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When moving a VM from XenServer to an independent box, is it necessary to install XenServer in the new box?

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What do you mean by 'independent box'? And when you say "moving a VM", do you mean something akin to 'live motion/migration' or just the VM file? – osij2is Nov 12 '09 at 23:11
just a migration – storm Nov 13 '09 at 8:24
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Usually, yes. Either export the VM and import the resulting file, or join the two machines into a pool and move the VM directly.

However, there are tools around that will convert a virtual to a physical machine. One that gets mentioned frequently on the Citrix website is PlateSpin.

share|improve this answer there is tool from redhat which free to use – Rajat Feb 1 '10 at 12:39

Don't forget that if you join two servers into a pool, when you try to remove one from the pool, all the VM's on that machine are lost! It basically formats the local storage on that machine. Moving / Copying VM's is not so easy on Xen 5.5 IMHO. Can't beat the price though!

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I guess moving is quite easy,but the problem is only it takes so much time – jakarta512 Aug 25 '12 at 4:10

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