[PVE-User] VM windows 2008 issue.

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 15:54:00 CEST 2011


OK, thanks for the suggestion. i will do that on Monday and will share the
details of the test accordingly. now its closing time.

Thanks you,


On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Alain Péan
<alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr>wrote:

> **
> Hi Muhammad,
>
> See a recent thread on this list 'Vmware to Proxmox migration" and
> especially the answer from Ernst Holger. He meant to use the backup program
> from Vmware, to store the backup to a network share (NFS...), then use the
> backup program from proxmox, and the function 'restore', to restore the VM
> on Proxmox. Martin Maurer tested it and agreed it was the easiest solution.
>
> For the growable image file, it seems it is possible to convert it with
> vmware vdisk-manager. See for example this thread :
> http://communities.vmware.com/thread/155051
>
> Alain
>
> Le 01/07/2011 13:42, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>
> ok, thats sounds interesting and new. can you please tell me what do u mean
> by exporting with VMWARE stuff ? unfortunately i am using VMware harddisk
> which increase the size when data inserted. :(. and i think we can not
> convert that type of harddisk with Qemu converter. make me right
> if mis-concept.
>
>  Thank you,
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Laurent CARON <lcaron at unix-scripts.info>wrote:
>
>> On 01/07/2011 13:15, Muhammad Yousuf Khan wrote:
>> > here is the status.
>> >
>> > VMware to KVM (migration)= not working (with 30 GB HD and 2 GB RAM)
>> >
>> > Fresh installation = worked (with 20gb HD and 1GB RAM with same DVD
>> > image deployed on VMWARE)
>> >
>> > now problem is i am stuck in migration from VMware to KVM haven't tried
>> > migration from real machine
>>
>>
>>  Hi,
>>
>> I would suggest the following:
>>
>> - Export the image of the VMWare VM using VMWare stuff
>> - Convert it with qemu-img
>>        - qemu-img convert -O raw input_disk output_disk
>> - d the output_disk file onto the device
>>
>> I had to do this on some VMs which were exhibiting the same black screen
>> you're getting.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
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