Thanks Brown, I was using same way as you did but always failed, not sure
if it is caused by my image but the image does work for KVM before convert.

I will try your image later.

Thanks!


2014-04-17 11:04 GMT+08:00 Eric Brown <bro...@vmware.com>:

> Good timing.  I just tried this today for the first time.
> Here's what worked for me:
>
> wget
> http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/saucy/current/saucy-server-cloudimg-i386-disk1.img
>
> qemu-img convert -f qcow2 saucy-server-cloudimg-i386-disk1.img -O vmdk
> saucy-server-cloudimg-i386-disk1.vmdk
>
> glance image-create --name precise-cloud --is-public=True
> --container-format=bare --disk-format=vmdk --property
> vmware_disktype="sparse" --property vmware_adaptertype="ide" <
> saucy-server-cloudimg-i386-disk1.vmdk
>
> nova boot --config-drive=true --image saucy-cloud --flavor m1.small --poll
> saucy
>
>
> On Apr 16, 2014, at 6:36 PM, Jay Lau <jay.lau....@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone ever create VMWare image using "qemu-img convert" from a QCOW2
> image? I did some test according to the following guide but the VM creation
> always failed.
>
> I tried to logon to the console of the VM and found the console is
> reporting the VM was boot from PXE and no operating systems.
>
> ==============================
> =
>
> Using the qemu-img utility, disk images in several formats (such as,
> qcow2) can be converted to the VMDK format.
>
> For example, the following command can be used to convert a qcow2 Ubuntu
> Precise cloud 
> image<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/precise/current/precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img&k=oIvRg1%2BdGAgOoM1BIlLLqw%3D%3D%0A&r=2CQc966BQ6s3Cdd6nQ79uvWP17nF9g%2FX4m3XppGg1xQ%3D%0A&m=OuyW8RHPj7QHpDd93d%2FQQwJNpI%2F4XdkhvUGKMXnbw%2Bg%3D%0A&s=eb589ffb27d6ccf66a79f2ade5db63415db32882d1aa7392812035a6d3aa0a22>
> :
>
> $ qemu-img convert -f qcow2 
> ~/Downloads/precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img \
> -O vmdk precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.vmdk
>
> VMDK disks converted through qemu-img are always monolithic sparse VMDK
> disks with an IDE adapter type. Using the previous example of the Precise
> Ubuntu image after the qemu-img conversion, the command to upload the
> VMDK disk should be something like:
>
> $ glance image-create --name precise-cloud --is-public=True \
> --container-format=bare --disk-format=vmdk \
> --property vmware_disktype="sparse" \
> --property vmware_adaptertype="ide" < \
> precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.vmdk
>
> ===============================
>
> --
> Thanks,
>
> Jay
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