[PVE-User] VM windows 2008 issue.

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
Mon Jul 4 12:16:18 CEST 2011


Hi Muhammad,

Why did you convert your image to qcow2 ? I always use raw image file. I 
don't know if the problem lies here. Obviously, If you created first a 
VM with qcow2 file format, you must replace it also by a qcow2 file, but 
I would create a VM with raw files...

If the disk is IDE (and it must), you have to apply first the ide reg 
patch (mergeide), because your HD was certainly SCSI within vmware.... See :
http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Migration_of_servers_to_Proxmox_VE
(Windows systems specific P2V issues)

Alain

Le 04/07/2011 11:48, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
> ok I followed your suggession, still same black screen. no luck. i 
> followed the below steps.
>
> 1) vmware-vdiskmanager -r vmware-hd.vmdk -t 0 vmware-raw.vmdk
> 2) copied "vmware-raw.vmdk" to proxmox base in temp folder
> 3)qemu-img convert vnware-raw.vmdk -O qcow2 proxmox.qcow2
> 4) finally i attached the proxmox.qcow2 to a VM and hit start but with 
> same black screen
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Alain Péan 
> <alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr 
> <mailto: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 <mailto: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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