My current PC is a dual boot between Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I really hardly ever boot to windows. The only thing I really use windows for is gaming, which I have not done much of lately, but now that fallout 4 is out that might change :). I am getting a new Motherboard, processor, etc, and I am thinking of moving my Ubuntu install to a VM running under windows. The main things I do on Ubuntu are Ruby on Rails and Android development, so I think running under a VM should be OK.
So my question is what are some good options for converting a physical Ubuntu 14.04 install to a VM? Here is what I have done so far:
I spent a number of hours (see below) getting to a point where I have a windows machine able to connect to my running Ubuntu install via vmware's standalone converter, but now I realize I need to also have an ESXi server running. So before I go any farther, I would like to ask:
What are my best options for converting a physical 14.04 install to a VM?
FYI: Issues I ran into even getting started with the vmware converter.
- Where is the linux version? I did this some number of years ago and it was easy.
- VMware converter would not connect to running linux box. I added a root password, but probably needed to add a root userid. Finally got past that by enabling sudo to work with out requiring a password and hacking some vmware converter files by following this