VM (V2V) or Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion isn’t something new. Since virtualization has started there were tools that were used for one or the other. Today’s post will list three principal tools that are still updated (kind of) and developed to maintain the possibility of conversion tasks. Note that while many admins have already […]
Interview with Christian Tata from Vision Solutions.
Double Take becomes a part of Vision Solutions. Double Take software was acquired earlier this year by Vision Solutions. I had a chance to be introduced with Christian Tata from Vision Solutions and he replied on some of my questions I asked about. @vladan. So let me introduce yourself. What’s your name and what’s your […]
vCenter converter with Hyper-V import
vCenter Converter now with Hyper-V import possibility. One of the caveats the vSphere 4.0 was the vCenter Converter Client. The one bundled with vCenter 4.0. Did not do the P2V with as a destination having thin provisioned disks. In that time, you had actually two choices. First: Do the conversion, and then storage vMotion to […]
Use VMware Workstation 7 for P2V
Use P2V with VMware Workstation 7 Instead using Vmware Converter standalone client you can use VMware Workstation 7 for P2V. There might be even some advantages. For exemple you might be on the road, at the client’s site, and you want to show to your client that his server is virtualizable and directly do a […]
Free disaster recovery and P2V with Clonezilla
What is Clonezilla? Like filezilla – a very popular opensource FTP client and server applications, Clonezilla is a free software which I’ll test sonner or later…and which can P2V your physical server into virtual environement running under VMware vSphere 4 for exemple…. Clonezilla helps you to to do bare metal backup and recovery. There are […]
Little trick on converting your physical machines with VMware Converter
How to convert physical machines with VMware Converter Starter edition. Converting your virtual machines with VMware converter could be quite lenthy process. So if you want to to consolidate physical servers to virtual servers, the easiest way to do this is to perform a physical to virtual (P2V) conversion. With a P2V conversion, you can use either […]
How to convert a physical server using VMware converter.
This is my first video. As you can see this website’s title, the main subject will be the virtualization. I’m gonna show you how to convert a physical server, or computer, which does not has to be a server, into a VMWare ESX server. The tool I’m gonna be using in this video is called […]