The virt-v2v package provides a tool for converting virtual machines to use the KVM hypervisor or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. The tool can import a variety of guest operating systems from libvirt-managed hosts and VMware ESX.
on Microsoft Windows is unable to disable itself when it detects that it is no longer running on a VMware platform. As a consequence, converting a Microsoft Windows guest from VMware ESX, which has VMware Tools
installed, resulted in multiple error messages being displayed on startup. In addition, a
(also known as Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD
) was displayed every time when shutting down the guest. To work around this issue, users are advised to uninstall VMware Tools from Microsoft Windows guests before conversion. (BZ#711972