I have a standalone ESX 5.1 server with a VM with multiple 2TB (screenshot from WinScp attached below) vmdk volumes.
VM is Windows 2008 R2.
My Nutanix cluster is running 5.01, NCC 18.104.22.168, AHV 20160925.30 - Starter Edition
I am planning to use a Windows 2012 R2 server with WinSCP to get the vmdk files onto the Nutanix cluster container (I have multiple containers) and then use the Image service (via Chrome browser) to upload/convert via UNC to the container.
Here are my questions:
- I'm wondering if there are any limitations on the Image Server when using the Chrome Browser
- Any potential issues with these vmdk sizes?
- What is the syntax for the URL to access the Storage Container so I can upload the vmdk without using the UNC? -Figure this one out. In Image Service use nfs://clusterip/Containername/name ofvmdk-flat.vmdk
- Since I need to upload multiple vmdk files that quite large, can/should I open multiple browsers to get simultaneous uploads happening ?
Best answer by Jon
If you just SCP them on to the cluster, you shouldn't have to run them through the image service, as the -flat.vmdk format is actually the same between the two systems, so you can just "clone from ADSF image" when creating the disk, and use the -flat as your source.
That will save you heaps of conversion time, and would bypass all of your questions here.