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P2V a Linux box into VMWare

This really should be obvious and easy … after all everyone does it … but my Google Fu kept leading me to solutions that relied on having access to old versions of VMWare Converter.

But it really is easy by combining:
  • netcat; and,
  • qemu
P2V is simple.
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The IO Blender

At the VMUG Regional User Conference (#MVMUG Feb 7, 2013), Stephen Foskett (@sfosckett, http://blog.fosketts.net) presented on the IO Blender. The essential idea was that there was a great loss of information that was exploited by the storage arrays because the data was hidden behind the hypervisor. This reminded me about some information theory and compression. Read More...