[CentOS-virt] Pushing real machines into KVM/Qemu

Tue Jul 7 08:39:34 UTC 2020
Helmut Drodofsky <drodofsky at internet-xs.de>


never testet by myself:

usage of virt-p2v

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Am 07.07.2020 um 06:22 schrieb Philip Prindeville:
> Hi all,
> I took a real Core 2 machine (T7200… whose motherboard was starting to die…) running Fedora 29 and dd’d the SSD over to my KVM server, then created a VM using “create from existing image”.
> After some tweaking, including setting the disk type to “SATA” from “Virtio”, I got it working.
> Is there a fixed recipe for virtualizing CentOS/Fedora/RHEL instances into running VM’s on KVM/Qemu?
> Like re-running dracut and adding any particular drivers, etc?
> It works, but I don’t know how efficient the emulation is.
> The host hardware has IGB NIC’s, and I’m using “hostdev” as the network type, so that seems to be working well enough with the “igbvf” driver.
> Any tips would be appreciated.
> Thanks!
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