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Converting a Linux or Windows Host

Converting Hosts and VMware Virtual Machines


Figure 8–6

Web Server Screen

Log in to Oracle VM Manager and import the guest using the P2V feature. See the
Oracle VM Manager User's Guide for information on importing P2V guest images.


The guest image is created and transferred to the server pool’s repository. To
cancel the transfer at any time, enter Control+C. When the file transfer is
complete, Oracle VM Manager sets the status of the imported guest template as

Press Control+Alt+Delete to terminate the P2V utility on the computer. Remove
the Oracle VM Server CDROM from your CDROM drive. Restart the computer.

The guest image is created and transferred to the server pool’s repository as a
hardware virtualized guest template.

8.1.2 Using the P2V Utility with a Kickstart File

You can use a kickstart file to automate the creation of a guest image of a physical
computer using the P2V utility. When you use the P2V utility with a kickstart file, no
user intervention is required. If there are any missing parameters in the kickstart file,
you are prompted to enter them.

To use a P2V kickstart file, you must create a file with the P2V configuration options
and parameters and place it on a kickstart server. The kickstart server can be made
available using NFS, FTP, or HTTP. The kickstart server is set up in the same way as a
standard Oracle Enterprise Linux or Red Hat kickstart server.

The following example P2V kickstart file starts sends the guest image to an instance of
Oracle VM Manager via network device eth0, which obtained an IP address via



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target --ovmmanager

network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp

diskimage --device /dev/sda --type IDE

vm_options --name myGuest --mem 1024 --vcpus 1 --consolepasswd mypassword