amjadmehmood
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FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible.

While converting a server 2012 to Esxi. I rcv this message at 96%. Error Reconfiguration failed. With a status of: FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible.

I am using Vmware vcenter Converter Standalone server 6.1

please find attached the Export Logs.

Can you please point me to the right direction?

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patanassov
VMware Employee
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Hello

Looks like Converter couldn't find an active partition. Can you post the source machine partition information (e.g. a snapshot from 'disk management' in 'computer management')?

Regards,

Plamen

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amjadmehmood
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Thanks for getting back to me. Below is the screen shot you requested.

Thank you.

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woodoor
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How did you solve this issue?

Thx...

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POCEH
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Are you deselect partition during conversion? In source there are 3 partitions while on the target there are 2 partitions. Unfortunately the missed partition is 'active' one, can't skip it.

HTH

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woodoor
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Partition structure is shown in attached screenshot, it is a Win 2008R2 server, actual patchlevel.

VMware Converter standalone is actual too: v6.2.0.

First attempt with active M: partition results in:

"FAILED: Unable to find the system volume, reconfiguration is not possible."

After deactivating this (M: second) active partition it results in:

"Unable to reconfigure the destination virtual machine."

Converted to vm should be SYSTEM-RESERVED, C:, I:, not M: and not K:.

K: is deselected, second harddisk M: is deselected too.

So there is only one active partition (=SYSTEM-RESERVED), there is only one start partition (=C:).

Conversion attempt has been done with "Run as administrator" and admin privileges.

How to solve this issue?

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POCEH
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Could you upload log bundle?

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woodoor
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The latest log, some attemps...

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POCEH
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

The error during reconfiguration is:

2018-04-08T11:08:43.020+02:00 error vmware-converter-worker[03828] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Error 2 (opening key) saving registry key mntApi75403255230658329\ControlSet001\Services\rhelfltr into \\.\vstor2-mntapi20-shared-9BDD8B3100006008000000000E000000\Windows\$Reconfig$\mntApi75403255230658329-ControlSet001-Services-rhelfltr-reg

2018-04-08T11:08:43.022+02:00 error vmware-converter-worker[03828] [Originator@6876 sub=task-3] Error 5 (error restoring key: Access is denied (5)) restoring registry key I:\Programme\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\data\SKUNKWORKS_FILLER into mntApi75403255230658329\ControlSet001\Services\rhelfltr

You can try the following two things:

- edit registry and remove such key from HLMK\System\CurrentControlSet\Services

- create and an empty key

HTH

P.S.

You can only do "configure" the destination VM.

Please share the results.

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woodoor
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Thanks for hints!

Regkey rhelfltr isn't present in whole registry.

I am a little bit afraid editing registry for 'try-and-error' purpose, its a production server running... Smiley Sad

Similar issue has been posted here, no result so far:

An error occurred during reconfiguration at 97% when make v2v using vconverter standalone 6.1

and

FAILED: Unable to reconfigure the destination v... |VMware Communities

I did find a workaround, not with VMware converter but with Drive Snapshot.

Imaging and restoring to a VirtualBox VM works for me, virtualized server is running.

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