How do you migrate a Windows VMWare VM to a VirtIO disk?

asked 2015-10-18 06:06:29 -0500

Cobalt60 gravatar image

updated 2015-10-18 06:07:09 -0500

Is it possible install VirtIO drivers in a Windows Server 2012-R2 VMware VM, so that once it exported, converted and imported into OpenStack it can be booted with a VirtIO disk bus type?

The only method I have found so far;

  1. Boot the converted image in Libvirt as a IDE disk with a 2nd dummy VirtIO disk.
  2. Install the VirtIO drivers.
  3. Shutdown.
  4. Remove 2nd VirtIO disk and change boot disk to VirtIO bus.
  5. Boot and windows detects the VirtIO disk type.
  6. Import into OpenStack/Glance.

Is anyone aware of any better way of migrating a Windows Server from VMware to OpenStack, without having to go through the above.

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I think this the menthod you had described is correct. But If you want to add VMware nodes and make the VMDK image to uploed on glance , i dont think you will need the full conversion.

sunnyarora gravatar imagesunnyarora ( 2015-10-18 13:24:47 -0500 )edit