How to migrate VMWare Appliance to OVS 2.2

This explains how to migrate / convert a standard VMWare Appliance into a Oracle Virtual Server 2.2 environment.

  • Create a directory on the OVS 2.2 server under /OVS/running_pool/NewVmName
  • Unzip appliance if needed and put in the /OVS/running_pool/NewVmName
  • You should have combination of file extensions like .vmdk .vmsd .vmx .vmxf
  • Login to your OVS Manager.
  • Goto ┬áResources / Virtual Machine Images / Import
  • Choose ‘Select from Server Pool”
  • Your “NewVmName” should be in the listing.
  • Import and start
  • Done
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