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I have a old server running Red Hat that has some valuable apps installed. I would like to create a bootable image of the drive and install it in a VM on a newer server. i am trying to avoid reinstalling Red Hat the apps and data. Any useful links or advice would be greatly appreciated.(Not yet decided on the VM Software)

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depending on the virtualization technology you plan on using, you could use a p2v solution. For opensource virtualization (kvm/qemu/xen), virt-p2v and clonezilla are pretty good

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VMware's VMConverter can be used to build a VM from the RH system and run in a full ESXi server or a small VMPlayer session on your desktop. See http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

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