gefunden auf http://sanbarrow.com/
Bart PE and VMware
Do you know that you can use WS 4.5.2 and the vmware-vdiskmanager running from Bart PE to do P2V in one step?
Ghost or any other imaging tool is no longer necessary. Go to the box that you want to transform into a Virtual Machine - start from Bart PE - create a raw-disk with WS 4.5.2 and convert this raw-disk into a vmdk that can be stored directly on the VMware-Server. Any reconfiguration can be done on the physical box before you start vdiskmanager. If you have no access to the VMware-server you can store the vmdk on the physical box and write the image to DVDs. Looks like this can be handled very flexible.
Well - I am just at the beginning of this but the first experiments worked better than I had expected. Its a pity that I don't have access to enterprise-class hardware to do some more tests.
Maybe I create a plugin for PEbuilder ....
Details coming soon
Die Details hab ich noch nicht dort erfragt. Vielleicht kann das trotzdem schon jemand bestaetigen? Ich will eine W2k WS in eine VMware umziehen..