Workstation 10 (on Win 7). I downloaded SL-7-x86_64-DVD.iso on the SL website. After which, I don't have internet connection whereas when ...
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Differences between Kernel-based virtualization and Container-based virtualization [duplicate]

What is the differences Kernel-based virtualization and Container-based virtualization ?
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Can't Create Win 7 VM with RHEL 6.5 VMM

I have a server running RHEL 6.5 that I primarily run VMs on it. The VMs I run on it are all Linux, with the exception of one that runs Server 2008 R2. Yesterday, I attempted to install Windows 7 as ...
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Two virtual machine instance with same network on same host

Is this possible to have two (or more) instances of a virtual machine on a host with the same IP address (like 192.168.0.X)? What are the possible ways of implementing this? I need the two virtual ...
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Archlinux VLAN internet access virtualbox

I need to configure Openstack on a Virtual Machine and for that I created an VLAN to support communication between controller and nodes. The problem is that I need internet access on this VLAN to ...
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How to decrease the RAM and Cores for sometime

I have 9 VMs running Ubuntu 12.04.I am using resources from GENI ( Global engineering Network Infrastructure ) to set up topology and i reserved resources with the following configuration. RAM - 4GB ...
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host only network xen 4.4

I have one IP address (ipv4) and I am trying to install a domU (debian stable) on a dom0 which runs the latest xen 4.4.1 on debian testing. I have created xenbr0 bridge and it is mapped to my eth0. ...
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How to write shell script on VMDK to derive configuration

I have several VMDK files and I would like to write a shell scripts to derive configuration (i.e. No. of CPUs, RAM, NIC, HDDs Size, No of HDDs, etc.). How can I do this, or where do I start?
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running qemu on Fedora20

With Fedora20 and built from sources qemu-2.1.1, I'm experiencing issues to run qemu with non-root privileges: % qemu-system-x86_64 -hda vdisk.img -m 512M -netdev ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...