8.228. virt-v2v

Updated virt-v2v package that fixes several bugs and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The virt-v2v package provides a tool for converting virtual machines to use the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) hypervisor or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. The tool modifies both the virtual machine image and its associated libvirt metadata. Also, virt-v2v can configure a guest to use VirtIO drivers if possible.

Note

The virt-v2v package has been upgraded to upstream version 0.9.1, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#965501)

Bug Fixes

BZ#809273
After using the virt-v2v utility to migrate a Windows 2003 R2 32bit guest from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Xen to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 KVM, the guest did not boot. With this update, the Windows Xen drivers are disabled during conversion, and the guest now boots correctly.
BZ#820928
Previously, virt-v2v assumed that Microsoft Windows operating system could be installed only to the /windows directory. Consequently, when a non-existent path was copied during installation, virt-v2v terminated unexpectedly. With this update, the system path is no longer hardcoded, and virt-v2v no longer crashes in the described scenario.
BZ#829859
Previously, virt-v2v always used the first kernel (0th kernel) instead of the default kernel (ex: default=1). With this update, virt-v2v uses the default kernel to create a new migrated Virtual Machine.
BZ#887884
Prior to this update, during conversion of a Linux guest with multiple console entries on the kernel boot command line, virt-v2v terminated unexpectedly. With this update, guests with multiple consoles can be converted successfully.
BZ#953994
Due to the incompatibility of vmware-tools and the virt-v2v code, the virt-v2v utility was failing to convert ESX Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM to KVM VM (Kernel-based VM) on the vmware-tools-foundation dependency. An upstream patch that fixes the broken dependency has been applied, and conversions now succeed.
Users of virt-v2v are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs and adds these enhancements.
Updated virt-v2v package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The virt-v2v package provides a tool for converting virtual machines to use the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) hypervisor or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. The tool modifies both the virtual machine image and its associated libvirt metadata. Also, virt-v2v can configure a guest to use VirtIO drivers if possible.

Bug Fix

BZ#1028983
An update to virt-v2v included upstream support for the import of OVA images exported by VMware servers. Unfortunately, testing has shown that VMDK images created by recent versions of VMware ESX cannot be reliably supported, thus this feature has been withdrawn.
Users of virt-v2v are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.