I've had good luck with P2V Assistant in the past and needed to convert some physicals in the lab today so I thought I'd give Converter a try since we're licensed for it.
Unfortunately, 1% 5%... 97%, failure every time. Unfortunately my failures take about 30-45 minutes to complete. That's a long time to wait to see if it's going to work or not.
I tried a few of the workarounds to no avail. I'm using the boot .iso to convert a Citrix box. Right now I can't really taint the Citrix box with extra services which is why I like the boot .iso method.
Looks like it's back to P2V Assistant until this gets sorted out. Too bad, the new screens looked promising and impressive.
PS. One thing I don't see in the boot .ISO with Converter which I had the option to configure with the boot .ISO in P2V Assistant is network card speed/duplex. Surely this must exist somewhere?
I see configuring speed/duplex isn't an option with the Converter boot .iso
I submitted as a feature request.
The 97% failure thing needs to be fixed for the most part also. There shouldn't be this many failures. Sounds like the beta was working better for people.
A 2nd box I had to use the Converter 3.0.1 agent software installed inside the Windows OS.
The other 2 boxes I had to revert to P2V Assistant. This is my ACE in the hole as it has rarely let me down. I'm still liking this product.
It's embarassing to be at a customer site to showcase/prove virtualization to them and the P2V products fail. Takes some quick tap dancing.
The progress just jumps to 97% and then displays failed.
export the logs to a shared directory and check em (especially the converter log). I've done quit some conversions and always there is a good reason if it fails.