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Re: [Libguestfs] Convert a locally stored copy of an esxi virtual machine to libvirt using virt-v2v?



On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 01:50:11PM -0700, Curtis C. wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Is there a way to use a locally stored copy of an exsi created virtual
> machine to convert to libvirt via virt-v2v? I don't want to have to
> download the image from the esxi server each time I run virt-v2v as that
> copy takes a long time.  Perhaps I'm just missing the command line option.

Not at the moment.  This won't work because we require ESX
in order to perform the conversion from VMDK to raw.

However since qemu has (recently) fixed VMDK support, it's
going to be possible in a future version of virt-v2v.

> What I would like to do is copy the image manually to the virt-v2v server
> and work on it locally with virt-v2v, for example in situations where I
> don't have access to the esxi host.

Rich.

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