3.3.4. Converting a remote Xen virtual machine
Xen virtual machines can be converted remotely using SSH. Ensure that the host running the virtual machine is accessible via SSH.
To convert the virtual machine, run:
virt-v2v -ic qemu+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/system -op pool --bridge bridge_name guest_name
vmhost.example.comis the host running the virtual machine,
poolis the local storage pool to hold the image, bridge_name is the name of a local network bridge to connect the converted virtual machine's network to, and guest_name is the name of the Xen virtual machine.
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.
When converting from Xen,
virt-v2vrequires that the image of the source virtual machine exists in a storage pool. If the image is not currently in a storage pool, you must create one. Contact Red Hat Support for assistance creating an appropriate storage pool.