V2V Guide

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Importing Virtual Machines with virt-v2v

Jiri Herrmann

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Dayle Parker

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Laura Novich

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Laura Bailey

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Tim Hildred

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David Jorm

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Abstract

This book is a guide to importing virtual machines from foreign hypervisors to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and KVM managed by libvirt.

Warning

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 version of the virt-v2v utility has been deprecated. Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 are advised to create a Red Hat Enterprise 7 virtual machine, and install virt-v2v in that virtual machine. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version is fully supported and documented in virt-v2v Knowledgebase articles.