P2V Essentials

September 18, 2009

Last week I had to p2v some HP Proliant servers to virtual machines with VMware Converter. An important process after the p2v migration is cleaning up unnecessary drivers and software from the guest operating system. The following tools come in handy to support you in this proces:

The HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner v1.1 from Guillermo Musumeci. This free tool removes all the HP Proliant Support Pack software from virtualized servers.

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The HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner v1.1 can be downloaded here.

The HP Physical to Virtual Cleaner Utility. This batch file semi-automates the removal of management agents and drivers from a virtual server that has been virtualized. This batch file assumes relatively newer versions of the HP support software, and may not completely remove all the software for older versions.

The HP Physical to Virtual Cleaner Utility can be found here.

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