P2V Conversion - Linux to VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V

Virtualizing the operating system on a physical server can be the key to preserving its applications and migrating it to faster hardware that it may not support on its own. It also enables the operating system and applications to be easily migrated to internet-based, or "cloud" servers, potentially lowering future maintenance costs and ensuring "run forever" status.

Beginning with BackupEDGE 03.00.07, Linux physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion/recovery is built into RecoverEDGE. This allows the user to take a physical server with a supported Linux release and easily convert it into a virtual server running under VMware ESXi. Hyper-V support begins with 03.01.03 build 5 and later. There is no extra fee for this support on our Linux releases.

P2V - Requirements

P2V - Supported Linux Distributions - VMware

P2V - Supported Linux Distributions - Hyper-V

The latest available version of BackupEDGE is always recommended as we frequently improve the process.

The P2V procedures are describe in detail in Section 30 and Section 31 - Disaster Recovery - Linux P2V of the BackupEDGE User Guide. Please see the User Guide for additional information and capabilities.

Last Updated - 2016/05/01