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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Running Mac OS X under KVM/QEMU

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Is it safe to run programs that have viruses on a virtual machine [on hold]

Is it safe to run applications with viruses on a virtual machine? Please explain the vulnerability
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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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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 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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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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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 migrate from Proxmox to VMWare?

I am wondering how it is possible to migrate a full hardware VM in Proxmox (qemu) to a full hardware VM in VMWare (vmdk). I have been searching all over the place, and it seems almost impossible to ...
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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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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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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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Minimal virtualization environment

I'm using a virtual machine running Windows for development purposes inside a Ubuntu host (I also use the Ubuntu part for my regular activities, but not both at the same time). As I need to compile on ...
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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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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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Question about CentOS and KVM virtualization and PCI Passthrough

I want to replace Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V on my homeserver with CentOS and KVM. My plan is to virtualize one Windows 8.1 machine and several smaller Linux machines like on Hyper-V, there is ...
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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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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 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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Lightweight isolated linux environment

I want an isolated (guest) Linux environment on my computer that I can mess up without worrying about the host. E.g. install a lot of stuff from source without package management, pollute environment ...
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Does LVM impact performance?

I have to migrate a few servers to Linux, and one important aspect that I need to evaluate is that my new host system must have elastic storage capacity. Naturally, doing some basic research, I came ...
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How to create user cgroups with systemd

I use unprivileged lxc containers in Arch Linux. Here are the basic system infos: [chb@conventiont ~]$ uname -a Linux conventiont 3.17.4-Chb #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 28 12:39:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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What are benefits and downsides of unprivileged containers?

The technical explanation of what is unprivileged container is quite good. However, it is not for ordinary PC user. Is there a simple answer when and why people should use unpriviliged containers, and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Virtulisation IPTables Rules

I haven't been able to find a solution this as of yet. I'm not very experienced in IPTables so any support you can provide will be appreciated. I have a server with a few VMs on there. The main node ...
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How to improve Windows perfomance when running inside KVM

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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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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How to install UNIX In a virtual machine?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install some abandonware in virtual machines with VirtualBox and I chose to begin with AT&T UNIX 4 Version 2.1. I allocated for this machine 512 ...
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Networking between two Virtual machines on different hosts

I have openSuse installed as a virtual machine(Oracle Virtual Box) on DeskTop(win 7), and another openSuse installed on as a virtual machine(Oracle Virtual Box) on my Laptop(win 8.1). Please see the ...
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Why is my Mac, upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite, no longer giving VMware Fusion needed resources?

I have a Mac upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. When I tried to run VMware Fusion, I got an error stating: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel ...
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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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virt-manager: is it possible to assign specific IP addresses to certains VMs via the virtual DHCP?

using virt-manager quite successfully. I am wondering if it's possible to specify in the virtual DHCP server, that some virtual machines will have a specific IP address (maybe via MAC address ...
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will libvirt don't create vnetX tun device?

When I create the vm instance using libvirt, it will create a TUN device named vnetX. I wonder would libvirt don't create the vnet device, instead, I use other method to create it.
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Can i implement thin virtual desktop clients using KVM

I had read What is virtualization and studied basics of KVM virtualization and terms. not only sitting infront of PC and installing three or four guest OSes is there any other things i can do with KVM ...
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acedemic projects related to linux virtualization and security [closed]

I am B.tech student iam totally confused with the topic virtualization. but i selected linux virtualization security as a project in my college. please guide me. i tried in google but i found so many ...
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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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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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Virtualbox list vrde port for vm on commandline

I have a Virtualbox VM that is configured with VRDE for remote access using RDP. I'm familiar with how to set the vrde port, but for a given VM I have not found a way to query the current vrde port ...
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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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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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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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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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What is a Linux container and a Linux hypervisor?

I looked at the stackexchange site but couldn't find anything. I looked at the wikipedia entry on Linux container https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC and as well as hypervisor ...
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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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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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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 ...