Saturday, September 6, 2014
V2V - RHEV from (Vmware 5.5 with Windows/Linux Guests)
First of all we need fit all of the requirements to deploy 'virt-v2v':
- 1 x Server/Host apart with RHEL 6.5/KVM/virt-v2v x86_64 (installed) with virtualization kernel support that means cpu flags 'vmx|svm' could be a Physical Server if Virtual(certified that held nested virtualization)
- A common area where you reside on NFS virtual machine to maneuver it should in this mapped as RHEV (Storage EXPORT / NFS), for this case we use the local(v2v) server.
At this point it is important to get an idea of size in 'hard' virtual machine, to measure the size of the NFS partition correctly.
- Segmented VLAN for better performance in the bandwith, because v2v runs over network tcp/ip
# yum update -y
# shutdown -r now (only if kernel was updated)
# yum install libguestfs-winsupport virtio-win virt-v2v -y
Create a file with following instructions:
# vi $HOME/.netrc
machine esx.example.com login root password s3cr3t
# virt-v2v -ic esx://X.X.X.X/?no_verify=1 -o rhev -os <NFS_SERVER_LOCAL>:/v2v --network rhevm <GUEST_NAME>
** Is important mentioned that virt-v2v goes to the vmware ESX hypervisor to get the vm guest.
In the end, goes to the RHEV-M portal >> Storage >> Select NFS/Export >> Click bellow in the guest that will be imported.