Adding a Windows Azure Cloud Service to virtual network


Ah, Windows Azure. Can’t put more that one NIC on a VM. A VNETs can’t talk to each other. No web-based virtual display or console for your VM, so a VM must have a working TCP/IP connection. The list goes on. That being said, Microsoft’s approach to cloud service is quite different from others, and…

Cannot boot Virtualbox VM: Start tag expected, ‘<‘ not found


So one day, my Windows 7 VM failed to boot, and the virtualbox console throw me this error: Start tag expected, ‘<‘ not found. Location: ‘/home/ikhsan/VirtualBox VMs/itiay-win7/itiay-win7.vbox’, line 1 (0), column 1. /home/vbox/vbox-4.0.4/src/VBox/Main/src-server/MachineImpl.cpp[679] (nsresult Machine::registeredInit()). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: VirtualBox Interface: IVirtualBox {d2de270c-1d4b-4c9e-843f-bbb9b47269ff} It seems that during a recent restart, the .vbox configuration file…