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    What are the best non-MS online information resources for getting objective content related to Virtualization? This question is from the Microsoft Virtualization Chat on ITKnowledgeExchange.com

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    I’m having problems getting the name of my computer so that I can access software applications on our Citrix system. When I query My.Computer.Name I get the name of the server.How do I find the name of my computer?

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  • VMware ESX went read only. Is there a way to save my VMs?

    I'm currently using two RAID volumes. RAID 1 is currently running a VMware Kernel console while RAID 5 has VMDKS live. When I'm trying to log into the console, it keeps giving me SCSI errors with no password prompt. But the VMs are actually still running!But I'm thinking if I restart, the Kernel...

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  • Should we go with Hyper-V or VMware for development?

    Our company is looking to replace a few machines in our office with (a more powerful) multiprocessor machine that will run either VMware or Hyper-V (with a few to hosting a mix of Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Linux OS). These machines were primarily used for testing ASP.Net / Perl web sites. Our...

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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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  • Receiving error messsage when connecting to a local server using Hyper-V

    A member of my family recently installed the Hyper-V Manager in Windows 7 SP1. But he told me when he tried to connect to another machine in the same Workplace, he's receiving this error: 'You do not have the required permission to complete this task. Contact the administrators of the authorization...

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  • VM crashes when trying to run Windows Phone 7 SDK

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  • vSphere 4.1 Drag-n-Drop Distributed Virtual Switch to a Different Datacenter

    Hello...I have a distributed virtual switch (dVS) which is associated with datacenter A. Just created datacenter B within the same vCenter domain, and would like to copy, move, or drag-n-drop the dVS in datacenter A to the new datacenter B. This would save me the trouble of recreating this dVS,...

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  • Changing over from Hyper-V to Virtual PC

    I am using Windows Server 2008 with several instances of Hyper-V running. These are development VMs and I want to now switch back Vista x64 because I need to use Aero. I am aware that Windows Server 2008 can run Aero but the system suffers from significant power drain when used in conjunction with...

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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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  • Citrix and .Net issues with the Filesystem

    I’ve installed our app on a network with 95 Citrix servers and have confirmation that it is working on .Net as expected. However, we are experiencing a number of unexpected problems.Folders in "Documents and settings" are unavailable. Apparently they have been virtualized and are located in...

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  • How can we tell if we’re running VMware virtual machine?

    We're using a VMware ESX server but we also have Red Hat VMs running on that very same server. We're looking for a way to programatically test if we're running in a VM. Ideally, we'd like to know how to do it from Perl.

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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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  • Accessing webserver on host OS from a guest OS

    How can I access the webserver on host OS from the guest OS? I’m working on a Mac development platform running Windows XP in VMware fusion. I’m using Apache with several subdomains, like test.localhost etc.

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  • Can’t install VMware player with Hyper V running

    I’m trying to install VMplayer on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Hyper V, but I get the following error message: This product may not be installed as Microsoft Hyper V installed. Is it impossible to add VMplayer when Hyper V is in use? Are there workarounds?

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  • Does anyone know if ESX can handle multiple File Manager instances?

    This seems like a pretty straightforward question but can ESX handle multiple File Manager instances with multiple threads? Do I have to queue file tasks first to work in a series?

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  • Importing a Windows Server 2008 into Hyper-V VM

    Is it possible to import a Windows Server 2008 server as a Hyper-V Virtual Server to another Windows Server 2008 instance? I’d like to do this as cheaply as possible. Is there some other workaround (i.e. import the image into VMWare first and then convert to Hyper-V)?

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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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  • Trouble compiling C++ code on ESXi 3.5

    I’m having trouble compiling a C++ program while running an ESXi 3.5 console window. From what I can tell, it seems like the system is linking to the wrong libraries. How can I find out if this is the case? Is there somewhere I can go to see how things should be set up?

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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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