VirtualBox replacement for VMWare Server 2.0.2

As you might know, end of general support for VMWare Server 2.0 is in front of us; I knew for the best part of the year 2010 that I’ll have to replace VMWare Server with some equivalent (or better) hosting virtualization product. Finally, I decided to replace VMWare Server with VirtualBox. More or less because the VirtualBox is under vivid development, with frequent and stable releases and as of today, there is not a sign from Oracle that VirtualBox could end like a VMWare server. What I’ll miss the most is VMWare Server web admin console – I know some folks hated the web interface (Remote Console), I for one, found it outstanding. It’s pity that VMWare put an end to this product line.
Anyway, I found some articles on the web describing how to migrate from VMWare to VirtualBox. I managed to migrate Oracle Enterprise Linux VM’s following instructions from Karl Arao’s blog. For Windows VM’s I decided to do a clean install instead of tweaking Windows OS and repairing installation.
If time permits I’ll post my own screenshots that I took while migrating Oracle Ent. Linux 5.5 from VMWare Server to VirtualBox.

Create new VirtualBox VM that you’ll use to start VM from VMWare Server VMDK files:


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