VMware server

Eric Sisler esisler at westminster.lib.co.us
Tue Oct 9 17:57:33 UTC 2007

Hi Marshall,

> 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've done it using a bootable Linux distro (Knoppix) & rsync. A little
trial & error to create an initrd image containing the correct SCSI
drivers was also necessary.  (That and reinstalling the bootloader.)

I actually need to revisit this method in the not-too-distant future for
a Linux server I'll be virtualizing.  Let me know if you want more


Eric Sisler <esisler at westminster.lib.co.us>
Library Network Specialist
Westminster Public Library
Westminster, CO USA

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