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Re: [Libguestfs] vmdk support by libguestfs in RHEL and upstream



On 28/04/10 10:39, Yufang Zhang wrote:
> On 04/28/2010 05:15 PM, Matthew Booth wrote:
>> On 28/04/10 08:58, Yufang Zhang wrote:
>>   
>>> Hi all,
>>> As we are doing plan for testing libguestfs, I have a question about
>>> vmdk support for libguestfs. In Fedora 12, we can successfully manage a
>>> vmdk image via guestfish(add ->  run ->  mkfs ->  mount ->  ...). But in
>>> RHEL6, for qemu-kvm can not boot with a vmdk image, libguestfs can not
>>> manage vmdk either.  So is it true that vmdk is only supported by
>>> upstream libguestfs but not the version in RHEL6?  Thanks.
>>>      
>> I haven't looked specifically, but it's more likely that qemu in RHEL 6
>> beta has been compiled without vmdk support. libguestfs itself doesn't
>> know anything about vmdk.
>>
>> Matt
>>    
> So in RHEL6, virt-v2v must first convert vmdk format image into qcow2
> format image, and then do other converting, because libguestfs in RHEL6
> cannot manage vmdk image directly?

No. virt-v2v never needs to touch vmdk files because it downloads raw
storage from an ESX server.

Matt
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