[ovirt-users] win 2008 kvm import

Grant Pasley grant at xtranet.com.au
Sat May 30 03:03:07 UTC 2015

thank you daniel, i will play around with this and see how it goes 
before trying it on a production machine.

thanks and regards,

grant pasley.

On 5/29/2015 10:44 AM, Daniel Helgenberger wrote:
> On 29.05.2015 02:53, Grant Pasley wrote:
>> hi all,
> Hello Grant,
>> i am going to migrate a production windows 2008 image that is currently
>> running on kvm over to ovirt 3.5.2 this weekend. are there any tips, any
>> do's and dont's i should be aware of before doing this?
> Well, if waiting for 3.6 is not an option (there, v2v integration is a
> major new feature [1]) you can use manual v2v command line [2] just as
> well. This is non destructive and leaves the original VM intact. Basically:
> # virt-v2v -o rhev -osd storage.example.com:/exportdomain --network
> rhevm vm-name
> The trick is '-o rhev'.
> It basically drops the VM from libvirt on your export domain; it worked
> quite well for me. It also takes care of installing virtio dirvers in
> the image.
> There where some pitfalls, though - I can't remember all of them. But
> one is of course your old host needs have NTFS write support in some
> way; and (at leat a year back) there was no package for the virtio
> drivers on CentOS; but they just need to be put in the right place.
>> should i install the windows guest tools before moving over or once
>> done? what about having to install the virtio drivers when doing and new
>> windows vm in order to see the disks, how is this
>> achieved with an already created kvm image?
> [1] http://www.ovirt.org/Features/virt-v2v_Integration
> [2]
> https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization_for_Servers/2.2/html/Administration_Guide/virt-v2v-scripts.html

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