VMware P2V Assistant 2.1

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Preparing the Source Disk

1. Assemble the pieces.

a. Prior to cloning, consider disabling any services on the source machine that may not be relevant on the new target virtual machine.

b. Have the Administrator passwords for the source machine at ready reference.

c. Obtain the P2V Assistant boot CD from your VMware Professional Services Organization (PSO) representative.

Note: The PDF file, p2v_hardware.pdf, provides a list of tested hardware. Please review as needed.

d. Record the drive letter mapping of the source machine for reference later.

e. Shut down the source machine gracefully.

2. Boot the source machine from the VMware P2V Assistant Boot CD.

Insert the VMware P2V Assistant boot CD in the CD-ROM drive, then power on the source computer. If necessary, enter the BIOS setup screen and set the CD-ROM as the first boot device.

Linux loads, then the P2V Assistant boot process proceeds.

3. Accept the P2V Assistant boot CD wizard. Press Spacebar or F12 to select OK.

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Press Spacebar or F12 to continue.

4. Note the troubleshooting tip, as needed.

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Please note the support file information, including its location. In the event that you need to make a support request regarding the P2V Assistant Boot CD you need to provide a copy of this support file.

Press Spacebar or F12 to continue.

5. Select a network interface to set up networking.

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If the source computer has multiple Ethernet cards, the P2V Assistant Boot CD detects all the disks and network cards it can and lists them. If the source machine has a RAID controller, the disks detected are logical disks.

Press Tab to select the appropriate card, then press Spacebar or F12 to continue.

6. Verify all devices have been detected. If the source computer is attached to storage devices using Fibre Channel, you may load Fibre Channel drivers.

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Press Tab to make your selection, then press Spacebar or F12 to continue.

7. Automatically set up networking using DHCP. Link to autonet.png
Yes indicates the source computer is connected to a network with a DHCP server. No indicates that you wish to configure IP address information manually.

If a DHCP server could not be reached on the selected network interface, you may receive an error. Check your cabling and the selected interface and try again.

If you select No, define the network settings.

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Press Spacebar to select DHCP or press Tab and type the appropriate information to specify specific IP address information. Press Tab to highlight the OK button. Press F12 to accept your settings.

8. Record the source computer IP address and port number.

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After the source computer finishes booting, the screen displays the computer's IP address, and port number. You need this information when you use the VMware P2V Assistant.

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