Hi Pavel,

I was testing an import of a Win 7 VM, though there are 2012 ones to import
as well. Thanks for all those steps, I'll try them out.

Cheers,

Cam

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 7:31 PM, Pavel Gashev <p...@acronis.com> wrote:

> Cam,
>
>
>
> I did import vmware VMs, but it was not an easy procedure. Last time I did
> it, there were the following issues:
>
> * oVirt engine didn't support 32bit VMs. If you have a 32bit VM in
> vCenter, you are not able to see the list VMs to import.
>
> * There were issues if you have a cluster in vCenter. I had to setup a
> proxy server to fix URLs on the fly, but then I've found a better way. See
> below.
>
> * RHEL/CentOS virt-v2v does't support 2012 and greater. I had to use
> virt-v2v from Fedora.
>
>
>
> Thus, if you want to convert it manually, the procedure is the following:
>
> 1. Install vdsm-hook-nestedvt on ovirt nodes, and reboot
>
> 2. Setup a VM with latest Fedora, install virt-v2v.
>
> 3. Mount your NFS storage inside v2v VM.
>
> 4. Move windows VMs to the same NFS storage.
>
> 5. Connect to vcenter using the following command:
>
> virsh -c vpx://vcenter/Folder/Datacenter/Cluster/server?no_verify=1
>
> 6. Find windows VM using 'list' command, and dump config using 'dumpxml
> VMNAME/ID'
>
> 7. Edit the xml providing full path to vmdk images (see «source file=»)
>
> 8. Create appropriate VM in oVirt
>
> 9. Find new VM IDs using ovirt-shell
>
> 10. Make sure the source VM is stopped
>
> 11. Execute virt-v2v (make sure:
>
> virt-v2v -v -x -i libvirtxml VM.xml -o vdsm -of qcow2 -os
> /nfs/b1b74392-8f46-4a25-aeef-5344ac692c73 --vdsm-image-uuid
> 368487a5-d7f2-43d2-bd61-d15abbc5c482 --vdsm-vol-uuid
> 2f56c6cd-a212-44e6-a792-447787f5b073 --vdsm-vm-uuid
> 421e93a8-33d2-fc0e-4cfc-ac45a35db8c9
>
> 12. Fix resulting disk pemissions (chown 36:36 / chmod 0660)
>
> 13. Now you can start VM in oVirt. Remove vmware tools, and install oVirt
> tools and drivers.
>
>
>
> I hope this helps.
>
>
>
> On 15/06/16 20:41, "users-boun...@ovirt.org on behalf of Cam Mac" <
> users-boun...@ovirt.org on behalf of iuco...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
>
>
> I haven't had any luck using the oVirt GUI or virt-v2v (see earlier
> email), and I need to find a way to migrate quite a few Windows hosts
> (Windows 7, 2012, 2008, 2k3 etc) into my test oVirt cluster as a PoC so I
> can make a compelling case for getting rid of VMware. Using OVF files looks
> like a lot more manual work as compared to the GUI or virt-v2v, with their
> nice conversion features.
>
>
>
> Any suggestions?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Cam
>
>
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