Can we convert any physical computers to virtual using virt-v2v?

Many a times, you must have thought whether it is possible to convert a physical computer to a virtual system using virt-v2v. It depends on the physical system configuration. I have tested converting many physical computers and it worked absolutely fine. However, there are some restrictions that apply to P2V. To perform a P2V conversion, your physical system must have the following prerequisites:

  • They must have at least 512 MB of RAM.
  • They cannot have any volumes larger than 2040 GB.
  • virt-v2v supports P2V conversion for computers based on the x86 or x86_64 architecture. You won't able able convert computers with Itanium architecture–based operating systems.
  • Computers with their root ...

Get Mastering KVM Virtualization now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.