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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 Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 06:03:04AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> 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.

Unfortunately virt-v2v has no support for importing virtualbox images
at this time.  Matt, Francesco ..?

Rich.

-- 
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virt-p2v converts physical machines to virtual machines.  Boot with a
live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.
http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-p2v


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