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Converting a VMware Virtual Machine
Oracle VM Server User's Guide
Appendix A, "Command-Line Tools"
for detailed information on P2V
kickstart file options and parameters.
To create an Oracle VM guest image of a computer using the P2V utility with a
Create a P2V kickstart file and copy it to your kickstart server.
Insert the Oracle VM Server CDROM into your CDROM drive.
Restart the computer with the Oracle VM Server CDROM.
The Oracle VM Server screen is displayed. At the
and the protocol and location for the kickstart file. For example, to use a
kickstart file called ks.cfg on an HTTP server named http://example.com, enter:
linux p2v ks=http://example.com/mypath/ks.cfg
If there are any missing parameters in the kickstart file, you are prompted to enter
If the kickstart file includes the directive to import the guest image to Oracle VM
Manager, a secure web server (HTTPS) is started. A screen is displayed giving the
IP address of the computer, and port number the web server is available on. 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.
Remove the Oracle VM Server CDROM from your CDROM drive. Restart the
The guest image is created and transferred to the server pool’s repository as a
hardware virtualized guest template.
8.2 Converting a VMware Virtual Machine
Oracle VM Manager automatically converts a VMware virtual machines to an Oracle
VM guest image when you import it into Oracle VM Manager. See the Oracle VM
Manager User's Guide for information on importing VMware guest images.