I have attempted to export a vm in ESXi which produced 3 files:
- vm_name.ovf (12KB)
- disk-0-2.vmdk (73KB)
- disk-1.vmdk (1.2GB)
I assumed the larger file (disk-1.vmdk) was the flat file and therefore uploaded that to an appropriate folder where I am running EVE-ng within an Ubuntu KVM environment.
I successfully converted the disk-1.vmdk file using qemu-img command and it boots up ok in EVE-ng, however it does not preserve the state/settings of the vm that was operating in ESXi - Am I doing something wrong like exporting or converting the wrong file?
Does just converting the larger vmdk file contain all the info it needs?
In particular it screws the licensing up of the old vm when converting to qcow2 perhaps because it says the digital signature has changed? (the instance is an F5 BIGIP vm) - I cannot reuse the licenses on another vm - Is there anything I can do to preserve the original vm for this migration between environments?