VMware server

McDougall, Marshall (FSH) Marshall.McDougall at gov.mb.ca
Tue Oct 2 16:58:42 UTC 2007

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>[mailto:redhat-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Gaddis, Jeremy L.
>Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 11:42 AM
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>Subject: Re: VMware server
>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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Thanks, Jeremy.  I saw that "Experimental support..." on the VMWare
website and ruled it out.  That's what I meant by only useable on
windows servers.  I've got a basket of other new and wonderful things
that I am in the process of trying to make work.  I have "migrated" a
couple of vm's by building a basic Linux guest and dumping a tape
restore on top of it, but I am hoping for an on the fly method.

Regards, Marshall

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