HOW TO MIGRATE PROXMOX VE VMs TO VMWARE ESXI

udo

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NOTHING..this time a power down the vm and i activate with lvchange it..i clone with dd under /dev/lun3/vmxxx-disk-1 to my share disk in .raw format..the dd succesfully and the disk is 21 gb equal to my pve vm..
after that I do qemu-img convert -f raw -O vmdk Z:\vm-30-09.raw Z:\vm-30-09.vmdk...I import the vmdk into vmware 6 in datastore in a equal vm in vmware..the result is almost the same..no bootable disk found..(the disk in vmware is ide0:0 and the bios setting is ok)...with netcat how can I do it?
Hi,
what kind of OS is inside the cloned VM? Windoof?
Perhaps there is an driver missing (don't know which kind of driver vmware use for ide).
Which drive was used on pve - also ide?

If you boot the VM on vmware with an iso (like grml) can you see the partition and mount the data?

Udo
 

manusamir

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OK THANKS ALL FOR THE REPLIES! I solved with a migration to vcenter using vmware converter installed into the pve machine (local to vcenter)...I don't know how to if I haven't a vcenter..but I think netcat is a valid solution.

Bye
 

jhboricua

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NOTHING..this time a power down the vm and i activate with lvchange it..i clone with dd under /dev/lun3/vmxxx-disk-1 to my share disk in .raw format..the dd succesfully and the disk is 21 gb equal to my pve vm..
after that I do qemu-img convert -f raw -O vmdk Z:\vm-30-09.raw Z:\vm-30-09.vmdk...I import the vmdk into vmware 6 in datastore in a equal vm in vmware..the result is almost the same..no bootable disk found..(the disk in vmware is ide0:0 and the bios setting is ok)...with netcat how can I do it?
Though you've already solved this by using the P2V route, I think this might have been the issue. The disk should've been assigned to a virtual scsi controller, not the ide one.
 

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