vipulinux
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Contributor

Virtual to Physical (v2p)

We can use p2v or converter to convert a physical server to a virtual one but is there a way to convert a virtual machine to a physical one. i.e with vmdk can we have a physical server built.

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sheetsb
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Some third party products advertise the ability to do this but it is not part of the VMware converter. Platespin for one advertises P2V, V2P, V2V, etc.

Bill S.

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RDPetruska
Leadership
Leadership

See the whitepapers on V2P http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/resources/424

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plaurent49
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Contributor

Yes you can convert a vm to physical.

Use GHOST.

1) create a ghost of your VM.

2) use your ghost image to create your physical machine.

That works.

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