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From Oliver Dzombic <>
Subject Re: DISCUSS : Vmware to Cloudstack migration support
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:57:47 GMT

just our of intrest:

Why do you want to go away from vmware ?

And why do you prefere xen and not kvm ( which is as you already
experienced much more tricky compared to kvm ) ?

Mit freundlichen Gruessen / Best regards

Oliver Dzombic


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Am 04.07.2017 um 13:22 schrieb Shreya Nair:
> Hello,
> My team is working on a Vmware to Cloudstack migration task. The CloudStack
> environment is set up on the Xenserver hypervisor.
> We are able to export a VM on vsphere to OVF template which also provides
> the OVF, VMDK disk image(s) and MF file for the particular VM.
> In order to create a CloudStack Template from these files, it can be done
> by 2 methods, namely, template creation from VHD(as the underlying
> hypervisor is XenServer) or template creation from ISO.
> VHD Template creation:
>  - The VMDK file (Obtained after export OVF operation of the VM) is
> converted to VHD format with VBoxManage.exe tool that is available with
> VirtualBox.
>  -  The VHD file can be used to create a CloudStack template and
> instantiate a VM.
> ISO Template creation:
>  - The OVF file (Obtained after export OVF operation of the VM) is imported
> to Citrix XenCenter.
>  - XenCenter runs Operating system Fixup on the imported OVF file and
> creates a modified ISO file.
>  - The modified ISO file can be used for creating a template and
> instantiate a VM
> However, the newly created VM has booting issues as it requires "You might
> have to change the root from /dev/hd[a-d] to /dev/xvd[a-d]"
> Is there an alternate way or support to migrate a vSphere VM to CloudStack?
> Or a method to change the partitioning on the hard disk from sd[a-d]  to
> xvd[a-d]
> Thanks & Regards,
> Shreya

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