bdemchak
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KVM migration to VMWare

Hi, all --

We have a KVM virtual machine running latest Ubuntu on a Ubuntu host.

We need to migrate this VM to a VMWare ESX farm run by out data center.

Is this migration as simple as moving the virtual disk file to the data center, or is there a more elaborate migration process? What tools would we need, and who supplies them??

I'm hoping this will be very easy. I can't seem to find any information on this.

Thanks!

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mcowger
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You will likely need to use vmware converter to do this....you cant just move the file.






--Matt

VCP, vExpert, Unix Geek

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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bdemchak
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Thanks ...

I looked at the VMWare Converter page (http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/features.html) and it says a lot. However, on the subject of VM images, this seems to be the authority:

Source third party images: Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Virtual PC, Parallels Desktop, Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly called Live State Recovery), Norton Ghost, Acronis, and StorageCraft

I don't see KVM in there, but maybe it's because I don't know KVM ... or what it's equivalent to.

I also checked the interoperability matrix in the release notes: http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/releasenotes_conv401.html and on p19 of the manual (http://www.vmware.com/pdf/converter_standalone_guide401.pdf). KVM isn't there, either.

Is there somewhere else I should be looking for this info??

Thanks!

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mcowger
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You should convert this as though it were a physical to virtual (e.g. from your live running KVM to a VMware VM).

--M

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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