2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2013 6:28 PM by tipsluo

    how can i migrate a  studio from a vm to another vm

    tipsluo Novice

      I created a new VM and installed the downloaded vmware studio, then I copied the /opt from the running studio to the new one, the profiles show up, but there is no build shows up under the profiles.

        • 1. Re: how can i migrate a  studio from a vm to another vm
          samdoyle Enthusiast
          VMware Employees

          Hi,

           

          There is a sif cli provided for this. You can find out more information from the developer guide: https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/studio/studio26/studio_developer.pdf

           

          For a full list of all the options you can run: /opt/vmware/bin/sif -h

           

          For the basic export import case here is an example.

           

          Assuming I have a profile caled ubuntu12.04x64.xml which I have successfully built a VM with I can:

           

          1.) Export or create a sif file based on the profile

          /opt/vmware/bin/sif -e  /opt/vmware/var/lib/build/profiles/ubuntu12.04x64.xml -o ubuntu12.04x64.sif

           

          2.) Import that sif file into another Studio

          /opt/vmware/bin/sif -i ubuntu12.04x64.sif -b <base directory>

           

          To lay it out as it was on the originating you could use -b / for the root directory as base

           

          There are other options there as well for including an iso for example if that is what you want.

          • 2. Re: how can i migrate a  studio from a vm to another vm
            tipsluo Novice

            After I exported the profile from a studio and imported to a new studio. I could generated a build on the new studio, but the build looks not able to get the update generated on the old studio. When I issue  :

              vamicli update --check

             

            it said:

              Failure: Error validating the digital signature of the update manifest. Please contact your vendor.

             

            Is there any files I need to copy for the migrated studio to generate build and update which can work with the previous build and update?