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Re: [libvirt-users] Virtualizing a an old SuSE system

On 02/25/2012 07:42 PM, Dale Amon wrote:
> I'm in the midst of an attempt to convert an
> old and rather large SuSE server (5 disks) into
> a virsh loadable VM. Has anyone else dealt with
> the issues of systems of this sort? I'm at the
> moment trying to hand construct a machine xml
> file for it. I managed to create one which would
> load but not start.

Personally, rather than trying to hand-create XML, I've found it handy
to use virt-manager's ability to create a new machine XML description
around existing disk images.  That is, use virt-manager to create a new
VM, but instead of telling it to install the new machine from scratch,
you instead tell it to attach to the pre-existing storage of the
eventual guest, and the OS that is installed in that storage, and it
generates pretty good defaults for the XML that will then boot that guest.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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