[SOLVED] Import VMWare Centos 7 machine

Deleted member 33567

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I have tried the following:

Code:
root@node01-sxb-pve01:/vz/template/ova# qm importovf 109 CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.ovf local
Formatting '/var/lib/vz/images/109/vm-109-disk-1.raw', fmt=raw size=32212254720
    (100.00/100%)
root@node01-sxb-pve01:/vz/template/ova# less CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.mf
root@node01-sxb-pve01:/vz/template/ova# ls
CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3-disk1.vmdk  CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.mf  CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.ova  CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.ovf
root@node01-sxb-pve01:/vz/template/ova# ls -la
total 3489636
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root       4096 Mar 28 23:20 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root       4096 Mar 29 17:49 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1   64   64 1784927744 Aug  5  2016 CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3-disk1.vmdk
-rw-r--r-- 1   64   64        165 Aug  5  2016 CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.mf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1784937472 Aug  5  2016 CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.ova
-rw-r--r-- 1   64   64       6282 Aug  5  2016 CentOS7.2_64_kusanagi7.8.3.ovf
root@node01-sxb-pve01:/vz/template/ova#



Any idea why the import did not worked? I have checked the anaconda config an output it's here:
Code:
#version=DEVEL
# System authorization information
auth --enableshadow --passalgo=sha512
# Use CDROM installation media
cdrom
# Use graphical install
graphical
# Run the Setup Agent on first boot
firstboot --enable
# Keyboard layouts
keyboard --vckeymap=jp --xlayouts='jp'
# System language
lang ja_JP.UTF-8

# Network information
network  --bootproto=static --device=eno16777736 --gateway=192.168.123.254 --ip=192.168.123.193 --nameserver=192.168.123.254 --netmask=255.255.255.0 --noipv6 --activate
network  --hostname=localhost.localdomain

# Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $6$fr7q/W8bMTixNRS.$dQ/7AXa6SCsGtlddiObK9gjxzSn9KmjhL9CzpoGUr9jiymB3aJJ0P0nsvln0EXCiHUxstMNW.tOSX22y..owe1
# System timezone
timezone Asia/Tokyo --isUtc
# System bootloader configuration
bootloader --append=" crashkernel=auto" --location=mbr --boot-drive=sda
autopart --type=lvm
# Partition clearing information
clearpart --none --initlabel

%packages
@^minimal
@core
kexec-tools

%end

%addon com_redhat_kdump --enable --reserve-mb='auto'

%end
 
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Deleted member 33567

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I was using VmWare Adaptor instead of SCSI and this helped to successfully migrate the machine into Proxmox.
 

dirks

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I had a similar problem, a centos 7 vm migrated from vmware booted only with scsi adapter set to VMware PVSCSI. Turns out the virtio_scsi module was missing so a new initramfs was needed.

modprobe virtio_scsi
dracut -f

Afterwards the switch to VirtIO SCSI and booting the vm worked. Learned from that I prepared my vms with

yum install qemu-guest-agent
yum remove open-vm-tools
dracut --force --add-drivers "virtio_balloon virtio_scsi virtio_console virtio_net virtio_pci"

before the migration from vmware. No VMware PVSCSI adapter step needed anymore.
 

bamzilla16

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I had a similar problem, a centos 7 vm migrated from vmware booted only with scsi adapter set to VMware PVSCSI. Turns out the virtio_scsi module was missing so a new initramfs was needed.

modprobe virtio_scsi
dracut -f

Afterwards the switch to VirtIO SCSI and booting the vm worked. Learned from that I prepared my vms with

yum install qemu-guest-agent
yum remove open-vm-tools
dracut --force --add-drivers "virtio_balloon virtio_scsi virtio_console virtio_net virtio_pci"

before the migration from vmware. No VMware PVSCSI adapter step needed anymore.
Just successfully used this pro-tip 4 years later :D
 

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