prestigetech
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Errors converting CentOS 5.3

Hello everyone,

I have a nagging issue and I really hope someone can help. We have recently successfully converted about 6 Windows Servers with absolutely no isses at all. I am now needing to convert a CentOS 5.3 and another CentOS 5.6 machine and I am having a ton of trouble. The convert will start, get to about 1%, then fail. I have attached the logs to this thread. The errors I have found in the logs don't make much sense and I can't imagine that is the reason they are failing, but it's throwing a "dangling SSL" error. We are using VMWare convert version 4.3.0 build 292238

I have searched these and other forums and have yet to find a real solutiuon. Any help is greatly appreciated as we need to get these servers converted very soon. Thanks,

Prestige

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jamesbowling
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VMware Employee

You might want to check out and make sure DNS is working properly and your host file is configured properly on the CentOS box.  Test a DNS query of your vCenter server from the physical machine.

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jamesbowling
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Another weird thing I see in the logs is that you seem to be having a segmentation fault when trying to convert.

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jamesbowling
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How are you going about the P2V?  Hot or cold?

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prestigetech
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Thanks for the fast response. I should have specified the things I have already tried. DNS is working properly and I can ping the convert machine no problem. Both of these machines are on the same physical subnet. I am unsure what a segmentation fault is. I am fairly new to the Convert utility. Like I said, the convert worked fine for Windows machines, but is not working for out RHEL machines if that makes a difference. Also, I am unsure of what you mean by "hot or cold". Thanks,

-Prestige

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jamesbowling
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Have your tried a cold clone of the machine?

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DSTAVERT
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Have a try with the Converter 5 beta. It does a better job working with and preserving  LVM. Prior versions convert LVM to disks which has caused issues.

http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/public_converter_50?view=overview

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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prestigetech
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Sorry, I had to Google what the Cold Clone entails, and no we have not tried that as it would require us to bring the physical machine down for a period of time to boot from the Cold Clone DVD. If this is something that would help with the convert, then I am interested but I am unaware of the process. I would like to use the hot convert if possible and just resolve the errors that its having. Thanks,

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jamesbowling
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Then I would go with what Dave was saying.  Try the Converter 5 Beta, it may just work out for you.

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continuum
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Coldclone of Linux does not work anyway

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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prestigetech
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I will attempt to use the beta and post back. If anyone else looks at the logs and notices somethig else fishy let me know. Thanks

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