[Libguestfs] Convert Xen PV to KVM

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Fri Oct 24 11:33:53 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 02:27:17PM +0300, XenonHost.ro - Edelweiss srl wrote:
> Hello!
> Is it possible to convert a live centos xen pv vps to kvm?

Live v2v is never going to be possible.

Live migration only works because the emulated hardware at both ends
is identical, whereas the emulated hardware at both ends of a v2v
conversion is completely different.

However after shutting down the source Xen PV guest, it ought to be
possible to convert it to run on KVM using virt-v2v, something like:

  virt-v2v -ic xen+ssh://root@xen-host.example.com centos-guest

(This is assuming the new version of virt-v2v >= 1.27.xx)

Read the virt-v2v manual page carefully:



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