[PVE-User] Windows Server 2003 HP 6400 RAID

Yannis Milios yannis.milios at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 20:19:20 CET 2017


You just need to edit the config file of the vm and edit the line(s)
related to the vm disk from scsiX to ideX.

Posting vm config would help...
Generally speaking Windows are a bit painful to virtualise.


On Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at 18:48, <lists at hexis.consulting> wrote:

>   So, i originally set these up as SCSI drives in Proxmox. Since I am
> using LVM-Thin, I don't think I can change the hard drive type? Does
> this mean that I have to create another disk and dd it in? Do I need
> to set the bs=1024?
>
> I will look into the IDE drivers.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Quoting Alessandro Briosi <ab1 at metalit.com>:
>
> > Il 24/03/2017 13:57, Hexis ha scritto:
> >> I recently did a P2V onto LVM thin from a Windows 2003 server running
> >> on an old HP Proliant with a HP 6400 U-SCSI RAID. I used dd | ssh to
> >> accomplish it, and then of=the actual lvm volume. This completed
> >> successfully, however, I cannot seem to get SCSI drivers working, so
> >> it simply boots to the windows loading screen and crashes... I am
> >> hesitant for obvious reasons to do too much tampering with the host OS
> >> pre-migration.
> >>
> >> Does anyone have experience doing this?
> >
> > Personally this is how I proceed in such cases (if the original server
> > cannot boot).
> >
> > 1. Connect the HD as IDE drives in the VM
> > 2. Try to boot windows
> > 3. If it starts then go to point 7
> > 4. If it does not start, then I start Windows with an ISO of the OS and
> > run in recovery mode. This allows you to launch a registry editor and
> > load a registry hive.
> >   an alternative is to install a temporary windows into another disk,
> > boot from there and load the registry of the server.
> > 5. In the registry I go and enable the ide drivers to start at boot
> > (HKLM\System\... look if up in the internet)
> > 6. Then I boot windows (hopefully the change did it's magic)
> > 7 I install virtio drivers and then migrate the disks to use virtio.
> >
> > That's roughly the procedure.
> > Of course this could be avoided if the original server is working by
> > merging directly the mergeide.reg file before doing the p2v conversion.
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> > Alessandro
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