[PVE-User] w2008r2 p2v

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpn.cnrs.fr
Tue Jan 21 21:52:35 CET 2014

Le 21/01/2014 21:39, Alessandro Briosi a écrit :
>> Hello to everybody,
>> >
>> >till recently I hoped that I had 100% reliable solution for doing p2v
>> >this way:
>> >
>> >http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Migration_of_servers_to_Proxmox_VE#Physical_.28running.29_Windows_server_to_Proxmox_VE_.28KVM.29_using_VMware_Converter
>> >
>> >and it worked perfectly till the last virtualization of w2008r2
>> >
>> >So I succesfully did the step from physical to vmware with the little
>> >help from vmware converter:-)  and it works in vmware player.
>> >
>> >But then after I converted vmdk to qcow2   the machine will not boot ...
>> >it just stops at the very beginning saying (bios screen)  Boot from hdd
>> >....     and it just waits  and waits
>> >
>> >I thought that if something works in vmware player it will work 100% in
>> >proxmox
>> >
>> >Is there any step that I could do wrong ?
>> >
>> >any tip/hint will be very appreciated
>> >
>> >thank you very much in advance
>> >
>> >and
>> >
> It seems the conversion from vmdk to qcow2 is not working correctly.

Yes, I already migrated VMs from VMWare to Proxmox. The vmdk image file 
format is equivalent to raw disk format in Proxmox. I think this is this 
one that you should use. qcow2 is for dynamic disks growing when adding 
more data, as are dynamic disks in VMWare.
What I did is create in Proxmox the VM and the disk in raw format with 
the same size as the vmdk one, then replace the proxmox raw file with 
the vmdk files, just renaming them with the exact same name.


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