[PVE-User] Moving from XenServer to Proxmox... slowly

Angel Docampo adocampo at dltec.net
Thu Oct 24 16:31:50 CEST 2013


Hi Gerald,

I'm pretty sure that were both full and paravirtualized machines, but 
primarily were HVM.

Regards,

El 24/10/13 16:17, Gerald Brandt escribió:
>
> Hi Angel,
>
> Were you transferring HVM or PVM servers to KVM?
>
> Gerald
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>     *From: *"Angel Docampo" <adocampo at dltec.net>
>     *To: *pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
>     *Sent: *Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:08:43 AM
>     *Subject: *Re: [PVE-User] Moving from XenServer to Proxmox... slowly
>
>     Hi,
>
>     Here we user as third|quorum machine, a VMWare machine. It worked
>     perfectly as far as it does not host any VM itself.
>
>     To migrate linux machines, we created a new VM on proxmox, booted
>     it up with a sysresCD and then  netcat the whole system from the
>     xen VM to the new PVE machine.
>
>     Hope it helps,
>
>     El 24/10/13 15:49, Gerald Brandt escribió:
>
>         Hi,
>
>         I'd considered that, but I'm having trouble finding a system that supports VT-d/VT-x.
>
>         Any hiccups converting Xen to KVM?  I imagine the Windows boxes will move easily enough, just using clonezilla or similar.  The rest of my servers are Ubuntu based, and PVM's so I'll need to add a kernel, so I'm looking athttp://www.blog.turmair.de/2010/12/xen-to-kvm-or-physical-vmware-migration/
>
>         Any performance issues?
>
>         Gerald
>
>
>         ----- Original Message -----
>
>             From: "Kurt Bauer"<kurt.bauer at univie.ac.at>
>             To: "Gerald Brandt"<gbr at majentis.com>
>             Cc:pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
>             Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:42:54 AM
>             Subject: Re: [PVE-User] Moving from XenServer to Proxmox... slowly
>
>             Hi,
>
>             we did pretty much the same thing over the past weeks, ie. changing
>             fom
>             XEN to KVM (Proxmox) reusing the hardware already in place and
>             production. But we didn't went down the 2-Node cluster road, what we
>             did
>             instead was, that we used an old server machine as a third node, just
>             for the sake of quorum and not having to deal with all the problems,
>             that may occur on a 2-Node cluster. No guests on that machine and as
>             soon as the 3rd production machine was free, we added it to the
>             cluster
>             and removed the old one.
>             I guess performance is not an issue for that 3rd machine, as long as
>             it
>             has no guests.
>
>             Hope that helps a little,
>             best regards,
>             Kurt
>
>             Gerald Brandt schrieb:
>
>                 Hi,
>
>                 We've pretty much made the decision to move from Citrix XenServer
>                 to KVM (Proxmox) for our Virtual solution.  Unfortunately, I don't
>                 have all the computers available to me at the start, since
>                 migration will use the existing XenServer computers.
>
>                 To start, I'll have two servers, using a single iSCSI, in an HA
>                 cluster.  Once they are running and some of the virtual machines
>                 are migrated, I can add a third server.  Finally, I can add the
>                 fourth server.
>
>                 Is there anything I need to look out for when creating the 2 server
>                 HA cluster and then converting it to a 3 and 4 node cluster?
>                 Has anyone done this, and created a HOWTO I can follow?
>
>                 Thanks,
>                 Gerald
>
>                 ps: Been using Citrix XenServer since Jan 2009.  We've had enough
>                 issues with VM disk corruption to haunt me for year (using
>                 LVMoveriSCSI).  It's a bloody house of cards.
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*Angel Docampo
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