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Converting images

This is a step by step guideline on how to convert a images to Sunlight (.qcow2).

VMware (vmdk) to Sunlight image conversion

  1. Install an ubuntu 18.04 VM on the Sunlight platform

  2. Run the following commands (as sudo user)

    apt-get update
    apt-get install qemu-utils
  3. Download the VMWare (.vmdk) image to convert and run the appropriate qemu-img convert cmdline

    qemu-img convert -f vmdk -O qcow2 <image>.vmdk <image>.qcow2
  4. Insert the converted output image (.qcow2) into the Sunlight template manager.