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P2V and V2V to AHV

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Trailblazer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @artur_ka,

 

i'm having trouble to port over ubuntu 14.04.01. it seems it cannot find the hdd.

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is there any other configuration that i need to take care.

 

FYI, previously i managed to migrate Ubuntu 14.04.03

 

any recommendation?

sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @aluciani

 

Sure I will let you know. I asked for a customer (we are an NX partner) who is doing a PoC but as I understand this was just information gathering and they will probably not deploy the tool until they should decide to buy Nutanix and AHV.

sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @zizulrahman

 

Thats was also going to be my preference if there isn't too many migrations. I find the process to import a VM from vSphere to AHV pretty straightforward and didn't run into any issues. However the vm mobility drivers didn't work for Windows Server 2003 (MSI was compiled using a too recent version of Windows installer). Nutanix support said they would support such a VM even if it isn't on the list but only if we manage to install their driver (not the Fedora Virtio driver). Which of course makes sense. We are currently waiting for an answer if there is a workaround/other MSI we can use.

Trailblazer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @sam

 

Based on my findings, there will be cases that we need to do some configuration on the operating system. Especialy on grub config. that what we did with Ubuntu 14.04.

 

As for p2v for Windows Server 2003 into Acropolis, most probably to have the vDisk on IDE. I've tried to update the SCSI driver with virtio by fedora and the vm become blue screen. maybe due to instability of the driver.

 

Newer version of operating system is pretty straight forward. Just be really carefull when you migrate any old operating system.

 

My next test is to migrate RH Linux 4.Smiley TongueSmiley TongueSmiley Tongue

 

it would be great if Nutanix can come out with a converter like vmware did.

 

 

Trailblazer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi team,

 

I have a customer that runs Windows Servers operating system with 32bit due to applications' requirement. Is there any way that we can use SCSI virtio driver for the server? any workaround?

sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

 


zizulrahman wrote:

Hi team,

 

I have a customer that runs Windows Servers operating system with 32bit due to applications' requirement. Is there any way that we can use SCSI virtio driver for the server? any workaround?


 

Hi zizulrahman

 

I was in contact with Nutanix support recently for the same matter. You can give the open source VirtIO drivers a try (I haven't tested it myself) which might or might not work. This will however not be officially supported by Nutanix and you will probably get only best effort support. Currently Nutanix doesn't plan to release 32 Bit drivers (answer from Dec 28th 2015) due to limited demand but if you raise an RFE with them you can push that number a bit higher and who knows they might consider it in the future.

Trailblazer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @sam,

 

Thanks for info. We've tried the virtio from fedora and it work. However, you can have only as IDE. BTW, how to go about RFE?

 

Hi team,

 

Anybody have the experience of migrating Windows Server OS with microsoft clustering - P2V?

sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV


zizulrahman wrote:

Hi @sam,

 

Thanks for info. We've tried the virtio from fedora and it work. However, you can have only as IDE. BTW, how to go about RFE?

 

Hi team,

 

Anybody have the experience of migrating Windows Server OS with microsoft clustering - P2V?


You can do that on the Nutanix suport portal (portal.nutanix.com) when opening a case you just choose "RFE" as type.

Explorer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV


zizulrahman wrote:

Hi @sam,

 

Thanks for info. We've tried the virtio from fedora and it work. However, you can have only as IDE. BTW, how to go about RFE?

 

Hi team,

 

Anybody have the experience of migrating Windows Server OS with microsoft clustering - P2V?


Would you be able to provdie the link to the virtio from fedora? And this worked with Windows 2003 32bit?

sam
Adventurer

Re: P2V and V2V to AHV

Hi @brightcoveIT

 

Good to hear you had some success with the Fedora drivers. I know it's only IDE so this will probably give you potentially a bit of a IO performance impact (don't have any numbers though).

 

Regarding the RFE: You go to the Nutanix Support portal (portal.nutanix.com) and when you open a case you can select "RFE" in the drop down as opposed to "technical problem".