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Old 04-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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How to run a pre-built fedora jeos on ESXi


I have downloaded one pre-built jeos image of fedora of .gcow2 extension. I want to run it under ESX-5i. Can I run it directly or do I need to register it with glance? The tool "glance" is used for what?

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with glance but as far as I know ESXi doesn't support qcow2 images, you'll need to convert it and possibly install VM tools packages.
 
Old 04-06-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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Will qemu tool packages will be helpful to convert the qcow2 image to vmdk image for esxi..? Can I install the qemu toll packages on a VM?
 
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Personally I'd boot it up under kvm then use VMware Converter and treat it as a physical system (p2v) .. Converter will install Vmware Tools for you as well
 
Old 04-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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Anyway, I have become able to convert the qcow2 image to vmdk image using "qemu-img" tool. After that I have become able to run the vmdk image but only in recover mode. Is it fine? Can I install other rpms on top of it?

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Yep .. once you install VMware Tools it should be fine
 
  


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