• Is there a reason why we shouldn’t use ESXi?

    One part of our company has 3 identical DL380 G5 servers. One of them is running VMware with one VM on it.We've started the process of migrating them over to be running ESXi. Two of the physical machines will have %99.99 of the time exactly 1 VM (the others will have two).The major advantage we're...

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  • RDP issues via EC2

    I’m using Hyper-V to build a VM on my machine so that I can RDP in. I used the API to export the VHDX to VHD and upload it to AWS. The problem is that I have no security keypair to access the newly created EC2. To solve this, I created a private AMI and re-instantiated a new EC2, setting the...

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  • How to protect against virtual machine cloning?

    How can we reduce the risk of customers installing onto a virtual machine and then cloning the virtual machine, bypassing our licensing?

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  • Pros and Cons of developing software with a virtual machine

    I'm an Ubuntu Linux user and I'm only using Windows XP for work-related activities. I recently set up a virtual machine with XP and Visual Studio 2008. However, I have a few questions:Have anyone tried to work efficiently under environment set on VM? Are there any issues regarding...

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  • Scripting control processes in Hyper-V VM

    I want to script a Hyper-V VM as part of a build process so that it’ll be able to launch processes specific command-lines. I’ve looked through this library, but all the operations seem to be at VM controller level instead of controlling the OS within the VM.

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  • Implementing dynamic languages on a VM

    I am trying to prepare a virtual machine for handling C or some other dynamic language like Lua VM, Parrot, or Python VM. Where can I find a tutorial for doing this, apart from looking at code and design documentations of the existing VMs?

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  • Path to config file in Hyper-V?

    Where does Hyper-V store the path to the config file for a given virtual machine? I thought it would be in the "rootvirtualization" name space, but it’s not there. What WMI object or field stores the path?

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  • Testing OS Kernels on a Virtual Machine

    I’ve written a C+ Assembly kernel to be used in conjunction with my operating system (Windows 8). I’m having problem testing it though because it cannot easily be run on top of the OS. Is it possible to use a virtual machine to emulate my computers hardware for the test?

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  • CPU processor information on my virtual machine

    I'm using a a C# code to find processor information. My Management "Processorld" is null if I run my application on a VM. I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox for my virtual PC. Here's the code I'm using: System.Management.ManagementClass Management = new...

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  • Resolving drifting clock on virtual machine

    We've noticed our virtual machine's clock drifts pretty significantly. We've looked at some documentation to fix it but nothing fits the bill (including updating regularly via NTP).Does anyone have anything that has worked well for them?

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  • How can I revert ESXi 5.1 to snapshot daily

    I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to revert a virtual machine to the previous snapshot every day/night. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to do what I want. This is what I tried so far: - snapshot.action=autoRevert --> The VM has to HALT, REBOOT doesn't work the same. I don't want to power on my VM...

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  • BEAM: What kind of virtual machine is it?

    This is pretty much a straight forward question but from what I can understand, a virtual machine basically falls into two categories:System virtual machineProcess virtual machineSo what category does "BEAM" fall under?

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  • Hyper-V is destroying our WiFi internet connection

    This is the first time our company is using Hyper-V (on Windows 8). When we created a new virtual network switch, which was external, it somehow bridges the VMs network adapter with the WiFi. This is killing the WiFi's internet connection. What are we doing wrong?

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  • Receiving error message when starting up VMware virtual machine

    A friend of mine recently created a virtual machine using VMware software. However, he's getting an error every single time he starts the VM that says "VT-x is not available". Here's what he's getting:00:00:03.916 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_cluster, used:0) 00:00:03.916 NAT: zone(nm:mbuf_packet, used:0)...

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  • Can I write a program that detects if it is running on Citrix?

    Is there a way to create a program that can detect when it is running within a Citrix environment? This may sound strange, but we run systems in a number of different environments and Citrix requires programs to function in a specific way. Is there a reliable way to do this?

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  • Can we clone a VM using VMware Fusion?

    Our team is using a Mac OS X and we're trying to figure out if it's possible to "clone" a virtual machine using VMware Fusion. We tried using the Finder to copy the VM's package structure but the problem was that the copy didn't appear in the VM library. What should we do?

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  • How can we force VMware virtual machine to stop?

    We have a virtual machine on a server that won't stop or even reboot. We can't log into anymore / stop it using the VMware server console. We've already eliminated rebooting the host since there's other virtual machines running. Is there a way to force the VM to stop?

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  • Why is .net CLR considered a virtual machine?

    I’ve been reading "Professional .Net Framework 2.0" wherein .net CLR is mentioned as a virtual machine. This doesn’t make sense to me. What are the criteria for making such a determination? Why is it necessary for there to be virtual machines on many development platforms? Is it possible to...

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  • How do I find out what environment my OS is running in?

    How do I find out what environment my OS is running in – such as fully-virtualized (where the VMM does binary translation), para-virtualized or non-virtualized? I have some idea of how to go about it (some operations like accessing a memory page/disk will take longer time in a virtualized...

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  • Differences between an emulator and a virtual machine

    Now this may seem like a generic question but I'm looking for the differences between an "emulator" and a "virtual machine". I know the basic difference between the two include an emulator is specifically used for games while virtual machines are used for operating systems. But aren't there other...

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