[et-mgmt-tools] Experimental virt-p2v (physical to virtual server migration) tool

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sat Sep 15 13:35:54 UTC 2007

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> I've been writing an experimental P2V (physical to virtual server 
> migration) tool.  It's a live CD, the idea is that you boot it on the 
> physical server and it examines the local disks and ships them off to 
> your Xen/whatever host where they can be turned easily into a replica 
> virtual machine.
> The concept works, but the current implementation is a bit broken.  I 
> hope to have something working a bit better over the weekend.
>   http://et.redhat.com/~rjones/virt-p2v/
> Nevertheless, it's just a big shell script so if anyone feels like 
> lending a hand then send me an email, or ping me on #virt (@ OFTC).

Check out version 0.4 from the above site.  It __almost__ works; at 
least the TCP transport works, but the ssh transport for some reason 
fails to be able to connect to the remote machine (even though I can 
'ssh' perfectly fine from another virtual console).

Again, all feedback, patches, etc. gratefully received.

(Also I've clarified that the license is GPL).


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