For anyone else that might find themselves in this position;
I used vCenter Converter Standalone 4.01 to convert the Win2K physical server to a VMware Server 2.x virtual.
When it's done, I used vCenter Standalone Converter 5.5.3 to convert the Vmware Server 2 image to the ESXi 5.5 infrastructure.
I've gone so far as booting up the server on ESXi without a NIC attached and all seems OK, so confident when I do it for real, it should work.
Thanks a lot for your steps. I was having same situation with W2K & i need to P2V from W2K to ESX 5.x. Following your steps, its working fine.
May I ask. Where did you find a copy of the converter 4.0.1?
I can only find version 6.0.0...
They no longer have the download up for converter 4.01. They only allow downloads of 5.5.3 and 6.0. You would have had to download it previously and saved the file.
Is it possible to share version 4.01? I've been looking for it but had no luck so far.
Can anyone help, please?
Are u still looking for a copy of VMware Converter
I am looking for a copy now, would appreciate any help. Thanks!
Would the ISO converter work ie the 'cold clone' disk.
Does that even exist anymore?
Also wont converter let you save the remote sever to a file, did that work for anybody?
I am stuck with this same problem. today.
UPDATE --- DANG GUESS 'COLD CLONE' is out of style now too.