[PVE-User] Vmware to Proxmox migration

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
Tue Jun 28 14:29:37 CEST 2011


Le 28/06/2011 14:27, Alain Péan a écrit :
> Hi Muhammad,
>
> Did you remove first vmware tools from the VM ? It is the first step 
> explained in your link for a VMware to Proxmox migration.
> Your link points to Physical machine. For a vmware VM (see latter on 
> the page), you should be able to just use the image file. Personnally, 
> I would not use a growable (or dynamic) disk image, but a fixed size 
> disk image (better performance, and insure it will not fill space when 
> growing), so rename it from vmdk to .raw file.
>
> If you use the vmware tools (then vmware video drivers, or storage 
> drivers...), inside the VM, they will be recognized by KVM, hence 
> Proxmox....

A litttle correction, 'they will *not* be recognized' by Proxmox.

>
> Clonezilla is in my opinion only usefull fot physical machine...
>
> Alain
>
> Le 28/06/2011 14:01, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>> i have a fully loaded VM in Vmware containing windows 2008 server and 
>> i want to migrate this machine to Proxmox.
>> i followed Clonezilla live CD migration process from here 
>> http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Migration_of_servers_to_Proxmox_VE#Physical_server_to_Proxmox_VE_.28KVM.29_using_Clonezilla_Live_CDs
>>
>> but when every thing get completed and i restart the Proxmox VM.  it 
>> shows "*Press F12 for boot menu*" then "*Booting from Hard 
>> disk.....*"  after that a black screen come with a white cursor dot 
>> on left upper cornet and that is all. and i can not see any loading 
>> of windows 2008 i waited 20 minutes but that black screen remains the 
>> same.
>>
>> Can any one please explain this.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> MYK
>>
>>
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Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas - UMR 7648
Observatoire de Saint-Maur
4, av de Neptune, Bat. A
94100 Saint-Maur des Fossés
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