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Archive for the ‘Virtualization’ Category

Mac OS X beyond Yosemite: Ctrl-Click to add/remove an item from a selection fails in Windows on VMware Fusion

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/03

Somewhere after Yosemite, braindead Mac OS X forcibly maps “Ctrl+Click” to right-click. In past versions, you could disable but those days have gone.

This means that inside Windows on VMware Fusion, you cannot add/remove items to/from a selection any more (for instance in the Windows Explorer).

Various workarounds turned up in my Google Search, but only this one works:

Holding down CTRL + OPTION together and LEFT CLICKING will do this.

Source: [WayBackvmware fusion – How to use the control key in VM Ware? – Super User



Posted in Apple, Fusion, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Virtualization, VMware | Leave a Comment »

How to clone existing KVM virtual machine images on Linux

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/04/30

For my link archive: [WayBackHow to clone existing KVM virtual machine images on Linux

via: [WayBack] I wanted to clone my Debian or Ubuntu Linux KVM VM for testing purpose. How do I clone existing virtual machine images under KVM? – Joe C. Hecht – Google+


Posted in KVM, Power User, Virtualization | Leave a Comment »

Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Behavior – Proxmox VE

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/23

For my link archive as this is configured per VM on the VM level which is different from for instance ESXi: [WayBackVirtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Behavior – Proxmox VE

  • Start at boot yes/no
  • Start/Shutdown order: order=# (or any) up=## (or nothing)


Posted in Power User, Proxmox, Virtualization | 2 Comments »

Some useful commands for Proxmox high IO troubleshooting

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/13

After trying to move an operating system from one disk to another, Proxmox stalled the console and ended up in a really high I/O delay.

These commands helped me finding out what was wrong:

apt-get install iotop
ps -aux | grep usbbackup
ps -aux | grep rsync
zpool status
qm list
qm unlock ###
qm stop ###

Somehow Proxmox was thinking the VM ### was still in use, but on Linux level it wasn’t:

# lvscan
ACTIVE '/dev/pve/swap' [8.00 GiB] inherit
ACTIVE '/dev/pve/root' [27.75 GiB] inherit
ACTIVE '/dev/pve/data' [62.04 GiB] inherit
ACTIVE '/dev/pve/vm-###-disk-1' [40.00 GiB] inherita


Posted in *nix, Power User, Proxmox, Virtualization | Leave a Comment »

Is memory ballooning a thing from the past or still current?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/02

I wonder with the current memory pricing and amounts of memory that host machines have: is memory ballooning a thing from the past?


[Archive.isVirtualization: What is memory ballooning? – Quora

Posted in Hyper-V, Power User, Proxmox, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | 1 Comment »

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