[PVE-User] Overwhelming Migration to EC2

Alan Urquhart alan at asuweb.co.uk
Tue Feb 19 12:07:45 CET 2019

I agree with using OVH.  We've been using them for several years. There 
hardware and network is pretty faultless.  Very powerful Vrack which 
works excellently with Proxmox and public IP routing.

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On 18/02/2019 22:43, BSD wrote:
> Use OVH - they are offering native proxmox hosting !
> At a fraction of the cost you are about to spend in excellent DC conditions !
> You might have to upgrade to proxmox enterprise repo to be up to date with changes.
>> On lundi, févr. 18, 2019 at 9:24 PM, John C. Reid <john at shasta.com (mailto:john at shasta.com)> wrote:
>> I have been using ProxMox to host our VMs for a couple of years now and
>> I really like it. Unfortunately the last couple weeks have been an eye
>> opener. We had a fire earlier this month and last week a storm caused
>> power to be down for several days. Because of this we discovered that
>> our Generator is shot as it was cycling between 56Hz and 64Hz causing
>> surges of power. It killed my primary AC, a few managed switches, and a
>> few other pieces of equipment. The crux of this being that management
>> has made the decision that I need to migrate everything to Amazon AWS.
>> The vast majority of my VMs cannot be simply rebuilt in EC2. I need to
>> be able to migrate them over using an export/import. It seems that
>> Amazon has the ability to import from OVA, VMDK, VHD, and RAW but
>> imports from RAW into EC2 fail if coming from KVM because of the kernel.
>> It also seems that KVM has been left out in the cold when it comes to
>> its existence being recognized by Amazon. I have found that anytime
>> Amazon documentation fails to specifically say what hypervisor the
>> export/import documentation is for, it is assumed to be VMWare. In
>> short, it appears that I am going to have to use "qemu-img convert" to
>> convert my VMs to VMWare prior to attempting to import them.
>> My ProxMox server is currently hosting 16 VM, all of the KVM/QEMU type,
>> stored as RAW on Stripped Mirrored vDev ZPools (I have two separate
>> pools attached as Primary Storage and Secondary Storage and the VMs are
>> roughly split between them.) The OS itself is on a pair of mirrored SSDs
>> in a hardware RAID 1. It has been running a dream, but as I said, I have
>> to figure out how to get my VMs off of it and into EC2 instances.
>> Does anybody have experience doing this? It is all a bit overwhelming. I
>> could really use some help with a viable roadmap from somebody that has
>> done this. At the same time I am trying to figure this out I am also
>> doing several Hyper-V VMs, some physical machines, designing the VPC,
>> and possibly moving a /24 of IP space to an IP pool in AWS. On that last
>> one I am really scratching my head. I can't advertise the IPs here and
>> at Amazon at the same time, the /24 is a subset in the middle of a /20
>> we own and advertise via BGP. Also the /24 I would be moving is in use
>> by all of the servers (they want to migrate each IP with the server
>> currently using it.) If all of that is not enough. It is just me -- I am
>> the IT department. Thank you in advance for any help you can
>> <http://Shasta.com>
>> *John C. Reid * / Network Administrator
>> John at Shasta.com <mailto:John at Shasta.com> / (530) 224-6866 833 Mistletoe
>> Lane Ste A-1, Redding, CA 96002
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