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Re: [Xen-users] Converting VMWare 2008 to xen domU

On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 14:46 -0500, James Pifer wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 14:00 -0800, Brian Krusic wrote:
> > Ahh, I see.
> > 
> > Well, I'll try it and give some feedback.
> > 
> > - Brian

I got this working. I'm not sure what my original problem was, but I
have a hunch. I think when I originally ftp'ed the vmdk I forgot to make
sure I ftp'ed it in binary mode. That's my hunch, but here's what I did
to get it working. 

My coworker built the VM using VMWare Server 2.0. My server runs VMWare
Server 1.0. 

1) ftp'ed entire VMWare VM to my server running VMWare 1.0 (Windows)
2) Ran VMWare converter and converted it to a 1.0 VM with a growable
3) Ran vmware-vdiskmanager and created a flat disk file (think I could
have done this as part of step 2)
4) ftp'ed flat disk file in binary mode to xen server
5) ran qemu-img to convert it do a growable qemu img file
6) ran cp --sparse=always of the disk file so it's not using all the
7) boot with xen

That's it. 


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