VMware server

Gaddis, Jeremy L. jeremy at linuxwiz.net
Tue Oct 2 16:41:40 UTC 2007

On 10/2/07, McDougall, Marshall (FSH) <Marshall.McDougall at gov.mb.ca> wrote:
> This may be OT, but there is lots of knowledge here.
> I am looking for a P2V tool that I can use to scrape my RH Linux
> servers.  The vmware converter that vmware gives out is only useable on
> windows servers.  What are you folks using for this?  Thanks.

I haven't tried it, but:

"NOTE: Experimental support only is available for Linux-based physical
to virtual machine conversions using the Vmware Converter BootCD (cold
cloning) if the source physical machine has SCSI disks."

That requires VMware Converter Enterprise, BTW.

Haven't yet been put in a situation where we've needed to migrate
physical Linux machines to VMs.  Unless VMware Converter's support
becomes something more than "experimental", I imagine we'd kickstart
new VM and "migrate" that way.

Jeremy L. Gaddis

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