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User Guide
February 2011
vConverter 5.1.1
Table of Contents
Introduction to this Guide ...................................................................................................7
About vConverter ........................................................................................................................... 8
About this Guide ............................................................................................................................. 8
vConverter Documentation Suite ................................................................................................... 9
Core Documentation Set ......................................................................................................... 9
Feedback on the Documentation ............................................................................................ 9
Text Conventions .................................................................................................................. 10
About Quest Software, Inc. .......................................................................................................... 10
Contacting Quest Software ................................................................................................... 11
Contacting Quest Server Virtualization Support.................................................................... 11
vConverter Functional Overview ......................................................................................12
vConverter Overview .................................................................................................................... 13
vConverter Architecture ........................................................................................................ 13
Conversion Process ..................................................................................................................... 17
Windows P2V ........................................................................................................................ 17
Linux P2V .............................................................................................................................. 19
Windows V2P ........................................................................................................................ 21
Features and Functions................................................................................................................ 23
P2V for Windows Servers ..................................................................................................... 23
P2V for Linux Servers ........................................................................................................... 23
V2P for Windows Servers ..................................................................................................... 23
Virtual Appliances Components for VMware vMA................................................................. 23
Hot Conversions.................................................................................................................... 24
Cold Conversions .................................................................................................................. 24
Remote Cold Cloning ............................................................................................................ 24
Continuous Protection Mode ................................................................................................. 25
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Synchronized Cutover........................................................................................................... 25
Different Destinations Cutover .............................................................................................. 26
64k Alignment ....................................................................................................................... 26
Support for RDM ................................................................................................................... 26
Task Folders ......................................................................................................................... 27
Task Profiles ......................................................................................................................... 27
User Profiles.......................................................................................................................... 27
Live Log................................................................................................................................. 27
Disable Task Running ........................................................................................................... 28
vConverter User Interface .................................................................................................29
User Interface Overview............................................................................................................... 30
Menus........................................................................................................................................... 31
File ........................................................................................................................................ 32
Tasks..................................................................................................................................... 32
View ..................................................................................................................................... 33
Tools ..................................................................................................................................... 33
Help....................................................................................................................................... 33
Toolbars ....................................................................................................................................... 34
Main Toolbar ......................................................................................................................... 34
Task List ....................................................................................................................................... 35
Conversion Tasks Pane ............................................................................................................... 37
Properties.............................................................................................................................. 37
LiveLog.................................................................................................................................. 38
Scheduler .............................................................................................................................. 38
Statistics................................................................................................................................ 39
Conversion Wizards ..................................................................................................................... 39
Configuring vConverter.....................................................................................................41
Configuration Overview ................................................................................................................ 42
Licensing ...................................................................................................................................... 42
Licensing Information ............................................................................................................ 42
Configuring vConverter ................................................................................................................ 44
General ................................................................................................................................. 45
Conversion ............................................................................................................................ 47
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Email Notifications................................................................................................................. 48
ESX Servers.......................................................................................................................... 53
Hyper-V Servers.................................................................................................................... 56
Target Folder......................................................................................................................... 57
User Profiles.......................................................................................................................... 57
Task Profiles ......................................................................................................................... 59
Configuring Setup Files ................................................................................................................ 67
Adding Source Content.....................................................................................................70
Source Content ............................................................................................................................ 71
Network Browser .......................................................................................................................... 71
Importing Source Systems ........................................................................................................... 72
Adding Linux Hosts ...................................................................................................................... 74
Cold Cloning Ready ..................................................................................................................... 74
Adding Physical Targets............................................................................................................... 75
Windows P2V Conversions...............................................................................................76
Conversion Overview ................................................................................................................... 77
Converting with Remote Cold Cloning (RCC) ....................................................................... 79
Converting with Synchronized Cutover ................................................................................. 80
Converting with Different Destinations Cutover (DDC) ......................................................... 81
A Note About Continuous Protection .................................................................................... 82
Creating Conversions................................................................................................................... 82
Identifying Source Servers .................................................................................................... 83
Creating Folders and Tasks .................................................................................................. 86
Configuring Source and Target Settings ............................................................................... 88
Saving and Running a Task .................................................................................................. 97
Conversion Tutorial .................................................................................................................... 100
Pre-task configurations ....................................................................................................... 100
Configuring a Conversion Task........................................................................................... 101
Additional Task Procedures ....................................................................................................... 104
Configuring a Conversion with RCC ................................................................................... 104
Configuring a Conversion with Synchronized Cutover........................................................ 107
Configuring a Conversion with Different Destination Cutover ............................................. 110
Continuous Protection ....................................................................................................114
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Continuous Protection Overview ................................................................................................ 115
Licensing .................................................................................................................................... 116
Configuring Continuous Protection............................................................................................. 118
Basic Configurations ........................................................................................................... 118
Task Configuration .............................................................................................................. 120
Linux P2V Conversions...................................................................................................123
Linux Conversion Overview........................................................................................................ 124
Important Information About Linux Conversions ................................................................. 125
Configurations for Linux Conversions ................................................................................. 127
Creating a Conversion................................................................................................................ 128
Task Configuration .............................................................................................................. 130
Windows V2P Conversions.............................................................................................136
Windows V2P Overview ............................................................................................................. 137
Important Notes about Windows V2P ................................................................................. 138
Preparing the Target System for V2P ................................................................................. 139
Creating a V2P Conversion................................................................................................. 140
Task Configuration .............................................................................................................. 141
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions ..............................................................................144
Using the vConverter VistaPE ISO Image.................................................................................. 145
Getting Started .................................................................................................................... 145
Obtaining the vConverter PE Image ISO ............................................................................ 146
Booting to the vConverter PE Image................................................................................... 146
Configuring the vConverter PE Image........................................................................................ 146
Adding Drivers to the vConverter PE Image- Device Installer ............................................ 146
Configuring Networking for the vConverter PE Image ........................................................ 148
Adding Drivers to the vConverter PE Image - Using the WAIK........................................... 151
Compatible Drivers..................................................................................................................... 153
Appendix 2: Third Party Contributions..........................................................................174
Third Party Contributions............................................................................................................ 175
Index..................................................................................................................................176
Introduction to this Guide
This chapter provides information about what is contained in the vConverter User
Guide. It also provides information about the vConverter documentation suite and Quest
Software.
This chapter contains the following sections:
About vConverter............................................................................................... 8
About this Guide ................................................................................................ 8
vConverter Documentation Suite....................................................................... 9
Text Conventions............................................................................................. 10
About Quest Software, Inc............................................................................... 10
Introduction to this Guide
About vConverter
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About vConverter
vConverter is a complete workload migration platform. It provides the functionality,
flexibility, and speed needed for high-volume migrations of Windows or Linux servers
within the datacenter.
vConverter provides numerous features for medium to large server consolidation
initiatives, as well as options for ongoing disaster recovery. Multiple conversion modes
and target options ensure data consistency with minimal downtime. A streamlined data
transfer mechanism, and the ability to automate many associated tasks, allows
vConverter to migrate more servers per conversion window than any other conversion
method or technology.
vConverter is also available in a 'Continuous Protection' mode, performing incremental
syncs to ensure the integrity of the source server and the viability of virtual standby
systems.
About this Guide
This User Guide provides configuration instructions, conceptual information and
instructions on how to use the browser interface.
The User Guide is organized as follows:
Chapter 1, Functional Overview — this chapter provides an overview of the features
and functions of vConverter. An architectural overview is provided, as well as a
glossary of application components.
Chapter 2, User Interface — this chapter provides an overview of the vConverter User
Interface.
Chapter 3, Configuration — this chapter guides you through the basic configuration
of vConverter.
Chapter 4, Adding Source Content — this chapter describes the methods available for
adding source content for conversions. This information is available in the task
chapters, but is aggregated here for convenience.
Chapter 5, Windows P2V Conversions — this chapter provides information on
configuring P2V conversions of Windows source servers.
Chapter 6, Continuous Protection — this chapter provides information on
configuring Continuous Protection conversions.
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vConverter Documentation Suite
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Chapter 7, Linux P2V Conversions — this chapter provides information on
configuring P2V conversions of Linux source servers.
Chapter 8, Windows V2P Conversions — this chapter provides information on
configuring V2P conversions of Windows source servers.
Appendix — the appendix provides information about how to configure networking in
the VistaPE environment, as well as what drivers are supported. Information on how to
add additional drivers is provided.
vConverter Documentation Suite
The documentation suite is made up of the core documentation set plus documents set
for advanced configurations. Documentation is provided in a combination of online help
and PDF.
•
Online Help:
You can open online help by selecting Help in the Help menu.
•
PDF: The What’s New Guide, System Requirements Guide, Installation and Setup
Guide, User Guide, and Release Notes are provided as PDF files. Adobe®
Reader® is required.
Core Documentation Set
The core documentation set consists of the following:
• Release Notes (PDF)
• What’s New Guide (PDF)
• System Requirements Guide (PDF)
• Installation and Setup Guide (PDF)
• User Guide (PDF and online help)
Feedback on the Documentation
We are interested in receiving feedback from you about our documentation. For
example, did you notice any errors in the documentation? Were any features
undocumented? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve the
Introduction to this Guide
About Quest Software, Inc.
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documentation? All comments are welcome. Please submit your feedback to the
following email address:
info@vizioncore.com
Note
Please do not submit Technical Support related issues to this email address.
Text Conventions
The following table summarizes how text styles are used in this guide:
Convention
Description
Code
Monospace text represents code, code objects, and commandline input. This includes:
• Java language source code and examples of file contents
• Classes, objects, methods, properties, constants, and events
• HTML documents, tags, and attributes
Variables
Monospace-plus-italic text represents variable code or
command-line objects that are replaced by an actual value or
parameter.
Interface
Bold text is used for interface options that you select (such as
menu items), as well as any keyboard commands.
Files, components,
and documents
Italic text is used to highlight the following items:
• Pathnames, file names, and programs
• Figure captions
• The names of other documents referenced in this guide
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customers worldwide. Our innovative solutions make solving the toughest IT
management problems easier, enabling customers to save time and money across
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Contacting Quest Software
Email
info@quest.com
Mail
Quest Software, Inc.
World Headquarters
5 Polaris Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
USA
Web site
www.quest.com
Refer to our web site for regional and international office information.
Contacting Quest Server Virtualization Support
Support is available to customers who have a trial version of a Quest Server
Virtualization product or who have purchased a commercial version and have a valid
maintenance contract.
Support is easily accessed in the following ways:
• Email support directly at support@vizioncore.com for automatic case creation.
• Contact Quest Server Virtualization Support directly via our global and local
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• Log and create/update your case, and check its status via the Support Case
Management portal.
View the Quest Server Virtualization Support Guide for a detailed explanation of
support programs, online services, contact information, and policy and procedures. The
guide is available at: http://vizioncore.com/support
vConverter Functional Overview
This chapter describes the features and functions available in vConverter.
This chapter contains the following sections:
vConverter Overview ....................................................................................... 13
Conversion Process......................................................................................... 17
Features and Functions ................................................................................... 23
vConverter Functional Overview
vConverter Overview
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vConverter Overview
vConverter is an enterprise-class Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V),
and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) converter that significantly reduces the time, cost and
effort required to convert physical and virtual machines to VMware, and Microsoft
virtual machines, as well as deploy virtual machines to a physical environment. It offers
simple conversions, together with complex disaster recovery plans. Conversions can be
performed from dedicated point(s) of control without having to be in physical contact
with source or target servers
vConverter Architecture
vConverter is a single-tiered, client/server application, with both the “client” and
“server” components installed on the same machine. vConverter utilizes several tools
and components to convert source machines to the target platform. The diagram below
shows the various components, and where they are utilized during the conversion
process.
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Source Server Components
Drive Capture Tool
This tool reads disk data and transfers it to the target
server. The Drive Capture tool includes the Image
Consistency Driver.
The Drive Capture Tool can operate in both block and
file modes. Block mode is faster and gives exact binary
copy of source volumes, but file is required for volume
resizing operations.
Image Consistency
Driver
This driver monitors source volumes during the capture
process to buffer write requests during the conversion.
Changes are committed after the volume is captured. By
using the Image Consistency Driver, vConverter
produces a VM in a crash-consistent state. For source
systems compatible with Microsoft’s VSS, vConverter
can leverage VSS for data consistency.
Source VSS
This is a component of compatible source systems.
Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Services (VSS) pauses
compatible applications to provide a higher level of data
consistency.
Virtual Disk Driver
A component of the Drive Image Mount Tool, the Virtual
Disk Driver is used to mount remote disk images for
modification during the conversion process.
Vista PE Image
A boot image based on Windows Vista. This is used in
conjunction with the vConverter PXE service to boot
remote source or target servers (V2P). The Vista PE may
also be burned to a Boot CD to manually boot source
machines into the vConverter environment.
Note
Source Info Tool
The VistaPE will assign the volume letter “X” to it’s own
RAM drive volume. Please ensure that source systems
do not use the volume letter “X” when converting with the
VistaPE environment.
This runs on the source server, recording source disk
configuration, OS information, network settings and
(optionally) installed software.
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vConverter Client Components
UI Client
UI Client (the Client) helps user to configure
conversions, to control the conversions, and indicates
conversion process progress.
License Service
A program unit which maintains user license
information, such as counter of systems to migrate, time
restriction information, etc.
Virtual Disk Driver
A component of the Drive Image Mount Tool, the Virtual
Disk Driver is used to mount remote disk images for
modification during the conversion process.
Migration Tool
This tool runs on the Client system, and performs
necessary system conversion operations to make sure
that the system is bootable and functioning properly after
conversion from physical (or virtual) to target platform.
The Migration Tool injects necessary SCSI drivers,
copies a new HAL file for the target platform from the
setup folder, and updates the Windows registry on the
mounted file system.
The Migration Tool uploads the Post Migration Agent
which performs various post-conversion tasks:
• it installs VMware Tools for VMware ESX and HyperV targets
• schedules running user scripts on migrated system
• uninstalls required software from the migrated system
• configures the network.
All of these tasks are performed when the VM is booted
for the first time.
PXE Service
Installed near the vConverter client, the PXE service
allows remotely booting source systems into the
vConverter boot environment.
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Remote Launch Tool
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A tool intended for executing processes on a remote
Windows system. It requires having the administrative
credentials for a remote system to run.
Target Components
Target Server Agent
for ESX
Used for creating and writing to VMDKs on VMware
ESX Server 3.x and 4.x. The Target Server Agent has to
be run in the Service Console of the target VMware ESX
server.
vConverter Virtual
Appliance
Specifically designed components to leverage VMware
vMA to be able to communicate and perform commands
on behalf of vConverter. vMA with installed components
is required for conversions to ESXi servers and for all
Linux OS conversions. It may also be used on ESX
servers to avoid running the Target Server Agent in their
service consoles.
Note
Migration Tool
Package
P2V Conversions to an RDM are disabled when using the
vConverter Virtual Appliance with VMware VMA. See
Support for RDM for more information.
This package collects source system configuration
information and displays this information in the
vConverter console. For more information see Linux
Conversion Overview.
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Conversion Process
There are several different types of conversions available with vConverter. Each type of
conversion follows a slightly different process, and offers different options. The main
types of conversions available are:
• Windows P2V
• Linux P2V
• Windows V2P
Windows P2V
The primary use case for vConverter is to migrate a workload from physical Windows
servers to a virtual machine on one of the supported platforms. Due to varying workload
requirements, vConverter offers multiple conversion options:
• Standard “hot” conversions are suitable for basic workloads such as file or print
servers. The VMs created will be crash-consistent. Standard conversions occur
without rebooting the source server or taking it offline.
• For transactional servers (Exchange, SQL, etc), Remote Cold Cloning (RCC)
provides a fully consistent image. Cold cloning requires booting the source server
into vConverter Pre-boot Environment, either remotely via RCC or PXE, or
manually with a boot CD.
• For those wanted to ensure data consistency and minimize the cutover window,
vConverter offers Synchronized Cutover. During Synchronized Cutover, a
standard conversion is performed in advance of the desired cutover date.
Subsequent incremental conversions are run to keep the VM in synch with the
source server. This minimizes the amount of data that has to be transferred on the
final conversion. At the time of the scheduled cutover, vConverter will perform a
final, incremental cold conversion to capture any changes and ensure data
consistency. This final data transfer will be relatively small because the previous
conversions have transferred the bulk of the data.
• vConverter can also be used to provide Disaster Recovery protection to physical
servers. In Continuous Protection mode, physical workloads are copied to
virtual machines using recurring incremental conversions. Continuous Protection
uses “hot” conversions to avoid disrupting the source server.
The standard Windows P2V process follows the basic workflow described below.
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The main components of the
conversion process are the Drive
Capture Tool (which sends the data)
and the Target Server Agent (which
receives the data).
After the job is executed and the
Drive Capture Tool (DCT) starts
sending data to ESX, it is detected
by the Target Server Agent (TSA)
service running. This starts the
server component particular to that
job. Multiple jobs can run at the
same time and each job will use its
own server component instance.
To transfer data to the target, a new
VMDK file is created. VMDKs are
created in a sparse (growable, thin)
format by default, but can
optionally be created as flat (thick)
disks. For ESX, you can specify a
unique VMDK file and datastore
for each Windows volume.
Conversions to shared folders and
Hyper-V is also available.
The TSA receives data from the
DCT and places it in the VMDK
file. If a block of zeroed data is
detected by the DCT, it is ignored. The zeroes already exist in the VMDK, so there is no
reason to overwrite them.
(Optional) After all data has been transferred to the VMDK file, the server component
can resize the files based on job configuration. In this case, the NTFS partition is
modified as well.
The server component performs the conversion and creates a bootable instance of the
VM with the proper drivers. A VM is created and registered on the ESX host based on
job configuration settings that include assigned memory, virtual disk, and virtual
network assignment. The server component terminates and enters a wait state-controlled
through the TSA-to anticipate the next job.
An architectural representation of the Windows P2V process is shown below.
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Linux P2V
The Linux P2V process follows the basic workflow described below:
The main components of the Linux conversion process are the Migration Tool Package
(MTP) and the Post Processing Service (PPS). The MTP is uploaded to the Linux
source server, and prepares and sends the data. The PPS resides in the vConverter
Virtual Appliance running on VMware vMA – it receives data from vConverter and the
MTP and creates VMs and write VMDKs.
The vConverter client connects to the source server and uploads the Migration Tool
Package. The MTP collects source system configuration information and displays this
information in the vConverter console.
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Once the job has been configured
and started, the vConverter client
starts a new migration session and
invokes the Post Processing Service
that is running within the VMware
vMA on the target system. The PPS
creates virtual disks and makes
some additional preparations to
receive the data from the source
MTP. When all preparations on the
PPS site have been done, the
vConverter client invokes MTP to
start streaming the source data. The
MTP reads block by block from the
selected hard disks and uploads the
data to target PPS.
Once the data transfer has
completed, the vConverter client
will invoke PPS to migrate
hardware specific configurations to
settings compatible with the target
platform. As a result, PPS gets a
virtual disk image (or set of images)
that can be used to register a new
VM instance within VMware ESX
Server.
An architectural representation of
the Linux P2V process is shown
below:
vConverter Functional Overview
Conversion Process
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A P2V conversion using the VA as a target may fail if the resulting VM will have the same
name as another VM within the vCenter infrastructure. The error message "Can't find
proper disk-name amount attached disks to VA” will be displayed. Additionally, several
indexed VM copies may be created on the target ESX host.
Windows V2P
vConverter offers the ability to convert Windows VMs back to a physical target.
vConverter uses a VistaPE boot image to boot the physical system, so the target server
does not need to have an OS.
Once you configure a task and specify the source VM, vConverter obtains the essential
information about it using the Conversion Service. This is done either via a special API
provided by the source virtualization platform (for ESX, and Hyper-V servers). This
information is saved in vConverter together with the task settings, and is used during the
conversion process.
To specify the target system in the Task Properties pane, you need to first boot it using
the VistaPE boot image. The Server Information Tool is then launched, which enables
vConverter to get required disk information from the target.
When V2P conversion is started, the Conversion Service enables the V2P Migration
Tool on the target. The tool reads the source VM disk image sector by sector and
restores an exact partition layout. After that, it launches the Adaptation Process inside
V2P Migration Tool, which prepares the restored system for the first run on the new
hardware.
vConverter Functional Overview
Conversion Process
An architectural representation of the Windows V2P process is shown below:
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Features and Functions
P2V for Windows Servers
vConverter is a task, enterprise-level consolidation/migration application. It allows you
to capture a live physical or virtual Windows system and transfer its data directly to a
Windows shared folder, Microsoft Hyper-V, or ESX host. vConverter's physical to
virtual (P2V) and virtual to virtual (V2V) approaches ensure consistent results: the
converted image will mirror the source. There is no additional software to install on the
source. Nor are any helper components required. You need not be present at the source
during the conversion process.
P2V for Linux Servers
vConverter provides support for converting Linux servers to virtual machines. To
ensure data consistency, Linux sources must be converted in cold conversion mode
using the VMware vMA with vConverter Virtual Appliance components on the target
server. P2V Linux conversions occur in block mode only.
V2P for Windows Servers
Windows VMs can be converted to physical servers. By booting the physical server into
the vConverter boot environment (via PXE or the boot CD), it becomes a conversion
target that can be managed by the vConverter console. V2P conversions are block, and
occur in cold-mode only.
Virtual Appliances Components for VMware vMA
The Virtual Appliance components are installed in the VMware vMA, and host the
Target Server Agent and other utilities that would normally be run in the Console
Operating System(COS). For the ESXi platforms, which don’t have a COS, converting
to the VMware vMA with Virtual Appliance components is the only method available.
Virtual Appliance components are also required for Linux OS conversions.
Note
When using the VA for any task, the VM will be created on the first step.
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Hot Conversions
Hot cloning is the process of taking a live source system and creating a complete copy
of it in the form of a VM. To yield a data-consistent image, the vConverter Consistency
Driver (VCD) and MS VSS assist in the process. VCD captures write requests from the
file system and retains the former state of the updated disk blocks. VCD is unaware of
running applications on the source and therefore cannot save associated data for backup.
This is where MS VSS steps in - telling databases and application servers to flush uncached data to disk so that backup can proceed.
Cold Conversions
There are two types of cold conversion - manual and automated. During manual cold
conversion, the source is manually booted to the vConverter VistaPE image, either via
PXE or using a boot CD. You manually create and control the conversion.
To perform an automated Remote Cold Cloning (RCC), you schedule a conversion.
When the job starts, a boot loader and boot image are sent to the source. At a time that
you designate, the source reboots in vConverter's boot environment. After the boot
image brings the source onto the network, the conversion monitor component connects
to vConverter. The conversion completes. You need not be present at the source
machine during conversion.
During the manual RCC process, you can boot the source using vConverter PXE
service. IN order to boot the source, the following conditions must be met:
• Source server should be configured to boot from the network.
• DHCP must be present.
• No UDP message (including broadcast) must be filtered between PXE service
and source server.
• vConverter PXE service must be run.
Remote Cold Cloning
When you select Remote Cold Cloning (RCC) as the conversion type, vConverter sends
a boot loader and its boot image over the network to a source. This source boots at a
time that you designate, and the conversion begins. RCC is a good option for converting
transactional systems such as database and email servers.
This is how the automated RCC process works:
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1 vConverter sends a new boot loader to the source.
2 vConverter sends the VistaPE boot image file directly to the source and initiates a
reboot.
3 The source boots into the vConverter boot image and instantiates the network
stack.
4 vConverter establishes contact with the conversion monitor and initiates the
conversion process.
5 Once conversion is complete, the source restarts and boots into its previous boot
environment with the previous boot loader intact.
The VistaPE environment used in Remote Cold Cloning will assign the volume letter
“X” to its own RAM drive volume. If the VistaPE is used to convert a physical volume
with the same volume label, the PE environment will become unavailable to
vConverter. Please ensure that source systems do not use the volume letter “X” when
converting with the VistaPE environment.
Continuous Protection Mode
You can protect datacenter workloads by addressing disaster recovery (DR) through
virtualization. Taking a P2V approach, vConverter preserves a virtual backup copy of a
physical machine. When you select Continuous Protection as the conversion type,
incremental replication is used. During this process, network usage is minimized
because only changes to source data files are transferred to the target. You define the
intervals at which these transfers occur. Continuous Protection uses a hot cloning
method to avoid disruption to the source server.
Note
Continuous Protection is only available for Windows conversions.
Synchronized Cutover
A cutover is the process of switching from the source VM to the target VM. A cutover
window is the period of time on a specific date (or span of dates) when it is acceptable
to perform cutover. Pre-synchronized cutover occurs after the initial copying phase of
the conversion, when any remaining changes to the source are copied to the target and
committed.
Synchronized Cutover allows you to minimize the cutover window by completing a
P2V conversion and synchronizing changes on the source to the target at specified
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intervals (for example, every 15 minutes). Synchronized Cutover uses the hot cloning
method for initial and subsequent synchronizations. While cold cloning is used for the
final synchronization, you can also trigger a hot (live) final synchronization.
Note
Synchronized Cutover is only available for Windows conversions.
Different Destinations Cutover
When your initial and final targets are different, select Different Destinations Cutover
(DDC) as the conversion type. The initial P2V event will target the first destination. The
VM can be moved to the second destination. Then, the initial P2V event can be
modified to allow the final synchronization to retarget the VM.
Note
Different Destinations Cutover is only available for Windows conversions.
64k Alignment
Most virtual machine volumes are created in such a way that causes partitions to be
misaligned. This can cause data to be written to multiple blocks during a single write
operation, which results in poor application performance. vConverter creates VMs with
Windows volumes using the recommended 64k blocks. These blocks are aligned with
the VMFS boundaries for improved performance. This feature is always on and cannot
be controlled from GUI.
Note
64k alignment applies only to P2V Windows conversions to VMware ESX and ESXi.
Support for RDM
Raw Device Mapping (RDM) is a file in a separate VMFS volume that acts as a proxy
for a raw physical device. An RDM provides a VM with direct access to a LUN on a
fiber channel or iSCSI physical storage system. With P2V to RDM, all source volumes
to be converted are placed on a single device. Typically, an RDM is useful for utilizing
Storage Area Network (SAN) software for replication and snapshots. Input/Output (I/O)
improves because multiple servers need not read and write to a LUN; only a VM with
access to RDM will do so.
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Support for RDMs requires two specific settings in the Advanced Task Properties.
Conversions to RDMs need to be configured to create a flat (non-growable) disk, and all
source volumes should be converted to a single device. For more information, please
see “Task Profiles - Properties” on page 60.
Note
P2V Conversions to an RDM are disabled when using the Virtual Appliance for VMware.
Task Folders
Tasks Folders are a way to control of several conversion tasks in a centralized way.
In vConverter, each task has to be placed into corresponding container, or folder. The
Run and Stop commands are applied globally to the folder.
Task Profiles
The fields on the Task Profiles tab help you increase multi-conversion process
efficiency by allowing you to configure a conversion once and save the settings for
future use. These profiles are not associated with specific sources or targets; rather, they
define only general settings.
User Profiles
Through the fields on vConverter's User Profiles tab you can create one set of
credentials to use with multiple source servers. You can create distinct profiles for each
system and save them for later use.
Live Log
Live Log is a GUI feature that allows users to monitor running conversion tasks and see
status of conversion, rest steps, and available warnings and errors.
Each conversion task consists of several steps, depending of task type. Live Log
displays all these steps in an expandable tree view form, with nice graphics. If inner step
fails, it lifts fail state to the top level, so users can easily locate failed task runs.
Available information about error reason is displayed below the failed entry, to make
troubleshooting easier.
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Disable Task Running
Disabling a Task would be useful if a disaster occurs and Protection Site becomes
unavailable. Executing a predefined recovery plan, while leaving configured backups/
replications/conversions unaltered would be useful.
Conversion could be postponed using the Disable option. Task will be disabled and will
not be run. Later conversions could be enabled by using the Enabling command.
vConverter changes the icon for the Disabled tasks so they could be easily found in
tasks list.
vConverter User Interface
This chapter provides an overview of the main functions of the vConverter User
Interface.
This chapter contains the following sections:
User Interface Overview .................................................................................. 30
Menus .............................................................................................................. 31
Toolbars........................................................................................................... 34
Task List .......................................................................................................... 35
Conversion Tasks Pane................................................................................... 37
Conversion Wizards......................................................................................... 39
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User Interface Overview
The vConverter window is the central navigational area of the software. This is where
you can view the main components of the system. Through this window you can access
the commands that allow you to configure and execute conversion jobs.
Now that the software is installed, launch it through its desktop icon or the Start menu.
The vConverter window features these areas:
• Menu Bar
• Toolbar
• Network Browser Pane
• Task List
• Conversion Tasks Pane
• Server Information Area
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Menus
Menus
The Menu Bar contains the following options:
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Menus
File
Export>Tasks
Displays the Save as dialog from which you can export your
configured conversion tasks. This allows vConverter to be
installed on multiple systems, maintaining the same
configurations.
Export>Settings
Displays the Save as dialog from which you can export the
settings that you defined through Tools>Preferences. This
allows you to maintain the same preferences on multiple
systems and instances of vConverter.
Import>Tasks
Displays the Open dialog through which you can import the
tasks configured previously. This command allows you to
maintain the same configurations on multiple systems and
instances of the software.
Import>Settings
Displays the Open dialog through which you can import the
settings configured previously. This command allows you to
maintain the same preferences on multiple systems and
instances of the software.
Host
Provides the same options as a right-click on a system in the
Network Browser pane:
• Set as source
• Set as target
• Refresh
• Change login
• Add to systems to convert
• Create conversion task
Exit
Closes the vConverter client window.
Note
Closing the client window leaves the vConverter services,
responsible for driving running or scheduled conversion tasks,
running.
Tasks
The Tasks menu provides the same options as the Main Toolbar.
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View
View
properties
The Task Properties tab is the area in which conversion tasks area
configured.
View Live Log
Each conversion task consists of several steps, depending on the
task type. Live Log displays all these steps in an expandable tree
view form, with nice graphics.
View
Scheduler
This tab displays all scheduled conversion jobs in a calendar
format.
View
Statistics
The Statistics tab shows a historical record of activity for the
selected task.
Tools
Conversion
Wizard
This opens the Conversion Wizard dialog, which walks you
through the configuration process for Windows P2V, Windows
V2P, and Linux P2V tasks.
Preferences
Opens the Program Preferences dialog, which you can use to
define conversion and application preferences.
Help
License
activation
Opens the Activation Wizard dialog, which you can use to activate
a vConverter license.
Note
This is only necessary for Continuous Protection conversions.
Help
Opens online help, which includes general information about
vConverter, as well as instructions on how to configure the
software, create and run conversion jobs, and so forth.
Support
Opens the vConverter Technical Support Assistance window from
which you can send support requests and capture log files.
vConverter User Interface
Toolbars
Clear logs
Deletes all application logs.
Caution
About
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Deleted logs will not be available for Support. Use this feature
selectively.
Displays information about vConverter, including:
• Software version
• Name of the person to whom the software is registered
• License number
The About window also includes a View License Details link that
will show the current licensing status, as well as the license
agreement link.
Toolbars
Main Toolbar
The Toolbar of the vConverter window features these icons:
Create New Folder
Create New Task
Remove Task or Folder
Edit Task
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Disable Task – for more
information, see “Disable
Task Running” on page 28
Enable Task – for more
information, see “Disable
Task Running” on page 28
Save Task
Cancel Task Editing
Start Task
Stop Task
Run Conversion Wizard
Open the About Window
Task List
In vConverter, each task has to be placed into corresponding container, or folder.
Folders are a way to put similar conversion tasks together. It is possible to rename
folders, create and remove tasks and folders, and move tasks between folders. Also it is
possible to run or stop the entire tasks within given folder with one click, using Run and
Stop commands.
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Folders and tasks are managed via the Task List pane of the vConverter UI.
Tasks can also be Started, Edited, Removed and Enabled/Disabled by right clicking a
Task.
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Conversion Tasks Pane
The Conversion Tasks Pane includes four tabs:
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the Properties tab
the Live Log tab
the Scheduler tab
the Statistics tab
Each of these is described below.
Properties
The Task Properties tab is the area in which conversion tasks area configured. The Task
Properties pane consists of Source and Target hotspots, the Source Drive section, the
Target section, and the Source Section. For more detailed information, see “Configuring
Source and Target Settings” on page 88.
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LiveLog
Each conversion task consists of several steps, depending on the task type. Live Log
displays all these steps in an expandable tree view form, with nice graphics. If inner step
fails, it lifts fail state to the top level, so users can easily locate failed task runs.
Available information about error reason is displayed below the failed entry, to make
troubleshooting easier.
Scheduler
This tab displays all scheduled conversion jobs in a calendar format. You can reschedule
a conversion job by editing it.
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Statistics
The Statistics tab shows a historical record of activity for the selected task.
Conversion Wizards
The Conversion Wizard offers a step-by-step approach to configuring a conversion task.
The same wizard is used for all types of conversions. The first screen allows you to
select the type of conversion you want to perform.
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The Conversion Wizard will walk you through the task configuration steps. For more
information about the fields in the task wizard, please refer to the appropriate chapter
for that task:
• “Windows P2V Conversions” on page 76
• “Linux P2V Conversions” on page 123
• “Windows V2P Conversions” on page 136
Configuring vConverter
This chapter details the processes for configuring the basic connections required by
vConverter. In addition, the procedures for completing the basic backup and restore
wizards will be documented.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Configuration Overview ................................................................................... 42
Licensing.......................................................................................................... 42
Configuring vConverter.................................................................................... 44
Configuring Setup Files ................................................................................... 67
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Configuration Overview
Now that vConverter is installed, you can launch it by double-clicking the desktop icon
or by accessing it through the Start menu. The software requires a number of application
and environment configurations to ensure that it functions properly. They are described
in detail below.
Note
Most of the content in this chapter is also in the vConverter Installation and Setup Guide. It
is duplicated here to provide a single source of configuration information. For information
unique to the User Guide, see the sections below:
Licensing
Configuring Setup Files
Licensing
Licensing Information
The following features are available with a valid license (either a Trial or Perpetual
license):
• P2V Windows
• P2V Linux
• V2P Windows
• Continuous protection (Windows only)
There will be no features available without a license (either Trial or Perpetual).
License Types Supported in vConverter 5.1.1
Support is available for the following:
• Trial licenses with 30-day demo period
• Perpetual license (QLL type Ongoing) with no expiration date
No support is available for installations with:
• Trial license with an expiration date (no demo period)
• Term license (QLL type Ongoing) with a stated expiration date
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License Overwriting
An instance of vConverter can have only one license installed at a time.
Trial licenses can only be installed on an unlicensed instance of vConverter, or on a
vConverter instance that has a trial license (expired or not). Installing a new trial license
over a previously installed license will overwrite all settings, in particular, expiration
date and number of systems.
Perpetual licenses may be installed at any time: installing over a previously installed
license (both trial and perpetual) overwrites a number of systems.
License Handling — Embedded Trial License
When vConverter 5.1.1 is downloaded, it will have an embedded trial license with 30day demo period.
To activate the Perpetual license:
1 From the vConverter interface, click Help, then License Activation.
The vConverter Activation Wizard appears.
2 Click Next.
3 Click the Browse icon
and browse to the location of the license file.
4 Click Open, then click Next.
5 The Congratulations screen appears. Click Finish.
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Configuring vConverter
Now that vConverter is installed, you can configure the universal settings and
preferences for the application. The initial configurations can be made with the
vConverter Preferences dialog.
The vConverter Preferences dialog is available by selecting Tools > Preferences from
the vConverter toolbar. The Preferences dialog is divided into multiple tabs listed
below:
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General
Conversion
Email Notifications
ESX Servers
Hyper-V Servers
Target Folder
User Profiles
Task Profiles
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General
o
Figure 1
View
Show quick tips:
Tips are enabled by default. This will show pop-up
windows as you change tabs or open the application.
Show balloon help:
Balloon help is enabled by default. This will show
specific, task-oriented suggestions.
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Limitation of total simultaneous conversions:
The value you enter in this field will restrict the number
of conversions that you can run simultaneously.
Limitation of simultaneous conversions to the same
target server:
The value you enter in this field will restrict the number
of conversions that you can run simultaneously to the
same target server.
Note
PXE Service Control
The values that you enter in these fields will depend on
your environment's capacity in several areas: for
example, host memory, network bandwidth, and CPU
availability. These values cannot be higher than
“Limitation of total simultaneous conversions.”
The vConverter PXE Service can be used to transfer the
Vista PE image to target systems via the network. Refers
to current PXE service status. Two options are available:
• Start PXE service
• Stop PXE service
Setup Folders
Operating System: The name of the OS that you intend
to migrate.
Architecture: Select either a 32-bit or a 64-bit source.
SP: Refers to the service pack level of the OS to be
migrated.
Location for OS setup files: Indicates the location for
storing the kernel and driver files required for OS
migration.
Add/Remove: Use these buttons to add or remove setup
folders within the system
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Conversion
Figure 2
Windows P2V
conversion
using vConverter rules:
Software appends an underscore and drive letter or
volume GUID (for hidden partitions) to the server name
(e.g., ABC_C.vmdk).
using VMware rules:
Software appends an underscore and number to the
server name (e.g., ABC.vmdk, ABC_1.vmdk,
ABC_2.vmdk) for multiple VMDKs.
Linux P2V conversion
Allows you to configure time out values.
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Cold P2V conversion
vConverter will wait for the source system to respond
before beginning the conversion process. The wait
interval can be configured here - either infinite or a
defined value. If there is no response received from the
source system during the timeout interval, the conversion
will fail. Having large timeout value may be useful when
booting source systems with limited resources, where
booting to the VistaPE may require additional time.
File-based conversion
Allows you to enable incremental file system transfer
based on block and file size.
Block size, MB: Some conversion types (Synchronized
Cutover, Different Destinations Cutover, Continuous
Protection) require multiple conversion passes, with only
changed data being transferred with each pass. This value
determines the size of the block that is transferred.
Generally, a smaller block size will result in less
transferred data, but will require a larger vConverter
database.
Minimal file size, MB: This value determines the file
size above which incremental file transfer will occur. For
files smaller than this value, the complete file will be
copied over.
Note
In environments with slower network performance,
incremental file transfer should provide improved
conversion performance. With higher speed networks,
the performance gains may be minimal, but less data will
be sent across the network.
Email Notifications
If you enable these fields, you will receive notifications via email for conversion jobs.
Notifications can be configured for successful jobs, failed jobs, or both. You can trigger
email at job initiation, as well as intermediate synchronization.
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Figure 3
Notification Method
The Mail Notification feature can be configured to use
either a MAPI compliant mail client or an SMTP server.
MAPI Client: This mail client, such as Microsoft
Outlook needs to be installed on the same machine as
vConverter.
SMTP: You will need the name or IP address of the
SMTP server, as well as credentials with access to send
mail via the SMTP server.
Send message on intermediate synchronizations:
This option is disabled by default. Indicates whether
message should be send for each intermediate step for
Synchronized Cutover and Different Destination Cutover
conversion modes.
Configure
Use this button to configure the selected email method.
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notification
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Select the Enable check box to activate these fields:
Email addresses to send:
Use this field to enter email addresses for those who
should receive alerts when conversion jobs are initiated.
Email subject:
Populate this field with the text that you want to display in
the Subject line of the alerts sent to the recipients listed in
the Email addresses to send field.
“Conversion finished”
Notification
Select the Enable check box to activate these fields:
Email addresses to send:
Use this field to enter email addresses for those who
should receive alerts when conversion jobs complete.
Email subject:
Populate this field with the text that you want to display
in the Subject line of the alerts sent to the recipients listed
in the Email addresses to send field.
Attach logs if conversion succeeded:
Select this check box to attach relevant log files if a job
succeeds.
Attach logs if conversion failed:
Select this check box to attach relevant log files if a job
fails.
Attach HTML report:
Select this check box to attach an HTML report to the
notification email.
Email Notifications - Configure SMTP
If you select SMTP on the Email Notifications tab of the Program Preferences window,
the Configure button is enabled. When you click this button, the Configure SMTP
Preferences dialog is displayed.
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Server Name or IP
The name of the SMTP server or its IP address.
Server Port
The port for the SMTP server. The default value is
25.
Email Address
The address from which email notifications about
this server will be sent.
Email Username
The user account from which email notifications
about this server will be sent.
Email Password
The password of the user account used above.
Repeat Email
Password
The password of the user account used above.
Test Server
Connection
Use this button to test the connection to the SMTP
server that you configured.
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Email Notifications – Configure MAPI
Using MAPI Email Notifications, vConverter will use the current default email account.
You should check your email accounts in OS Window settings.
Note
Some mail clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, must be installed on the same machine as
vConverter.
MAPI is available of x86 OS only.
If you select MAPI on the Email Notifications tab of the Program Preferences window,
the Configure button is enabled. When you click this button, the Configure MAPI
Preferences dialog displays.
Windows user
account log on
The user account configured for the default email
account.
Password
The password for the user account.
Confirm Password
Reenter the password.
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ESX Servers
Figure 4
Servers
Lists all of the ESX Servers — by IP address or name —
that are available for conversion. Allows you to add, edit,
delete, and test connectivity.
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The fields on this tab include general properties for the
ESX Servers in the system:
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Host name or IP
Username
Password
Verify password
Root password
Verify root password
Use these options to configure individual ESX Servers:
Create User if doesn’t exist, and Enable VA feature check
boxes.
Note
The username and password entered above are used
only to connect to the Service Console of the ESX Server.
If the vConverter Virtual Appliance will be used, you do
not need to enter these.
For information on the Advanced and VA Config buttons,
see the sections:
• “ESX Servers - Advanced Properties” on page 54
• “ESX Servers - VA Configuration” on page 55
Save and Install
Click Save and Install to install vConverter components
to the ESX Server. This will add the ESX Server to the
list of available targets for vConverter.
Note
Uninstall
The vConverter components are installed to ESX servers
only if the Use virtual appliance to transfer data option is
not selected.
Click Uninstall to remove the components from the ESX
Server and remove it from vConverter’s list of targets.
Note
The installation will fail if the credentials you enter are
invalid.
ESX Servers - Advanced Properties
If you click the Advanced button on the ESX Server tab, the Advanced properties dialog
is displayed. Although you can adjust port settings through this dialog, it is best to leave
the defaults in place.
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ESX Servers - VA Configuration
If you click the VA Config button on the ESX Server tab, the VA Configuration dialog is
displayed. On this dialog, you can configure VA, including the number of disks it has.
The conversion logs from the VA are automatically taken during conversion; however,
for troubleshooting conversion problems, the Download VA logs feature may be used:
1 Click the Download VA logs to gather all available logs from the VA to a local
folder.
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2 Use Help->Support feature to generate a whole logs package to send to support.
Note
Once an ESX server is configured, and tasks added to it, a change in the server
configuration will break any tasks configured for that server.
Hyper-V Servers
Servers
Lists all of the Hyper-V Servers — by IP address or name
— that are available for conversion. Allows you to add,
edit, delete, and test connectivity.
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Server Info
The fields on this tab include general properties for the
Hyper-V Servers in the system:
• Host name or IP
• Username
• Password
• Verify password
Note
The Username and Password should match the
credentials used when configuring the Hyper-V target
share. See “Target Folder” on page 57 for more
information.
Target Folder
Conversions to Hyper-V servers require a shared folder to store the VM files. This
folder can be located on the Hyper-V server, or on another network location.
Hyper-V conversion tasks will need to be configured using a user account with Full
Control permissions for this share.
User Profiles
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Profiles
Lists the configured user profiles. The default profile is
in bold. It allows you to add, delete, and edit user
profiles, and to set a default profile.
Settings
Always query for credentials:
This option will require credentials or a user profile to be
provided during job configuration.
Use default user profile:
This will use the default profile for all configured jobs.
You will have the option to override this during job
configuration.
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Task Profiles
A Task Profile is a set of conversion task settings that can be saved independent of
conversion type. If you set a default profile, this will be applied to all new conversion
jobs that you create. Settings that do not apply to the current conversion type (i.e., P2V
settings for a V2P task) will be ignored. When you set a task profile as the default, it is
displayed in boldface in the main dialog area; it is also displayed in the Default profile
field.
Applying a Task Profile
When you apply a task profile to a task, all values from that profile are copied for later
application to the respective fields of the new task.
Settings are copied FROM Task Profile, TO Task's respective fields.
If you later change the task profile, these changes will not be applied to any tasks
already assigned. To change the Task, reapply the Task Profile.
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Task Profiles - Properties
Access this dialog through Tools >Preferences >Task Profiles >Add. The settings that
are used to build these profiles are not tied to specific source or target server types.
Note
The Name field in the Task profile info area is a required field.
The Task Profile Properties dialog contains several tabs:
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“Disk tab” on page 61
“VM tab” on page 62
“Migration tab” on page 65
“Login tab” on page 66
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Disk tab
Create flat
disk image
(Non
Growable):
De-selecting this checkbox will enable the creation of thinly
provisioned disks for vSphere (ESX 4) targets. Flat format is
required for ESX Server 3.x / 3i, but enabling this option can
slow the conversion process.
Note
This must be enabled in order to resize volumes during
conversion.
Note
This option should be selected when converting to an RDM.
Note
This option applies only to P2V Windows tasks; for P2V Linux
only flat disk images are available.
Skip bad
sectors
where
possible:
Turns on/off ignoring disk read errors. If this option is off,
conversions will fail if a bad sector is found in the source
hard drive during capture.
Overwrite file
if it exists:
If this option is selected, vConverter will overwrite VM files
if they already exist on the target virtual server (or in the
target shared folder). Otherwise, conversion will fail.
Note
This option is available for P2V Windows only.
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Adapter type for created VM and captured disks. Affects the
VM configuration file and set of drivers added to the
converted OS during migration.
The Adapter type drop-down contains a list of virtual disk
adapter types for VMs and captured disks. If a target VM
platform supports a particular adapter type, it will be listed
in this field. Available types include:
• IDE
• LSI Logic
• Bus Logic
Note
VM tab
For Windows 2000, select Bus Logic. For Windows 2003 and
XP, select LSI Logic.
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Machine
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Instructs vConverter to create a VM descriptor file
and registers the VM in the target environment (ESX
Server/Hyper-V). Otherwise, only a set of disk image
files is created, which you must attach to the VM
manually.
This checkbox can have three states:
• Checked (VM will be created) and disabled (you
cannot change the setting) if the target is an ESX
server with a VA
• Unchecked (VM will NOT be created) and disabled
(you cannot change the setting) if the target is a
shared folder
• Checked (VM will be created) and enabled (setting
can be changed) if the target is an ESX server
without VA
Enable Autologon
on first boot
Enables automatic login of specified user in converted
VM during first boot.
Power Virtual
Machine ON
Runs the VM after the conversion is complete.
Applicable only for ESX Server, and Hyper-V targets.
Power Source
Server OFF
Instructs the source server to shut down after
completing a successful conversion.
Install VMware
Tools
Adds VMware Tools to a VM on ESX Server (HyperV Integration Services package to VMs on Hyper-V).
vConverter will automatically power on the VM.
When you select this setting for ESX Server,
vConverter instructs the VM to boot and to acquire
VMware Tools from the host on which the VM is
installed. For example, if a VM is running on ESX
3.0.1, it will get VMware Tools from 3.0.1.
Configure VM
Opens the VM Options dialog - see VM Options
Dialog below.
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Opens the X Window Options dialogue that allows
you to configure vConverter behavior towards source
servers running X Window System.
VM tab - VM Options Dialog
Create Floppy Drive
This option to configure the target to feature a
floppy drive.
Note
When the target server is Hyper-V, will be checked
and disabled. The floppy will be created by
vConverter (Hyper-V will not support a VM with no
floppy drive).
Create CD/DVD Drive
Select this option to create a CD/DVD drive on the
target.
RAM, MB
Configure RAM on the target through this field.
Notes
This field is auto-populated with “Created by
vConverter 5.1.1.X.”
(text box)
You can alter this and include additional text when
editing VM Properties of the task.
CPU Count
Configure the number of CPUs on the target VM
through this field.
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Migration tab
Uninstall Conflicting
Hotfixes
Microsoft occasionally releases a hotfix with an
updated HAL.DLL that supersedes the file of the
source format included in the current SP. This can
cause a VM not to boot. To prevent this, keep the
Uninstall Conflicting Hotfixes option enabled. This
uninstalls hotfixes that could otherwise impact
kernel files during system migration. This option is
enabled by default.
Note
Use Live Final Sync
if Possible
This option applies only to P2V conversions of
Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. For
Windows Vista and later versions, there is no need
to uninstall conflicting hotfixes.
If checked, vConverter will attempt to perform a
hot final synch if possible for both Continuous
Protection and Cutover Tasks. If not checked,
vConverter will simply do the final synch in cold
mode.
Note
This option is not supported for Cutover Tasks
running on Windows 2000.
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Opens the Scripts Settings dialog. Use this dialog to
insert scripts (.cmd, .bat) and dependent
applications (.exe, .dll) into a target VM to run on
the first boot.
Login tab
vConverter can also use network shares as a conversion target and as a source for V2P
conversions. The credentials used to login to the shared folder are displayed here. To
configure or change the credentials, click Change Login.
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Login tab - Change Credentials Dialog
Use credentials from
profile
Select this option to use a configured User Profile.
Select a profile from the menu.
Specify credentials
manually
Select this option if you do not want to use or
configure a user profile.
Select Save as a new user profile to create a user
profile based on the credentials entered.
Configuring Setup Files
To convert a Windows system, vConverter requires access to certain setup files from the
Windows installation. On default Windows installations, these files are located in one of
these locations:
• "%windir%\Driver Cache
• "%windir%\ServicePackFiles
When system files required for conversion are not found in the system being converted,
vConverter will check the configured setup file location. If the selected OS type has
been converted previously, the files have been cached and vConverter will not need to
capture them from the source. If the OS type has not been converted, and the setup files
are not available on the source or at a configured location, the conversion will fail.
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To configure Setup Files:
The procedure below needs to be completed for each OS type. For the purposes of Setup
Files, the 32-bit version of a given OS is a separate OS type than the 64-bit version of
the same OS.
Step 1: General Tab
1 From the vConverter UI, click Tools, then Preferences.
2 The Program Preferences dialog opens to the General tab.
Step 2: Add New Record
1 In the Setup Folders section, click Add.
A new entry is created.
2 In the Operating System column, select the correct OS.
3 In the Architecture column, select the appropriate bit level for the source OS.
4 In the SP column, select the service pack level for the source OS.
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5 In the Location for OS setup files column, browse to the location of the setup
files for the correct OS.
Note
Setup files can be located on a network share or on a computer running the
vConverter. Service Pack files can be extracted to a single location for easy access.
The network share should be available to be read by the current logged on user.
6 Click OK.
Adding Source Content
This chapter details the different ways in which you can add source content to
vConverter.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Source Content................................................................................................ 71
Network Browser ............................................................................................. 71
Importing Source Systems............................................................................... 72
Adding Linux Hosts.......................................................................................... 74
Cold Cloning Ready......................................................................................... 74
Adding Physical Targets .................................................................................. 75
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Source Content
The first step in the conversion process is to add source content - physical or virtual
servers that are to be converted by vConverter.
Network Browser
The Network Browser is available on the left side of the vConverter interface. The
Network Browser pane displays the domains and workgroups that include all servers
available for conversion. This pane features three tabs:
• All Systems
• Systems to Convert
• Virtual Machines
It also displays ESX Servers, Hyper-V servers, and, if accessible, Cold cloning ready.
The most direct way to add a source server is to drag it from the Network Browser to the
Source hotspot. For larger environments, you may want to visually isolate your source
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systems from the rest of the network. You may do this by moving them to the Systems
to Convert tab.
To add source content with the Systems to Convert tab:
1 In the Network Browser pane, click the All Systems tab.
2 Right-click the desired server. Select Add to Systems to Convert.
Note
Only one server may be selected at a time.
3 Click the Systems to Convert tab.
The selected server will appear on the Systems to Convert tab.
4 Repeat to add all desired servers.
Importing Source Systems
To expedite the process of add a large number of sources, vConverter can import source
content from a CSV file.
Before starting this process, make sure that you:
• Confirm that the CSV file is available.
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• Confirm that the CSV file contents include the appropriate columns. Different
source systems require different information to be properly imported.
Note
The CSV file fields should not contain leading or trailing spaces. Any leading or trailing
spaces will be incorporated into vConverter files, and may create import failures.
The table below shows the fields available in the CSV, and lists which source systems
use which heading. For example, for importing machines booted to the VistaPE, only
the name field is required.
Note
The CSV should not include column labels.
Name
UserID
Password
SSHUserID
SSHPassword
SSHPort
VistaPE
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Linux
Linux
Linux
To import source content:
1 In the Network Browser pane, click the Systems to Convert tab
2 Click the Import icon
.
3 On the Windows dialog, select the CSV file that you want to import. Click Open.
A confirmation message is displayed. The hosts that you imported are displayed
in the Systems to Convert tab.
4 Click Ok.
The systems will now appear in the Systems to Convert tab.
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Adding Linux Hosts
Linux servers are not automatically discovered and must be added manually prior to
configuring a conversion task.
To add a Linux host:
1 In the Network Browser pane, right-click on the Linux Hosts node.
2 Click Add Linux source.
3 Complete the Add a new Linux source system dialogue.
Quest recommends using the Secure Connectivity option. vConverter will
connect with this alternate login, then SU to gain appropriate authority.
4 Click OK.
Cold Cloning Ready
Source systems that have been booted (automatically or manually) to the VistaPE
environment are said to be “Cold Cloning Ready”.
1 Boot the target server using the vConverter VistaPE boot environment. This may
be remotely via the vConverter PXE service or manually with a CD.
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2 Once booted, the target server will appear under the Cold Cloning ready (under
WinPE) node.
Adding Physical Targets
Adding a physical target is very similar to preparing a physical server for cold
conversion. Physical servers (targets for V2P conversions) need to be booted into the
VistaPE environment before they can be selected as a target.
To add a physical target:
1 Boot the target server using the vConverter VistaPE boot environment. This may
be remotely via the vConverter PXE service or manually with a CD.
2 Once booted, the target server will appear under the Cold Cloning ready (under
WinPE) node.
3 Select the desired target server, and right-click. Select Add to systems to
convert.
or
Drag the target server to the Target Server hotspot.
4 The Target field will populate with the target server information.
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This chapter provides information on creating P2V conversion
This chapter contains the following sections:
Conversion Overview....................................................................................... 77
Hot Conversions .......................................................................................... 78
Converting with Remote Cold Cloning (RCC) .............................................. 79
Converting with Synchronized Cutover ........................................................ 80
Converting with Different Destinations Cutover (DDC) ................................ 81
Creating Conversions ...................................................................................... 82
Identifying Source Servers ........................................................................... 83
Creating Folders and Tasks ......................................................................... 86
Configuring Source and Target Settings ...................................................... 88
Saving and Running a Task ......................................................................... 97
Conversion Tutorial........................................................................................ 100
Additional Task Procedures........................................................................... 104
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Conversion Overview
The standard Windows P2V process follows the basic workflow described below.
The main components of the
conversion process are the Drive
Capture Tool (which sends the data)
and the Target Server Agent (which
receives the data).
After the job is executed and the
Drive Capture Tool (DCT) starts
sending data to ESX, it is detected
by the Target Server Agent (TSA)
service running. This starts the
server component particular to that
job. Multiple jobs can run at the
same time and each job will use its
own server component instance.
To transfer data to the target, a new
VMDK file is created. VMDKs are
created in a sparse (Growable)
format by default, but can
optionally be created as flat disks.
You can specify a unique VMDK
file and datastore for each Windows
volume.
The TSA receives data from the
DCT and places it in the VMDK
file. If a block of zeroed data is
detected by the DCT, it is ignored.
The zeroes already exist in the
VMDK, so there is no reason to overwrite them.
(Optional) After all data has been transferred to the VMDK file, the server component
can resize the files based on job configuration. In this case, the NTFS partition is
modified as well.
The server component performs the conversion and creates a bootable instance of the
VM with the proper drivers. A VM is created and registered on the ESX host based on
job configuration settings that include assigned memory, VHD, and virtual network
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assignment. The server component terminates and enters a wait state controlled through
the TSA to anticipate the next job.
An architectural representation of the Windows P2V process is shown below.
Note
A P2V conversion using the VA as a target will not finish successfully if the resulting VM will
have the same name as another VM within the vCenter infrastructure. The error message
"Can't find proper disk-name amount attached disks to VA” will be displayed. Additionally,
several indexed VM copies may be created on the target ESX host.
Hot Conversions
Standard Windows P2V conversions occur in the “hot” mode. Hot cloning is the process
of taking a live source system and creating a complete copy of it in the form of a VM.
To yield a data-consistent image, vConverter Consistency Driver (VCD) and MS VSS
assist in the process. VCD captures write requests from the file system and retains the
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former state of the updated disk sectors. VCD is unaware of running applications on the
source and therefore cannot save associated data for backup. This is where MS VSS
steps in-telling databases, application servers, and so forth to flush uncached data to
disk so that backup can proceed.
Converting with Remote Cold Cloning (RCC)
Cold cloning requires a reboot of the source into vConverter's boot image. During cold
cloning, there is less chance of data corruption mainly because no data files are opened.
There are two ways to complete an RCC conversion with vConverter - automated and
manual.
During an automated RCC conversion, when you select Remote Cold Cloning (RCC) as
the conversion type, vConverter sends a boot loader and its boot image over the network
and loads them on the source system. vConverter uses these to reboot the source at a
time that you designate, and the conversion begins. When the system has booted into the
VistaPE environment, the original boot loader is restored, so next time the system will
boot normally.
When an automated RCC conversion is unavailable for any reason (e.g. replacing boot
loader is not possible), one of two manual methods can be applied. You can create a
boot CD from the ISO boot image and load the source server, or can you download and
install the vConverter PXE service on the vConverter system. You can then boot the
source system to the VistaPE boot image remotely by pressing F12 key during reboot. In
both these cases the source system is displayed under a special tree item in vConverter's
Network Browser, named "Cold Cloning Ready". These systems need to be converted
or scheduled separately from other conversion tasks.
vConverter’s VistaPE Image
The VistaPE boot image is a customized version of Windows PE 2.0 system, based on
Windows Vista core. It contains base OS, with wide set of drivers, and also includes the
following components:
• PE Network Configurator utility to change various network settings, such as IP
address, link speed, network computer name etc. PE Network Configurator starts
automatically when Windows PE loads.
• Device Installer utility allows dynamically installing of drivers for unrecognized
devices without system reboot. For more information on installing drivers, see
Using the vConverter VistaPE ISO Image in the Appendix. The Driver Installer
utility can be launched from the VistaPE Start menu.
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For procedures specific to RCC, see Additional Task Procedures at the end of this
chapter.
• Hardware Adaption Wizard utility will help install the drivers externally if you
cannot boot your Windows operating system due to missing drivers.
Note
The VistaPE will assign the volume letter “X” to it’s own RAM drive volume. If the VistaPE is
used to convert a physical volume with the same volume label, the PE environment will
become unavailable to vConverter. Please ensure that source systems do not use the
volume letter “X” when converting with the VistaPE environment.
Converting with Synchronized Cutover
To minimize the cutover window, Synchronized Cutover completes a full conversion as
the source continues to run. Synchronization takes place continuously until the final
commit occurs during the cutover window. In other words, vConverter completes an
initial conversion. Then, at intervals that you schedule, vConverter determines which
files have changed and synchronizes only those files. During the final synchronization,
vConverter captures the remaining changes and places them on the target. This allows a
narrow cutover window and fast transition from physical to virtual.
Note
For Windows 2000, all Intermediate and Cutover steps will be performed in cold mode. If
you have DHCP, make certain the VM is added to the task using its name, not it’s UIP
address (the IP address could be changed by DHCP after VM reboot, leading to a failed
task).
The sequence of activities during Synchronized Cutover is displayed below:
How Synchronized Cutover Works
The initial conversion can be done in block mode if there is no resizing required.
Otherwise file mode is used. It is important to note that during the initial conversion and
subsequent synchronizations, neither VSS nor the Consistency Driver are used.
Intermediate synchronizations are done only in file mode, again without consistency
compliance. The target VM image, after the initial conversion and any subsequent
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synchronizations, is not complete and is not bootable. The final synchronization
performs necessary OS corrections and upgrades the file system to a consistent state.
Only after the final synchronization is the target VM bootable. Moreover, until the
final synchronization finishes, the target VM must not be modified in any way.
The final synchronization is only performed in file mode. This can occur in either hot
mode (VSS is required, available for Windows XP and above) or in cold mode.
Note
To use Synchronized Cutover, you must have the vConverter PXE Service and VistaPE
image installed. For more information, please see the vConverter Installation and Setup
Guide.
For procedures specific to Synchronized Cutover, see Additional Task Procedures at the
end of this chapter.
Converting with Different Destinations Cutover
(DDC)
DDC is very similar to Synchronized Cutover, except that with DDC you can change
the location of the target image before the final synchronization. You can write the disk
image file(s) into one location, move the disk image files into other location, and then
specify this new location in task properties to continue cutover operation.
One possible use case for DDC is as follows:
You create a conversion task using a local VMware ESX Server as the target. After the
initial conversion and some subsequent synchronizations, you replicate the local ESX
Server to a remote site (a satellite office or perhaps a hosting provider). You can simply
pause the conversion task and reconfigure the conversion target to match the new
location. When you activate the task, the final synchronization will occur at the
scheduled time to the new target.
Intermediate synchronizations are done only in file mode, again without consistency
compliance. The target VM image, after the initial conversion and any subsequent
synchronizations, is not complete, and is not bootable. The final synchronization
performs necessary OS corrections and upgrades the file system to a consistent state.
Only after the Cutover Synchronization is the target VM bootable. Moreover, until
the final synchronization finishes, the target VM must not be modified in any way.
The final synchronization is only performed in file mode. This can occur in either hot
mode (VSS is required, available for Windows XP and above) or in cold mode.
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The Different Destinations Cutover P2V process is described in the flowchart below
and in the sections that follow. Note that there are multiple optional configurations
available. This document is intended only to illustrate the basic functionality.
The process of configuring a Different Destinations Cutover conversion is very similar
to configuring a basic P2V conversion. The tasks represented by the red boxes are
unique to Different Destinations Cutover.
For procedures specific to Different Destinations Cutover, see Additional Task
Procedures at the end of this chapter.
A Note About Continuous Protection
While Continuous Protection conversions are similar in many ways to the conversion
types listed above, Continuous Protection is a licensed feature, and as such will be
documented in a separate chapter. Please see the Continuous Protection chapter for
more information.
Creating Conversions
Creating a conversion task in vConverter requires user interaction in each of four main
areas:
• Identifying Source Servers
• Creating Folders and Tasks
• Configuring Source and Target Settings
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• Saving and Running a Task
Each of these operations can be performed in several ways, and have a variety of
configuration options. The sections below explain the options and configurations in
each operation. Most of the information below is applicable to all conversion types.
Where a given conversion type requires a change from the standard or more
information, this information will be called out separately.
Identifying Source Servers
For standard P2V conversions, the source servers are the physical or virtual systems that
you wish to virtualize. These systems are identified during an automated discovery each
time vConverter launches. The list of discovered systems is displayed in the All
Systems tab of the Network Browser pane on the left side of the user interface.
Note
vConverter will use up to 20 scan threads for network discovery. Each domain requires a
scanning thread. The data displayed in this area is captured and refreshed by WMI, which
requires TCP port 135 to be available.
The Network Browser pane includes six points for user interaction:
Refresh: Refreshes the tree in the All Systems view of
the Network Browser pane and launches scanning of a
specified domain.
Filter On/Off: Enables or disables filtering of the
active tab of the Network Browser pane.
Note
Filtering does not apply to the results of the Virtual
Machines tab.
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Enter the criteria by which you wish to filter in this text
box. Filtering is case-sensitive and applies system
names or IP addresses. The asterisk (*) can be used as a
wild card.
Click this button to filter the results of the active table.
Note
This button is not enabled when the Filter toggle is off.
If you right-click on a source server, a menu displays
several options:
• Set as source: This option is only enabled if you have
an active configuration task open. Selecting this
option will set the selected system as the source server
for the active configuration task, using the settings in
the default task profile.
• Set as target: This option is only enabled if you have
an active configuration task open. Selecting this
option will set the selected system as the target server
for the active configuration task, to a network share,
and to conversions to ESX/ESXi/Hyper-V hosts. For
P2V tasks, use this option only if you want to convert
to a network share, ESX, ESXi, and Hyper-V hosts.
• Refresh: Refreshes the tree in the All Systems view
of the Network Browser pane.
• Change login: Allows you to select a User Profile to
use for the selected machine, or to enter credentials
manually.
• Add to systems to convert: Copies the selected
server to the Systems to Convert view. From there,
you can select any server as source or target.
• Create conversion task: This option is enabled only
if you do not have an active configuration task.
Selecting this option will create a new P2V task, with
the selected source set as the source server. The
default task profile will be used. If you have not
selected a default task profile, you will receive an
error message.
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This option is only available if you have an active
configuration task open. You may drag a selected server
to the Source Server hotspot:
Using this option will set the selected system as the
source server for the active configuration task, using the
settings in the default task profile.
Systems to Convert tab
The Network Browser pane includes a Systems To Convert tab. The Systems to Convert
view features all of the servers that were copied from the All Systems tree. You can
designate any of the servers as source or target. This view features several icons and a
shortcut menu with commands. When you first access this view, only the Import
systems to convert icon is enabled. The other icons will be enabled as soon as you copy
a server into the view.
The Systems to Convert tab includes the Filter icons from the All Systems View tab, in
addition to three others:
Export systems to convert - Use this icon to create a
CSV file containing the contents of the Systems to
Convert tab.
Import systems to convert-Use this icon to import
source systems using a CSV file. See Importing
Systems to Convert for more information.
Remove: This icon is only enabled when a system is
selected. Click this button to remove a source system
from the Systems to Convert tab.
Importing Systems to Convert
vConverter can import source systems using a CSV file. This can be a file exported by
vConverter, or a file that you compile. If you create a manual CSV file, it must include
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the appropriate columns. Different source systems require different information to be
properly imported.
Note
The CSV file fields should not contain leading or trailing spaces. Any leading or trailing
spaces will be incorporated into vConverter files, and may create import failures.
The table below shows the fields available in the CSV, and lists which source systems
use which heading. For example, for importing machines booted to the VistaPE, only
the name field is required.
Note
The CSV should not include column labels.
Name
UserID
Password
SSHUserID
SSHPassword
SSHPort
VistaPE
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Linux
Linux
Linux
To import the CSV, on the Network Browser pane, go to the Systems to Convert tab and
click the Import Systems to Convert icon.
Creating Folders and Tasks
In vConverter, each task has to be placed into corresponding container, or folder.
Folders are a way to put similar conversion tasks together. It is possible to rename
folders and tasks, create and remove tasks and folders, and move tasks between folders.
Also it is possible to run or stop the entire tasks within given folder with one click, using
Run and Stop commands.
Some common use cases for task grouping are shown below:
• Per Host - Assume that you have to convert four hundred source servers to ten
ESX Server hosts. A logical grouping would be to create a Folder for each host,
with each folder containing the tasks required to convert 40 source systems.
• By Conversion Method - Assume again that you have to convert four hundred
source servers to ten ESX Server hosts. Another grouping option would be to
group by conversion method. Perhaps 60 of the 400 servers require the data
consistency of Cold Cloning, while 150 require the reduced downtime offered by
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Synchronized Cutover. It may make sense to create a folder for each of these
conversion methods, with a remaining folder for the standard conversions.
• By Schedule - Given the length of most virtualization projects, it may aid project
management to create folders for each unit of your project timeline (Week 1,
Week 2, etc).
Creating a Folder
Folders and tasks are managed via the Task List pane of the vConverter UI.
You can create new folders by clicking the New Folder icon
in the vConverter
toolbar. You may also right-click in the Task List pane and select Create Folder.
You must create at least one folder. You may add as many tasks to that folder as
appropriate. Each task can convert one source system.
Creating a Task
Each source system to be converted requires a task. While folders are merely devices for
logical grouping, tasks contain the actual configuration data.
You can create a new task by clicking the New Task icon
in the vConverter
toolbar. You may also right-click on a folder in the Task List pane, and select P2V/V2V.
You may also use the Conversion Wizard to create a task. The Conversion Wizard is
launched by clicking the
icon in the vConverter toolbar.
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Configuring Source and Target Settings
Source and target configuration is done through the Task Properties pane of the
vConverter UI. With the exception of the Advanced Options dialogue, all of the
configuration options are viewable on the same pane.
Source Options
Most of the configuration required relates to target settings, but there are some key
source specific settings that can help you get the most out of your conversions. Note that
none of these change anything on the actual source server.
The Source Drives section of the Task Properties pane provides information on the
source systems existing volumes, and allows you to selectively convert and resize each
drive.
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The table below describes the actions available in the Source Drives section.
Select Drives: Each drive in the source system
will be listed. Use the checkbox in this column to
select (or de-select) which drives in the source
system to convert. Select the checkbox in the
header row to select (or de-select) all of the drives
at once.
Volume: The available drives are described in this
column.
File system: Identifies the file system type of the
listed volume.
Size, GB: Identifies the size of the listed volume.
Free, GB: Identifies the amount of free space
available on the listed volume.
Resize: Use the arrows in this field to enter a new
size for a volume. You cannot make a partition
smaller than the amount of data used in the
volume.
Note
Resizing volumes to a smaller size is only
possible if you use the flat disk image format. If
this is not part of your default Task Profile,
vConverter prompts you at the time you configure
the resize.
Note
File transfer mode is generally faster for resize
operations, but slower for the actual data capture.
vConverter will recommend file-transfer, but either
mode is supported.
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Folder: Each volume may be converted to a
separate datastore location. Once a target server
has been selected, click the browse icon
to
view the datastores or network shares available to
the target server.
Note
If you do not make a selection here, the target
selected in the Target Folder field of the Target
section will be used.
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Volume Mapping Type
For each Windows P2V task, the kind of disk mapping is selectable from the Task list
pane.
This feature is available when target is Shared folder, Hyper-V or ESX (with no VA).
By specifying the desired disk mapping, VMDK file creation methods and source disk
mapping can specified.
The following options are available:
• Create one virtual disk for each volume -- each source volume should be
placed in separate VMDK file.
• Create one virtual disk for all volumes -- all source volumes will be placed in
one VMDK file (this option disables the ability to specific different target folders
for each disk).
• Preserve disk structure -- source disk structure (layout and size) will be
preserved.
Note
You will not be able to configure resize or specify different target folders for Preserve disk
structure option. Also, the Preserve Disk Structure and Create One Virtual Disk for all
volumes are available for ESX targets and shares only.
One VMDK for all source disks option disallow you to specify different target folders
for each disk.
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VM Options
In the VM Options sections you may configure the VM type and name, as well as the
type of conversion.
VM Type
Use this menu to select the type of VM you want to
create. Supported options are:
• VMware ESX Server (3.x, 4.x)
• Microsoft® Hyper-V Server
VM Name
Enter the name for your VM. By default, this field
populates with the machine name when a source is
added to the task. You may change it as desired. This
will be the name of the VM in the target hypervisor.
Note
The target VM name can contain upper and lower
case letters from the latin alphabet (a-z, A-Z),
numbers from 0-9, and the characters "-" and "_".
Caution
To avoid errors, please ensure that the VM name
is unique within your environment.
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Use this menu to select the conversion type. Available
options are:
•
•
•
•
•
Single
Remote Cold Cloning
Synchronized Cutover
Different Destinations Cutover
Continuous Protection
Note
For V2P Windows and P2V Linux conversions, only
Remote Cold Cloning is available as a conversion
type.
For more information about conversion types, see
“Features and Functions” on page 23 or “Conversion
Overview” on page 77.
Target Options
In the Target section, you can chose the conversion target, the default target folder or
datastore, and the user credentials to use for conversion. The transfer mode is also
selected in the target section.
There are different ways to configure a target in vConverter, depending on the type of
target. Most customers will convert directly to the virtualization platform of their choice
(VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Hyper-V). These target servers must first
be added using the vConverter Preferences dialogue (see “Configuring vConverter” on
page 44). Once the target servers are added and a selection is made in the VM type
menu, the Target menu will populate with the available targets.
Sometimes it is necessary to use a network share as a configuration target. In this case,
the simplest configuration method is to simply find the server hosting the share in the
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Network Browser pane, and drag it to the Target Server hotspot. You may also rightclick and select Set as Target.
The table below describes the actions available in the Targets section.
Target
• When converting to a hypervisor host, use this
field to select that host as a target.
Note
The server can be specified manually or could be
added via Tools>Preferences. Use the
appropriate tab for the chosen virtualization
platform.
• When converting to a network share, simply
select Network shared folder from this menu.
Target folder
This field displays the path to the configured target
folder or datastore. You may type the path
manually or use the Browse button to browse to it.
Use this button to browse to the desired target
folder or datastore. A target server must be
configured and a target type must be selected
before browsing.
User profile for
conversion
Use this field to select the desired user profile for
conversion. For more information on user profiles,
see “User Profiles” on page 57.
Use the Apply button to apply the selected user
profile.
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Transfer mode
There are two available transfer modes: block and
file. Use this menu to select the desired transfer
mode.
• Block: Block cloning uses an Application
Programming Interface (API) from the source
OS that allows you to skip unused sectors. This
is the default transfer mode, yielding an exact
binary copy of a source volume.
• File: File cloning of a source occurs on the file
system level. The target is mounted to the source
and a full file synchronization occurs-directory
structure from the source and all file content are
updated to the target. File cloning is ideal for
capturing large source volumes to a target with
limited storage capacity. To ensure consistency
during hot cloning, use the file method with MS
VSS.
Advanced Properties
You may access the Advanced Task Properties by clicking Advanced on the Task
Properties pane. The Advanced Task Properties dialog contains many of the same
options as the Task Properties tab.
The table below summarizes the options. For more information, see “Task Profiles Properties” on page 60.
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This tab features these settings:
• Create Flat Disk Image (Non Growable)
• Skip Bad Sectors where Possible
• Overwrite file if it exists
The Adapter type dropdown contains a list of virtual
disk adapter types for VMs and captured disks. If a
target VM platform supports a particular adapter type,
it will be listed in this field. Available types include:
• IDE
• LSI Logic
• Bus Logic
Note
For Windows 2000, select Bus Logic. For Windows
2003 and XP, select LSI Logic.
For a detailed description of these options, please see
“Disk tab” on page 61.
VM Tab
This tab features these settings:
• Create Virtual Machine
• Enable Autologon on First Boot
• Power Source Server Off
• Power Virtual Machine On
• Install VMware Tools (Requires one logon after
conversion to complete)
• Configure VM
• Set Login
For a detailed description of these options, please see
“VM tab” on page 62.
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This tab features these settings:
• Uninstall conflicting hotfixes only
• Use Live Final Sync if Possible
• Uninstall Software
• Service Manager
• Script Settings
Note
The Use Live Final Sync if Possible option applies
only to Synchronized Cutover and DDC conversions.
You may also configure HAL type and Setup file
location from this tab. For a more detailed description
of these options, please see “Migration tab” on page 65.
Saving and Running a Task
Once a task is configured, you may schedule it to run at a certain time, or save it and run
the task immediately.
The Scheduler tab of the vConverter UI is shown below:
With the Scheduler options, you can quickly set a schedule for a one-off conversion
(using only the Start at selection), set a recurring schedule (using Start at and Run
every), and use the End by option to specify a conversion window. Recurring schedules
can be set to run every nth day, week, month, or year, where n is a value from 1 to 99.
Note
Synchronized Cutover conversions are scheduled as described above, with the exception
that the End by field is replaced by the Cutover time field. This is the time at which
vConverter will begin the cutover synchronization.
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Different Destination Cutover conversions are not scheduled differently than standard
conversions. The pausing of the task and movement of the target VM are manual tasks
performed at will and communicated to vConverter through the Current Activity field. See
Configuring a Conversion with Different Destination Cutover for more information.
Once set, the task will be shown in the daily schedule on the right side of the Scheduler
tab.
Use the Save icon
on the vConverter toolbar to save and set the schedule. You may
change the schedule by clicking the Edit
icon.
To schedule Continuous Protection, Synchronized Cutover and Different
Destination Cutover tasks:
1 Configure the scheduler by checking the Start at and Run every checkboxes,
before CP/SC/DDC task is successfully saved.
2 The first conversion happens at the time set in Start at.
3 If Start at is set later than now, the initial step will be started automatically after
task is saved.
4 It is possible to change the schedule:
• after a task is saved
• after the initial conversion is completed
• after some intermediate synchs have completed
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Workflow 1
1 Create a CP/SC/DDC task.
2 Set Start at = tomorrow, 12.30.
3 Set Run every = 1h.
4 Save the task.
5 Run the task immediately.
6 The initial step will be performed:
• Next intermediate sync step will be started tomorrow, 12.30
• Start at field will not be changed to meet real initial step start time
Workflow 2
1 Create and configure the CP/SC/DDC task.
2 Save CP/SC/DDC task.
3 Run initial conversion as planned in Start at.
4 Wait for step to finish.
5 Try to change “Start at” and “Run every”.
It is possible to change Start at and Run every values; if you change Run every, the
new value is applied only after one intermediate step will be finished.
For Example:
A task with start time 15:00 and run every 1h, and initial step is finished, and the next
intermediate step is scheduled to start at 16:00.
At 15:10 user changes Run every to 5 minutes.
The next intermediate step will begin at 16:00. After it is completed, the next step will
be started at 16:05.
The initial step will be performed only once. Even if user changes the Start at field after
initial step was performed, it will have no affect (e.g., the intermediate step will be
performed if Start at was changed to future time; nothing will be performed if Start at
was changed to past time).
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Conversion Tutorial
Note
The procedures in this section are for a standard single conversion. Most of these
procedures do not change for different conversion types. Please see “Additional Task
Procedures” on page 104 for information on how the procedures change for each
conversion type.
The configuration of target servers and setup folders is usually done independently of
task configuration. The instructions for these steps are included below to present a
complete procedure. If you have previously configured target servers and setup folders,
please skip to Configuring a Conversion Task.
Before creating a standard P2V conversion, it is often necessary to first configure
targets and setup folders. Conversion targets may consist of network shares, VMware
ESX/ESXi Servers, or Microsoft Hyper-V servers.
Setup folders are locations from which vConverter can pull driver files for the source
OS.
Pre-task configurations
The basic configuration are performed via the vConverter Program Preferences
dialogue, available at Tools > Preferences.
Step 1: Add Target Servers
If you are converting to a network share, you may skip this step.
1 On the Program Preferences dialogue, select the tab that corresponds to your
target platform. Options are ESX Servers, and Hyper-V Servers.
2 Click Add to enable the Server Info section.
3 Enter the server information as appropriate.
Note
If you will be using a Virtual Appliance as a conversion target, you will need to
complete the VA Config dialogue.
4 Click Save and Install to save your server configuration.
Step 2: Create Setup Folders
To convert a Windows system, vConverter requires access to certain files from the
Windows installation. In most cases, you will find these files in one of these locations:
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• "%windir%\Driver Cache
• "%windir%\ServicePackFiles
Occasionally, an administrator will have to remove the files from these locations
manually or programmatically by running the SFC /PURGECACHE command. If this
has happened to a source server, vConverter will display a message stating that
“Required files for this server . . . are missing . . .”.
When system files required for conversion are not found in the system being converted,
those files and service pack source files must be extracted and made available in the
setup file location.
1 From the Program Preferences dialogue, click the General tab.
2 In the Setup Folders section, click Add.
3 Under the Operating System, Architecture, and SP column, select the
appropriate values.
4 In the Location for OS Setup files column, insert the %windir%\Driver Cache
path for a server accessible from the workstation where vConverter is running
(e.g., \\server\c$\windows\Driver Cache\i386).
or
Extract the files to a central location, and enter that location.
Configuring a Conversion Task
The procedure below shows the most common way to configure a task. You may also
begin a task configuration from the Systems to Convert tab. For more information,
please see Additional Task Procedures.
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
2 Right-click the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
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Step 2: Create P2V/V2V Task
1 Right-click the task folder, and select Create P2V/V2V task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
Step 3: Select Target Server
1 In the Task Properties pane, select the appropriate type of VM from the VM
type field.
The value selected here is determined by the target server to which you are
converting. In the example below, we are creating a VM on a VMware ESX
Server.
2 When the VM type field is selected, suitable targets will be displayed in the
Target menu. Select the desired target server.
3 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
Note
For Hyper-V conversions, the shares available to the target server will be displayed.
The credentials for the selected share must match the credentials used when adding
the Hyper-V server. Full Control over the share is needed for a successful
conversion.
Note
When Using the Virtual Appliance for VMware as a target, the Use RDM option will
be disabled.
4 Select a datastore, and click OK.
5 In the VM name field. enter the desired name.
Note
The target VM name can contain upper and lower case letters from the latin alphabet
(a-z, A-Z), numbers from 0-9, and the characters "-" and "_".
Caution
To avoid errors, please ensure that the VM name is unique within your
environment.
6 Select Single as the Conversion Type.
7 In the Transfer mode field, select Block or File.
• Block: Block cloning uses an Application Programming Interface (API) from
the source OS that allows you to skip unused sectors. This is the default
transfer mode, yielding an exact binary copy of a source volume.
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• File: File cloning of a source occurs on the file system level. The target is
mounted to the source and a full file synchronization occurs-directory
structure from the source and all file content are updated to the target. File
cloning is ideal for capturing large source volumes to a target with limited
storage capacity. To ensure consistency during hot cloning, use the file method
with MS VSS.
Step 4: Select Source Server
1 In the Network Browser pane, select the server to convert. Right-click the server,
and select Set as source.
2 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert. Configure Resize
and Target Folder values as needed.
Step 5: Advanced Task Properties
You may access the Advanced Task Properties by clicking Advanced on the Task
Properties pane. The Advanced Task Properties dialog contains many of the same
options as the Task Properties tab.
For more information, see “Advanced Properties” on page 95.
Step 6: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
to save the task.
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3 The task will run at the scheduled time. To execute the task manually, click the
Start
icon.
Additional Task Procedures
The Conversion Tutorial section described procedures for a standard P2V conversion.
While many of the steps will not change for the other conversion types, some clearly
will. The procedures for each conversion type are documented below.
• Configuring a Conversion with RCC
• Configuring a Conversion with Synchronized Cutover
• Configuring a Conversion with Different Destination Cutover
Configuring a Conversion with RCC
The RCC P2V configuration process is essentially the same as the standard P2V
process. In order to use RCC, you must have installed the vConverter PXE Service and
VistaPE ISO image. For more information, please see the vConverter Installation and
Setup Guide.
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
2 Right-click the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
Step 2: Create P2V/V2V Task
1 Right-click the task folder, and select Create P2V/V2V task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
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Step 3: Select Target Server
1 In the Task Properties pane, select the appropriate type of VM from the VM
type field.
The value selected here is determined by the target server to which you are
converting. In the example below, we are creating a VM on a VMware ESX
Server.
2 When the VM type field is selected, suitable targets will be displayed in the
Target menu. Select the desired target server.
3 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
Note
For Hyper-V conversions, the shares available to the target server will be displayed.
The credentials for the selected share must match the credentials used when adding
the Hyper-V server. Full Control over the share is needed for a successful
conversion.
Note
When Using the Virtual Appliance for VMware as a target, the Use RDM option will
be disabled.
4 Select a datastore, and click OK.
5 In the VM name field, enter the desired name.
Caution
To avoid errors, ensure that the VM name is unique within your environment.
6 In the Transfer mode field, select Block or File.
• Block: Block cloning uses an Application Programming Interface (API) from
the source OS that allows you to skip unused sectors. This is the default
transfer mode, yielding an exact binary copy of a source volume. This mode
requires that the source and target disks to be the same size. After conversion,
you can resize down the target volume.
• File: File cloning of a source occurs on the file system level. The target is
mounted to the source and a full file synchronization occurs-directory
structure from the source and all file content are updated to the target. File
cloning is ideal for capturing large source volumes to a target with limited
storage capacity. To ensure consistency during hot cloning, use the file method
with MS VSS.
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Step 4: Select Source Server
In the Network Browser pane, select the server to convert. Right-click the server, and
select Set as source.
7 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert. Configure Resize
and Target Folder values as needed.
Note
VistaPE will assign the volume letter “X” to it’s own RAM drive volume. If VistaPE is
used to convert a physical volume with the same volume label, the PE environment
will become unavailable to vConverter. Please ensure that source systems do not
use the volume letter “X” when converting with the VistaPE environment.
8 In the Conversion type field, select Remote Cold Cloning.
Step 5: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
to save the task.
The task will run at the scheduled time. To execute the task manually, click the
Start
icon.
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Configuring a Conversion with Synchronized
Cutover
The process of configuring a Synchronized Cutover conversion is very similar to
configuring a basic P2V conversion. Two key differences are:
• Conversion type must be set to Synchronized Cutover
• A cutover time must be scheduled.
The tasks represented by the red boxes are unique to Synchronized Cutover.
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
2 Right-click the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
Step 2: Create P2V/V2V Task
1 Right-click the task folder, and select Create P2V/V2V task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
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Step 3: Select Target Server
1 In the Task Properties pane, select the appropriate type of VM from the VM
type field.
The value selected here is determined by the target server to which you are
converting. In the example below, we are creating a VM on a VMware ESX
Server.
2 When the VM type field is selected, suitable targets will be displayed in the
Target menu. Select the desired target server.
3 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
Note
For Hyper-V conversions, the shares available to the target server will be displayed.
The credentials for the selected share must match the credentials used when adding
the Hyper-V server. Full Control over the share is needed for a successful
conversion.
Note
When Using the Virtual Appliance for VMware as a target, the Use RDM option will
be disabled.
4 Select a datastore, and click OK.
5 In the VM name field, enter the desired name.
Caution
To avoid errors, please ensure that the VM name is unique within your
environment.
6 Select Synchronized Cutover as the Conversion Type.
7 In the Transfer mode field, select Block or File.
• Block: Block cloning uses an Application Programming Interface (API) from
the source OS that allows you to skip unused sectors. This is the default
transfer mode, yielding an exact binary copy of a source volume. This mode
requires that the source and target disks to be the same size. After conversion,
you can resize down the target volume.
• File: File cloning of a source occurs on the file system level. The target is
mounted to the source and a full file synchronization occurs-directory
structure from the source and all file content are updated to the target. File
cloning is ideal for capturing large source volumes to a target with limited
storage capacity. To ensure consistency during hot cloning, use the file method
with MS VSS.
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Step 4: Select Source Server
1 In the Network Browser pane, select the server to convert. Right-click the server,
and select Set as source.
2 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert.
Step 5: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
• Select a starting date and time.
• Select a synchronization interval.
• Select a Cutover time.
Note
The target VM will not be in a consistent state until this final cutover is performed.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
3 The task will run at the scheduled time.
to save the task.
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Configuring a Conversion with Different Destination
Cutover
The process of configuring a Different Destinations Cutover conversion is very similar
to configuring a basic P2V conversion. Two key differences are:
• After the initial conversion(s), the target VM is moved to a different location.
• Conversion activity is managed using the Current Activity field
The tasks represented by the red boxes are unique to Different Destinations Cutover.
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
2 Right-click the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
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Step 2: Create P2V/V2V Task
1 Right-click the task folder, and select Create P2V/V2V task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
Note
At this point, the DDC VM is created.
Step 3: Select Source Server
1 In the Network Browser pane, select the server to convert. Right-click the server,
and select Set as source.
2 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert.
Step 4: Select Target Server - Initial Conversion
1 In the Task Properties pane, select the appropriate type of VM from the VM
type field.
The value selected here is determined by the target server to which you are
converting. In the example below, we are creating a VM on a VMware ESX
Server.
2 When the VM type field is selected, suitable targets will be displayed in the
Target menu. Select the desired target server.
3 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
4 Select a datastore, and click OK.
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5 In the VM name field, enter the desired name.
Caution
To avoid errors, please ensure that the VM name is unique within your
environment
6 Select Different Destinations Cutover as the Conversion Type.
7 Set the Current Activity field to Initial Conversion - active.
8 In the Transfer mode field, select Block or File.
• Block: Block cloning uses an Application Programming Interface (API) from
the source OS that allows you to skip unused sectors. This is the default
transfer mode, yielding an exact binary copy of a source volume. This mode
requires that the source and target disks to be the same size.
• File: File cloning of a source occurs on the file system level. The target is
mounted to the source and a full file synchronization occurs-directory
structure from the source and all file content are updated to the target. File
cloning is ideal for capturing large source volumes to a target with limited
storage capacity. To ensure consistency during hot cloning, use the file method
with MS VSS.
Step 5: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
• Select a starting date and time.
• Select a synchronization interval.
• Select an end time.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
to save the task.
The initial conversions will begin at the scheduled time.
Step 6: Moving the Target VM
There are multiple methods for moving a VM from one host to another. All of these
exist outside the scope of vConverter, and as such are not discussed in this document.
Note
Using any method appropriate, move the VM to its final destination. After the VM is moved,
anew VM will be created with a slightly different name (for example, “Windows_XP” will
become “Windows_XP(1)” ).
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Step 7: Final Synchronization
After the VM has been moved, you will be able to edit the task.
1 In the vConverter Task Pane, select the P2V task. Click the Edit icon
.
2 Change the Current Activity field to Final Synchronization- Active.
3 In the Target field, select the new target server.
4 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
Note
For Hyper-V conversions, the shares available to the target server will be displayed.
The credentials for the selected share must match the credentials used when adding
the Hyper-V server. Full Control over the share is needed for a successful
conversion.
Note
When Using the Virtual Appliance for VMware as a target, the Use RDM option will
be disabled.
5 Click the Save icon
.
Continuous Protection
This chapter guides you through the process of performing Continuous Protection
conversions with vConverter.
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Continuous Protection Overview
You can protect datacenter workloads by addressing disaster recovery (DR) through
virtualization. Taking a P2V approach, vConverter preserves a virtual backup copy of a
physical machine. When you select Continuous Protection as the conversion type,
incremental replication is used. During this process, network usage is minimized
because only changes to source data files are transferred to the target. You define the
intervals at which these transfers occur.
Unlike Synchronized Cutover, Continuous Protection VMs are bootable between
conversion passes. If your production source becomes disabled or corrupted, you can
revert to the VM target and boot to an image consistent with the state of the source
system at the last synchronization. If the target VM is powered on between
synchronizations - any changes made to the VM will be lost on the next
synchronization. The exception to this is newly added files which are missing on the
source - these files will remain in the target image.
Note
Synchronizations in Continuous Protection Mode requires VSS - this mode is unavailable
for converting Windows 2000 systems. Continuous Protection is only available for Windows
conversions.
The diagram below explains in more detail what happens in Continuous Protection
Mode.
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Licensing
Continuous protection (Windows only) features are available with a valid license (either
a Trial or Perpetual license).
There are no features available without a license (either Trial or Perpetual).
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License Types Supported in vConverter 5.1.1
Support is available for the following:
• Trial licenses with 30-day demo period.
• Perpetual license (QLL type Ongoing) with no expiration date.
No support is available for installations with:
• Trial license with an expiration date (no demo period).
• Term license (QLL type Ongoing) with a stated expiration date.
Overwriting an Existing License
An instance of vConverter can have only one license installed at a time.
Trial licenses can only be installed on an unlicensed instance of vConverter, or on a
vConverter instance that has a trial license (expired or not). Installing a new trial license
over a previously installed license will overwrite all settings, in particular, expiration
date and number of systems.
Perpetual licenses may be installed at any time: installing over a previously installed
license (both trial and perpetual) overwrites a number of systems.
Embedded Trial License
When vConverter 5.1.1 is downloaded, it will have an embedded trial license with 30day demo period.
To activate a Continuous Protection license:
1 From the vConverter interface, click Help, then License Activation.
The vConverter Activation Wizard appears.
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2 Click Next.
3 Click the Browse icon
and browse to the location of the license file.
4 Click Open, then click Next.
5 The Congratulations screen appears. Click Finish.
Configuring Continuous Protection
The Continuous Protection process is described in the sections that follow. Note that
there are multiple optional configurations available. This document is intended only to
illustrate the basic functionality.
Basic Configurations
The basic configuration tasks are performed via the vConverter Program Preferences
dialogue, available at Tools > Preferences.
Step 1: Add Target Servers
1 On the Program Preferences dialogue, select the tab that corresponds to your
target platform. Options are ESX Servers, and Hyper-V Servers.
2 Click Add to enable the Server Info section.
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3 Enter the server information as appropriate.
Note
If you will be using a Virtual Appliance as a conversion target, you will need to
complete the VA Config dialogue.
4 Click Save and Install to save your server configuration.
Step 2: Create Setup Folders
To convert a Windows system, vConverter requires access to certain files from the
Windows installation. In most cases, you will find these files in one of these locations:
• "%windir%\Driver Cache
• "%windir%\ServicePackFiles
Occasionally, an administrator will have to remove the files from these locations
manually or programmatically by running the SFC /PURGECACHE command. If this
has happened to a source server, vConverter will display a message stating that
“Required files for this server . . . are missing . . .”.
When system files required for conversion are not found in the system being converted,
those files and service pack source files must be extracted and made available in the
setup file location.
Note
Only .exe files should be unpacked. There is no need to unpack .cab files
1 From the Program Preferences dialogue, click the General tab.
2 In the Setup Folders section, click Add.
3 Under the Operating System, Architecture, and SP column, select the
appropriate values.
4 In the Location for OS Setup files column, insert the %windir%\Driver Cache
path for a server accessible from the workstation where vConverter is running
(e.g., \\server\c$\windows\Driver Cache\i386).
or
Extract the files to a central location, and enter that location.
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Task Configuration
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
2 Right-click on the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
Step 2: Create P2V/V2V Task
1 Right-click on the task folder, and select Create P2V/V2V task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
Step 3: Select Target Server
1 In the Task Properties pane, select the appropriate type of VM from the VM
type field.
The value selected here is determined by the target server to which you are
converting. In the example below, we are creating a VM on a VMware ESX
Server.
2 When the VM type field is selected, suitable targets will be displayed in the
Target menu. Select the desired target server.
3 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
Note
For Hyper-V conversions, the shares available to the target server will be displayed.
The credentials for the selected share must match the credentials used when adding
the Hyper-V server. Full Control over the share is needed for a successful
conversion.
Note
When Using the Virtual Appliance for VMware as a target, the Use RDM option will
be disabled.
4 Select a datastore, and click OK.
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5 In the VM name field, enter the desired name.
Note
The target VM name can contain upper and lower case letters from the latin alphabet
(a-z, A-Z), numbers from 0-9, and the characters "-" and "_".
Caution
To avoid errors, please ensure that the VM name is unique within your
environment.
6 In the Conversion Type field, select Continuous Protection.
7 In the Transfer mode field, select Block or File.
• Block: Block cloning uses an Application Programming Interface (API) from
the source OS that allows you to skip unused sectors. This is the default
transfer mode, yielding an exact binary copy of a source volume. This mode
requires that the source and target disks be the same size. After conversion,
you can resize the target volume up or down.
• File: File cloning of a source occurs on the file system level. The target is
mounted to the source and a full file synchronization occurs-directory
structure from the source and all file content are updated to the target. File
cloning is ideal for capturing large source volumes to a target with limited
storage capacity. To ensure consistency during hot cloning, use the file method
with MS VSS.
Step 4: Select Source Server
1 In the Network Browser pane, select the server to convert. Right-click the server,
and select Set as source.
2 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert.
Step 5: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
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• Select a starting date and time.
• Select a synchronization interval.
• Select an End by time. To run tasks indefinitely, leave the End by checkbox
unchecked.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
to save the task.
3 The task will run at the scheduled time. To execute the task manually, click the
Start
icon.
Linux P2V Conversions
This chapter provides information on creating P2V conversions for Linux source
systems. A conversion tutorial is provided as an example.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Linux Conversion Overview ........................................................................... 124
Important Information About Linux Conversions ........................................ 125
Configurations for Linux Conversions............................................................ 127
Creating a Conversion ................................................................................... 128
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Linux Conversion Overview
The Linux P2V process follows the basic workflow described below.
The main components of the Linux conversion process are the Migration Tool Package
(MTP) and the Post Processing Service (PPS). The MTP is uploaded to the Linux
source server, where it prepares and sends the data. The PPS is part of the vConverter
Virtual Appliance components installed on the VMware vMA. The PPS receives data
from the MTP and writes VMDKs for the created VM.
The vConverter client connects to the source server and uploads the Migration Tool
Package. The MTP collects source system configuration information and displays this
information in the vConverter console.
Once the job has been configured
and started, the vConverter client
starts a new migration session and
invokes the Post Processing Service
that is running within the
vConverter VA (installed on the
VMware vMA). The PPS creates
virtual disks and makes some
additional preparations to receive
the data from the source MTP.
When all preparations on the PPS
site have been done, the vConverter
client invokes MTP to start
streaming the source data. The
MTP reads block by block from the
selected hard disks and uploads the
data to target PPS.
Once the data transfer has
completed, the vConverter client
will invoke PPS to migrate
hardware specific configurations to
settings compatible with the target
platform. As a result, PPS gets a
virtual disk image (or set of images)
that can be used to register a new
VM instance within VMware ESX
Server.
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When a user configures a task and specifies the source server, the Conversion Service
receives a command from the GUI Application to collect some needed system
information. This is done by uploading into the source server some special daemon
programs and executing them. The programs are called Migration Tool Package (MTP).
Once the information is collected, the GUI is updated, so user can fill in some specific
system settings, e.g. select the volumes to be converted, choose whether or not X
Window is to be enabled on the target. Finally, user saves the task.
When the task is started, the Conversion Service enables the Post Processing Service
(PPS). This service is running within the VMware vMA. PPS creates the target VM,
reserves necessary virtual disks via an available server API, and prepares the target to
receive the source machine image.
After that, MTP starts sending data from the source machine to the target. First, the
source system is rebooted in the Cold mode. Then, the disk capturing process is
invoked: MTP reads partitions sector-by-sector and sends the data to PPS. Once
capturing is completed, MTP reboots the source system to restore it’s original state.
The last step is making hardware-specific configuration on the target VM, and
registering the new VM on the target VM repository.
An architectural representation of the Linux P2V process is shown below:
Important Information About Linux Conversions
Due to the differences between Windows and Linux, and to the variety of Linux
distributions and implementations, there are some important restrictions and limitations
that apply to Linux P2V conversions.
• Volume Resize: Volume resize operations are not supported for Linux
conversions.
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• Cold Mode Conversions: Linux systems may be converted in Cold mode only.
The source server is captured in the Cold mode. MTP component runs there
remotely, replaces the boot loader and then reboots the host. After rebooting,
there are no processes that could change the source disk data, and those data are
then passed to the target one-for-one. Therefore, the image is 100% consistent.
• Block Conversions: Due to the variety of file systems supported by the various
Linux distributions, only block conversions are supported.
• Converted Volumes: vConverter runs P2V Linux conversions in the block mode,
which is why the minimal unit to be migrated is a disk partition. vConverter
creates one target virtual disk per each source physical disk. The same rule
applies to the disk partitions and their layout. If you have not marked some
volumes for conversion, you will still see them on the target, however they will be
empty (and take minimum memory space supported by the given virtualization
platform). The target virtual disks may be re-ordered. This is done to keep the
target system properly bootable, as the virtualization platforms have no facilities
to denote the boot preference.
Note
The source hosts may have various disk devices (e.g. IDE, SATA, SCSI), while the
virtualization platforms may only support their restricted modifications: SCSI in ESX. For
this reason, on the target system, you may need to re-configure some of your programs those that are designed to be used by specific disk devices, for example disk state
monitors.
• Boot Configurations: vConverter supports Linux hosts which are booted by
GRUB boot loader only; the legacy LILO boot loader is not supported.
• MAC Address: After conversion, a Network Interface Card (NIC) is allocated to
the target VM. This card's MAC address is different from the source one. Thus,
some specific software programs that use MAC addresses of NIC devices may
not to work properly.
• X Windows: Since there potentially may be some problems with graphical
devices migration, vConverter switches off the resulting VM GUI (X Window).
As GUI is not a vital component of Unix-like systems (which include Linux), this
is the safest conversion option. Though X Window is switched off, it is still
migrated together with all other disk data, and you can enable it manually by
changing the runlevel value. Also, you can specify vConverter not to disable X
Windows (in vConverter Client, on the Task Properties pane, select Advanced >
VM > X Window). Before using this option or enabling X Window manually,
please ensure the source and target graphical devices are compatible. Take into
account the following information:
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ESX Servers simulates a video card device. To enable X Server you need to
ensure there is an appropriate video driver.
Configurations for Linux Conversions
There are several conversion options specific to Linux conversions. These options can
be configured in the Conversion tab of the vConverter Program Preferences
(Tools>Preferences). The Linux P2V Conversion section of this tab is shown below:
Reserved port on Target VA
The vConverter Virtual Appliance components
include the Post Processing Service (PPS). The
PPS receives the data from the Linux Source, and
sends response on these comments. This value
configures the port on which the PPS will listen
for traffic.
Reserved port on vConverter
server
This is the port on which the vConverter
conversion service monitors traffic from the
MTP and PPS modules. See Linux Conversion
Overview for more information.
Fail task when source or
target does not respond
longer than (in minutes)
This is the communication timeout value. If the
target or source does not respond to
communication within this time frame, the
conversion task will fail.
This opens the Advanced Linux P2V Conversion
Options dialogue.
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Advanced Linux Conversion Options
The Advanced Linux P2V Conversion Options dialogue is shown below.
Note
This dialogue differs from the Advanced Properties dialogue found on the Task Properties
pane. For information on Advanced Task Properties, see “Step 5: Advanced Task
Properties” on page 132.
Fail task when target VA is
locked longer than
Conversion will fail if the target VA is locked by
another instance of vConverter for longer than
the specified timeout value.
Fail task when source or
target does not respond
longer than
If vConverter does not ping the VA daemon for
more than the specified timeout value, the VA
daemon will fail the conversion and close the
connection.
Fail task when source or
target does not respond
longer than
Conversion will fail if vConverter cannot send or
receive protocol command over this period of
time.
Creating a Conversion
The Linux P2V process differs from the standard P2V process in some key areas:
• Linux sources are not automatically discovered by vConverter. You will need to
add Linux sources manually.
• Linux P2V conversions can only be performed using VMware vMA with
vConverter Virtual Appliance components as a target.
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• Setup Folders are not required for Linux P2V.
The tasks represented by the red boxes are unique to Linux P2V.
Note
In the interest of clarity, the entire process is described below. Some steps, such as adding
target servers, may not be necessary if you have previously performed basic conversions.
The basic configuration tasks are performed via the vConverter Program Preferences
dialogue, available at Tools > Preferences.
Step 1: Add Target VA
You must have imported at least one VMware vMA with vConverter Virtual Appliance
components configured and running on the target server before you can use it for Linux
P2V conversions. Please refer to VMware documentation for vMA installation
documentation.
Step 2: Add Target Servers
1 On the Program Preferences dialogue, select the tab that corresponds to your
target platform. The option is ESX Servers.
2 Click Add to enable the Server Info section.
3 Enter the server information as appropriate.
4 Select Use virtual appliance to transfer data.
5 Click VA Config.
6 Complete the VA Configuration dialogue and click OK.
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7 Click Save and Install.
Step 3: Add Linux Source Servers
Linux servers are not automatically discovered and must be added manually prior to
configuring a conversion task.
1 In the Network Browser pane, right-click the Linux Hosts node.
2 Click Add Linux source.
3 Complete the Add a new Linux source system dialogue.
Quest recommends using the Secure Connectivity option. vConverter will
connect with this alternate login, then SU to gain appropriate authority.
4 Click OK.
Task Configuration
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
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2 Right-click the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
Step 2: Create P2V/V2V Task
1 Right-click the task folder, and select Create P2V/V2V task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
Step 3: Add Source
1 In the Linux Hosts node of the Network Browser pane, right-click the Linux
server you wish to convert.
2 Select Set as source.
3 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert.
Step 4: Select Target
1 In the Task Properties pane, select the appropriate type of VM from the VM
type field.
The value selected here is determined by the target server to which you are
converting. In the example below, we are creating a VM on a VMware ESX
Server.
2 When the VM type field is selected, the Target menu will show the available
target VAs matching that VM type. Select the desired VA.
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3 Click Browse to configure the Target folder field. The datastores available to the
selected target server will be displayed.
Note
When using the Virtual Appliance for VMware as a target, the Use RDM option will
be disabled.
4 Select a datastore, and click OK.
5 In the VM name field, enter the desired name.
Caution
To avoid errors, please ensure that the VM name is unique within your
environment.
6 The Conversion type defaults to the only option: Linux Remote Cold
Conversion.
7 The Transfer mode defaults to the only available option: Block.
Step 5: Advanced Task Properties
You may access the Advanced Task Properties by clicking Advanced on the Task
Properties pane. The Advanced Task Properties dialogue has two tabs - Disk and VM.
The Disk tab contains two options:
• Create flat disk image (Non Growable) - This field is selected and disabled,
as this is the only supported option.
• Adapter type - The Adapter type menu contains a list of virtual disk adapter
types for VMs and captured disks. If a target VM platform supports a
particular adapter type, it will be listed in this field.
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The VM tab contains several options:
Create Virtual
Machine
Instructs vConverter to create a VM descriptor file
and registers the VM in the target environment
(ESX Server). Otherwise, only a set of disk image
files is created, which you must attach to the VM
manually.
Power virtual machine
ON
Runs the VM after the conversion is complete.
Applicable only for ESX Server.
Power source server
Off
Instructs source server to shut down after
completing a successful conversion.
Opens the VM Options dialogue.
Opens the X Windows dialogue.
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VM Options Dialogue
Create Floppy Drive
This option is disabled for Linux P2V.
Create CD/DVD Drive
Select this option to create a CD/DVD drive on the
target.
RAM, MB
Configure RAM on the target through this field.
Notes
This field it auto-populated with “Created by
vConverter 5.x.”
(text box)
You can alter this and include additional text.
CPU Count
Configure the number of CPUs on the target VM
through this field.
NIC1-4
These tabs allow you to create and configure up to
four NICs. These fields are available on the tabs:
• Create Net adapter
• Connect Net at Power On
(tabs)
Clicking the Change IP button accesses the IP
Settings dialog, where you can update IP addresses
and DNS settings.
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X Window Options Dialogue
Disable X Window
System
After conversion, vConverter will disable the X
Window System on the target server by setting
the runlevel to 3. The VM will boot in the
console mode.
Leave X Window System
enabled and adapt its
settings to the Target
vConverter will attempt to adapt X Window
System settings to the target hardware.
Leave X Window System
enabled without any
changes
Use this option only if the Source and Target
video cards are the same.
Caution
Do not use this option if the video cards on
the Source and Target are not compatible.
Step 6: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
to save the task.
The task will run at the scheduled time. To execute the task manually, click the Start
icon.
Windows V2P Conversions
This chapter guides you through the process of performing V2P conversions with
vConverter.
This chapter contains the following sections:
Windows V2P Overview ................................................................................ 137
Preparing the Target System for V2P............................................................ 139
Creating a V2P Conversion ........................................................................... 140
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Windows V2P Overview
vConverter offers the ability to convert Windows VMs back to a physical target.
vConverter uses a VistaPE boot image to boot the physical system, so the target server
does not need to have an OS.
Once you configure a task and specify the source VM, vConverter obtains the essential
information about it using the Conversion Service. This is done either via a special API
provided by the source virtualization platform (for ESX/ESXi, and Hyper-V servers) or
by reading the VM configuration directly from .VMX or .VMC files (for VMware
Workstation, Microsoft VirtualPC, etc). This information is saved in vConverter
together with the task settings, and is used during the conversion process.
To specify the target system in the Task Properties pane, you need to first boot it using
the VistaPE boot image. The Server Information Tool is then launched, which enables
vConverter to get required disk information from the target.
When V2P conversion is started, the Conversion Service enables the V2P Migration
Tool on the target. The tool reads the source VM disk image sector by sector and
restores an exact partition layout. After that, it launches the Hardware Application Tool
which prepares the restored system for the first run on the new hardware.
An architectural representation of the Windows V2P process is shown below:
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Important Notes about Windows V2P
• Each disk image file from the source VM can be restored to separate physical
drive only. Restoring multiple disk images into single target device is not
supported.
• The V2P conversion overwrites all the data and disk formatting on the target
physical device.
• Restoring of any kind of dynamic disks is not supported. The Source disk image
must have only basic Windows disks.
• Only the drivers that are the most important for system health are checked and
installed by vConverter; these are HAL, storage, LAN drivers, and, optionally,
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Video drivers. Other less critical plug-and-play devices such as USB controllers
or video cards are detected by the converted OS after conversion.
• When a V2P conversion task finishes, the target system is not powered off
automatically. You will need to reboot it manually, either via the Power button or
using the VistaPE console window by typing “reboot”.
• Volume resizing is not supported with V2P conversions.
• For V2P conversions when using the virtual appliance, the source VM name can
contain upper and lower case letters from the latin alphabet (a-z, A-Z), numbers
from 0-9, and the special characters ( @ ! # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - ~ [ ] \ { } | ; ' : " , .
/ < > ? space ).
• For V2P conversions when not using the virtual appliance, the source VM name
can contain upper and lower case letters from the latin alphabet (a-z, A-Z),
numbers from 0-9, and the special characters ( @ ! # $ % ^ & ( ) _ + - ~ [ ] { } ; '
space ).
Preparing the Target System for V2P
1 Make sure you have all necessary drivers that will allow the newly converted
system to properly interact with your target hardware.
2 Place the drivers in a separate folder on your source system. You may also use a
USB mass storage or a network share which is mapped as a drive. All INF files
should be located in one folder, with sub-folders for DLL, SYS or other files.
Ensure that the INF files have valid references to the necessary files.
Tip
If the drivers are zipped or in one self-extracting archive, remember to unpack them.
3 Specify this folder in the vConverter GUI, in the task settings (Driver Folder
field).
Tip
The Driver Folder should contain drivers for the target system only. Do not to mix
drivers from different OSs in one Driver Folder. Be sure all necessary files exists in the
folder.
4 Power the target system on, either by VistaPE boot CD, or using vConverter’s
PXE service, running on a Client system. Ensure that Windows Vista has the
correct drivers installed for all vital hardware on the target. If it does not, e.g.
some SCSI or NIC cards are not detected properly, you can:
• For NIC drivers, install the drivers manually at runtime using the Device
Installer Utility within VistaPE boot image. This is not a persistent change - it
is only valid for the booted instance in which you load the drivers. For more
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information, see “Adding Drivers to the vConverter PE Image- Device
Installer” on page 146.
• For NIC and SCSI drivers, modify the VistaPE image to permanently add the
desired drivers. For more information, see “Adding Drivers to the vConverter
PE Image - Using the WAIK” on page 151.
Creating a V2P Conversion
The basic Windows V2P configuration process is described in the flowchart below and
in the sections that follow.
Step 1: Start PXE Service
The PXE Service allows vConverter to remotely boot target machines into the VistaPE
environment. If you prefer to manually boot the target servers using a boot CD, the
service may remain stopped.
1 On the Program Preferences dialogue, select the General tab.
2 In the PXE Service Control section, view the service status.
3 If the service is “Running”, click OK to close the dialogue.
or
If the service is “Stopped”, click Start PXE Service, then OK.
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Step 2: Create Driver Folder
To have a successful conversion, you must supply the appropriate hardware drivers for
the target platform.
1 Compile the appropriate hardware drivers for the target platform.
You may use the Windows startup disk, or collected drivers (in .INF format).
Drivers may be compressed in CAB files.
2 Place the drivers in a network share accessible to the vConverter machine.
Tip
In most cases, it is not necessary to specify Driver Folder. If the Driver Cache was
deleted, or you do not have standard hardware on the target, it is necessary to provide
drivers. Please see more info on Driver Folder in Preparing the Target System for V2P.
Task Configuration
Step 1: Create a Task Folder
1 In the Task List pane of the vConverter interface, right-click and select Create
Folder.
2 Right-click the folder, and click Rename folder. Enter a descriptive name.
Step 2: Create V2P Task
1 Right-click the task folder, and select Create V2P task.
The Task Properties pane is enabled.
Step 3: Add Target Server
1 Boot the target server using the vConverter VistaPE boot environment. This may
be remotely via the vConverter PXE service or manually with a CD.
2 Once booted, the target server will appear under the Cold Cloning ready (under
WinPE) node.
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3 Select the desired target server, and right-click. Select Add to systems to
convert.
or
Drag the target server to the Target Server hot spot.
4 The Target field will populate with the target server information.
Step 4: Select Source VM
1 In the Network Browser pane, select the Virtual Machines tab.
2 In the Virtual Machines tab, find the VM you wish to convert. Right-click the
VM and select Set as source.
or
Drag the VM to the Source Server hot spot.
3 In the Source Drives section, select the volumes to convert.
Step 5: Select Driver Folder
1 In the Driver Folder field, enter the path to the directory containing the drivers
for the target server.
or
Click Browse to navigate to the directory.
Step 6: Schedule and Save
1 Click the Scheduler tab to set a schedule for this task.
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• Select a starting date and time.
• Select a synchronization interval.
• Select an End By time.
2 Once scheduled, click the Save icon
to save the task.
3 The task will run at the scheduled time. To execute the task manually, click the
Start
icon.
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Using the vConverter VistaPE ISO Image ..................................................... 145
Configuring the vConverter PE Image ........................................................... 146
Adding Drivers to the vConverter PE Image- Device Installer.................... 146
Compatible Drivers ........................................................................................ 153
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Using the vConverter VistaPE ISO Image
vConverter’s Remote Cold Cloning (RCC) feature automates the cold cloning process
by booting the source server using vConverter’s boot image. vConverter sends a boot
loader and its boot image over the network and loads them on the source system.
vConverter uses these to reboot the source at a time that you designate, and the
conversion begins. When the system has booted into the VistaPE environment, the
original boot loader is restored, so next time the system will boot normally.
When an automated RCC conversion is unavailable for any reason (e.g. replacing boot
loader is not possible), one of two manual methods can be applied. You can create a
boot CD from the ISO boot image and load the source server, or can you download and
install the vConverter PXE service on the vConverter system. You can then boot the
source system to the VistaPE boot image remotely by pressing F12 key during reboot.
This document describes the process of obtaining, using, and configuring the
vConverter PE Image ISO.
Getting Started
Before beginning this process, you will need the following:
• Access to the internet.
• A valid vConverter license.
• A supported hypervisor on the target host. Supported versions are listed in
the vConverter User Manual.
The installation and configuration of the vConverter PE Image ISO follows the
sequence below. Click on each step to jump to the instructions for that step.
• Obtaining the vConverter PE Image ISO
• Booting to the vConverter PE Image
• Configuring the vConverter PE Image
• Compatible Drivers
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Obtaining the vConverter PE Image ISO
The vConverter PE Image ISO cannot be freely downloaded. To download the PE
Image ISO, please contact Quest Server Virtualization support at:
support@vizioncore.com
Booting to the vConverter PE Image
The vConverter PE Image ISO image must be burned to a CD/DVD prior to use.
There are many software utilities available, both freely and commercially, for
burning an ISO image. The instructions below assume that you have created a
bootable CD from the vConverter PE ISO image.
Step 1: Set Boot Order
1
Ensure that your source machine is set to boot from CD-ROM.
The commands for setting boot order differ depending on BIOS version.
For the most common versions, F2 is the command to enter Setup.
2
Ensure that CD-ROM Drive is set before Hard Drive in the boot order.
3
Exit Setup to reboot the server.
Configuring the vConverter PE Image
Adding Drivers to the vConverter PE Image- Device
Installer
Occasionally the vConverter boot environment will not contain the appropriate
drivers for the source server to boot effectively. The vConverter boot
environment includes an easy to use Device Installer through which you can
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install needed drivers from a CD or floppy, or directly from the host’s hard
drive.
Step 1: Device Installer
1
Connect directly to the host to view the boot environment.
2
Click Start, then Device Installer.
Step 2: Network Adapters
3
In either the Network Adapters or Unknown Devices group, select your
network adapter. Click Install.
The Device Installation dialog appears.
4
Click Ok.
5
Specify the path to the driver. Click Close.
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Step 3: Network Configurator
6
Click the whirl icon
Note
, then PE Network Configurator.
If this process fails, then you are using an incompatible driver. For a list of
compatible drivers, see Compatible Drivers.
Configuring Networking for the vConverter PE Image
The Network Configuration Utility is displayed upon booting the vConverter
PE image. The utility can also be started from the Whirl
.
Step 1: Booting to the vConverter PE Image
The Network Configuration Utility is shown below.
The Network Configuration Utility contains the following sections:
•
•
•
•
Ethernet Adapters
IP Addresses
DNS and WINS Servers
Network Identification
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Step 2: Ethernet Adapters
The Ethernet Adapters section is shown below:
1
In the network adapters field, select the appropriate NIC.
2
In the Link Speed/Duplex Mode field, select the appropriate mode.
Step 3: IP Addresses
The IP Addresses section is shown below:
1
If using DHCP, select Obtain an IP address automatically. To configure
a static IP, select Use the following IP address.
2
If using DHCP, select DHCP Details to view the current configuration.
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If using a static IP, populate the fields as appropriate for your network.
Step 4: DNS and WINS Servers
The DNS and WINS Servers section is shown below:
1
Select either Obtain DNS Server Address automatically or Use the
following DNS Server address.
Note
2
If you are using a static IP configuration in Step 2, Obtain DNS Server Address
automatically will not be an available selection.
Select either Obtain WINS Server Address automatically or Use the
following WINS Server address.
Note
If you are using a static IP configuration in Step 2, Obtain WINS Server Address
automatically will not be an available selection.
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Step 5: Network Identification
The Network Identification section is shown below:
1
Populate the Computer Name, Workgroup, and Primary DNS Suffix
fields as appropriate. Click Set next to each field to save the configuration.
Step 6: Save
1
Click Ok.
Your network configuration should now be properly set.
Adding Drivers to the vConverter PE Image - Using
the WAIK
For multiple conversions to the same type of hardware, it may make more sense to
modify the VistaPE image rather than load the drivers at run time. Using the Windows
Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) from Microsoft, you can add the desired drivers to
the image ISO.
Step 1: Loading WAIK
1 Verify that you have installed vConverter PXE Boot Image (PxeSetup.msi). For
more information, please refer to the section “Installing the PXE Service” in the
vConverter Installation and Setup Guide.
2 Download and Install WAIK (Windows Automation Installation Kit, version
936330AIK):
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a Click Save or Save this program to your computer. Windows AIK is
distributed as an .img file.
b Burn the saved img to a DVD.
c Insert the DVD into the machine.
d Click Windows AIK Setup to begin the installation.
3 Open the Windows command prompt by clicking Start>Run. At the Run line,
enter cmd.exe, then click OK.
Step 2: Mounting the ISO
1 Run the following commands to configure WAIK with a default environment.
set WAIKHOME=%ProgramFiles%\Windows AIK
set WIM_MOUNTED_FOLDER=C:\Temp\VistaPE
set VCONVERTOR_HOME=C:\Program Files\Vizioncore\vConverter\Bin\
Note
The WIM_MOUNTED_FOLDER variable can be used to specify any existing empty folder
for temporary files.
Note
The VCONVERTOR_HOME variable should be set to vConverter installation directory. If
you have 64-bit OS you should specify the following folder where vConverter
installed by default: C:\Program
Files(x86)\Vizioncore\vConverter\Bin\.
2 Mount boot.wim. To do this type following command:
"%WAIKHOME%\Tools\x86\Imagex.exe" /mountrw
"%VCONVERTOR_HOME%\ISO\PXE\sources\boot.wim" 1
"%WIM_MOUNTED_FOLDER%"
Note
The above text is a single command. You should receive a confirmation as shown
below:
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Step 3: Loading Drivers
The VistaPE ISO image has been extracted to the WIM_Mounted_Folder directory and is
now available to you for modification.
Install necessary drivers using the following command:
%WAIKHOME%\Tools\PETools\Peimg.exe" /inf=<Path to a driver inf
file> /image="%WIM_MOUNTED_FOLDER%
Where <Path to a driver inf file> is replaced with the correct path.
Step 4: Create a New ISO
1 When all drivers are installed run following command to commit changes:
"%WAIKHOME%\Tools\x86\Imagex.exe" /unmount /commit
"%WIM_MOUNTED_FOLDER%"
2 Create an ISO image:
"%WAIKHOME%\Tools\x86\oscdimg" B"%WAIKHOME%\Tools\PETools\x86\boot\etfsboot.com" -H lHumboldt -N -Oi "%VCONVERTOR_HOME%\ISO\PXE" "<Output
Path>\VistaPE.iso"
Note
Replace the <Output Path> in the command above with the desired output folder.
Compatible Drivers
The VistaPE boot image includes support for the following hardware drivers:
• Network
• SCSI / RAID Adapters
• IDE/ATA Adapters
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Network
SiS
SiS
SiS
SiS
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
SONY
SONY
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Amertek
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Controller
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Controller
IBM 10/100 EtherJet PCI Adapter
IBM Netfinity 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
IBM 10/100 EtherJet Integrated LAN with Alert on LAN
IBM Netfinity 10/100 Ethernet Security Adapter 2
IBM 10/100 EtherJet PCI Management Adapter
IBM 10/100 EtherJet PCI Adapter with Alert on LAN
IBM 10/100 EtherJet Secure Management Adapter
IBM Netfinity 10/100 Ethernet Security Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Network Connection
IBM 10/100 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Connection
IBM iSeries 2892 10/100 Ethernet Port
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
IBM 10/100 NetFinity Fault ToleraNT Adapter
IBM iSeries 10/100 adapter
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Microsoft Direct Point-to-point Adapater
Microsoft Loopback Adapter
Microsoft(R) USB Adapter MN-110
Microsoft(R) Notebook Adapter MN-120
Microsoft(R) PCI Adapter MN-130
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI)
RAS Async Adapter
Infrared Port
Infrared Modem Port
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)
WAN Miniport (AppleTalk)
WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (IPv6)
WAN Miniport (IPX)
WAN Miniport (NetBEUI, Dial In)
WAN Miniport (NetBEUI, Dial Out)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Amertek C110TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine III Compatible Management Adapter
VIA Rhine III Compatible Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine II Compatible Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA VT86C100A Rhine Compatible Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine III Management Adapter
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Compatible Drivers
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
D-Link
Corega K.K.
Corega K.K.
Corega K.K.
corega K.K.
corega K.K.
corega K.K.
corega K.K.
ELECOM
ELECOM
ELECOM
Digitalchina/D-Link
I-O DATA DEVICE, INC.
PLANEX COMMUNICATIONS
INC.
PLANEX COMMUNICATIONS
INC.
CNet Technology Inc.
CNet Technology Inc.
EDIMAX
VIA Rhine III Management Adapter
VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-538TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.F)
D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.F)
D-Link DFE-520TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-520TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.D)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.D)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.C)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.C)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.B)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.B)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.A)
D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.A)
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Adapter
D-Link DE-530+ PCI Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-500TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Rev B/C)
D-Link DFE-500TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Rev D)
D-Link DFE-500TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Rev E)
D-Link DFE-550TX FAST Ethernet 10/100 Adapter
D-Link DFE-580TX 4 Port Server Adapter
D-Link DL10050 based 10/100 Adapter
D-Link DGE-500SX Giga-Ether Adapter
D-Link DGE-550SX Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DGE-550T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DL2000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (generic)
D-Link DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
corega FEther PCI-TXL Ethernet Adapter
corega FEther PCI-TXM Ethernet Adapter
corega FastEther II PCI-TX Ethernet Adapter
corega GEther PCI-T32
corega FEther USB2-TX
corega FEther USB-TXS
corega FEtherII PCC-TXD LAN Card
Laneed LD-10/100AWL Fast Ethernet Adapter
Laneed LD-10/100AL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.B)
Laneed LD-10/100AL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.A)
Digitalchina/D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (rev.B)
I-O DATA ET100-PCI-S Fast Ethernet Adapter
Planex FNW-9702-T Fast Ethernet Adapter
Planex FNW-9700-T Fast Ethernet Adapter
CNet 10/100 Mbps PCI Wake On LAN Fast Ethernet Adapter
CNet 10/100 Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
EDIMAX EN-9150 SERIES PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
155
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Compatible Drivers
156
GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., GN-FE605 Fast Ethernet Adapter
LTD
GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., GN-FE605M Management Ethernet Adapter
LTD
The Linksys Group Inc.
EtherFast 10/100 Managed Network Adapter
The Linksys Group Inc.
EtherFast 10/100 Managed Network Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PB Dual Port Server Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PF Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PB Server Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PM Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
Intel
Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Platform LAN Connect
Intel
Intel(R) 82566DM Gigabit Platform LAN Connect
Intel
Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Platform LAN Connect
Intel
Intel(R) 82562V 10/100 Platform LAN Connect
Intel
Intel(R) 82566MC Gigabit Platform LAN Connect
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB1 Network Connection with I/O Acceleration
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 EB1 Backplane Connection with I/O Acceleration
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 XT Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 XT Desktop Adapter
Intel
iSeries 1000/100/10 Ethernet Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 XT Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 XF Server Adapter
Intel
iSeries Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 XF Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) 82544GC Based Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 T Desktop Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 T Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Mobile Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter (LX)
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MF Dual Port Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Desktop Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Adapter
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Desktop Connection
Intel
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
157
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Server Connection
Intel(R) PRO/1000 GT Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter(LX)
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MB Server Connection
Intel(R) PRO/1000 GT Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MB Dual Port Server Connection
Intel(R) PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/1000 P Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/1000 GT Quad Port Server Adapter
Intel 21140 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Emulated)
Intel(R) PRO/100+ PCI Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ PCI Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ PCI Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Alert On LAN 2* Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter with Alert On LAN*
Intel(R) PRO/100 Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Management Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Advanced Management Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter with Alert On LAN* GC
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Server Adapter (PILA8470B)
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Management Adapter with Alert On LAN* G Server
Intel(R) PRO/100 Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 Server Adapter
Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LAN on Motherboard
Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LAN On Motherboard
Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LOM with Basic Alert on LAN*
Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LOM with Alert on LAN 2*
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 M Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 M Mobile Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connection
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Compatible Drivers
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Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Hewlett Packard
NEC
NEC
NEC
NEC
NEC
Acer
Acer
Acer
Acer
Fujitsu Siemens
Fujitsu Siemens
Fujitsu Siemens
Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 P Mobile Combo Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 P Mobile Adapter
Intel(R) 82562 based Fast Ethernet Connection
Intel(R) 82562 based Fast Ethernet Connection
Intel 21040 Based PCI Ethernet Adapter
Intel 21041 Based PCI Ethernet Adapter
Intel 21140 Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Intel 21143 Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
82562EH based Phoneline Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/10+ PCI Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100B PCI Adapter (TX)
Intel(R) PRO/100B PCI Adapter (T4)
Intel(R) PRO/100 WfM PCI Adapter
Intel 82557 Integrated Ethernet PCI (10/100)
82557 Integrated Ethernet with Wake on LAN
Intel 82558 Integrated Ethernet
Intel 82558 Integrated Ethernet with Wake on LAN
Intel(R) PRO/100+ Server Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Connection
iSeries 2892 10/100 Ethernet Port
Intel(R) PRO/100 S+ Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 S+ Server Adapter
Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LOM with Alert on LAN*
Intel(R) 82559 Fast Ethernet LOM with Alert on LAN* 2
Intel(R) PRO/100 S Mobile LAN on Motherboard
NetServer 10/100TX PCI LAN Adapter
Intel 8255x Fast Ethernet
Intel(R) PRO/100 M Mobile Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 M Network Connection
Intel(R) 82598EB Multi-Function Network Device
Intel(R) 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection
Intel(R) 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AF Network Connection
Intel(R) 82598EB 10 Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
Intel(R) Advanced Network Services Virtual Adapter
HP NetServer 10/100TX PCI LAN Adapter
NEC PC-9821X-B06(PCI) or compatible/Intel 82557 Ethernet
NEC PK-UG-X006(PCI) or compatible Fast Ethernet Adapter
NEC 82559 Fast Ethernet Adapter
NEC PC-9821NR-B06
Intel 21143 Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
ACER NIC-559A PRO/100+ with WOL
ACER NIC-559A PRO/100+ with Alert On LAN 2*
ACER T62L158 PRO/100+ with Alert On LAN 2*
AcerLan ALN-315
Fujitsu Siemens Computers 82558 Onboard Ethernet with WoL
Fujitsu Siemens Computers 82559 Onboard Ethernet with WoL
Fujitsu Siemens Computers 82559 Onboard Ethernet with WoL and AoL
Fujitsu Siemens
Fujitsu Siemens
Toshiba
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Server Onboard LAN with Intel 82558
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Server Onboard LAN with Intel 82559C
Intel 8255x PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100)
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Toshiba
Toshiba
Toshiba
Fujitsu
Fujitsu
Samsung
Samsung
Trigem
Dell
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Atheros Communications Inc.
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
159
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Toshiba Fast Ethernet PCI LAN Card
Toshiba Fast Ethernet Cardbus LAN Card
Intel 8255x PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100)
Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Intel 8255x PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100)
Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5002X Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5004X Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5005GS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006XS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006EXS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006EX Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006EGS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006GS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
IEEE 802.11a/g Wireless LAN Adapter (A)
Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter
Linksys Wireless A+G Notebook Adapter
Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8021 PCI-X IPMI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8022 PCI-X IPMI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8061 PCI-E IPMI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8062 PCI-E IPMI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8035 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88EC033 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8052 PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8050 PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Gigabit ExpressCard Adapter
PLANEX GEX-1000T ExpressCard Gigabit LAN Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88EC036 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Marvell Yukon 88EC042 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
SysKonnect SK-9871 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-ZX Adapter,
PCI64, Fiber ZX/SC
SysKonnect SK-9861 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX Adapter,
PCI64, Fiber SX/VF-45
SysKonnect SK-9851 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX Adapter,
PCI64, Fiber SX/MTRJ
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
160
SysKonnect SK-9843 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX Adapter,
PCI64, Fiber SX/SC
SysKonnect SK-9841 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-LX Adapter,
PCI64, Fiber LX/SC
SysKonnect SK-9821 V2.0 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T
Adapter, PCI64, Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect SK-9521 V2.0 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI, Copper
RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8012 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8011 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8009 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8008 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8007 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8006 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8004 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8003 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8002 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect Marvell RDK-8001 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, PCI,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect SK-9C21 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter, ExpressCard
SysKonnect SK-9E21D 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter,PCI-Express,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect SK-9E21 10/100/1000Base-T Server Adapter, PCI-Express,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect SK-9E22 10/100/1000Base-T Dual Port Server Adapter,
PCI-Express, 2 Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect SK-9E81 1000Base-SX Server Adapter,PCI-Express, Fiber
SX/LC
SysKonnect SK-9E82 1000Base-SX Dual Port Server Adapter, PCIExpress, 2 Fiber SX/LC
SysKonnect SK-9E91 1000Base-LX Server Adapter,PCI-Express, Fiber
LX/LC
SysKonnect SK-9E92 1000Base-LX Dual Port Server Adapter, PCIExpress, 2 Fiber LX/LC
SysKonnect SK-9I22 10/100/1000 Base-T Dual Port Express Module
SysKonnect SK-9S21 10/100/1000Base-T Server Adapter, PCI-X,
Copper RJ-45
SysKonnect SK-9S22 10/100/1000Base-T Dual Port Server Adapter,
PCI-X, 2 Copper RJ-45
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
Marvell
NVIDIA
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
161
SysKonnect SK-9S81 1000Base-SX Server Adapter,PCI-X, Fiber SX/
LC
SysKonnect SK-9S82 1000Base-SX Dual Port Server Adapter, PCI-X, 2
Fiber SX/LC
SysKonnect SK-9S91 1000Base-LX Server Adapter,PCI-X, Fiber LX/
LC
SysKonnect SK-9S92 1000Base-LX Dual Port Server Adapter, PCI-X, 2
Fiber LX/LC
SysKonnect SK-9P22 10/100/1000 Base-T Dual Port PMC card
TPMC-GBE-CO
SysKonnect SK-9P82 1000 Base-SX Dual Port PMC card
TPMC-GBE-FI
Generic Marvell Yukon Chipset based Ethernet Controller
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8139C+ Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8139C+ Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8139C+ Fast Ethernet NIC
(MOBILE ASSIST)Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
(MOBILE ASSIST)Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
NETGEAR FA311v2 PCI Adapter
D-Link DFE-690TXD CardBus Card
D-Link DFE-538TX 10/100 Adapter
D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter
D-Link DFE-528TX PCI Adapter
Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC
3Com Dual Port 1000-SX PCI-X Server NIC
3Com Dual Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC
3Com Quad Port 10/100/1000 PCI-X Server NIC
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Fiber
Broadcom 570x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom NetXtreme FE-A
Broadcom NetXtreme FE-B
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Broadcom NetXtreme Fast Ethernet
Embedded Broadcom NetXtreme 5721 PCI-E Gigabit NIC
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Fast Ethernet
Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
ASUSTeK/Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
ASUSTeK/Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Broadcom
Realtek
Realtek
Realtek
Realtek
Realtek
VIA Networking Technologies Inc
ULi Electronics Inc.
ULi Electronics Inc.
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
162
MSI/Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
MSI/Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Broadcom 802.11a Network Adapter
Broadcom 802.11 Multiband Network Adapter
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
U.S. Robotics Wireless 802.11g PC Card Adapter
U.S. Robotics Wireless 802.11g PCI Adapter
USRobotics Wireless Nd1 PC Card (Default)
USRobotics Wireless Nd1 PCI Adapter (Default)
Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SpeedBooster
Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter WPC54G V3
Linksys Wireless-N Notebook Adapter WPC300N
RangeMax Next Wireless Notebook Adapter
RangeMax Next Wireless PCI Adapter
Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-720
Microsoft Wireless Notebook Adapter MN-730
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Realtek RTL8029 PCI Ethernet NIC
Realtek RTL8150 USB 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
ULi M526X Ethernet Controller
ULi PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI For Complete PC Management NIC
(3C905C-TX)
3Com 10/100 Mini PCI Ethernet Adapter
3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI Combo NIC (3C905B-COMBO)
3Com EtherLink 100 PCI Fiber NIC (3C905B-FX)
3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI TX NIC (3C905B-TX)
3Com EtherLink PCI Fiber NIC (3C900B-FL)
3Com EtherLink PCI TPO NIC (3C900B-TPO)
3Com EtherLink PCI Combo NIC (3C900B-COMBO)
3Com EtherLink PCI TPC NIC (3C900B-TPC)
3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
3Com 3C920B-EMB-WNM Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX
Compatible)
3Com 3C918 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905B-TX
Compatible)
3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC (3C905-TX)
3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI T4 NIC (3C905-T4)
3Com EtherLink PCI TPO NIC (3C900-TPO)
3Com EtherLink PCI Combo NIC (3C900-COMBO)
3Com Gigabit Ethernet Server NIC (SX/TX)
IBM eServer iSeries Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
3Com Gigabit LOM (3C940)
3Com Gigabit NIC (3C2000)
3Com Gigabit NIC
3Com 10/100 PCI NIC w/3XP (3CR990-TX-95)
3Com 10/100 PCI NIC w/3XP (3CR990-TX-97)
3Com 10/100 Secure NIC (3CR990B-97)
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com Corporation.
3Com Corporation.
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton
Accton Technology Corp.
Accton Technology Corp.
ASIX
ASIX
ASIX
ASIX
Addtron
Allied Telesyn
Cabletron
Cabletron
Compex
Eagle by Microdyne
Kingston
Linksys
Linksys
Linksys
Linksys
Linksys
NCR
163
3Com 100 Secure Fiber NIC (3CR990B-FX-97)
3Com 10/100 Secure Server NIC (3CR990B-97)
3Com 100 Secure Fiber NIC (3CR990-FX-97)
3Com 10/100 PCI Server NIC w/3XP (3CR990SVR95)
3Com 10/100 PCI Server NIC w/3XP (3CR990SVR97)
3Com 3C2000-T Gigabit Adapter
3Com 3C940 Gigabit LOM Ethernet Adapter
3Com 3C910 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3CSOHO100B-TX
Compatible)
3Com OfficeConnect 10/100 Network Interface Card (3CSOHO100BTX)
Accton EN1207D Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN2242A Series Mini-PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN1208 PCI Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN2212 PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN2216/2316 PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter
Accton Cheetah PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN1207-TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton Cardbus Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN1207F Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN1207F Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton LM1247 Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton LM1247 Series PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton LM2247 Series Mini-PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton LM2247 Series Mini-PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton LM2247(A) Series Mini-PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton LM2247(A) Series Mini-PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN2220A Fast Ethernet Cardbus PC Card
Accton EN2220A Fast Ethernet Cardbus PC Card
Accton EN2242 Series MiniPCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN2242 Series MiniPCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN2320 Fast Ethernet Cardbus PC Card
Accton EN2320 Fast Ethernet Cardbus PC Card
Accton CheetahPower Enhanced 10/100 Adapter AC-EN3207
Accton EN1407T Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter
Accton EN1408T Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter
ASIX AX88772 USB2.0 to Fast Ethernet Adapter
ASIX AX88178 USB2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
ASIX AX88180 PCI Giga Ethernet Adapter(V3)
ASIX AX88180 PCI Giga Ethernet Adapter(PLX)
Addtron AEF-380TXD PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Allied Telesyn AT-2800Tx Fast Ethernet Adapter
Cabletron DE500A PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Cabletron DE500B PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Compex FreedomLINE PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Eagle by Microdyne PCI Fast EtherMAX
Kingston EtheRx KNE100TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Linksys EtherFast 10/100 CardBus PC Card (PCMPC200)
Linksys EG1032 v2 Instant Gigabit Network Adapter
Linksys HomeLink 10M Integrated PC Card
Linksys Phoneline 10M Network Card
Linksys USB 2.0 10/100 Adapter
NCR 21140 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Netgear
Netgear
Netgear
Netgear
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
Netgear
Netgear
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
Netgear
NETGEAR
Racore
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
SMC
TDK
CHEETAH
ASIX Electronics
ASIX Electronics
ASIX Electronics
ASIX Electronics
ASIX Electronics
PCMCIA Technology Inc.
PCMCIA Technology Inc.
Sundance
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
ADMtek Incorporated
NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet Adapter (DC21x4)
Netgear 10/100Mbps CardBus Mobile Adapter
Lite-On Communications Compatable PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet Adapter (NGRPCI)
NETGEAR FA330/FA331 PCI Adapter
NETGEAR FA410TX Fast Ethernet PC Card
NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter
NETGEAR GA302T Gigabit Adapter
NETGEAR GA620 Gigabit Ethernet Card
NETGEAR GA620T 10/100/1000 Ethernet Card
NETGEAR GA621 Gigabit Fiber Adapter
NETGEAR FA311/312 PCI Adapter
NETGEAR GA311 Gigabit Adapter
NETGEAR GA311 Gigabit Adapter
Racore Cardbus Fast Ethernet Adapter
SMC Extreme Cardbus Fast Ethernet Adapter
SMC9332BDT EtherPower 10/100
SMC9332BVT EtherPower T4 10/100
SMC9334BDT EtherPower 10/100 (one port)
SMC EZ CardBus 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter (SMC8034)
SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1255TX)
SMC EZ CardBus-II 10/100 PC Card (SMC8034)
SMC EZ CardBus-II 10/100 PC Card (SMC8036)
SMC Compact USB to Ethernet converter
EZ Connect USB/Ethernet Series Converter
EZ Connect USB to Dual Speed Ethernet Converter
SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1244TX V2)
SMC EZ Card 1000 (SMC9452TX V.2)
SMC 10/100 PC Card
SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI (SMC1211 Series)
SMC 10/100 PC Card (SMC8041 V.2)
SMC EZ CardBus-II 10/100 PC Card
TDK Netflyer Cardbus Fast Ethernet Adapter
CHEETAH ETHERCARD EN2228
ASIX AX88140 Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
ASIX AX8814X Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
CNet PRO110 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
ASIX AX88190 Based PCMCIA Fast Ethernet Adapter
ASIX AX88796B Based ISA Ethernet Adapter
PCMCIA 10/100 Ethernet Card
PCMCIA 10Mbps Ethernet Card
%MTD800.DeviceDesc%
100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter
%MTD891.DeviceDesc%
Sundance ST201 based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek AN983 based ethernet adapter
ADMtek AN983 10/100Mbps PCI Adapter
ADMtek ADM9510 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek AN985 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek ADM9511 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek ADM9513 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek AN986 USB To Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek ADM8511 USB To Fast Ethernet Adapter
ADMtek ADM8513 USB To Fast Ethernet Adapter
164
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
ADMtek Incorporated
AmbiCom
Conceptronic
D-Link Corporation.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Altima
Altima
Altima
Altima
Altima
Atheros
Atheros
Atheros
Atheros
Nobrand
AMD Inc.
Allied
Allied
Allied
HP
Belkin
Belkin
IC Plus Corp.
IC Plus Corp.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Diamond Multimedia
D-Link Corp.
D-Link Corp.
Linksys Group Inc.
LinkSys Group Inc.
MELCO INC.
MXIC
MXIC
MXIC
D-Link Corporation
D-Link Corporation
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
165
ADMtek AN986 USB 10/100 MAC
AmbiCom EZPort Fast Ethernet CardBus PC Card(CB100-EZ)
Conceptronic CONSP100TU USB 10/100 Adapter
D-Link DGE-500T Gigabit Adapter
HP NC3120 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3161 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3160 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3122 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3131 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3132 Fast Ethernet Module
HP NC3133 Fast Ethernet Module
HP NC3163 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3162 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3123 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3134 Fast Ethernet NIC
HP NC3135 Fast Ethernet Upgrade Module
Altima 1000 Gigabit Ethernet (Copper)
Altima 1001 Gigabit Ethernet (IntegratedCopper)
Altima 1002 Gigabit Ethernet (IntegratedCopper)
Altima 1003 Gigabit Ethernet (IntegratedCopper)
Altima 1000 Gigabit Ethernet (Fibre)
Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Controller
Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Controller
Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-T Controller
Nobrand PCI 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, PCI 32bit, Copper
RJ-45
AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI)
Allied Telesyn AT-2700TX PCI 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Allied Telesyn AT-2700FX PCI 100Mb Ethernet Adapter
Allied Telesyn AT-2450v3 PCI Ethernet Adapter
HP Ethernet with LAN remote power adapter
Belkin Gigabit Desktop Card
F5D5000, PCI Card/Desktop Network PCI Card
IC Plus IP100 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter
IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
AMD PCnet-Home Based Adapter
Diamond Multimedia Home Network Adapter
D-Link DFE-690TXD CardBus PC Card
D-Link DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Linksys EG1032/EG1064 Instant Gigabit Network Adapter
Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter
BUFFALO LGY-PCI-TXC Fast Ethernet Adapter
Macronix MX987xx Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
Macronix MX987xx Family Fast Ethernet Adapter (ACPI)
Macronix MX987xx Family Fast Ethernet Adapter (CardBus)
D-Link DUB-E100 USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter
D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter
DAVICOM 10/100 Low Power PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM Fiber PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM Fiber/TP PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
10/100 PCI Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM 9009 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM DM-9102A PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
DAVICOM Semiconductor, Inc.
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Madge
Olicom
Olicom
Olicom
Olicom
Olicom
Olicom
Olicom
Olicom
CNet Technology, Inc.
CNet Technology, Inc.
Archtek Telecom Co.
NETGEAR Incorporated
NETGEAR Incorporated
Network Everywhere
Network Everywhere
Network Everywhere
Network Everywhere
Network Everywhere
PC Card Series Products
PC Card Series Products
CardBus
CardBus
CardBus
CARDBUSs
CARDBUSs
CARDBUSs
SMC Networks
National Datacomm Corporation
smartBridges
smartBridges
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
166
DAVICOM 9102/A PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM 1/10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM LongRun/10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
DAVICOM PCI HomeRun Adapter
DAVICOM PCI LongRun Adapter
DAVICOM 9102A Half Based Switching Adapter
DAVICOM 9102A Full Based Switching Adapter
DAVICOM 10 Base-T PCI Ethernet Adapter
10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Based Adapter
DM9601 USB To Fast Ethernet Adapter
Smart MK4 PCI Adapter
Madge Smart 100/16/4 PCI-HS Ringnode
Madge Smart 16/4 PCI Ringnode Mk3
Madge Presto PCI 2000
Madge Presto PCI Plus
Madge Presto PCI
Smart 16/4 CardBus Mk2
Madge 16/4 CardBus Adapter
Smart 16/4 PCMCIA MK2
Madge Smart 16/4 PCMCIA Ringnode
Madge Smart 16/4 PCI Ringnode Mk2
Olicom RapidFire 3540 HSTR 100/16/4 PCI Adapter
Olicom RapidFire 3139 Token-Ring 16/4 PCI Adapter
RapidFire 3140 16/4 TR PCI Adapter
RapidFire 3140V2 16/4 TR PCI Adapter
RapidFire 3141 16/4 TR PCI Fiber Adapter
Olicom Token-Ring PCI/II 16/4 Adapter (OC-3137)
Olicom GoCard 3250 Token-Ring 16/4 CardBus PC Card
GoCard Token-Ring C30 PC Card
CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
CNet PRO200 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
10/100 Mbps PCI Ethernet Adapter
NETGEAR FA101 USB Fast Ethernet Adapter
NETGEAR FA120 USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet Adapter(NC100)
Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet Adapter(NC100 v2)
%AN985.DeviceDesc%
PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter(DEC21140)
PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter(DEC21143)
PCMCIA Fast Ethernet Card
PCMCIA Ethernet Card
CardBus Fast Ethernet 10/100 Adapter
CardBus Fast Ethernet PC Card Adapter manual load
Fast Ethernet CardBus PC Card
CardBus 10/100 Fast Ethernet PC Card
CardBus Fast Ethernet Attached Port PC Card
U.S. Robotics Cardbus 10/100 Ethernet PC Card
SMC EZ Networking Compact 10/100 USB 2.0 Adapter
NDC ND5100 Ethernet PC Card
smartNIC HOT-SYNC(tm) Network Adapter
smartNIC2 PnP Network Adapter
SURECOM EP-320G-TX 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Copper PCI
Adapter
SURECOM EtherPerfect-427 Lan Card
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM Technology Corp.
SURECOM
SURECOM
Surecom
Surecom
TRENDware Corp.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
SMC Networks, Inc.
SMC Networks, Inc.
U.S. ROBOTICS CORPORATION
U.S. ROBOTICS CORPORATION
National Semiconductor Corp.
167
SURECOM EP-427X 100/10M PCMCIA Adapter
SURECOM EP-427X 16bit 100/10M Couplerless PCMCIA Adapter
SURECOM EP-428X 32-bit 100/10M CardBus PC Card
SURECOM EP-428X 32-bit 100/10M CardBus PC Card
SURECOM EP-325 PCI Ethernet Adapter
SURECOM EP-320X-R 100/10M PCI Adapter
%MTD800.DeviceDesc%
SURECOM EP-320X-S 100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter
%MTD891.DeviceDesc%
EP-320G-TX1/TXL SURECOM 32bit PCI Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
SURECOM EP-312 ISA PnP Ethernet Adapter
SURECOM EP-9321-g/g1 802.11g 54M WLAN PCI Adapter
SURECOM EP-9428-g 802.11g 54M WLAN CardBus Adapter
TEG-PCBUSR Gigabit PC Card
SiS191 1000/100/10 Ethernet Device
SiS190 100/10 Ethernet Device
SiS191 100/10 Ethernet Device
SiS191 Ethernet Device
SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1255TX)
SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1255TX-PF)
U.S. Robotics 10/100 PCI NIC TX
U.S. Robotics 10/100 PCI NIC TX
National Semiconductor Corp. DP83815/816 10/100 MacPhyter PCI
Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
SOHOware NSA100 10/100 PCI Network Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
EDIMAX EN-9140 10/100 Fast Ethernet NIC Family
National Semiconductor Corp.
CNPower200WL 10/100Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Wake-On-LAN
Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
CNPower200 10/100Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
National Semiconductor DP83820 Copper Gigabit Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
National Semiconductor DP83820 Fiber Gigabit Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
Accton EN1407T Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter
National Semiconductor Corp.
Accton EN1408T Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter
Xircom
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100
Xircom
Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100
Xircom
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 100 + Modem 56 (Ethernet Interface)
Xircom
Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100
Xircom
Xircom RealPort2 CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 (Ethernet
Interface)
Xircom
Xircom CardBus Ethernet 10/100 Adapter manual load
Xircom
Network of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56
SMC Networks, Inc
SMC TigerCard 1000
U.S. Robotics
U.S. Robotics 10/100 PCMCIA NIC TX
U.S. Robotics
U.S. Robotics 10/100/1000 PCI NIC
ZyXEL Communications Corp
Prestige USB Adapter
PCI Ethernet Adapter Manufacturer PCI Ethernet Adapter
VIA Networking Technologies, Inc. VIA Networking Velocity-Family Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter
Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Realtek 8180 Extensible 802.11b Wireless Device
Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Realtek 8185 Extensible Wireless Device
Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11b/g Wireless Device
Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11a/b/g Wireless Device
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
SCSI / RAID Adapters
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
Promise Technology
ULi Electronics Inc.
ULi Electronics Inc.
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
DELL
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
Dell
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
Windows Promise SATAII150 TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller
Windows Promise SATAII150 TX4 (tm) IDE Controller
Windows Promise SATA300 TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller
Windows Promise SATA300 TX4 (tm) IDE Controller
Promise SATA Console SCSI Processor
Windows Promise SATA150 TX2plus (tm) IDE Controller
Windows Promise SATA150 TX4 (tm) IDE Controller
%Promise_Sata_ControllerDesc%
ULi SATA/RAID Controller (M1573)
ULi SATA II/RAID Controller (M1575/M1697)
DELL PERC 5/E Adapter RAID Controller
DELL PERC 5/i Adapter RAID Controller
DELL PERC 5/i Integrated RAID Controller
DELL PERC 6/E Adapter RAID Controller
DELL PERC 6/i Adapter RAID Controller
DELL PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller
DELL CERC 6/i Adapter RAID Controller
DELL CERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller
DELL PERC 3/QC RAID Controller
DELL PERC 3/DC & PERC 3/DCL RAID Controller
DELL PERC 3/SC RAID Controller
DELL PERC 4/Di RAID Controller
DELL PERC 4/DC RAID Controller
DELL PERC 4/SC RAID Controller
DELL CERC ATA100/4ch RAID Controller
DELL PERC 4e/Si RAID Controller
DELL PERC 4e/Di RAID Controller
DELL PERC 4e/DC RAID Controller
Dell SAS 5/E Adapter
Dell SAS 5/i Adapter
Dell SAS 5/i Integrated
Dell SAS 5/iR Integrated D/C
Dell SAS 5/iR Integrated Emb
Dell SAS 5/iR Adapter
Dell SAS 6/iR Adapter
Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated
Dell SAS 6/i Integrated
Dell PERC 4/im RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8408E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8480E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8344ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8308ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-8ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-4ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-12E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 84016E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8884E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 8708E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 350-8ELP RAID Controller
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Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
LSI Logic Corp.,
IBM
IBM
IBM
Integrated Technology Express, Inc.
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
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LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 350-4ELP RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS PCI ExpressT ROMB
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCSAS18E
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCSAS144E
Intel(R) RAID Controller SROMBSAS18E
Integrated Intel(R) RAID Controller SROMBSAS28E
MegaRAID SCSI 320-0X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-0X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-2E RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-2E RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-0 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-0 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-2 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-2 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-1 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-1 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-4X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-4X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-2X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-2X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SATA 150-6 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SATA 150-4 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SATA 300-8X RAID Controller
MegaRAID SATA 300-8XLP RAID Controller
MegaRAID PCI Express(TM) ROMB
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 1200 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID RAID Controller RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 1300 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 1400 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Express 200 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 1500 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 1600 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Express 300 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Elite 1600 RAID Controller
MegaRAID SCSI 320-1E RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Express 000 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Express 500/500LC RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 3000 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Elite 1650/1700 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID Enterprise 1700 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID i4 IDE RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID i4133 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 150-6 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 150-4 RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS PCI ExpressT ROMB
IBM SystemX MegaRAID SAS 8808E RAID Controller
IBM SystemX MegaRAID SAS 8884E RAID Controller
ITE IT8212 ATA RAID Controller
LSI Logic 8600SP PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C860 Device
LSI Logic 8951U, 8952U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895 Device
LSI Logic 875XS|D, 2280X PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C875, 53C876
Device
LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064
LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 8-port with 1068
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
LSI Logic
Intel(R) Corporation
Intel(R) Corporation
Intel(R) Corporation
Intel(R) Corporation
Intel(R) Corporation
Intel(R) Corporation
Intel(R) Corporation
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hewlett-Packard Company
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Emulex
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.
ITE Tech, Inc.
QLogic
LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 8-port with 1068E
LSI Adapter, SAS 3000 series, 4-port with 1064E
LSI Adapter, SAS RAID-on-Chip, 8-port with 1078
LSI Adapter, Ultra320 SCSI 2000 series, w/1020/1030
LSI Adapter, Ultra320 SCSI RAID series, w/1035
LSI Logic Ultra160 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C1010-33 Device
LSI Logic Ultra160 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C1010-66 Device
LSI Adapter, 2Gb FC, models 44929, G2 with 929
LSI Adapter, 2Gb FC, models 40919 with 919
LSI Adapter, 2Gb FC, models 7202,7402 with 929X
LSI Adapter, 2Gb FC, models 7102 with 919X
LSI Adapter, 4Gb FC, models 7104,7204,7404 with 949X
LSI Adapter, 4Gb FC, models 7104,7204,7404 with 949E
LSI Logic 22910, 21002 PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C896 Device
LSI Logic 8953U PCI SCSI Adapter; 53C895A Device
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCU42X
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCU42E
Intel (R) RAID Controller SRCS16
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCU41L
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCZCRX
Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCS28X
Intel(R) RAID Controller SROMBU42E
VIA VT8251 AHCI RAID Controller
VIA VT8237 RAID Controller
VIA VT8237A RAID Controller
Smart Array 5300 Controller
Smart Array 5i
Smart Array 532 Controller
Smart Array 5312 Controller
Smart Array 6i
Smart Array 641 Controller
Smart Array 642 Controller
Smart Array 6400 Controller
Smart Array 6400 U320 EM Controller
Smart Array P600 Controller
Smart Array Controller
Smart Array P400 Controller
Smart Array P800 Controller
Smart Array P400i Controller
Smart Array E200 Controller
Smart Array E200i Controller
Intel(R) 82801HEM SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) 82801GHM SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller
I2O StorPort Miniport
Emulex LPX000 Fibre Channel Storport Driver
SiS 180 RAID Controller
SiS 965/966 182/1182 RAID Controller
SiS Storport AHCI Controller
ITE IT8211 ATA/ATAPI Controller
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter
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Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
QLogic
Broadcom Corporation
Mylex
Mylex
Mylex
Mylex
Mylex
Mylex
Mylex
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
LSI Logic Corporation.
Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
Hewlett Packard
Microsoft
ICP vortex
ICP vortex
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
QLogic iSCSI Adapter
Broadcom NetXtreme II C-NIC iSCSI Adapter
Mylex AcceleRAID 170 Disk Array Controller
Mylex AcceleRAID 352 Disk Array Controller
Mylex DAC1164P Disk Array Controller
Mylex DAC960PG/PJ/PR/PT/PTL1/PRL Series Disk Array
Controller
Mylex eXtremeRAID 2000 Disk Array Controller
Mylex eXtremeRAID 3000 Disk Array Controller
Mylex AcceleRAID 160 Disk Array Controller
LSI MegaRAID IDE 100/MAGNIA Z3x0 Controller
Integrated Ultra ATA-100 Dual Channel Controller
Integrated Ultra ATA-100 IDE RAID Controller
LSI Logic MegaRAID IDE 100 Driver For MAGNIA Z500
LSI MegaRAID IDE 133 Controller
LSI MegaRAID Serial ATA Controller
LSI Logic CSB-6 IDE 100 RAID Controller
Intel Embedded Server RAID Technology
HP NetRAID-3Si
Integrated HP NetRAID
HP NetRAID-1Si
HP NetRAID-1M RAID Controller
HP NetRAID-2M RAID Controller
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
ICP RAID Controller
RAID Controller
IBM ServeRAID 4M Controller
IBM ServeRAID 4L Controller
IBM ServeRAID 5i Controller
IBM ServeRAID 4Mx Controller
IBM ServeRAID 4Lx Controller
IBM ServeRAID 6M Controller
IBM ServeRAID 6i Controller
IBM ServeRAID 7k Controller
NVIDIA nForce4 IntelR Edition Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA nForce4 Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA nForce 430/410 Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA MCP61 Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA nForce(tm) RAID Class Device
NVIDIA nForce(tm) RAID Class Controller
IDE/ATA Adapters
(Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
(Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
(Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
I-O DATA DEVICE,INC.
ULi Electronics Inc.
ULi Electronics Inc.
Appian Technology
CMD Technology
CMD Technology
PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller
IDE Channel
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
CBIDE2-LM DuoATA Card (16Bit Mode)
ULi PCI IDE Controller
ULi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Appian PCI IDE Controller
CMD PCI-0640 PCI to IDE Controller
CMD PCI-0646 Bus Master PCI to IDE Controller
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Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
CMD Technology
CMD Technology
CMD Technology
Compaq
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
PC Technology
Silicon Integrated System
Symphony Labs
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc.
IBM
Lexar Microsystems
SONY
Standard Microsystems Corp
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CMD PCI-0648 Ultra DMA IDE Controller
CMD PCI-0649 Ultra DMA IDE Controller
CMD PCI-0646U2 Ultra DMA IDE Controller
Compaq PCI IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82092AA PCI IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82371FB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82371SB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82801AB Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82801BAM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 244A
Intel(R) 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 244B
Intel(R) 82801CAM Ultra ATA Storage Controller-248A
Intel(R) 82801CA Ultra ATA Storage Controller-248B
Intel(R) 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24C1
Intel(R) 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CA
Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller-24CB
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24D1
Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 24DB
Intel(R) 6300ESB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 25A2
Intel(R) 6300ESB Ultra ATA Storage/SATA Controller - 25A3
Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2652
Intel(R) 82801FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2653
Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Intel(R) 82440MX Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) IA64 Bus Master IDE Controller
Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage
Controller - 27C0
Intel(R) 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) Serial ATA
Storage Controller - 27C4
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers 27DF
Intel(R) ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
Intel(R) ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825
Intel(R) ICH8M 3 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2828
Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850
PC Tech PCI IDE Single or Dual Port Controller
SiS PCI IDE Controller
Symphony PCI IDE Controller
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3149
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3349
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 5287
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 0581
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 5324
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 0591
VIA Serial ATA Controller - 5337
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 3164
IBM Microdrive
Lexar Media Digital Film Card
Sony Memory Stick
SMSC SLC90E66 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Appendix 1: ISO Image Instructions
Compatible Drivers
Micron
ServerWorks
ServerWorks
Advanced Micro Devices
Advanced Micro Devices
Advanced Micro Devices
Advanced Micro Devices
NVIDIA
NVIDIA
Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA
Controller
Micron ATA Flash Card
OSB4 IDE Controller
CSB5 IDE Controller
AMD-756 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
AMD-766 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
AMD-768 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
AMD-8111 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
NVIDIA nForce3 250 Serial ATA Controller
NVIDIA nForce3 250 Parallel ATA Controller
Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
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Appendix 2: Third Party
Contributions
Third Party Contributions ............................................................................... 175
Appendix 2: Third Party Contributions
Third Party Contributions
175
Third Party Contributions
This product contains third party components. Copies of their licenses
may be found here:
http://www.quest.com/legal/third-party-licenses.aspx.
Component
License or Acknowledgement
libxm2.7.3
MIT
Log4Net 1.2.10
Apache 2.0
OpenSSH 4.5
Open_SSH
SharpSSH 1.1.1.13
SharpSSH 1.0
SharpZipLib 0.85.1.271
SharpZipLib License
TinyXml 2.5.3
zlib/libpng license 1.0
Index
Remote Cold Cloning 24
Support for RDM 26
Synchronized Cutover 25
Task Folders 27
Task Profiles 27
User Profiles 27
V2P for Windows 23
Virtual Appliances 23
A
About 10
Quest Software 10
C
Continuous Protection
licensing 116
overview 115
procedures 118
Conversion Procedures
Continuous Protection 118
V2P 137
D
Different Destinations Cutover
overview 81
procedures 110
P
P2V
creating a conversion 82
Linux
configurations 127
overview 19
procedures 128
procedures 100
Windows
overview 17
F
Features and functions 23
64k Alignment 26
Cold Conversions 24
Continuous Protection 25
Different Destinations Cutover 26
Hot Conversions 24
Live Log 27
P2V for Linux 23
P2V for Windows 23
Q
Quest Software
about 10
R
Remote Cold Cloning (RCC)
overview 79
procedures 104
Index
S
support 11
supported characters
P2V 92
V2P 139
Synchronized Cutover
overview 80
procedures 107
Systems to Convert tab 85
T
technical support 11
text conventions 10
V
V2P
important notes 138
overview 21
preparing target system 139
procedures 137
vConverter 13
about 8
architecture 13
configuration
Conversion tab 47
Email Notifications 48
ESX Servers 53
Task Profiles 59
User Profiles 57
overview 13
user interface 30
Volume Mapping 91
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