Re: Virtualizing a an old SuSE system
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On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:14:41AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote: > On 02/25/2012 07:42 PM, Dale Amon wrote: > > I'm in the midst of an attempt to convert an > > old and rather large SuSE server (5 disks) into > > a virsh loadable VM. Has anyone else dealt with > > the issues of systems of this sort? I'm at the > > moment trying to hand construct a machine xml > > file for it. I managed to create one which would > > load but not start. > > Personally, rather than trying to hand-create XML, I've found it handy > to use virt-manager's ability to create a new machine XML description > around existing disk images. That is, use virt-manager to create a new > VM, but instead of telling it to install the new machine from scratch, > you instead tell it to attach to the pre-existing storage of the > eventual guest, and the OS that is installed in that storage, and it > generates pretty good defaults for the XML that will then boot that guest. Hmmm... this is a very remote (from me) virtual host server. I can get a remote xterm but it throws a fit when I try to run virt-manager as root over ssh. ERROR:root:Unable to initialize GTK: could not open display Suggestions?
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