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Re: [virt-tools-list] Interesting P2V conversion : But do we support this ?




----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anand Nande" <anande redhat com>
> To: virt-tools-list redhat com
> Cc: rhev-tech redhat com
> Sent: Monday, 19 December, 2011 10:15:14 AM
> Subject: Interesting P2V conversion : But do we support this ?
> 
> Hi,
> 
> One of the customer follows the below mentioned [P2V] process to
> convert a *Physical Windows Machine Server 2003* to a RHEV
> *compatible* VM:
> 
> He is using 'Acronis Virtual edition 11' to perform P2V backup
> 
> As per their website: acronis can be used for : P2V, V2V, V2P
> Customer did a P2V of this Windows server 2003 guest which now works
> on 'VMware Workstation' successfully!!
> 
> To make it work on RHEV, he does a :
> 
> virt-v2v -f virt-v2v.conf -o rhev -osd zenoss:/RHEV/VMExport Win2003
> 
> which fails with the following error: virt-v2v: No root device found
> in this operating system image.

I think this is due to the fact that virt-v2v is designed to convert from ESX, not WS version of VMWare. These two are really different.

> 
> After a bit of googling, Got weird answers (none in particular to
> Linux(RHEL)) related to this error.
> * This error was observed with v2v when there was a RAID setup
> [windows+RAID]?
> * This error was observed when v2v detected RAID entries in
> /etc/fstab of the linux guests (windows partition table) ?
> 
> 
> Currently I am referring to :
> https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-50007 which seems like a good
> option with KVM.
> And I guess - this should work in RHEV as well having the backup
> image exported to ISO-Domain and then performing a CD-ROM based
> installation.
> 
> Any help is a welcome. Cheers,
> --Anand
> 

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Regards, 

Dan Yasny 
Red Hat Israel 
+972 9769 2280


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