Migrate VM to Cloud provider

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Hello experts, I trying to migrate a VM running on Esxi to Vultr. I am able to save an image of the VM using clonezilla, upload the image to Vultr and restore, but the VM throws an error on boot up. Not sure how to resolve. Here is a screen shot of the error. Thank you everyone for the help!
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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The cloning software must not be doing a block by block clone of the original storage. The complaint seems to indicate that the underlying storage setup has changed.

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Yes, the storage has changed, the system was originally a physical box (with a 512GB hard drive) that was migrated to a VM on Vmware workstation. Once migrated the VM booted without issue. I then used Gparted to shrink the partitions and tested again, also no issue. I shrunk the partitions down so I could get an image under the upload limit of Vultr. I can restore the image to a new VM without issue but when I try to upload to Vultr and restore I get the error that I posted a pic of.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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Does Vultr have a migration guide? Their hypervisor must not be reading the disk setup/layout correctly especially if the VM boots on other hypervisor platforms outside of the original.
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Yes but it's pretty vague I looking to try Amazon AWS.
Ramasamy PanchavarnamSenior Technical Architect

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in Amazon it is very simple
Select AWS Server Migration service
Download the VM appliance and launch in your VMware environment
Ensure your VM appliance will have good network connectivity to AWS
Open the appliance, choose the VM to migrate.
your VM will be migrated to AWS.
Was the original BIOS or UEFI ?
Ramasamy PanchavarnamSenior Technical Architect

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it is a VM.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You need to convert VMware to QEMU.

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