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



Anand,

take look this document carefully, your question will be solved.
http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/V2V_Guide/index.html

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anand Nande" <anande redhat com>
To: virt-tools-list redhat com
Cc: rhev-tech redhat com
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 4:15:14 PM
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.

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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