Questions tagged [virtual-machines]

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Server for running multiple virtual machines?

I run multiple machines to perform various tasks related to both work and personal hobbies. These machines run a combination of Linux and Windows and a variety of services ranging from Microsoft SQL ...
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Compatible Hardware to run Hyper-V Manager

I am currently running a Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019 using an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor 3.20GHz with 64Gb RAM. I need a disaster recovery machine that can run the hyper-v machines if ...
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VDI server graphics needs

I'm looking at picking up a Dell R740 for use as a VDI server for 15-20 users running Sage applications, web browsers and Microsoft Office applications. It will have 56 cores and 192GB memory but I'm ...
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USB WIreless adapter for Kali Linux VirtualBox

I am in desperate need of a wireless adapter for Kali Linux. I run Kali Linux version 2019.2 on VirtualBox on a MacBook Air. Any recommendations for a wireless adapter I can find (an have it shipped ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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What is the cheapest CPU that supports virtualization?

I am looking for a cheap CPU that supports virtualization. However, I do not know which CPU is better. Right now I'm looking for a CPU that supports an OS using QubesOS, a Xen virtualization ...
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Intel Xeon Gold 6130 or Intel Xeon Gold 6126

My company has tasked me with ordering servers for testing software before the software enters production in a business to business environment. We will have 12-15 people on these machines at all ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

New to programming and current development environment is on an iMac (schools). Looking at purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch and I have been able to research all of the other hardware questions I had ...
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Sharing USB device over ethernet to virtual machine

I need to control some USB smartcard readers from a virtual machine (linux), can you recommend a device with good drivers to let the VM see the physical USB devices connected like a physical computer?
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Correlation of Virtualization with Graphics Processor and Optane Memory [closed]

I have to buy a laptop with a configuration so that I can run 3-4 virtual machines (Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016) on VMware Workstation. That's why I planned for a laptop with i5 8th Gen (i5-...
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What is more important for running an OS on a virtual machine RAM, HDD speed, or processor speed?

I'm in the process of selecting a PC. I'm in a bit of a conundrum as my budget is limited. I need to run Windows 10 Professional and Linux Debian distro on the same PC. I hope to install one of them ...
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What computer should I buy?

I’m an app developer and I’m developing using Xcode and android studio. And I have recently started developing with ionic and generally I like exploring many programming languages, frameworks etc. ...
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Choosing PC for Programming. Fastests C++ app build

I am choosing hardware to build a PC. The ways I want to use it: Programming C++, Qt, Compiling, deploying Streaming how I am coding (not games) Virtualization. Running many instances of VMs or ...
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Should I buy more RAM for my Lubuntu 18.04 host / Virtual Box Wins 8.1 Guest?

I am running Lubuntu host and virtual box Wins 8.1 guest together, and looking at the current RAM on my machine the output is this: Even though there is a slight degradation in performance in the ...
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Picking VM server hardware for development

I am an experienced programmer with very little hardware experience, and completely overwhelmed with the unlimited number of choices available. Since technology changes so rapidly, it's very ...
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SSD for Linux system with Linux virtual machines

I want to buy an SSD for the specified reasons, and reliability and price are the most important for me. I want to do/learn C++ programming and get to know Linux in a deeper level. My budget would be ...
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VM server for testing purposes

I have a question similar to Picking VM server hardware for development. I am trying to choose a machine that will run several (up to 4?) windows/linux VMs to be used for testing and development. A "...
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Need a laptop for VMs/office work

I don't know much about CPU benchmarks and hardware specifications - I'm looking at laptops capable of running several VMWare instances. These instances have 2-4 GB of RAM allocated to each. They ...
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Effective laptop intel processor for virtual machines

I would like to choose a new laptop and then run host OS (Win, Linux) and as many virtual machines as possible (Debian with DE, 384-512MB, for simple users, just to log in and check their emails via ...
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Server hardware recommendation/validation for hyper-v

Our small company needs server capable of running several virtualized machines using both linux and windows guest systems. The chosen host OS is Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (to be upgraded to Hyper-V ...
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Budget processor that supports hardware virtualisation [closed]

I have a basic laptop - an eMachines E732Z. It has an Intel Pentium P6200 processor. I need to run a 64-bit virtual machine, but I can't because the processor doesn't support VT-x. I therefore want ...
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Choosing a CPU for gaming/development PC

I am going to be building a PC and i have chosen all components, but the CPU. I have stopped on i7-6700k and i7-6800k. I know that for gaming the i7-6700k will have better performance, but i am going ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

A couple of colleagues say their laptops have 2xquad-core i7 processors. One has an HP envy, the other has a dell precision laptop. Yet I can't find anything on the dell or hp or on the web about ...
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SD card for heavy use

I have set up a VM (web development server) on a USB drive, but consider moving it to a SD card. VM has currently around 25 GB; so with a 64 GB card I would probably be safe. The price is pretty ...
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Motherboard for mid-level virtualization server

[Edit] restated question trying to emulate a different format found in this request more closely. I'm looking to have a mid-level virtualization and media server for an extended home environment, and ...
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Minimal Atom board as a dedicated server, without multimedia interfaces

I want to build a small network and security appliance (server) based on a fast Intel Atom CPU. What I need is an Atom CPU (or similar), minimal RAM (1GB is more than enough), a USB drive or SATA Disk ...
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What do you suggest for a PC with 80 chrome tabs, 6 virtual machines?

I am looking for a computer that can handle 6 virtual machines and about 80 chrome tabs open. I will be using Visual Studio as well. I'm asking about chipsets, RAM, and also generally what computer is ...