Importing/Migrating Physical Machine on a VMware

The HostingRaja Cloud server solution permits a VMware Cloud Web Server to be built utilizing a disk image of a physical machine. Basically there are two different possibilities based on the operating system is Linux or Windows.

Linux Operating System

In the situation of transmitting a disk image from a Linux operating system, there is not any specific tool that ensures the transmission in a faster and easiest way irrespective of the Linux based distribution, it is suggested to follow the given steps:

  • Boot the external disk, CD and DVD

  • Transmit an image from the system or from a command line interface or from any other resources.

  • Upload the picture to the File Transport Protocol space offered by HostingRaja

  • Build a Cloud Server using custom Template

  • Upload the picture to the primary disk

  • Obtain the Cloud server utilizing the recovery console option in order to restore the filesystem and reconfigure the system.

Windows Operating System

To perform this action on a Windows based machine, you need to follow the given steps:

A) Build a disk image of the physical machine

To build disk images for  a VMware Cloud environment the most effective tool offered by VMware is VMware Converter. Some other easier tools offered by VMware for the similar motive are VMware Workstation as well as VMware Server.

The image you wish to upload to the VMware based Cloud Server should have the below mentioned attributes:

  • file format .vmdk

  • Should not exceed 500GB in size

  • In the event that the disk picture involves various files confirms that every one of the information records are available

  • The image should relate to one of the these kinds: monolithicFlat, MonolithicSpars, StreamOptimized, Vmf, VmfsSparse

  • The header details for the disk should be valid

  • The controller should be the LSI Logic SCSI controller Parallel type.

B) Uploading the disk image to the FTP space associated to your own Cloud account

After you have signed into the Hostingraja Cloud server you can easily upload the disk image you  have just built in the physical system to your FTP space.

Hit the Manage tab

Choose from the menu available on the left side Import Disks under templates.

This segment records the login information of the FTP section and the record of any uploaded disk images.

By downloading any File Transfer Protocol also refers to FTP client for example FileZilla as well utilizing data accessible to you, you will have approach to the space in which you can upload images of virtual disks to be imported.

C) Creating a VMware Cloud Server with a custom template

The the time of building a Cloud Server, at the tie selecting the OS hit the tab Custom Template.

Then hit "Activate" button.

By doing this you will be not enabled to select the OS at this phase.

At that point when you are incited to demonstrate the size of the first hard disk hit Connect disk".


A new windows will appear with a list of the disk images available in the FTP area.

From the list available choose the picture file that you wish to upload to the disk ensuring it is the boot.

At last of this entire process, a cloud server with its customer operating system and template will be built.

Keep in mind that obviously it will not be feasible to access the newly created Cloud server via RDP or SSH Access because the new web server has not been configured with the new IP address allocated. With the aim of be able to configure the require IP address you have to access through the recovery console.