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SUSE PD from ESX to AHV - No Display Drivers

  • 2 July 2020
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Wandering if someone could point me in the right direction as I am not overally familiar with SUSE.

I am replicating from ESX to AVH and have installed NGT. The guest fires in AVH but I have no GUI - it errors that there are no drivers for X.

Unfortunately it is stuck in my DR segment for which I only have the Nutanix Console access to at the moment, bets I have is:

 

Just wandering if anyone had any experience with SUSE / AHV and could point me in the right direction?

If I run startx from the console I get no screens found:

 

Any assistance appreciated.


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Hello @arboundy 

Modern Linux kernels have VirtIO drivers installed but they are not registered if the VM was originally created on ESXi.

You can use the following KB to update the image with VIRTIO Drivers. 

https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/kbs/details/?targetId=kA032000000CimiCAC

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Thanks for the reply - I had performed the procedure you mentioned and have done so again and the same issue occurs:


Interesting when I install NGT it comes with the explicit warning “Migration to AHV currently not supported for SUSE guests”:

I will log a call with Nutanix, was just hoping someone had gone through the experience before and had an idea.

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@arboundy  Thank you for trying the suggestion. Please create a case I hope it should be a quick solution.

Currently SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 11 SP1/ SP2 / SP3 / SP4, 12, 12 SP1 / SP2 / SP3 / SP4 are supported through move. 

https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/details/?targetId=Nutanix-Move-v35%3Av35-support-os-r.html