IBM Blades HS21 XM system panics while booting virt-p2v ISO.

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  • For migrating a physical machine to virual, It first need to booted from virt-p2v iso/dvd. virt-p2v iso burned in to dvd and performed several migration of physical servers, but when the 'IBM Blades HS21 XM' system booted with the same dvd (virt-p2v), it got kernel panic similar to below:
darkcut warning : No root device "block :/dev/mapper/live-rw" found 
Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init !
pid 1, comm : init not tainted 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.i686 #1
call Trace : 

[<c0874d1f>] ? panic+0x6e/0x122
[<c04099bf>] ? sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28
panic occurred, switching back to text console
  • Unable to boot 'IBM Blades HS21 XM system' using virt-v2v iso/dvd for migrating it to virtual.


  • virt-p2v iso as client.
  • virt-v2v as a conversion server.

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