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3.3.6. Converting a virtual machine running Windows
This example demonstrates converting a local (libvirt-managed) Xen virtual machine running Windows for output to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Ensure that the virtual machine's XML is available locally, and that the storage referred to in the XML is available locally at the same paths.
To convert the guest virtual machine from an XML file, run:
virt-v2v -i libvirtxml -o rhev -osd storage.example.com:/exportdomain --network rhevm guest_name.xml
Where guest_name.xml is the path to the virtual machine's exported XML, and
storage.example.com:/exportdomainis the export storage domain.
You may also use the
--networkparameter to connect to a locally managed network if your virtual machine only has a single network interface. If your virtual machine has multiple network interfaces, edit
/etc/virt-v2v.confto specify the network mapping for all interfaces.
If your virtual machine uses a Xen paravirtualized kernel (it would be called something like
virt-v2vwill attempt to install a new kernel during the conversion process. You can avoid this requirement by installing a regular kernel, which will not reference a hypervisor in its name, alongside the Xen kernel prior to conversion. You should not make this newly installed kernel your default kernel, because Xen will not boot it.
virt-v2vwill make it the default during conversion.