1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 9, 2012 3:29 AM by Plamen

    Howto coldclone  2008R2 with GPT and EFI to ESXi 5 ...

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      I just p2ved a 2008 R2 with GPT-disks and EFI-bios to ESXi 5 .

       

      Procedure is quite straight forward ....

       

      1. boot source machine into Ubuntu 11.04 64bit LiveCD
      2. attach large USB-drive or networkshare
      3. dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/import-flat.vmdk
      4. create import.vmdk
      5. upload import.vmdk and import-flat.vmdk to new directory on ESXi
      6. create new VM with LSI-SAS
      7. add firmware = "efi" to vmx
      8. start VM into 2k8-64 recovery CD
      9. enable LSI-SAS to start at boot

       

      10. done