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Re: [Xen-API] vmware to XCP?


      For all purposes we are talking about harddisks (NTFS, EXT3, EXT4... ), albeit virtual. Nothing prevents you from making these machines boot with Hiren's BootCD (http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd) and perform a ghost copy and use the same strategy for recovering these disks in new virtual machines that you will create on the new HyperVisor (XCP). Example, you create a new virtual machine Win2K3 on the new HyperVisor (XCP) and over "it" (on the virtual disk) restores the old Win2K3 image the you had on the old HyperVisor!


Eduardo LÃcio
LightBase Consultoria em Software PÃblico
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---- Original Message ----
From: Ryan Miller <ryan.miller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Philipp M. Kau" <philipp.kau@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Qua, Fev 27, 2013, 14:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] vmware to XCP?

Right on. I found out the import tool does not come with XCP out of the box For anyone else who may have this issue the article that helped me ishttp://blogs.citrix.com/2010/12/09/diagnosing-xenserver-appliance-wizard-failures/

I used xenserver6.0.iso instead of 5.6 and it worked beautifully.


Philipp, have you used the XenServer Conversion manager before? Looks like it is supposed to rip guest machines from a vmaware host directly to XCPâ I may try it this weekend as all guest machines must be off in order to perform this action.


Thanks for the reply Philipp!





From: Philipp M. Kau [mailto:philipp.kau@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:53 AM
To: Ryan Miller
Cc: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-API] vmware to XCP?


Yes, I'm currently doing this with some machines running on an ancient VMware Server 2.0. I suppose this going to work for ESX 3.x and vSphere 4.x as well.


I'm using VMware's OVF Tool to convert the machines to OVF and then import them in XCP. After that I boot the machine in HVM-mode, reconfigure the virtual machine for paravirtualization and reboot in PV-mode.






Philipp M. Kau



Am 27.02.2013 um 15:16 schrieb Ryan Miller <ryan.miller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

Has any successfully done this?

I â d like to migrate about 10 servers over to XCP.



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