Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479805
[RFE] virt-manager should support P2V and V2P
Last modified: 2010-05-05 16:58:09 EDT
Description of problem:
Migrate to vm as in create a virtual machine from an exist server
"move the server to a virtual machine"
For example John has 40 1U ( old )servers running various versions of RHEL and
wants to move to a more greener data center and reducing his TCO at the same
time he installs migrate-to-vm package ( if needed, perhaps dd the disk on the server enough)on his RHEL servers goes into virt-manager chooses migrate server to virtual machine, types in the hostname(s) of the server he wants to migrate
( perhaps can adjust the disk size of the same time )clicks ok. virt-manager
creates 40 vm machines from the servers, makes changes to his dns and points to the vm's and shuts down the 40 1U servers.
Migrate from vm to server useful in scenarios if for some reason
( perhaps performance/scalability ) you need to migrate from virtual machine to server.
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Reassinging to upstream tracker, this won't be a simple task.
Rethinking this: even offering an option to launch a P2V or V2P tool from virt-manager is outside the scope of the app. It wouldn't be used by 99.9% of virt-manager users, so it doesn't make sense to do. There is certainly a need for good P2V and V2P tools, but that work shouldn't belong in virt-manager.