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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