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VMware P2V Assistant 2.1


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P2V Assistant Requirements

The basic P2V Assistant related and required elements are:

P2V Assistant

  • P2V boot CD
  • P2V application CD (P2V Assistant)
  • NIC Driver Files — To install the virtual NIC on the new virtual machine

  • vlance / AMD PCInet virtual NIC.
  • Windows 2000 normally contains i386 files on the C: drive of the source disk, which are automatically installed upon powering up the new virtual machine.

    Windows NT Server 4.0 normally contains i386 files on the Windows NT Server 4.0 CD-ROM, which must be provided separately.

  • vmxnet / VMware PCInet virtual NIC — use VMware Tools.
  • Third-Party Imaging Tool — Recommended method to create clones, if using the P2V Assistant does not work.

  • Cloning software, such as Symantec Ghost or PowerQuest Image Center
  • Backup software, such as Veritas Backup Exec
  • Source Machine — The original machine being cloned.

  • Must be ACPI enabled. Can be an SMP machine.
  • If the source machine operating system will be used in the virtual machine, it must be compatible with the virtualization platform the virtual machine will run on. Refer to the following website for a list of compatible operating systems:
  • www.vmware.com/support/guestnotes/doc/

    Helper Machine — Intermediary between the source and target machines.

  • Windows 2000, 2003, XP, or NT Server operating system installed on the helper machine.
  • Note: When cloning or performing a system reconfiguration on a Windows NT Server 4.0 disk, ensure your helper machine is running Windows NT Server 4.0 operating system.

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