Re: Migrating workloads into CloudStack
We do it this way (as Dag mentioned) - but in general I would not advise DB
hacks unless tested 100+ times - on next upgrade you might face issues
while updating DB schema etc, though I do have a lot of experience with DB
manipulation, (un)fortunately :)
On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 at 11:29, Dag Sonstebo <Dag.Sonstebo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Mark,
> I think there was a similar thread a few weeks back either on users@ or
> dev@. In short there is no mechanism for simply onboarding existing VMs
> in CloudStack yet.
> So the official process is:
> - Export existing VM to the respective hypervisor format (OVA, QCOW2, etc).
> - Import as new template into CloudStack using the GUI or registerTemplate
> - Start new VM from this.
> I believe there are a couple of people on the list who have managed to
> shoehorn existing running VMs into CloudStack – but this does take a lot of
> DB hacking to achieve.
> Dag Sonstebo
> Cloud Architect
> From: Daan Hoogland <daan.hoogland@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: "users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Friday, 22 June 2018 at 08:15
> To: "users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: Migrating workloads into CloudStack
> Mark I do not feel qualified to answer but nobody else does, so ... I
> don't know these tools. Can your send a pointert to the one you wish to
> use? I would expect the root admin priovilidges are required as you would
> have to create the proper offerings and networks for the VMs to be migated
> too. That might be overdone if you have all in place and only need to
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> On Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 10:11 AM, Werner, Mark <Mark.Werner@xxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:Mark.Werner@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> If using one of the several popular migration/replication software tools
> available to migrate workloads into a CloudStack managed cloud
> infrastructure what CloudStack API commands does the migration/replication
> software tool require access to?
> For example, if using a migration/replication software tool to migrate a
> VMware vCenter managed VM running on an ESXi hypervisor into a CloudStack
> managed cloud infrastructure, what CloudStack API commands would you (or
> the migration/replication software tool) require access to and what type or
> role, or what level of access, would you need?
> Thank you,
> Mark Werner | Senior Systems Engineer | Cloud & Infrastructure Services
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