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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH 4/4] ESX: Import guests from VMware's ESX server

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 06:05:10PM +0000, Matthew Booth wrote:
> This change adds the ability to import a guest and its storage from VMware's ESX
> server using the LibVirt connection.
> An example command line:
> virt-v2v -ic 'esx://yellow.marston/?no_verify=1' -op transfer RHEL5-64
> This will import the guest RHEL5-64 from esx server yellow.marston, copying its
> storage to a local pool called transfer.
> Sys::VirtV2V::Connection is refactored to be a superclass. Subclasses are now
> created explicitly by virt-v2v.pl rather than using a generic instantiate
> mechanism.
> Sys::VirtV2V::Connection::LibVirt knows explicitly about ESX, and will use the
> new Sys::VirtV2V::Transfer::ESX to fetch its storage.
> virt-v2v.pl is updated to reflect the other changes.

I didn't look at this in great detail, but some quick comments:

- get_guest_devices function has disappeared.  I didn't quite get why.

- get_volume looks complicated.  I wonder how stable those ESX paths are
  and whether there are configurations which have other paths
  (however it does seem correct for my ESX 4 server).


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines.  Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.

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