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P2V and V2V to AHV

I'm looking for P2V and V2V migration tool or method. Any recommendation?

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Nutanix Employee

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @zizulrahman

 

I replayed to your message on my facebook page but  Iwill repeat here for broader audience. 

You have two options, VMware converter --> export to file ---> and import to AHV or wait few weeks and Nutanix will announce native P2V tool for AHV - 3'rd party partnership.

 

Let me know shell you have more questions 

 

Thanks

Artur

Artur Krzywdzinski
blog: www.vmwaremine.com
twitter: @artur_ka
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Nutanix Employee

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @zizulrahman,

 

can you provide more info, please?

  • What is source hypervisor?
  • How many VMs
  • what is the tolarable downtime for application 
  • operating system

thanks

Artur

Artur Krzywdzinski
blog: www.vmwaremine.com
twitter: @artur_ka
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Trailblazer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @artur_ka,

 

sorry for the late update.

As for now, I want to Physical to Virtual (P2V) scenario.

 

Currently, user has 7 stand-alone physical servers and 1 virtual:

1  x Linux Ubuntu 7.10

1 x Linux RedHat 4.2

3 x Windows Server 2003 Std

1 x OpenSuse 11.2

1 x Linux Ubuntu 14.04

 

Virtual Server running in Proxmox

1 x Linux Ubuntu 14.04

 

They are planning to migrate all servers to AHV. they can tolerate downtime 3-4 hours.

 

 

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Nutanix Employee

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @zizulrahman

 

I replayed to your message on my facebook page but  Iwill repeat here for broader audience. 

You have two options, VMware converter --> export to file ---> and import to AHV or wait few weeks and Nutanix will announce native P2V tool for AHV - 3'rd party partnership.

 

Let me know shell you have more questions 

 

Thanks

Artur

Artur Krzywdzinski
blog: www.vmwaremine.com
twitter: @artur_ka
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Nutanix Employee

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @zizulrahman

 

As Artur said, once you get the server workload into a Virtual machine, the process is very simple to migrate it to a native AHV VM.

There are several utilies for replicating and migrating your workloads to prepare them for AHV.

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sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @artur_ka

 

We also have a customer interested in doing P2V to AHV. Can you tell us more about the planned tool you mentioned and if it will cost extra?

 

Thanks, regards

Sam

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Nutanix Employee

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @sam,

 

Product name is http://www.surelinesystems.com/

check it and test it - it is paid per migrated server to AHV

 

What OS versions you are planning to move to AHV?

Artur Krzywdzinski
blog: www.vmwaremine.com
twitter: @artur_ka
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sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Great, thanks for the link. Will take a look!

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Community Manager

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @sam @zizulrahman

 

Let us know how things work out for you here in the forum - I'm sure it will help many other folks!

 

Thanks

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Trailblazer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @sam @aluciani 

 

i've migrated 2 live physical servers running with Linux Ubuntu 14.04.2 and Linux CentOS 5.6 to acropolis. it was a success and with minimal downtime.

 

i'm using VMware Standalone converter tool as p2v tools. once completed i've uploaded the *-flat.vmdk file into Nutanix container and boot them up.

 

i used below link as reference.

http://vmwaremine.com/2015/09/14/migrate-suse-linux-from-vmware-esxi-to-nutanix-ahv-in-minutes/#stha...

 

many thanks to @artur_ka

 

i will update further once i migrated the rest of the servers.