Converting to Red Hat Virtualization

When restoring an Oracle VM virtual machine from backup, you can restore it as a Red Hat Virtualization virtual machine.

Before You Begin

  • Back up the virtual machine that you plan to convert.

  • Use the configuration wizard to create a Red Hat Virtualization hypervisor.

  • Linux VM /etc/fstab entries should use UUIDs instead of device names, because device names might change on conversion. You can also, post-conversion, change the entry in fstab from sda/sdb to xvda/xvdb for the converted disks.


  • Oracle VM version 3.4.4 or later

  • RHEV Manager (RHEV-M or RHEV-H) 4.0, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x, 4.4.x

  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019

  • RHEL 7.x, 8.x

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.x, 8.x

  • CentOS 7.x, 8.x


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. Click the VM groups tab.

    The VM group page appears.

  3. On the Overview tab, in the Recovery point section, click the recovery point date, and then click Restore.

    The Select restore type page appears.

  4. To convert the full virtual machine, select Full virtual machine.

    The Restore page appears.

  5. Select the VM to convert and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  6. Enter the options for the Red Hat Virtualization virtual machine. For more information, see Options for Conversion to Red Hat Virtualization.

  7. Click Submit.

Options for Conversion to Red Hat Virtualization