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Claudio_Broglia
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Error converting HyperV VM to ESX

Hello,

trying to migrate an HyperV server to ESX 3.5 I am stuck with two HyperV virtual machine.

On both of them, when I try to launch the conversion with VMware Converter 4.0.1, I get in the Application Log of the virtual machines those two errors:

Volume Shadow Copy Service information: The COM Server with CLSID {faf53cc4-bd73-4e36-83f1-2b23f46e513e} and name VSSEvent cannot be started.

Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80029c4a.

I confirm that the "vssadmin list writers" command list the VSS providers in the "Stable" state.

Anyone has got stuck in this situation?

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Claudio_Broglia
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Anyone?

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Chamon
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Are you trying to migrate them hot? If so try shutting them down first.

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Chamon
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I have never tried it before but you may be able to use the converter boot CD on the VM. Don't know if that will work though.

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Claudio_Broglia
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Unfortunately VMware Converter doesn't still support HyperV virtual machines conversion from their files - they must be converted ah physical.

Yes, I've tried the Converter boot cd, but it dumps during boot time, saying that it has to be run from inside a virtual machine. I think it too doesn't support HyperV

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continuum
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Yes, I've tried the Converter boot cd, but it dumps during boot time, saying that it has to be run from inside a virtual machine.

What ??? - that should not happen - can you post exact error message or post a screenshot ?

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Claudio_Broglia
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I've tried with the latest VMware Converter Coldboot CD (4.0.3 u4).

Now at least it boot, but then stop with a popup which say "No network adapter found" 😕

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continuum
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try this one

http://sanbarrow.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1544

direct link to setup-tool

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Jasemccarty
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Have you tried Starwind's product?

http://starwindsoftware.com/converter

Jase McCarty

http://www.jasemccarty.com

Co-Author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center

(ISBN:1420070274) from Auerbach

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Jase McCarty - @jasemccarty
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thanks Jase - goot tip

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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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sirbone
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Claudio_Broglia
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Hi,

I've successfully converted the disk using StarWind Converter.

Now I have the VM, but it dump at boot, because it hasn't the drivers.

I've used the Qui Hong fixvmscsi with BartPE, but they don't seem to fix the issue (www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/?page_id=17)

Some suggestion about this?

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Claudio_Broglia
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Some suggestions?

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continuum
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run the configure option of converter against the new VM

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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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Claudio_Broglia
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Tried it, still no luck.

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Claudio_Broglia
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Well, I did in another way.

I put in the HyperV a second disk, did an NTBackup saving it on this disk, created on ESX a new VM, attached the HyperV data disk converted with Starwind Converter, and boot from Windows 2003 CD doing an ASR.

Bye

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