[CentOS-virt] Moving vmware guests to a CentOS KVM server

carlopmart carlopmart at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 17:38:41 UTC 2010

Hi all,

  I need to move ten CentOS/RHEL 5.4 vmware guests from a vmware ESXi 4 host to a 
CentOS 5.4 KVM host (fully patched). But I have two doubts.

  First: all these guests have two e1000 network drivers defined as a eth0,eth1 and 
modprobe.conf file is the same on all:

  alias eth0 e1000
  alias eth1 e1000
  alias net-pf-10 off
  options ipv6 disable=1

  Can I change e1000 driver to virtio_net driver without problems and then update 

  Second doubt: all MAC address are defined with vmware range (00:50:56:XX:XX:XX) 
and I have configured all with HWADDR option under ifcfg-ethX files. Do I need to 
change all MAC address to KVM range or can I keep vmware range??

  I don't need to convert virtual disks because all these guests are installed on an 
iSCSI luns under Solaris/ZFS servers ...

  Many thanks.
CL Martinez
carlopmart {at} gmail {d0t} com

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