rewart01
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Converter appears to work but no video

Hey all.

I have a W2003 Server w/ SQL running on it that I am trying to convert to a VM. I am running the converter on this server, saving the files to a local directory. This approach worked fine for an XP machine I had.

The converter completes fine without any errors. After FTP'ing the files to the VM host, I try to start the VM. It appears to start (I see disk access and such) but I don't get any video - just a blank screen. I don't even see the VMWare "Bios" boot screen.

I tried it a couple of times with the same results.

Any ideas that might help would be great.

Thanks.

Rick

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continuum
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Does the VM write a log ?

If yes - post it

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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rewart01
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The server logs show the following, from when I added it to when I whacked it. Doesn't appear to informative:

Jul 01 21:39:00: app| Adding to list of running vms: /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Jul 01 21:39:00: app| Attempting to launch vmx : /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Jul 01 21:39:02: app| New connection on socket server-vmxvmdb from host localhost (ip address: local) , user: root

Jul 01 21:39:02: app| Connection from : /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Jul 01 21:39:02: app| Setting up autoDetect info.

Jul 01 21:39:02: app| VMServerdConnect: connecting to /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Jul 01 21:39:09: app| Connected to /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Jul 01 21:39:10: app| cleanup: cleaned up 1 objects

Jul 01 21:39:10: app| VM suddenly changed state: poweredOn.

Jul 01 21:40:01: app| VmsdRegister: Config file has changed: /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Jul 01 21:42:27: app| VMServerd IPC closed the connection with thread /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx (0x8302c40)

Jul 01 21:42:27: app| Lost connection to /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx (/home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx) unexpectedly.

Jul 01 21:42:27: app| vmdbPipe_Streams Couldn't read: OVL_STATUS_EOF

Jul 01 21:42:27: app| VM suddenly changed state: poweredOff.

Jul 01 21:42:27: app| Removing from running vm list: /home/virtualmachines/SOMEXEON/SOMEXEON.vmx

Thanks.

Rick

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continuum
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I didn't ask for the server-log.

Do you have a vmware.log after trying to start the VM ?

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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theanykey
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where did you convert this machine to?

Are you physically at the keyboard or remotely connected when you see the black screen?

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rewart01
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Hello.

To the 1st reply, I didn't upload the VM's log as it only had "started" and "stopped" in it, from when I started it up and when I stopped it. Nothing else. Figured it was useless and thus wasn't what you were looking for. This was the only thing I saw that had anything that might be useful.

Re: how I access the box, I am accessing both boxes via a KVM switch which works over IP - thus the equivalent of being on a physical mouse/keyboard/video. All of the work has been done this way, and I have no problem seeing the other VMs running on the same box I am trying to start this one on. The Console is running on the VM host.

Re: how I converted it, I did it to itself (which worked for my XP machine just fine), as well as to a NAS box. Same results.

I had originally tried running the converter while coming in via VNC, but suspected that might do something funky to the video driver and thus used the KVM to do it, so I would be using the native driver.

Thanks for the thoughts though....

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benr
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I'm experiencing the same issue: I converted a physical Windows 2003 Server machine to a VM but it will not boot in VMWare Server. I just get a black screen but I see occasional disk and CD activity. The original server was dual-processor with SCSI disks if that matters.

I get the following log. At around 10:12 I started the VM, then at 10:25 I stopped it:

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Log for VMware Server pid=8148 version=1.0.3 build=build-44356 option=Release

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Command line: "/usr/local/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx" "-C" "-@" """" "/srv/vm/Test/Test.vmx"

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| vmxvmdb: Index name being generated from config file

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| VMXVmdbConnectServerd - Trying to discover serverd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat system.cpuusage

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat system.ram

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat system.uptime

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat system.load

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| cpuids[0].id81.ecx = 0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| cpuids[1].id81.ecx = 0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| cpuids[2].id81.ecx = 0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| cpuids[3].id81.ecx = 0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #0 CPUID numEntries=5 GenuntelineI

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #0 CPUID version=0xf34 id1.edx=0xbfebfbff id1.ecx=0x459d id1.ebx=0x20800

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #0 CPUID id80.eax=80000008 id81.edx=0x20000000 id81.ecx=0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #1 CPUID numEntries=5 GenuntelineI

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #1 CPUID version=0xf34 id1.edx=0xbfebfbff id1.ecx=0x459d id1.ebx=0x1020800

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #1 CPUID id80.eax=80000008 id81.edx=0x20000000 id81.ecx=0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #2 CPUID numEntries=5 GenuntelineI

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #2 CPUID version=0xf34 id1.edx=0xbfebfbff id1.ecx=0x459d id1.ebx=0x6020800

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #2 CPUID id80.eax=80000008 id81.edx=0x20000000 id81.ecx=0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #3 CPUID numEntries=5 GenuntelineI

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #3 CPUID version=0xf34 id1.edx=0xbfebfbff id1.ecx=0x459d id1.ebx=0x7020800

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| pcpu #3 CPUID id80.eax=80000008 id81.edx=0x20000000 id81.ecx=0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| CPUID id1.edx: 0xbfebfbff id1.ecx: 0x459d id81.edx: 0x20000000 id81.ecx: 0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| CPUID id88.ecx: 0 id88.edx: 0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Setup symlink /var/run/vmware/%2Fsrv%2Fvm%2FTest%2FTest%2Evmx -> /var/run/vmware/broberts/8148

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| ACL_InitCapabilities: here 1 (bug 63252)

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| changing directory to /srv/vm/Test/.

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Config file: /srv/vm/Test/Test.vmx

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| LOG failed to remove /srv/vm/Test/vmware-2.log failed: No such file or directory

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| CnxAcceptConnection: Could not receive fd on 27: invalid control message

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Failed to get IPC connection

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Read from FIFO 32 -- connecting to serverd...

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| VMDB: Connected to serverd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| VMXVmdbCbVmVmxExecState: Exec state change requested to state poweredOn without reset

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| PowerOn

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Host ACPI: can't find SRAT

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| HOSTINFO: Seeing Intel CPU, numCoresPerCPU 1 numThreadsPerCore 2.

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| HOSTINFO: This machine has 2 physical CPUS, 2 total cores, and 4 logical CPUs.

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| HOST sysname Linux, nodename test.XXX.net, release 2.6.21-1.3228.fc7, version #1 SMP Tue Jun 12 15:37:31 EDT 2007, machine i686, SMP, hz=1000

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- USER PREFERENCES

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- USER DEFAULTS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- HOST DEFAULTS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT serverd.init.fullpath = /usr/local/lib/vmware/serverd/init.pl

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT authd.client.port = 902

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT control.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmware-cmd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT authd.fullpath = /usr/local/sbin/vmware-authd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT loop.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmware-loop

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT libdir = /usr/local/lib/vmware

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT vmware.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmware

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT vmdir = /srv/vm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT dhcpd.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmnet-dhcpd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT serverd.fullpath = /usr/local/sbin/vmware-serverd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT datastore.name = local

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT datastore.localpath = /srv/vm/

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- SITE DEFAULTS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.help = introduction.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.configurationEditor = config_editor_newvm.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.ideConfig = devices_virtualdrive.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.floppyConfig = devices_floppy.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.mouseConfig = devices_mouse.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.netConfig = devices_netadapter.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.parallelConfig = devices_parallel.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.serialConfig = devices_serial.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.soundConfig = devices_sound.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.memConfig = configvm_memory.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.miscConfig = configvm.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.usbConfig = devices_usb.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.displayConfig = configvm_display-problems.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.tools = vmtools.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- COMMAND LINE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT gui.managementUI = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- CONFIGURATION

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT config.version = 8

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT virtualHW.version = 4

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT memsize = 2688

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT MemAllowAutoScaleDown = FALSE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT MemTrimRate = -1

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT displayName = Test

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT guestOS = winnetstandard

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT numvcpus = 2

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tools.remindInstall = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT floppy0.present = FALSE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT floppy0.fileName = /dev/fd0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT usb.present = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ethernet0.present = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ethernet0.addressType = generated

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ethernet0.connectionType = bridged

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT scsi0:0.present = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT scsi0:0.fileName = Test.vmdk

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ide0:0.present = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ide0:0.autodetect = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ide0:0.filename = auto detect

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ide0:0.deviceType = atapi-cdrom

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT scsi0.present = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT scsi0.virtualDev = buslogic

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT buslogic.noDriver = FALSE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT autostart = poweron

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT workingDir = .

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT gui.powerOnAtStartup = TRUE

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT priority.grabbed = normal

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT priority.ungrabbed = normal

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT scsi0:0.redo =

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ethernet0.generatedAddress = 00:0c:29:1c:c5:98

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT uuid.location = 56 4d 98 6b 2f c0 99 61-8a c3 35 6f df 1c c5 98

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT uuid.bios = 56 4d 98 6b 2f c0 99 61-8a c3 35 6f df 1c c5 98

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = 0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- USER DEFAULTS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- HOST DEFAULTS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT serverd.init.fullpath = /usr/local/lib/vmware/serverd/init.pl

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT authd.client.port = 902

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT control.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmware-cmd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT authd.fullpath = /usr/local/sbin/vmware-authd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT loop.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmware-loop

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT libdir = /usr/local/lib/vmware

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT vmware.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmware

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT vmdir = /srv/vm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT dhcpd.fullpath = /usr/local/bin/vmnet-dhcpd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT serverd.fullpath = /usr/local/sbin/vmware-serverd

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT datastore.name = local

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT datastore.localpath = /srv/vm/

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- SITE DEFAULTS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.help = introduction.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.configurationEditor = config_editor_newvm.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.ideConfig = devices_virtualdrive.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.floppyConfig = devices_floppy.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.mouseConfig = devices_mouse.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.netConfig = devices_netadapter.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.parallelConfig = devices_parallel.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.serialConfig = devices_serial.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.soundConfig = devices_sound.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.memConfig = configvm_memory.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.miscConfig = configvm.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.usbConfig = devices_usb.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.displayConfig = configvm_display-problems.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT tag.tools = vmtools.htm

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| DICT --- GLOBAL SETTINGS

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| WSSCAN: reserved mem (in MB) min=32 max=3456 recommended=3456

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| hostMem=3552 maxAllowedAll=-1 maxAllowedVM=3600

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| totOverhead=16

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| WSSCAN: used rec mem (in MB) 3456

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| WSSCAN: Overhead 694515 paged 20275 nonpaged 4096 maxFBSize

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| WSSCAN 1 1 884736 -1 884736 -1 50 0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| LICENSE using: '/etc/vmware/license.vs.1.0-00'

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| STATDECLGROUP stats Root "" null

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| Host CPUID features: version 0xf38 id1.edx 0xbfebfbff id1.ecx 0x459d id81.edx 0x20000000 id81.ecx 0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| CPU.cpuFeatures = 0x39b1ff00

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| CPUID after masking: version 0xf38 id1.edx 0xfebbbff id1.ecx 0x15 id81.edx 0x800 id81.ecx 0x0 id88.ecx 0x0

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| CPU.cpuFeatures = 0x18b1fe00

Jul 19 10:12:52: vmx| APIC: Local APIC at 0xfee00000

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| KHZEstimate 3400553

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MHZEstimate 3401

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| NumVCPUs 2

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| UUID: location-UUID is 56 4d 98 6b 2f c0 99 61-8a c3 35 6f df 1c c5 98

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MM: Using partialmap, 688128 pages AC 0 CE 1 TM 0 DOHU 0

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| UUID: canonical path is /srv/vm/Test/Test.vmx

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| UUID: location-UUID is 56 4d 98 6b 2f c0 99 61-8a c3 35 6f df 1c c5 98

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MM: using fileName /srv/vm/Test/564d986b-2fc0-9961-8ac3-356fdf1cc598.vmem for paging

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| Msg_Reset:

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| \----


Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| Opened paging file /srv/vm/Test/564d986b-2fc0-9961-8ac3-356fdf1cc598.vmem

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| Mapped mainmem as pageable

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat vm.cpuusage

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat vm.ram

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat vm.uptime

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISK: OPEN scsi0:0 '/srv/vm/Test/Test.vmdk' persistent R\[(null)]

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| AIOGNRC: Starting 6 I/O threads.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "Test.vmdk" (0xa)

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKLIB-LINK : Opened '/srv/vm/Test/Test.vmdk' (0xa): monolithicSparse, 145861538 sectors / 71222 Mb.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKLIB-LIB : Opened "/srv/vm/Test/Test.vmdk" (flags 0xa).

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISK: OPEN '/srv/vm/Test/Test.vmdk' Geo (9079/255/63) BIOS Geo (9079/255/63) freeSpace=79571Mb

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| TimeTracker host to guest rate conversion 805797512542328 @ 3400553000Hz -> 805797512542328 @ 3400553000Hz

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| TimeTracker host to guest rate conversion ((x * 2147483648) >> 31) + 0

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat ide0:0.bytesread

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat ide0:0.byteswritten

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| SCSI0: UNTAGGED commands will be converted to ORDER tags.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat scsi0:0.bytesread

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat scsi0:0.byteswritten

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : capacity=145861538

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : geometry=9079/255/63

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat vm.heartbeat

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : toolsVersion = 0

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| DISKUTIL: Offline toolsVersion = 0

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| Msg_Hint: msg.tools.toolsReminder (not shown)

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| TOOLS INSTALL initializing state to IDLE on power on.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| USB: Initializing UHCI host controller

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| USB: Initializing USB Generic backend

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VMMon_GetkHzEstimate: Calculated 3401073 kHz

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VLANCE: send cluster threshold is 80, size = 2 recalcInterval is 2 ticks

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat ethernet0.bytesread

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| MStat: Creating Stat ethernet0.byteswritten

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| Ethernet0 MAC Address: 00:0c:29:1c:c5:98

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VMXNET: send cluster threshold is 80, size = 2 recalcInterval is 2 ticks, dontClusterSize is 128

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| E1000: checksum cycles/kB: C=904 asm=2909

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VMX_PowerOn: ModuleTable_PowerOn = 1

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VMX setting maximum IPC write buffers to 0 packets, 0 bytes

Jul 19 10:12:53: mks| Async MKS thread is alive

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| Accepted new connection at 161 for thread servercontrol (0x9d26360)

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VUINewControlConnection: before slow ACL gunk (bug 63252).

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| ACL_InitCapabilities: here 2 (bug 63252)

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VUINewControlConnection: after slow ACL gunk (bug 63252).

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VUI: A new VMControl client connected.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| IPC version negotiation version: VMX returning 2.1 to servercontrol

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| IPC vmcontrol-temp version: VMX returning 11.4 to servercontrol that tried 11.4

Jul 19 10:12:53: vcpu-0| APIC: version = 0x14, max LVT = 5

Jul 19 10:12:53: vcpu-0| APIC: LDR = 0x1000000, DFR = 0xffffffff

Jul 19 10:12:53: vcpu-0| PShare: enabled 1, scanRate 32, checkRate 16

Jul 19 10:12:53: vcpu-0| guestCpuFeatures = 0x18b1fe00

Jul 19 10:12:53: vcpu-0| Init modules.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vcpu-0| CPU reset: hard

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| VNET: Notification enabled for Ethernet0

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| CDROM: Using autodetect backend /dev/cdrom for ide0:0.

Jul 19 10:12:53: vmx| CDROM: Implementing mediaChange workaround.

Jul 19 10:12:54: vmx| CDROM: SEND PACKET API Heuristic active.

Jul 19 10:12:54: vmx| CDROM: Using SG_IO ioctl for pass-through.

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| sz=3067872

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| APIC: version = 0x14, max LVT = 5

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| APIC: LDR = 0x2000000, DFR = 0xffffffff

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| guestCpuFeatures = 0x18b1fe00

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| Init modules.

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| CPU reset: hard

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| sz=3067872

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| vmm32 initialized: Releasebuild-44356. cflags: 0x02000002.01803000.00000054

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| vmm32 initialized: Releasebuild-44356. cflags: 0x02000002.01803000.00000054

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| CPU reset: soft

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0x0) and 0xec000000(0x0)

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| SVGA: Unregistering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| SVGA: Unregistering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering IOSpace at 0x1420 (0x0)

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-1| CPU reset: soft

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| UHCI: Global Reset

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| UHCI: HCReset

Jul 19 10:12:54: vcpu-0| UHCI: HCReset

Jul 19 10:12:56: vcpu-0| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : geometry=9079/255/63

Jul 19 10:12:56: vcpu-1| CPU reset: soft

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BIOS-UUID is 56 4d 98 6b 2f c0 99 61-8a c3 35 6f df 1c c5 98

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : toolsVersion = 0

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| DISKUTIL: Offline toolsVersion = 0

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| Unknown int 10h func 0x2000

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:57: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:12:58: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:58: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:12:58: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:12:58: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[20] = 0x00fb

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[22] = 0x0400

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[16] = 0xffff

Jul 19 10:13:28: vcpu-0| BUSLOGIC: Store HAL\[18] = 0xfe01

Jul 19 10:13:33: vcpu-1| CPU reset: soft

Jul 19 10:13:34: vcpu-1| UHCI: Global Reset

Jul 19 10:13:34: vcpu-0| SVGA: Unregistering IOSpace at 0x1420 (0x1420)

Jul 19 10:13:34: vcpu-0| SVGA: Unregistering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:13:34: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering IOSpace at 0x1420 (0x0)

Jul 19 10:13:34: vcpu-0| SVGA: Registering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:13:35: vmx| CDROM: Mode Sense for Unsupported Page 0x1B

Jul 19 10:13:35: vcpu-0| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : geometry=9079/255/63

Jul 19 10:13:35: vcpu-0| SCSI0: RESET BUS

Jul 19 10:13:35: vcpu-0| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : geometry=9079/255/63

Jul 19 10:13:35: vcpu-1| SCSI DEVICE (scsi0:0): INQUIRY request with EVDP set

Jul 19 10:13:35: vcpu-0| SCSI DEVICE (scsi0:0): MODE SENSE(6) for unsupported page 0x1c

Jul 19 10:13:53: vcpu-1| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 0 start feature 0

Jul 19 10:13:53: vcpu-1| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 0 start feature 0

Jul 19 10:13:53: vcpu-1| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 0 start feature 0

Jul 19 10:13:54: vcpu-1| SVGA: Unregistering IOSpace at 0x1420 (0x1420)

Jul 19 10:13:54: vcpu-1| SVGA: Unregistering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:13:54: vcpu-1| SVGA: Registering IOSpace at 0x1420 (0x0)

Jul 19 10:13:54: vcpu-1| SVGA: Registering MemSpace at 0xf0000000(0xf0000000) and 0xec000000(0xec000000)

Jul 19 10:13:54: vcpu-1| UHCI: Global Reset

Jul 19 10:13:58: vcpu-0| Unknown int 10h func 0x0000

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 0

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 30

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 31

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 32

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 33

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 35

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 36

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 38

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 45

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 46

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 47

Jul 19 10:14:10: vcpu-0| CDROM: Emulate GET CONFIGURATION RT 2 start feature 259

Jul 19 10:17:00: vcpu-1| SCSI DEVICE (scsi0:0): INQUIRY request with EVDP set

Jul 19 10:17:00: vcpu-1| SCSI DEVICE (scsi0:0): INQUIRY request with EVDP set

Jul 19 10:17:00: vcpu-1| SCSI-DEV0:0: Unsupported command LOG SENSE issued. --ok

Jul 19 10:17:00: vcpu-1| SCSI-DEV0:0: Unsupported command LOG SENSE issued. --ok

Jul 19 10:17:01: vcpu-0| UHCI: HCReset

Jul 19 10:17:01: vcpu-0| UHCI: Global Reset

Jul 19 10:22:53: vmx| TOOLS setting the tools version to '0'

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| VMXVmdbCbVmVmxExecState: Exec state change requested to state poweredOff without reset

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| Stopping VCPU threads...

Jul 19 10:25:00: mks| Async MKS thread is exiting

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| DnD rpc already set to 0

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| TOOLS received request in VMX to set option 'enableDnD' -> '0'

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| MKS local poweroff

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| Lock before MKS lock created. Early poweroff?

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| Unlock before MKS lock created. Early poweroff?

Jul 19 10:25:00: vmx| scsi0:0: numIOs = 29219 numMergedIOs = 4018 numSplitIOs = 144 ( 3.5%)

Jul 19 10:25:01: IO#2| AIOGNRC: thread #2 exiting (4183)

Jul 19 10:25:01: IO#1| AIOGNRC: thread #1 exiting (4167)

Jul 19 10:25:01: IO#5| AIOGNRC: thread #5 exiting (4211)

Jul 19 10:25:01: IO#0| AIOGNRC: thread #0 exiting (4123)

Jul 19 10:25:01: IO#4| AIOGNRC: thread #4 exiting (4192)

Jul 19 10:25:01: IO#3| AIOGNRC: thread #3 exiting (4309)

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| AIOGNRC: asyncOps=26227 syncOps=146 maxPending=18 maxCompleted=10

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| VMX idle exit

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| VMX IPC closed the connection with thread servercontrol (0x9d26360)

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| VMX: Remote VMControl client servercontrol disconnected.

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| Flushing VMX VMDB connections

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| IPC_exit: disconnecting all threads

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| VMX exit.

Jul 19 10:25:01: vmx| AIOMGR-S : stat o=3 r=7 w=0 i=0 br=26112 bw=0[/i]

I successfully followed the same procedure to convert a Windows 2003 domain controller to a VM, so I'm not sure what the problem is here. Any ideas?

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admin
Immortal
Immortal

Can you try to connect to the VM using RDP?

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rewart01
Contributor
Contributor

That is a good idea, however I am not sure it will work. The other systems I migrated lost their network IP settings, so I am guessing that I won't be able to connect to it. But I am going to try. Will let you know once I recopy it again. Thanks.

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theanykey
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

make sure vmware-tools is installed to the VM

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benr
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Contributor

My problem is solved! Here's what I just did as best I can remember:

\- In VMWare Server, I created a new virtual machine. When it asked me if I wanted to use Typical or Custom settings, I chose Custom.

\- When it asked me about creating a virtual disk, I told it to use an existing virtual disk, and browsed over to the .vmdk disk that Converter created (the one that's part of the unbootable VM).

\- When asked about the host adapter type, I chose LSI Logic. BusLogic was in use originally as is evident from my log postings, but the theory was it was a compatibility issue with this driver.

\- Once the VM was created, I told Server to start the VM. I got a warning saying that the disk was configured to accept a BusLogic adapter and that, though VMWare Server can convert it to LSI Logic, it may cause the operating system to not be able to boot. I told it to convert it anyway (what did I have to lose right?)

...and presto, Windows booted normally!

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benr
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PS make a backup of your original VM before you try this!

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bklynjames
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Ok heres my dilemma. I converted a win xp machine from workstation to esx 3.5. Now after I boot I get the Splashscreen and then it disappears. I cant put vmtools on ti due to I cant see anything on the monitor and I dont see a way to do it automatically with windows xp.

Can anyone help,

Thankx in advance..

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WIFFC0
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vmware black screen after p2v conversion - I realise this is an old post but this may be relevent. I recently had the same issue. What I found was that the VM had in fact booted. However I was trying to view the Esxi server using the VI client on a remote server. The problem manifested itself in that I had RDP'd on to the remote server using only 256 colour depth as this is normal. But when you then launch the VI client and open the console of a VM on the Esxi server the screen is black! The default VGA settings for the Virtual Machine you converted are most likely to be 1280x1024x32bit or some such thing. If you have this scenario it can be solved. I launched RDP but before connecting to my remote server I changed the colour depth to 32bit. I know this will be slower but who cares at this point. Then once connected to the remote server I launch the VI client and open the console of the converted machine, hey presto I can see the video on the virtual machine! Another trick is to install VNC on the machine to be converted BEFORE you convert it. Then as long as it has network configured you can VNC on to it after conversion.

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