P2V is the process of converting a physical machine to a virtual machine.

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P2V - Cold Clone ISO

I need to cold clone a physical box in a VMWare environment. What are people using for this these days? My preference is for VMWare's vConverter ISO, but it appears that this was discontinued. It's ...
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Trouble P2Ving OpenBSD 4.0 to VMWare

I've been tasked with migrating a physical OpenBSD 4.0 boxes to our VMWare ESXi farm. I used VMWare's Converter 4.1 CD to perform a cold migration which completed successfully. Prior to the first boot ...
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Virtualize SBS 2003 - P2V vs migrating to new VM

I need to virtualize a SBS 2003 server in my work environment. I need some tips on what people think is the best way to proceed. Background: The SBS 2003 server is the primary DC for the domain and ...
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P2V failing with Error 2940 0x80072eed

I successfully complated the P2V online but when I try to do a P2V Off line I get error. I run the Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) converter to convert the Server 2003 server. it runs to about 59% ...
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Is it fair to compare a 2XL AWS instance to a similar setup on a rack server?

I'm trying to create an extremely basic model of what a setup in Amazon Web Services might look like translated over to an on-premises cloud. I'm aware that Amazon is quite SAN-reliant, and pretty ...
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“Failed to Snapshot” error when converting a physical server to a VHD in XenConvert version 2.5

Problem While using XenConvert 2.5.0.2918 to convert a physical Windows 2008 R2 server to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), I receive the error "Failed to Snapshot" in the logs and the conversion does not ...
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Can't boot VM after P2V or ghost - Linux 2.6

I got this old machine that runs on a p2 400 and a Linux Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8 and since it has modified binaries due to internal undocumented changes in the code, migrating off manually isn't ...
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VHD producted with disk2vhd cannot be mounted - alternative for livecd to create snapshot?

I am trying to create a VHD file from Windows Server 2008 R2 target using the disk2vhd utility. The vhd that is created cannot be mounted in Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1, it says the 'disk ...
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Error 0x0000007B after p2v convertion caused by AHCI driver

Using OVM 3.2.2 I've tried a p2v conversion of a Dell Optiplex 790 running Windows 7 with AHCI enabled but I get a BSOD. Solutions like http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314082#appliesto and many ...
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How can I virtualize a running server but exclude directories so the resulting image is smaller than the drive

Following situation: There is a Ubuntu 10.10 Server running with many custom configurations and programs (can't set it up from scratch). One of these programs stores a lot of data (> 1TB) in ...
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P2V Conversion keep failing

I'm try to convert our Windows 2003 STD server into VM but it keeps failing. I'm doing Online Conversion and get the following error: Error (2916) VMM is unable to complete the request. The ...