[SOLVED] Migration from vCenter 7 to Proxmox VE


Mar 16, 2021

i am trying to migrate my Exchange Server 2019 on Windows 2019 in a VM to my new Proxmox VE.
I tried to follow the manual on your wiki.

At first i tried to generate a ovf file:

ovftool vi://root@x.x.x.x/exchange /mnt/pve/tempvms/exchange/
Transfer is successful.

After that i tried do run the convert the ovf:
qm importovf 101 /mnt/pve/tempvms/exchange/exchange.ovf pve-storage1
I seems to start normally but after some gigabytes

Logical volume "vm-101disk-0" created.
transferred 0.0 B of 100.0 GiB (0.00%)
transferred 1.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (1.00%)
transferred 2.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (2.00%)
transferred 3.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (3.00%)
transferred 4.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (4.00%)
transferred 5.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (5.00%)
transferred 6.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (6.00%)
transferred 7.0 GiB of 100.0 GiB (7.00%)
qemu-img: error while reading at byte 7037648896: Invalid argument

Maybe there is some incompatibility in the source configuration on the original vm?
Old school way is to use qemu-img convert command.

New school way is to use Clonezilla over the network.

Plenty of blog/videos on how to do it.
Thanks for your answer. I read a lot about migration to proxmox and thought that clonezilla is only used for physical to pve.

I am sorry to ask but I didn’t find st lädt one actual video about cloning/migrating VMware vmdks to proxmox with clonezilla.

Please provide some links or hints How to migrate efficiently. Maybe i did not search correctly.

Thanks in advance
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