XenConvert 2.01

26. June 2009

Citrix just release a minor update for its P2V/V2V migration utility XenConvert 2.0. (Current Release 2.0.1)

This version introduces the support for OVF contents created with VMware vSphere 4, plus it enhances support for OVF and VMDK files created with other VMware products, including VI 3.x, Workstation 6.5.2, Studio 1.0, OVF Tool 0.9, Converter 3.0.3 and 4.0.

Versions are available for both x86 and x64 and is available from here
http://citrix.com/English/ss/downloads/details.asp?downloadId=1855017&productId=683148

Things to watch out for in this release (known problems)
1. Windows Boot and System drives must be on the save volume

2. Do not run from within a Terminal Services 2000 session (i'll try not to!!)

3. XenConvert has problems with mapped drives when the next available mapped drive is a network drive, quick workaround is to remap network drives to something other then the lowest lettered drive

4. Disable autorun and AV software during convert

XenConvert Requirements
XenConvert can run on Windows 2000 SP4 to Windows 2003 R2 SP2 with x64 support on Windows 2003

XenConvert can convert or P2V/V2V the following

Windows Server 2003; Standard, Enterprise SP1/SP2
Windows Server 2003 R2; Standard, Enterprise SP1/SP2
CentOS 5.2
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.2
Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP1/SP2
32-bit
Windows Server 2003; Standard, Enterprise SP1/SP2
Windows Server 2003 R2; Standard, Enterprise SP1/SP2
Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP1/SP2
Windows XP SP1/SP2/SP3
Windows 2000 SP4
CentOS 5.2
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.2
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 5.2
Novell SUSE Enterprise Server 9 SP2/SP3/SP4
Novell SUSE Enterprise Server 10 SP1
Debian 4.0
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1
Virtual Machine Configuration (*.vmc)
Fixed VHD
Dynamic VHD
XenServer
XVA Version 2
VMware (VMDK formats)
OVF
Stream-optimized Monolithic VMDK

With experimental support for the following

64-bit
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista SP1
32-bit
Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista SP1
Hyper-V
Fixed VHD
Dynamic VHD
VMware
Virtual Machine Configuration (*.vmx)
Flat Monolithic VMDK
Sparse Monolithic VMDK
Flat Extent VMDK
Sparse Extent VMDK

Supported desternations

XenServer 4.0, 4.1, 5.0 and 5.5

XenConvert has a simple wizard interface or a command line option, remember to disable all AV software, autorun, any search indexing software, enable windows automount
(hint: DISKPART, automount enable)
 

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