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Migrate KVM virtual machines to VMware ESXi

– Shutdown the KVM guest
– convert the QCOW2 or RAW format to VMDK format

# qemu-img convert image.img -O vmdk image.vmdk

– Upload this image to datastore

– Create a new virtual machine with this disk image

– There might be issues with network interface mapping, fix the network mapping at /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

One reply on “Migrate KVM virtual machines to VMware ESXi”

Use qemu-img convert -f qcow2 image.qcow2 -O vmdk image.vmdk -o compat6 to prevent 2GB slices

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