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Physical to Virtual

  • 24 September 2021
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hi all,

anybody know is it possible converted physical server to virtual VM using Veeam just like veritas backup exce. 

I am going to physical to virtual migration using vmware conversion tool. But when I converted my Linux server it showing booting error. 

if you have any other good solutions please suggest. 

 

Thanks in advanced 


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Yes, it‘s possible and supported.

You can try Instant VM Recovery with the Agent Backup:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/performing_instant_recovery_vm.html?ver=110

 

Windows works most of the time. Never had any issue. 
Linux should work too, but because this os is very complicated in terms of kernel and other modification, a P2V scenario needs more than only converting the vm.

You should analyze the error message and try to find a solution from there. Could be that another kernel or driver is needed. 
 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforlinux/userguide/integration_instant_restore_vsphere.html?ver=50

 

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Yes, it‘s possible and supported.

You can try Instant VM Recovery with the Agent Backup:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/performing_instant_recovery_vm.html?ver=110

 

Windows works most of the time. Never had any issue. 
Linux should work too, but because this os is very complicated in terms of kernel and other modification, a P2V scenario needs more than only converting the vm.

You should analyze the error message and try to find a solution from there. Could be that another kernel or driver is needed. 
 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforlinux/userguide/integration_instant_restore_vsphere.html?ver=50

 

As noted here by Mildur and you can do recovery to Hyper-V as well with Veeam.

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Which VM conversion Tool are you using, is it VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client?

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Which VM conversion Tool are you using, is it VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Client?

yes.

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Yeah try the Veeam Agent for Linux. I have done it with Windows many times and have taken Linux from Hyper-V to VMware with it. 

Userlevel 7
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Yes, it‘s possible and supported.

You can try Instant VM Recovery with the Agent Backup:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/performing_instant_recovery_vm.html?ver=110

 

Windows works most of the time. Never had any issue. 
Linux should work too, but because this os is very complicated in terms of kernel and other modification, a P2V scenario needs more than only converting the vm.

You should analyze the error message and try to find a solution from there. Could be that another kernel or driver is needed. 
 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforlinux/userguide/integration_instant_restore_vsphere.html?ver=50

 

This is definitely the best solution. You’ll need to install VMware Tools afterwards though!

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Yes, it‘s possible and supported.

You can try Instant VM Recovery with the Agent Backup:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/performing_instant_recovery_vm.html?ver=110

 

Windows works most of the time. Never had any issue. 
Linux should work too, but because this os is very complicated in terms of kernel and other modification, a P2V scenario needs more than only converting the vm.

You should analyze the error message and try to find a solution from there. Could be that another kernel or driver is needed. 
 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforlinux/userguide/integration_instant_restore_vsphere.html?ver=50

 

I have never thought about this solution, I have always used the vmware tool. Great to have an extra cartridge!

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