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Mike_Pownall
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Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

Hi,

Is it possible to clone a windows VM and convert internal ISCSI attached drives to virtual disks?

For example we have a VM with

Currently Proposed

C: Virtual Disk C: Virtual Disk

E: Virtual Disk E: Vurtual Disk

F: ISCSI attached disk. F: Virtual Disk

Is this possible? Thanks in Advance.

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depping
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Welcome to the forums!

So if I understand you correctly you want to migrate to a virtual machines with only virtual harddisks... Yes this is possible. You could use VMware converter to do this. Just point converter to the running VM and say it's a physical machine and convert it to a virtual machine.

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Mike_Pownall
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Hi, Thanks for the quick reply.

I did try that, it got so far then failed (I presumed on the ISCSI disks). The error from the Converter log was

Starting execution of a Task

Connecting to IPC$ on sql012k5vm as sql012k5vm\sql01_admin

Successfully connected to IPC$ on sql012k5vm

Connecting to
sql012k5vm\pipe\vmware-converter-vmdb, use SSL: true

Successfully connected to
sql012k5vm\pipe\vmware-converter-vmdb

Unsetting unknown path: /vmomi/

Making sure that UFAD interface has version vmware-converter-4.0.0

UFAD interface version is vmware-converter-4.0.0

Task execution completed

DoImport called

Starting execution of a Task

Successfully connected to VMImporter

Task failed: P2VError SNAPSHOT_FAILURE(-1)

When the converter is running, does it store the redo log on the iscsi area or on the target area?

Regards,

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Did you tell Converter it was a virtual machine or a physical machine?

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Mike_Pownall
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Hi Duncan,

I'm almost 100% sure I tried it as a physical. I will give it another go now as physical to be sure.

Thanks.

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Mike_Pownall
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Hello Duncan,

Yes, it failed again and I ran it as if it was a physical computer.

Regards.

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