Craig19
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Converting Hyper-v over to OVF Errors

I am trying to convert a vhd over to a vmx or ovf extension but this vCenter Converter is horrific to use. I have ran into many different errors, almost a different error each time I open the converter. 

My steps

1.open Converter

2. Convert Machine

3.  Powered off | Hyper-V Server

4. Enter machine name(hyper is local) and credentials

5. Click Next

6. Agent Deployment appears, I choose Auto uninstall or Manual and it gets the same end result error.

Any help is appreciated. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the vCenter Converter multiple times. Other errors I have receive at this point are, error 1610, another application is already installed or access denied.

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elehpantskneeca
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Install the entire converter directly on the source vm  then run it in the vm. It will run fine and will automatically create the open port changes it needs. 

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Craig19
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I should have mentioned this, I do not have a Vmware server onsite. I just need the VHD converted to vmx or OVF to upload to a Vendor. 

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elehpantskneeca
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You can point it to export the whole vm to a folder . vCenter isn’t a vital requirement. Just attach some external storage

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elehpantskneeca
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berndweyand
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for converting an offline hyperv vm the converter agent  has to be installed on the  hyperv-host. this installation failed in your attempt.

look in the logs why its failed

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