convert xen into vmware image ?

Posted on 2010-11-27
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I've a debian linux runnig on a xen server (v3.3) and I want to convert it to ESXi image?
How can I do it?

Question by:sminfo
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Hi hanccok

I saw this URL, but I see it to complicated because I don't own the xen server.. maybe I need something easier, like  converter or other way to avoid large downtime on the xen-server.
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Another product you could try is Platespin Migrate, it's supports Xen to ESXi, but you'll need to purchase it, or blag an evaluation!
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you could try coldclone iso or VMware Convertor, but I'm not sure how they would get on or understand you Debian Linux server.
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Luciano Patrão earned 2000 total points
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You can use VMware BootCD to convert any type of system.

VMware BootCD is not a free tool, so you need to have a VMware Essentials license to donwload this tool.

Check here:

Howto convert:

Also you can use the vConverter to convert this(never done this), but you need to install the Linux product.


You can also try to do this manualy. This is an article howto(this is more difficult)

After the conversion, you may need to make some changes on that Linux Server.
Like I said I never done this with this type of conversion, so if you have no boot, make some changes.
Check this:

Maybe you not need this last part. But if you need, that is a good article to use as a post conversion.

Hope this can help you


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