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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] VMware/qemu-kvm-?? migration



How about the opposite method?

This because of the need to migrate old machines to virtual machines in
Vmware until RHEL5.4 Beta has been released as a stable virtual(kvm)
platform. 

TIA 

Poul

ons, 15 07 2009 kl. 08:50 +0100, skrev Richard W.M. Jones:
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 05:39:45PM -0400, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> > Is this the mailing list to ask about issues/problems migrating VMware guests 
> > to run on qemu-kvm, etc.?
> > 
> > If not, please point me to an appropriate mailing list?
> 
> Yes this is good.
> 
> I've actually been playing with manual migration of guests from VMWare
> recently.  This is what I do:
> 
> (1) Export the guest in OVF format (File -> Export -> Export OVF Template)
> 
> (2) Convert the *.vmdk file (disk image) into a raw file:
> 
>   qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O raw *.vmdk image.raw
> 
> (3) Boot the raw image using libvirt.  I create a libvirt
> configuration by hand, but IIRC there is now a tool which does this
> automatically.
> 
> Some problems: VMWare tools should be uninstalled from the original
> guest.  Virtio drivers should be installed in the new guest (this is
> very complex to do for existing guests, which is why we are writing
> the virt-v2v tool to automate it).
> 
> The virt-v2v tool will be ready in a few weeks.  You can follow
> progress on it here:
> 
> http://libguestfs.org
> 
> Rich.
> 
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