Convert a Physical Machine to Virtual Machine in VMware

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I want to convert a RHEL 2 this is a physical machine to virtual machine, how to do it ?. In docs of vmware only can convert winXX.

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Vmware Converter does work for almost anything, what you would need to do is cold clone the server…
make sure the hardware is on ESX’s compatibility list…. this is a free download… <a href=”http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/”>http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/</a>

Read page 45 and on on cold cloning requirements from this <a href=”http://www.vmware.com/pdf/VMware_Converter_manual303.pdf”>pdf</a>

One more thing… I suggest, shutting the server down and installing an INTEL Gigabit Ethernet adapter, connecting it to a gig network then, booting with the cold clone cd… it would take hours with a 10/100 ethernet adapter.

Hope this helps!

NS

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