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Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

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Trailblazer

Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

Hi all,

 

Forgive me if this is a repeated question.

We have POC box and we were using the ESXi until last week and we did a cluster convert from ESXi to AHV with all the pre-requisites and now we are able to access all the VM's which were created in ESXi. But now I am trying to move 1 VM from AHV to VMWare ESXi and I am not able to find a complete document to do that. I have seen some posts about the migration which involves NTNX-AVM but I havent find any document to go through the whole procedure.

 

Could someone please help me to go through the steps as I need to move 1 VM this week before destroying the cluster ?

 

Cheers,

Jaffer

Cheers,
Jaffer
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Outrider

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

Yo can do it in following ways:

 

1. Convert cluster from AHV to ESXi & migrate VM post conversion.

2. Use below link to convert qcow2 to vmdk.

https://acropolis.ninja/export-a-vm-from-nutanix-ahv-to-vmware-esxi/

3. Use VMware convertor to convert VM to ESXi

Thanks
Vivek
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Guardian

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

was this VM created in AHV or ESXi?

Trailblazer

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

Hi,

 

The VM was created in ESXi and did a in-place cluster convert to AHV.

 

Cheers,

Jaffer

Cheers,
Jaffer
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Outrider

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

Yo can do it in following ways:

 

1. Convert cluster from AHV to ESXi & migrate VM post conversion.

2. Use below link to convert qcow2 to vmdk.

https://acropolis.ninja/export-a-vm-from-nutanix-ahv-to-vmware-esxi/

3. Use VMware convertor to convert VM to ESXi

Thanks
Vivek
Trailblazer

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

Hi Vivek,

 

Thanks for your reply.

I got a question can i convert thin disk to thick in AHV ? If yes how to do that ?

 

Cheers,

Jaffer

Cheers,
Jaffer
Guardian

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

I could be wrong but I don't think there is.  Since the Nutanix DFS doesn't right zero's there is no performance benefit to doing thick disk.  

Trailblazer

Re: Procedure to migrate VM from AHV to VMWare Esxi 5.5

Thanks for your reply.. I just want to understand whether I am able to convert.

 

Thank you all for your valuable replies.

 

Cheers,
Jaffer