XenServer conversion manager

With the release of the XenServer 6.1 version Citrix also released a new tool called XenServer conversion manager.

Getting Started with VMware Migration

Citrix XenServer Conversion Manager helps you convert workloads from VMware to XenServer by copying batches of VMware virtual machines to your XenServer environment.

Limitations

This section details limitations for XenServer Conversion Manager that apply to this release. For information about troubleshooting converted virtual machines, see the XenServer Conversion Manager Guide.

Limitations

  • Unlicensed Source Hypervisor. XenServer Conversion Manager cannot convert a virtual machine on an unlicensed vSphere ESX Server or vSphere ESXi Server.
  • Domain Controller. Citrix does not recommend using XenServer Conversion Manager to convert a source VM containing a Domain Controller. XenServer Conversion Manager can only “fix” or configure a Windows VM to start in XenServer if its virtual disks are formatted with NTFS.
  • Encryption. XenServer Conversion Manager cannot convert a VMware virtual machine that includes virtual disks with encrypted file systems.
  • Certificates. XenServer Conversion Manager does not verify the certificate on the XenServer Conversion Manager Virtual Appliance. The XenServer Conversion Manager Virtual Appliance does not verify certificates on vSphere ESX Server, vSphere ESXi Server, and vCenter Server.
  • Conversion Limits. XenServer Conversion Manager can accept up to 500 VMs at a time in a conversion job. The XenServer Conversion Manager converts one VM at a time.
  • Guest Network Settings. Settings of guest virtual network interfaces may change after the conversion. For example, the network name may change, IPv4 may become enabled, and IPv6 may become enabled.

For XenServer Conversion Manager set-up instructions, see the XenServer Conversion Manager Guide.

To set up XenServer Conversion Manager, obtain the XenServer Conversion Manager download package from the XenServer Tools page on Citrix.com (requires a My Citrix ID).