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Re: [libvirt-users] kvm/libvirt can't use vmdk files? qemu: 'vmdk' invalid format



On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:45:02AM +0800, Frank Hauptle wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I have a RHEL6.1 qemu-kvm  hypervisor running a raw image that I
> need for various reasons to convert to vmdk.

The RHEL-6 qemu-kvm build only supports raw + qcow2 file formats.

If you have another format, you must use  qemu-img to convert it
to raw/qcow2 before you can launch a KVM guest with it.


> Error starting domain: internal error Process exited while reading
> console log output: char device redirected to /dev/pts/5
> qemu: 'vmdk' invalid format

This is QEMU telling you it doesn't support vmdk.

Daniel
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