[PVE-User] VM windows 2008 issue.

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
Mon Jul 4 17:12:43 CEST 2011


I never tried this procedure with a 2008 R2 machine, only 2003 R2. So 
there is perhaps some gotchas here ? The proxmox wiki describes only the 
procedure for 2003....

You should perhaps try the procedure that has been tested by Ernst 
Holger and Martin Maurer, that is use the vmware backup tool to backup 
to a shared storage, then use vzrestore, to restore the VM on Proxmox ? 
But I don't know if you have the full set of ESX tools. With ESXi, you 
don't have a backup option...

Alain

Le 04/07/2011 14:06, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
> i tried both commands
>
> qemu-img convert vnware-raw.vmdk -O qcow2 proxmox.qcow2
> qemu-img convert vnware-raw.vmdk -O raw proxmox.raw
>
> output from the above command didnt help.
>
> i already created VM with a raw file and tried in qcow2 VM also. hard 
> disk shifting didn't work. i have already installed mergeide.reg. 
> although this is not my first time i can easily move VMs with 
> clonezillah . i have migrated many Windows 2003 and XP VMs to proxmox 
> with just clonzilla ISO. i have followed the same procedure as showed 
> for physical machine with clonezilla in documentation and it worked 
> for me for XP and 2003 but this is the first time with windows 2008 
> that making me  irritate by showing this black screen.
>
> Thank you,
>
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Alain Péan 
> <alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr 
> <mailto:alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr>> wrote:
>
>     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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