[dba-VB] running virtual machines in Windows 2008

Shamil Salakhetdinov shamil at smsconsulting.spb.ru
Sun Oct 3 11:19:57 CDT 2010

John --

XenServer seems to be able to make VMWAre VM conversion to its VM format:

How to Convert VMware Virtual Machines to XenServer Virtual Machines 


I must note I have never used that XenConvert utility, nor did I use

-- Shamil

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Subject: Re: [dba-VB] running virtual machines in Windows 2008


I tried the first versions of the browser based server and could not for the
life of me figure out 
how to do ANYTHING!!!.  So I stubbornly stuck with the last version of the
windows app.  That 
version failed to install correctly.

This is a brand new Windows 2008 install and who knows where the issue lies.
I am going to try the 
MS product if I can do the VM conversion.

John W. Colby

On 10/3/2010 9:27 AM, Gustav Brock wrote:
> Hi John
> The converter which I and Shamil posted a link for should work.
> But nothing stops you from bringing your old VMs to Win2008. Just install
the current version of VMware Server and bring in and launch your VMs. The
first release of its browser-based console was clumsy and slow but the
current works like a dream and makes management extremely flexible.
> This is not to say that you should refrain from using the MS hypervisor.
My impression is that this is a mature product as well, and so are XenServer
of Citrix and Oracle/Sun VirtualBox.
> /gustav
>>>> jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com 03-10-2010 06:27>>>
> I have always used VMWare VMs.  Free, easy.  Now the old 1.10 won't
install in my new Windows 2008
> server.  The core service fails to install.  Sigh.
> I have been considering moving to Microsoft's equivelent, and Windows 2008
has the hypervisor
> built-in so here we go.
> I am looking at WinImage as a conversion tool.  No idea what is involved.
I need to get my VMs out
> of VMWare into ? in MS land.
> I still have my old server up and will likely keep it around for awhile so
I can continue to run the
> old VMWare VMs until I manage to convert.
> Any comments or words of wisdom?

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