Citrix Xenservers Templates conversion to ISO image
Posted on 2010-11-07
I currently have Citrix Xenservers lab that consists of 4 xenservers that is hosting about 20 VMs for testing purposes and learning, I had managed to create templates and save them on the actual hypervisors local storage or on the iscsi (Openfiler) but what I need to do is the following and I am not sure how to go about it.
I managed to export the templates to Windows file sharing (CIFS) and store it there where it is being backed up to tape library, so far so good, however when I try to build new VM from the template that is sitting on the windows server (CIFS) I cannot see the template (.XVA); all I seem to see is the ISO images
I need to convert the templates (XVA) to ISO images so that I can create VM from it
I am aware of importing the template back to any of the hypervisors and creating VM from there but this is not what I need. I have checked out Xenmigrate.py but I am not sure if this serves the purpose and if so, then is this is the ONLY way? Is there any other way someone else out there did this
Thanks in advance