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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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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Run the Arch ISO in VirtualBox with shared folders

I am trying to use the shared folders feature when running the Arch ISO as a VirtualBox guest OS. The reason is that in the shared folder I have the scripts to make my persistent setup. After the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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omap3530/3630 emulation on QEMU for overo and beagle machines

On QEMU's source code for beagle and overo I can see that the cpu emulated is the OMAP3430. I will like to know if it's a way to make QEMU emulate OMAP3530/3630 cpu's for those machines? On bealge : ...
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How to do incremental backup of .img files containing windows partition?

On an OVS I have a few windows machines. I want to create a full backup their .img disk files, thats done, .img.gz. Than I want to incrementally backup their C:/ partition, but thats not working. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...