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    Hi,

    I have some query regarding P2V.

    Can a live Physical machine be converted to Virtual machine, or it has to be Ideal which converting ?


    generally how much time it should take to convert the 10 Gb Disk ?

    I will rally appreciate if some one can help me.

    Regards
    Gurjit Dhillon

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    Re: P2V: query

    Originally posted by gurjit_d View Post
    Hi,

    I have some query regarding P2V.

    Can a live Physical machine be converted to Virtual machine, or it has to be Ideal which converting ?


    generally how much time it should take to convert the 10 Gb Disk ?

    I will rally appreciate if some one can help me.

    Regards
    Gurjit Dhillon
    Yes, it can be.

    http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/

    Microsoft has System Center Virtual Machine Manager that can carry it out whilst the physical machine is on or off. Virtual server allows the same but the computer has to be powered off and booted in to the appropriate environment.

    Worth googling if relevant to you.

    Time wise, it will depend on your network and hardware. If you tested transferring a 10 GB file across the network, it would give you a rough idea of minimum but there will also be other overheads.

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      Re: P2V: query

      Also some third-party tools by VizionCore can help.

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        Re: P2V: query

        Yes, in VMware it's called hot-cloning. ESX uses a tool called VMware Converter, simple as pie. Haven't tried Vizioncore's P2V product, but do use several other Vizioncore items - think I'll stick with VMware Converter - fully integrated with ESX.

        http://www.vmware.com/support/conver...tes_conv3.html

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