[BlueOnyx:08570] Re: vmware

Peter Robbins - Bridgewater Software Group pete at bridgewater.it
Fri Sep 23 02:29:30 PET 2011


Hi,

We use BX on vmware and have successfully converted many P2V servers.

You can use the vmware standalone converter,  which can be downloaded 
from the vmware.com website, but you must ensure that root can login to 
SSH on the source machine - this can be set through the GUI.

For the best results we have found CMU to be the best.  There are a lot 
of threads on CMU and how to use it.   This method works best for us 
everytime.

We are currently in the process of moving to 5107/8, which we will 
accomplish using the CMU method above.

Happy to discuss further.

Kind regards,

Peter Robbins
Technical Director
Bridgewater Software Development Ltd
E: peter at bridgewater.it
T: +44 (0) 1442 870244
F: +44 (0) 1442 879993
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On 22/09/11 23:31, Michael Stauber wrote:
> Hi Tony,
>
>> Has anyone made a description of how to move a bx server to a vmware vps?
> Maybe there are some VMware tools that can "rip off" a real server and turn it
> into a VM. If so, I'm not aware of them. This might be a question for some
> that are more familliar with VMware.
>
> Other than that CMU is of course always an option.
>
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