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proxmox vm conversion

Posted on 2014-07-23
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Hi Experts,

I have a proxmox server running with some VMs on it.
Is it possible to convert all PROXMOX VMs to VMWARE VMs ?
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by:Wilder_Admin
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Yes it is. You can use the freeware vmware vCenter Converter Standalone. You can download it directly from VMWare.

Its original made for converting physical server but can be used also to convert VM as long they are reachable from the converter Machine. Can be a virtual machine as well.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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As far as I know this converter is not for linux.
On my PROXMOX server I have several linux VMs. These VMs needs to be converted to VMWARE.
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by:Wilder_Admin
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the newest version can convert linux i used already for ubuntu redhat and solaris
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40214280
so I can install the newest version on linux system ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40214320
ok cool, I have seen the manual.
So I install the converter on my client or on the vcenter and then I start the conversion, right ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40214336
is it possible to install the vcenter converter on the vcenter to use it for the same ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Yes it is possible but it's recommended and Best Practice to install VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5 on the VM to be converted. (if they are windows), otherwise you will need to perform a Network Remote Conversion.

check the release notes, and make sure your VMs are supported for conversion, not ALL OS are supported for conversion.

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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by:Wilder_Admin
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I always use a vm with windows OS and i install ther the converter. Then in the converter you can convert a powered on Machine. In your case its a linux one. There you have to put in the name or ip and the root account for access.
As target you can choose directly the vcenter for example
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by:Eprs_Admin
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great I will look into it.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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I have UBUNTU linux machine to be converted to vsphere.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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Now I convert a UBUNTU Linux to my vsphere cluster.
The proccess is running but it stays at 1% now for 30 minutes.
Is it normal ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
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Can I use VMXNET3 driver with a linux on this vm ?
And can I install vmware tools on it ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40314104
My Ubuntu linux servers are without GUI.
Can you show me just with CMD how to install it ?
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ok done. Thanks.
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