Xen vhd to vmdk

Converting from a Xen Server to a VMWARE Server isn´t easy. Normal you can use VMWARE Converter it works fine with Windows. Linux loves Clonezilla but only with one disk. My situation is a Linux vm with multiple disk with LVM.

What we need:

  • QEMU disk image utility for Windows

https://cloudbase.it/qemu-img-windows/

  • enough disk space
  • winscp
  • putty

 

Shutdown your vm. Login to your xen machine and figure out which disk you need.

See  “How to find the disk associated to a VM from XenServer CLI”
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX217612

xe vm-disk-list vm=test_lvm

xen_list_disk.png

copy the vhd files that you found with vm-disk-list to your migration machine.

 

I have used the powershell to convert my two vhd disk

.\qemu-img.exe convert -f vpc 9438a581-017f-4069-b7cd-09b5e330954c.vhd -O vmdk test_lvm_sda1.vmdk -p

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It takes a few minute. After migration copy your new vmdk file to your vmware storage.

Attach the disk to your vm and choose IDE and not SCSI. Note the sequence from your old xen disk. Should be in the same order

fire it up 🙂

 

 

 

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