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From Paul Angus <paul.an...@shapeblue.com>
Subject RE: DISCUSS : Vmware to Cloudstack migration support
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:47:19 GMT
There used to be a XenConvert utility that you do that conversion for you.  I'm not sure that
its about anymore, but a bit of googling might dig up a copy.

Alternatively there are linux and Windows versions of qemu-img convert , which usually does
a pretty good job of disk image conversions

Otherwise you could use a P2V backup/recovery tool with an agent that runs inside your VMs




Kind regards,

Paul Angus

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-----Original Message-----
From: Shreya Nair [mailto:shreya.nair@opcito.com] 
Sent: 05 July 2017 09:22
To: users@cloudstack.apache.org
Subject: Re: DISCUSS : Vmware to Cloudstack migration support

Hi Oliver,

We are trying to migrate the vSphere environment to cloudstack (based on
XenServer) due to some internal product dependency which can be addressed by the CloudStack
environment.


Thanks & Regards,

Shreya

On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 10:27 PM, Oliver Dzombic <info@ip-interactive.de>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> just our of intrest:
>
> Why do you want to go away from vmware ?
>
> And why do you prefere xen and not kvm ( which is as you already 
> experienced much more tricky compared to kvm ) ?
>
>
> --
> Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best regards
>
> Oliver Dzombic
> IP-Interactive
>
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>
> Am 04.07.2017 um 13:22 schrieb Shreya Nair:
> > Hello,
> >
> > My team is working on a Vmware to Cloudstack migration task. The
> CloudStack
> > environment is set up on the Xenserver hypervisor.
> >
> > We are able to export a VM on vsphere to OVF template which also 
> > provides the OVF, VMDK disk image(s) and MF file for the particular VM.
> > In order to create a CloudStack Template from these files, it can be 
> > done by 2 methods, namely, template creation from VHD(as the 
> > underlying hypervisor is XenServer) or template creation from ISO.
> >
> > VHD Template creation:
> >  - The VMDK file (Obtained after export OVF operation of the VM) is 
> > converted to VHD format with VBoxManage.exe tool that is available 
> > with VirtualBox.
> >  -  The VHD file can be used to create a CloudStack template and 
> > instantiate a VM.
> >
> >
> > ISO Template creation:
> >  - The OVF file (Obtained after export OVF operation of the VM) is
> imported
> > to Citrix XenCenter.
> >  - XenCenter runs Operating system Fixup on the imported OVF file 
> > and creates a modified ISO file.
> >  - The modified ISO file can be used for creating a template and 
> > instantiate a VM
> >
> > However, the newly created VM has booting issues as it requires "You
> might
> > have to change the root from /dev/hd[a-d] to /dev/xvd[a-d]"
> > Is there an alternate way or support to migrate a vSphere VM to
> CloudStack?
> > Or a method to change the partitioning on the hard disk from sd[a-d]  
> > to xvd[a-d]
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks & Regards,
> >
> > Shreya
> >
>
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