I have a ESXi 6.7 with some VMs on it that I am currently moving to my new ESXi 7.0U3.
All VMs have been properly moved using the "vCenter Converter Standalone", however one - the only Linux VM - fails to convert.
The only message I get is
FAILED: A general system error occurred:
TaskInfo indicates error but no exception is specified.
I cannot find any other relevant information that could help me understand why it's not working.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Export to OVF and import?
I know I could do the OVF export, I'm just wondering what is going on and why the Linux VM is the only one that fails conversion.
It shouldn't have to do anything with the guest OS!
I've tried copying the -flat.vmdk disk using the web client (downloading the file) but this makes my computer crash!
I've tried using a new NFS share as a new datastore on the ESXI, and then using "cp" to copy the -flat.vmdk file to the new datastore, this also crashes with an "read error: Input/Output error"
I'm running out of options for moving this VM to the new environment.
If you have a flat.vmdk with Input/Output errors you cant deal with it using ESXi-buildin tools !!!
Use Linux with ddrescue - thats what I use
I explain how to do that every few weeks.