I have change from vmware to Proxmox on my server.
I first export every VM I have into OVF file.
After that I clear the server and install proxmox and also change som HW RAID.
Now after I have import OVF file I get error
Warning: /dev/VolGroup/lv_root does not exist
Warning: /dev/VolGroup/lv_swap does not exist
Warning /dev/mapper/Volgroup-lv-root does not exist
What I have found I can try to update or repare but I can’t even access Rescue or Emergency Mode.
It stop at same place and when I type exit to exit the shell it froze.
Anyways, your best bet is install VMWare ESXi again and import that OVF file - it should work in the same version of ESXi.
Then shutdown the VM, and copy the .vmdk file to a NAS or USB stick…
Use either XFS or ZFS as file system.
Create a new VM with the GUI, with the same Specs as in VMWare. Don’t use CPU sockets, use only cores in Proxmox. And leave the CPU to the default in Proxmox, KVM64. Deactivate the firewall in the new VMs NIC.
When the VM is created, don’t start it!
Copy the .vmdk file into the storage where Proxmox creates it’s VM
Rename the original Proxmox VMdisk (eg vm-100-disk-0.raw to vm-100-disk-0.raw_old
run the convert command:
qemu-img convert -O raw image.vmdk image.raw
Adapt the disk names accordingly.
As the target (image.raw) use the original name Proxmox used…
Since the converted disk has the same name proxmox used - it’s all correctly in the VM config of Proxmox and should now boot up…
I have two servers lying in two different places that run backup every night.
But I must admit it is a bit worse when it comes to operating systems as vmware then requires that you have to shut down to run a copy and I did not want that.
But I going to look into to convert vmdk into raw and see if I can get it to work.
But it have to be later, is late here in sweden now