[PVE-User] VM migrated from VMWare

Lindsay Mathieson lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 23:44:02 CEST 2016

On 14/04/2016 6:32 AM, Alwin Antreich wrote:
> I use qemu-img and convert it to qcow2 or raw disk images, works great
> without extra steps to take.

Yeah, we migrated a bunch of VMWare images, what we finally found worked 
best was:

- remove the vmware guest tools
- Export the VMS to OVF on an attached external USB drive using the 
vmWare client

- convert the vmdk to qcow2 using qemu-img

- copy into proxmox

- initially add the qcow image as ide
- add a dummy virtio drive

- boot, install spice-guest tools, reboot as needed

- remove the dummy
- re-add actual image as virtio

- boot, allow updates to happen

Its a tedious and *slow* process, but it works.

Lindsay Mathieson

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