23.2.4. Converting a VMware ESX virtualized guest
Ensure that the virtualized guest is stopped prior to running the v2v process.
To convert the virtualized guest, run:
virt-v2v -ic esx://esx.example.com/ -op pool --bridge brname vm-name
esx.example.com is the VMware ESX server,
pool is the local storage pool to hold the image,
brname is the name of a local network bridge to connect the converted guest's network to, and
vm-name is the name of the virtualized guest. You may also use the
--network parameter to connect to a locally managed network, or specify multiple mappings in
Authenticating to the ESX server
Connecting to the ESX server will require authentication.
supports password authentication when connecting to ESX. It reads passwords from $HOME/.netrc. The format of this file is described in the netrc(5) man page. An example entry is:
machine esx.example.com login root password s3cr3t
.netrc file must have a permission mask of 0600 to be read correctly by
Connecting to an ESX server with an invalid certificate
In non-production environments, the ESX server may have a non-valid certificate, for example a self-signed certificate. In this case, certificate checking can be explicitly disabled by adding '?no_verify=1' to the connection URI as shown below:
... -ic esx://esx.example.com/?no_verify=1 ...