Create a vmware VM from a running Vyos


#1

Hello. I’m hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
I want to virtualize a running Vyos into VMware ESXi. Lately I’ve done this successfully for several Linux and windows OS versions, but I can’t seem to use VMware vCenter Converter on VyOS.

I get “Unable to query the live source machine” after getting the fingerprint (SSH connection is successfullly established - checked with wireshark).

Has anyone done this?
Thanks!


#2

Why not save config, install a new VyOS instance in VM and restore the config?


#3

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I can do that, but I want to minimize downtime of that server to the minimum possible, even less that using that option.


#4

Not sure if I do understand you correctly, you want to create a template? You will have to sanitize templates as you may know, it would be a very bad idea to have multiple routes using the same ssh keys :).


#5

Hi. Not really. I just wanted an effortless migration, such as the previous I’ve done with physical OS running Oracle Linux using vcenter converter standalone.
I just would like to know why it fails with this particular linux distribution (vyos).
thanks


#6

what are the steps you are performing? What are the error messages, if any? What the is the expected result and what is the current result?


#7

The error message is from vcenter standalone converter and I wrote that in the post.
I’m just curious if anyone has ever performed a vyos conversion to vmware, so that I could do the same. if not, no problem, I’ll just copy the config.boot.