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Grayh
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Virtual Machine Conversition

I have searched everywhere... google.. hp cos and every thing... I could not get a profound doc which tell how to...

1.Convert a Physical machine to Virtual machine
2.Convert a Virtual machine to Virtual machine
3.Convert a Physical Machine to a Physical machine

Now know that the Answer is Ignite ...

Again my question is how... I have the following handy but I still do not have a clue as how to go on..

Should I take a make_recovery on a tape(what is the best way) or make_sys_image... Plz do explain if anyone has already done so.. or may be a snapshot.. would help me out..

Thanks in Advance



http://docs.hp.com/en/AH232-9008A-ed4/AH232-9008A-ed4.pdf

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-3364/index.html

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-3336/index.html

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/index.html

http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=IGNITEUXB

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1250559662488+28353475&threadId=1359590


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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

Shalom,

Tighten up your focus.

There is the following categories.

vpar to physical machine
hpvm to physical machine
physical machine to vpar
physical machine to hpvm

Two different virtualization technologies, don't ask me which is better.

http://docs.hp.com/en/7359/oc.oct.2005.pdf

http://docs.hp.com/en/T1335-90001/T1335-90001.pdf

http://docs.hp.com/en/14298/CloningAndReplicatingIntegrityVMs.pdf

It is not as bad as it sounds.

With few issues you can do it with make_tape_recovery but you need a tape drive.

You can do it with make_net_recovery, storing your images on an Ignite server.

You can do it with golden images which can also be managed with an Ignite server.

The core technology is called Ignite, but I believe any of these methods will work for some of the examples above.

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Grayh
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

Thanks SEP,

As my target is a blade... it is more like a physical machine to hpvm

I am going through the links u have given.. Could you please a bit more elorabate me with the command line..

This would be a good opportunity for me to learn.. I never got this opportunity before and so dumb I am..

I Initial duty is to convert a physical machine on 11.11 to hpvm 11.23.. Could you plz suggest me on how to do this from a command line perspective...

like wat all I should do at the Source (physical machine on 11.11) and wat should I do at target (hpvm on 11.23)..

Like At target I can create a hpvm... but i do not know wat to do after..

plz advise
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

Shalom,

The blade CAN run hpvm if I am not mistaken.

So the hpvm migration document should work.

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Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
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http://hpuxconsulting.com
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com
Grayh
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

The first and second links point to vpars....

As u said Blades only support HPVM's and not vpars... well said

http://docs.hp.com/en/14298/CloningAndReplicatingIntegrityVMs.pdf

The above talks about HP-UX 11i Virtual Systems into Physical/Virtual...

>>>>I have to make a 11i Physical System into virtual....

>>>Also I have environment where I have to make a physical 11iv2 into virtual 11iv2....

Could you please start my Ignition on the above two >>> please.. so that I can go on further..

Also if you think it is ok... may be a bit on the command line....
Torsten.
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

"... Initial duty is to convert a physical machine on 11.11 to hpvm 11.23..."

You cannot. HPVM supports hp-ux 11.23 and 11.31, no earlier versions.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Turgay Cavdar
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

As Torsten said, HPVM runs only on hp-ux 11.23 and 11.31 on "Itanium" platform. For the conversions i think ignite is the major answer. I tested the following conversions with ignite and successfully made the conversions:
VM guest to Physical
VPAR to Physical
Physical to VM guest

Zinky
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

Grayh,

Iworked with vPars Virtual Machines since the "free" version - virtual to physical and v.v is seamless and is essentially just a matter of booting procedures.

For example if your vPartionable server has 4 vPars on it, you can boot any one vpar as a physical server by simply booting its boot path and bypassing loading the VPMON ("hypervisor").

For Blades -- I bleieve vPars software is not supported -- only HPVM - which means you need to have 11.23 or 11.31 running as your virtualizer OS. I assume if it is HP-UX VM -- that it will just be probably similr to booting direct the boot path to your OS if yuo want to boot non-HPVM. I don;t have any experience with HPVM/IPVM though -- only vPars.

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Grayh
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Re: Virtual Machine Conversition

thanks