XenServer Physical to Virtual Migration – Part 6

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5 Responses

  1. Arman says:

    When restoring to Xenserver the message “target partition is smaller than the source” is displayed even when you turn off checking the partition table.

    Not even sure how that makes sense when I’m restoring to a larger vDisk in Xenserver than the source Hard drive that was cloned.

  2. Jader says:

    XenServer is not an option to migrate PHYSICAL TO VIRTUAL… not while this loooooooong list of steps is required.
    Have you seen how to migrate a PHY machine in VMWARE ?
    In Oracle VirtualBox you can use vmware procedure and just import results!

    • Rob Turner says:


      This tutorial is lengthy due to the fact that it assumes zero knowledge of the process. If the reader is already familiar with Clonezilla and the processes involved, this article could have been reduced to about 3 paragraphs.

      XenServer also has tool known as XenConvert which allows administrators to make quick virtual machines out of Windows physical hosts but again this article was doing a P2V migration on a Linux physical server (XenConvert is a windows only tool).

  3. ramesh says:

    any possible procedure to monitor xenserver performance in cacti

    • Rob Turner says:


      I don’t have a specific write up for that. I do know that they can be added to Nagios but it is technically considered a non-supported modification according to Citrix. I can add the topic to a list of future articles for this XenServer series!

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