How to detect the type of virtualization from the command line

Question: I am trying to write a shell script in which I need to detect whether the Linux server on which the script is running is a virtual machine, a container or actual bare-metal hardware. This is because the script should perform different tasks depending on whether the underlying server is virtual or physical. Is […]
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How to convert OVA image to QCOW2 format on Linux

Question: I have downloaded a virtual appliance packaged in OVA format. I want to convert the OVA image to QCOW2 format, so that I can run the virtual appliance on KVM hypervisor. How can I convert OVA image to QCOW2 format on Linux? When virtual appliances are created and distributed, they are packaged in a […]
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How to access a NAT guest from host with VirtualBox

Question: I have a guest VM running on VirtualBox, which uses NAT networking. So the guest VM is getting a private IP address (10.x.x.x) assigned by VirtualBox. If I want to SSH to the guest VM from the host machine, how can I do that? VirtualBox supports several networking options for guest VMs, one of […]
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