[CentOS-virt] centos 5.8 libvirt disk options

Philip Durbin philipdurbin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 20:41:09 EDT 2012

how about this?

virt-v2v -ic 'esx://my-vmware-hypervisor.example.com' -os default --network default my-vm

via http://irclog.perlgeek.de/crimsonfu/2012-05-24#i_5632151

On Sep 27, 2012, at 8:20 PM, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:

> I am attempting to use libvirtd/kvm on CentOS 5.latest to migrate a SCO
> OpenServer 5.0.6a VM from the old VMware server.
> I have converted the multiple vmdk disk files to a single file, then used
> qemu-img convert to create files for libvirtd, both qcow2 and raw formats.
> After many attempts to get this working I'm up against what appears to be a
> brick wall.
>   + The VMware VMs are using straight 'ide' HD emulation which has been
>     working well for several years.
>   + The 'ide' on libvirtd appears to map to SATA which isn't supported by
>     OSR5.  I've tried doing a fresh install from CDROM, but the
>     installation fails to find the hard disk.  I might be able to find the
>     appropriate BTLD for this, but that won't help migrating existing VMs.
>   + When I tried using 'scsi' libvirtd says this isn't supported.  This
>     would be my preferred emulation as we have used SCSI drives since the
>     early days of Xenix on Tandy hardware.
>   + The final problem if these are solved is that SCO is funny about its
>     drive geometry, and the current versions of libvirtd and qemu don't
>     appear to support the <geometry> allowing one to specify heads,
>     cylinders, etc.
> Am I going to have to resort to using VMware workstation for this?
> Bill
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