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    'xenconvert' I couldnít see one that does Windows P2V for XEN any ideas where I could get my hands on this, would really help!!

    Thanks!

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    I think it's actually on the Xen installation CD as one of the options!

    Butuz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    I think it's actually on the Xen installation CD as one of the options!

    Butuz
    Yup, it is. I installed on one server the other day and P2V was an option you could choose.

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    I found it; the CD option is only for Linux BTW. I found it by logging onto the site and searching there, though not having much luck with it as it keep failing to copy to the XenServer. I'll work it out!

    Thanks guys.

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    re:

    Theres a xenconvert 2.0 preview version available at citrix that will convert vmware > xva/vhd and windows P2V (in the same way the mware P2V works).

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    I've done a Windows XP P2V with XenConvert without problems, converting to VHD from within the OS. It won't copy locked files though, so shut down any SQL databases before doing the P2V.

    I would also be very dubious about its chances on a DC, because NTDS.dit will probably be in use. For a DC I'd consider just rebuilding it. You can make a template WS2003 VHD easily enough and base other VMs off that.

    one downside is that you should try to reduce the used area of the disc as much as possible, then make the partition as small again. i have not found an easy way of reducing the size of the virtual disc.
    There are guides to doing this on the web. Google is failing me right now, but basically you can use a tool to fill all blank parts of the disk with zeros then resize the image with VHDResize.

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    I've just with playing with the conversion tool and managed to do a couple of successful p2v conversions now but have hit a bit brick wall! When booting I have control of the VM and can do F8 for example and select my boot mode but once Windows is up and canít even use the keyboard let alone the mouse! Doesn't matter how long I wait even basic drivers donít seem to be selected so there is no chance of me logging in and installing the Xen drivers!

    Has anyone else had this problem and overcome this?

    Thanks!

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    This is driving me mad...lol

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    sahmeepee:
    you are right i tried a dc and it really messed up directory services!

    it boots fine but it is not a dc anymore.

    RobFuller:

    how are you trying to control the machine? have you tried rdp?

    BoX

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