Solved

Linux CentOS on Vmware to Hyper V

Posted on 2014-07-23
5
828 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hi All we adopted a VMWare host that has a Linux CentOS VM on it, we wish to migrate this over to Hyper V, my question is How do I do this.

I have Installed some imaging software to the Linux Machine and created a backup then using the sam software I have converted that backup file to .VHD when I assign the disks and boot I get

Kernal Panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!

I have no experience with Linux, there were a Bunch of Windows machines on the host that I have converted and all was fine

Any help Much appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:pepps11976
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 120
ID: 40214499
You may want to check this is a supported VM by Hyper-V, we have recently had many clients, and also a few questions on EE, where Centos users on Hyper-V have migrated to VMware for support.

Did you try Starwind V2V Converter, to convert from VMDK to VHD ?
http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

or you could follow my EE Article

HOW TO:  Convert and Migrate virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V and Windows Azure
0
 

Author Comment

by:pepps11976
ID: 40214532
Am I right in saying the conversion tool you mentioned in your guide does no support Vsphere 4.0
0
 
LVL 120
ID: 40214558
vSphere 4.0 is very old, those are the details given to me by Microsoft!

It's worth a try, if it fails you know why, it's not supported.
0
 

Author Comment

by:pepps11976
ID: 40214577
Yes I have tried this already and it fails to see VM's in the Host
0
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40214596
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Setting Permissions within vCenter 3 73
grep command usage 10 29
PSOD when using EFI firmware for VMware 6 69
Create a VM Template 17 37
The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
This Micro Tutorial walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question