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Hello,

The situation is like that:

I implemented two ESXi hosts in my organization and converted to one of the a phisical machine which is now in production.

Next, my license for vSphere arrived and I have updated the keys and installed vCenter and everything is great.

Now, I try to backup my machine to the second host using vCenter Converter, and I recive the folowing error after the conver starts:

Section for VMware vCenter Converter, pid=5320, version=4.2.1, build=build-327369, option=Release
[2011-05-09 01:46:25.675 05448 warning 'App'] Failed to create console writer
[2011-05-09 01:46:25.691 00264 info 'App'] Current working directory: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter
[2011-05-09 01:46:25.691 00264 info 'App'] Trying converter_server
[2011-05-09 01:46:25.706 00264 info 'App'] [shutdownMgr,25] Ufa shutdown manager registered.
[2011-05-09 01:46:25.706 00264 info 'App'] [helper,453] Initializing SSL Contexts
[2011-05-09 01:46:25.706 00264 info 'Libs'] Using system libcrypto, version 9080CF
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] Vmacore::InitSSL: doVersionCheck = true, handshakeTimeoutUs = 120000000
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] [helper,499] Initializing certificates
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] [task,2062] [LRO] 32 max LROs
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] [task,2064] [LRO] 6 reserved internal LROs
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] [task,2066] [LRO] 6 reserved short LROs
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] [task,2068] [LRO] 12 reserved long LROs
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.441 00264 info 'App'] [task,2080] [LRO] 86400-second task lifetime
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.503 00264 warning 'Locale'] Duplicate key 'hi_IN' in file 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\iso2win.vlcl'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.503 00264 warning 'Locale'] Duplicate key 'az_AZ' in file 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\iso2win.vlcl'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.503 00264 warning 'Locale'] Duplicate key 'sr_SP' in file 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\iso2win.vlcl'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.503 00264 warning 'Locale'] Duplicate key 'az_AZ' in file 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\isodata.vlcl'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.503 00264 warning 'Locale'] Duplicate key 'sr_SP' in file 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\isodata.vlcl'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.503 00264 warning 'Locale'] Duplicate key 'uz_UZ' in file 'C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\isodata.vlcl'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.550 00264 info 'Locale'] Added locale path C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\ to locale map
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.550 00264 info 'Locale'] Locale subsystem initialized from C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\locale\ with default locale en.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.566 00264 info 'Libs'] [ADS] Local Domain : ****
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.566 00264 info 'Libs'] [ADS] IsWorkgroup: No
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.566 00264 info 'Libs'] [ADS] Local Machine: APP
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.581 00264 info 'App'] BaseScheduler initialization complete -- void __thiscall Converter::Server::Scheduler::BaseScheduler::Initialize(const class boost::shared_ptr<class Converter::Server::Scheduler::SchedulerEnv>,const class boost::optional<class Converter::Server::Scheduler::SchedulerConstraints const &> &,const class boost::optional<class Converter::VdbConnection &> &) ("d:/build/ob/bora-327369/bora/sysimage/ufad/server/scheduler/baseScheduler.cpp:112")
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'App'] [plugin,144] ServerPlugin Init
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'App'] Trying ufa_agent
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Initializing SSL context
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Mime type: properties = text/plain
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Mime type: js = text/javascript
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Mime type: css = text/css
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Micro web server pipeName: \\.\pipe\vmware-converter-web
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'HttpSvc.HTTPService'] Using default for nonChunkingAgents: 'VMware VI Client|VMware-client|VMware-client/3.*'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'HttpSvc.HTTPService'] Using default for agentsNeedingContentLength: 'VMware-client'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'HttpSvc.HTTPService'] Max buffered response size is 104857600 bytes
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'HTTP server'] HTTP server created with docroots C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter\docRoot, chunked responses enabled: true
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Micro web server created
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.612 00264 info 'Ufa'] Plugin initialized
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.628 10708 info 'App'] [task,333] [task-internal-1] -- BEGIN -- TaskManager
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.628 00264 info 'App'] Connecting to host 192.168.1.6 on port 81
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.659 11360 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.659 11360 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.659 11360 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 00264 info 'App'] Authenticating extension com.vmware.converter
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 12240 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 12240 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 12240 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 00264 info 'App'] Loaded all items from the scheduler's database tables. -- void __thiscall Converter::Server::Scheduler::BaseScheduler::LoadSchedulerItemIdMap(void) ("d:/build/ob/bora-327369/bora/sysimage/ufad/server/scheduler/baseScheduler.cpp:70")
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 00264 info 'App'] Loaded all items from scheduler's database tables.Scheduler's item map contains 0 items. -- void __thiscall Converter::Server::Scheduler::PriorityQScheduler::LoadPriorityQ(void) ("d:/build/ob/bora-327369/bora/sysimage/ufad/server/scheduler/priorityQScheduler.cpp:196")
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.675 00264 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[#1] [2011-05-09 01:46:26.691 06988 info 'Libs'] HOSTINFO 8178756350016105 @ 2327540000Hz -> 0 @ 1000000Hz
[#1] [2011-05-09 01:46:26.691 06988 info 'Libs'] HOSTINFO ((x * 3779137210) >> 43) + -3513905818848
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.691 00264 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.691 12240 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.691 12240 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.691 12240 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'App'] [plugin,164] ServerPlugin Start
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc'] Proxy service created: http port (81), https port (443)
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc'] Created endpoint 81
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc-443'] vmacore/ssl/useSSLCtxPool: true
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc-443'] vmacore/ssl/serializeServerHandshake: false
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc'] Created endpoint 443
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc'] Proxy service initialized
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc-81'] Proxy: Starting new Proxy service
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'ProxySvc-443'] Proxy: Starting new Proxy service
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa'] SOAP pipe name: \\.\pipe\vmware-converter-server-soap-vc
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa.HTTPService'] Using default for nonChunkingAgents: 'VMware VI Client|VMware-client|VMware-client/3.*'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa.HTTPService'] Using default for agentsNeedingContentLength: 'VMware-client'
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa.HTTPService'] Max buffered response size is 104857600 bytes
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa'] doPendedPostBodyReads: false, enableChunkedResponses: true
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa.HTTPService'] Http Service started: [class Vmacore::System::NamedPipeServerWin32:03147D10]
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa'] Soap (over Named Pipe) started on pipe \\.\pipe\vmware-converter-server-soap-vc. enableRemoteAccess = false, nonRootAccess = true, useSSL = false
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'HttpSvc.HTTPService'] Http Service started: [class Vmacore::System::NamedPipeServerWin32:031455B0]
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa'] Web Server started
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'Ufa'] Plugin started
[2011-05-09 01:46:26.706 00264 info 'App'] [serviceWin32,413] vmware-converter-server-vc service started
[#2] [2011-05-09 01:58:53.311 12240 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[#2] [2011-05-09 01:58:54.186 07808 error 'App'] Found dangling SSL error: [0] error:00000001:lib(0):func(0):reason(1)
[#2] [2011-05-09 01:59:50.685 06988 info 'App'] [agentManager,83] [AgentManager] Install Agent on 192.168.1.7
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.918 00264 info 'App'] Connecting to host 192.168.1.6 on port 443
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.933 00264 info 'App'] Sharing session for user ****\****
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.933 00264 info 'App'] ComputeResource for vim.HostSystem:host-17 is vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.933 00264 info 'App'] ResourcePool for vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15 is vim.ResourcePool:resgroup-16
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.933 00264 info 'App'] ComputeResource for vim.ResourcePool:resgroup-16 is vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.949 00264 info 'App'] Datacenter for vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15 is vim.Datacenter:datacenter-2
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.949 00264 info 'App'] Root VM folder for vim.Datacenter:datacenter-2 is vim.Folder:group-v3
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.949 00264 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.949 00264 info 'App'] Connecting to host 192.168.1.6 on port 443
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.965 00264 info 'App'] Sharing session for user ****\****
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.965 00264 info 'App'] Scheduled timer canceled, StopKeepAlive succeeds
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.965 00264 info 'vmomi.soapStub[2]'] Resetting stub adapter for server TCP:192.168.1.6:443 : Closed
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.965 00264 info 'App'] Scheduled timer canceled, StopKeepAlive succeeds
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.965 00264 info 'vmomi.soapStub[3]'] Resetting stub adapter for server TCP:192.168.1.6:443 : Closed
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.965 00264 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:47.980 00264 info 'App'] ComputeResource for vim.ResourcePool:resgroup-16 is vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15
[#2] [2011-05-09 02:04:48.027 00264 info 'App'] scheduler item with id="1" created -- int __thiscall Converter::Server::Scheduler::PriorityQScheduler::AddSchedulerItem(const class boost::shared_ptr<class Converter::Server::Scheduler::SchedulerItemSpec> &,const class boost::optional<class Converter::VdbConnection &> &) ("d:/build/ob/bora-327369/bora/sysimage/ufad/server/scheduler/priorityQScheduler.cpp:43")
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.043 11360 info 'App'] Scheduler scheduling item 1 to run at time 21748264
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.058 09048 info 'App'] Connecting to host 192.168.1.6 on port 81
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.058 09940 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.058 09940 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.058 09940 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09048 info 'App'] Authenticating extension com.vmware.converter
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09940 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09940 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09940 warning 'Libs'] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

* The host certificate chain is not complete.
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09048 info 'App'] ComputeResource for vim.HostSystem:host-17 is vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09048 info 'App'] ResourcePool for vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15 is vim.ResourcePool:resgroup-16
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.074 09048 info 'App'] ComputeResource for vim.ResourcePool:resgroup-16 is vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.090 09048 info 'App'] Datacenter for vim.ComputeResource:domain-s15 is vim.Datacenter:datacenter-2
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.090 09048 info 'App'] Root VM folder for vim.Datacenter:datacenter-2 is vim.Folder:group-v3
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.090 09048 info 'App'] Connecting to host 192.168.1.6 on port 443
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.105 09048 info 'App'] Sharing session for user ****\****
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.105 09048 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.137 09048 info 'App'] [vcTask,66] [task-1] [VCTaskMap] task-1:task-7
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.152 09048 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.215 09048 info 'App'] Started task "task-1" for job="job-7", item ="1" -- void __thiscall Converter::Server::Job::JobProcessorImpl::StartProcessingJobs(void) ("d:/build/ob/bora-327369/bora/sysimage/lib/converter/server/job/jobProcessorImpl.cpp:350")
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.246 03924 info 'App'] [task,333] [task-1] -- BEGIN -- Convert
[2011-05-09 02:04:48.293 03924 error 'App'] Found dangling SSL error: [0] error:00000001:lib(0):func(0):reason(1)
[#3] [2011-05-09 02:05:25.777 05892 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[2011-05-09 02:06:18.308 03924 info 'App'] [taskSpec,464] [task-1] [TaskMap] task-1:task-1
[2011-05-09 02:06:33.698 03924 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[2011-05-09 02:09:14.369 03924 info 'App'] Reusing existing VIM connection to 192.168.1.6
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.557 03924 error 'App'] [task,345] [LRO] Unexpected Exception: converter.fault.CloneFault
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.604 03924 info 'App'] [task,374] [task-1] -- ERROR -- Convert: converter.fault.CloneFault
(converter.fault.CloneFault) {
   dynamicType = <unset>,
   faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
   description = "Unknown exception",
   msg = "",
}
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.604 03924 info 'App'] [diagnosticManager,260] Retrieved taskInfo for "converter.task.Task:task-1" mapping it to "converter.task.Task:task-1".
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.604 03924 info 'App'] [diagnosticManager,300] The task with id = "task-1" was found to be a "recent" task.
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.604 03924 info 'App'] [diagnosticManager,314] No existing log bundle found for task with id = "task-1". The task is still "recent" so a log bundle will now be generated for it.
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.604 03924 info 'App'] [diagnosticManager,756] Retrieving task related diagnostics for server task with id = "task-1".
[2011-05-09 02:09:20.729 12148 info 'App'] Suspended 1 scheduler items for job (job-7) -- void __thiscall Converter::Server::Job::JobProcessorImpl::SuspendJobAux(const class Converter::Server::Job::InternalJob &,class Converter::VdbConnection &) ("d:/build/ob/bora-327369/bora/sysimage/lib/converter/server/job/jobProcessorImpl.cpp:823")

Please, any ideas?

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bilalhashmi
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Convertor issues arn't always fun. Did u try to install the covertor msi manually on the box to be converted and tried it that way?

BTW i dont understand what do u mean by creating a VM for backup on a different host? Converter isn't really meant for backup..

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bilalhashmi
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Convertor issues arn't always fun. Did u try to install the covertor msi manually on the box to be converted and tried it that way?

BTW i dont understand what do u mean by creating a VM for backup on a different host? Converter isn't really meant for backup..

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mmmike
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So basically you suggest to install the Stadalone version of the convertor on the VM machine and try to convert it? I'll try that.

About the "backup", I know converting a machine is not meant for backing up, ny companie and I are new to VMWARE and exploring out options now.

So the convert is just a temporary way of having some kind of a back to quickly bring the servers up in case of a disaster.

If you have any tips i will gladly hear them.

Thanks for your responce,

I'll let know if it helps.

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bilalhashmi
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All you really need is to make sure you have you VM files when disaster strikes, not sure if you SAN has capabilties of replicating luns extra. If the plan is to do a v2v and place it on a seperate host, will the new machine have the same IP and name? If so, I hope to dont plan to keep it running. If not, I hope the application doesn't go nutty... but like you said if its really a temp thing, then why not just clone it... again thats really not a recommended way to backup..

You can look at vDR and see how that works out for you.. download the appliance and take it for a spin..

Lastly, in th mean time, you can still leverage your existing backup mechanism and backup the VM like you backed it up when t was physical by installing a client inside.. you may end up using ur lan for this.. but thats what you were doing to begin with anywayz... I think a backup such as that will be far better than doing a v2v which is really not designed for backup needs.. I would seriously look into vDR based on how big is your envirnoment.. Good luck Smiley Happy

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HalfMuffin
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I just ran into this exact issue today with trying to P2V a machine in our DMZ.

What it boiled down to is that I could not access port 902 on the ESXi host I had converter pointed at. Even though 443 was open, Converter still uses 902 for communication.

You can test this by trying to telnet to the host on port 902.

This article from HP hits the nail right on the head:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=...

Jonathan Kohler

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mmmike
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Hi bilalhashmi,

Sorry for the delayed replay. But your suggestion of installing the converter locally worked like a charm.

I have marked your post as Helpfull Answer.

Thanks for your help.

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