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move instance openstack to vmware

asked 2014-09-18 23:02:05 -0600

leethaoqn gravatar image

Dear all,
I have the instance centos run on openstack. Can openstack support move this instance to vmware and how can do that?
Thank

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answered 2014-09-30 02:27:18 -0600

Vinoth gravatar image

1) Take a snapshot of your centos VM.

2)Download the snapshot from the glance to your local folder.

3) The downloaded snapshot file should be in qcow2 format file. So convert it into VMDK format file using the following command

qemu-img convert -f qcow2 centos.qcow2 -O vmdk centos.vmdk

4) Then copy the vmdk file to your ESXI datastore

5) Create a new VM with typical default settings.

6) before launching the created VM, Open the settings for that VM and remove the existing hard disk & Save it.

7) Again open the settings pannel and click add the hard disk option. This time choose add existing hard disk option and browse & select the centos.vmdk from your data store.Save the settings.

8) Now start the VM which should launch the Centos

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