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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1006655] Re: Can't convert to vmdk with the streamOpti
[Qemu-devel] [Bug 1006655] Re: Can't convert to vmdk with the streamOptimized subformat
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:28:21 -0000
I have tried, many times, to use qemu-img to create StreamOptimized for
VMWare ESXi 6.0 OVAs.
It does NOT work.
After days of research, I replaced qemu-img, by vboxmanage, then, it
Now, I'm using something this:
vboxmanage convertfromraw packer/output-vm.raw packer/output-vm-disk1.vmdk
--format vmdk --variant Stream
I also had to edit the headers, with dd:
dd if=output-vm-disk1.vmdk of=output-vm-disk1.descriptor bs=1 skip=512
sed -i -e 's/ide/lsilogic/g' output-vm-disk1.descriptor
dd conv=notrunc,nocreat if=output-vm-disk1.descriptor of=output-disk1.vmdk bs=1
This is the only way to build StreamOptimized VMDKs, for inclusion
inside of OVA, that works on VMWare 6.0.
The qemu-img can not be used.
Here is my full solution to this problem (if the same problem):
I'm just not entirely sure if we're talking about the same problem
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Can't convert to vmdk with the streamOptimized subformat
Status in QEMU:
Status in qemu package in Ubuntu:
Status in qemu-kvm package in Ubuntu:
I'm trying to convert a qcow2 image file to the vmdk (on Ubuntu Server 12.04):
# qemu-img convert -f qcow2 -O vmdk -o Stream spv-2912.qcow2 spv-2912-3.vmdk
VMDK: can't write to allocated cluster for streamOptimized
qemu-img: error while writing sector 65: Input/output error
Same result with any input format. Others subformats work but the
StreamOptimized is by far the most important one. The only workaround
I found is to migrate to raw and then to use VBoxManage (VirtualBox).
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