virt-v2v converted VMs from VMware uses full disk allocation while importing them to RHEV

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  • Converted VMs (virtual machine) from VMware using virt-v2v uses full disk allocation while importing to RHEV.
  • Data domain type on RHEV is FC.
  • VMs are conveted using the options qcow2 and sparse. Conversion command used is,
virt-v2v -of qcow2 -oa sparse -ic esx://<vmware_ip>/?no_verify=1 -o rhev -os import_domain:/nfs_export VM_Name


  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
  • virt-v2v 0.8.3
  • VMWare ESXi

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