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Re: [virt-tools-list] how to convert virtualbox vm instance to kvm instance, and then run kvm instance under virt-manager?



On 11/15/2012 02:48 AM, Qiubo Su (David Su) wrote:
> dear virt-manager team,
> 
> i have some applications (e.g. web hosting system and VOIP telephony
> system) installed in the virtualbox vm instances (with bridged adapter for
> networking), but since i set up the opennebula cloud system with kvm
> hypervisor, i have been trying to migrate these virtualbox vm instances to
> under kvm hypervisor. i run "qemu-img convert virtualboximage.vdi -O qcow2
> kvmimage.qcow" to get vm instance under kvm hypervisor.

That's part of the work, but not complete.  You also need to install new
drivers into the guest, and make some other tweaks.

It is much easier to use virt-v2v for this task, instead of trying to
figure out all the pieces yourself.

-- 
Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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