P2V - Redhat to Hyper-V migration

Dear Experts,

Where can I get information on doing a P2V migration of Redhat Linux to a Hyper-V Win 2012 R2 server?

I have never done P2V before.
Anonymous KHIT EngineerAsked:
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
For Windows Virtual


For Linux Virtual

Adhere to the following rules. Failure to do so may cause the loss of data and disk malfunction:
The Physical to Virtual (P2V) feature requires a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 virtualization host with virt-v2v version 0.8.7 or later. You can check your version of virt-v2v by running $ rpm -q virt-v2v.
Note that you cannot convert to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 conversion server, or with a virt-v2v package previous to version 0.8.7-6.el6.
A number of operating systems can be converted from physical machines to virtual machines, but be aware that there are known issues converting physical machines using software RAID. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 machines with a filesystem root on a software RAID md device may be converted to guest virtual machines. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 physical machines with their filesystem root on a software RAID md device cannot be converted to virtual machines. There is currently no workaround available.


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Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0

In the past, highly likely today as well, VMware's product also can work:
Anonymous KHIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Dear Experts,

Method 1
1. Use Acronis to clone the whole image
2. In a notebook, mount the image as a drive
3. Use a software to convert the whole drive as a vhd file

Method 2
1. Use VMware Standalone V-Center Converter
2. Make sure to disable the driver and services when converting or else the image will crash in Hyper-V
3. Restore the image in a desktop PC to convert the file from vmdk to vhd using a Microsoft software

 Has anyone heard of these 2 methods?
Anonymous KHIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok, what I did was I used Acronis True Image 2017 to backup a physical server running linux.

I created a blank VM, and it is running Acronis True Image 2017.

Where do I save the tib file so that the acronis in Hyper-V can find the file to restore?
Anonymous KHIT EngineerAuthor Commented:
My boss said:

For the linux server create cluster VM, c:\clusterstorage\volume2\hyper-v\svr01

Do I create a new VM then cluster?

Or directly create a cluster?
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