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SKIRK505
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Enthusiast

P2V Failing in last few %

I have been attempting to P2V a server into our vSphere 5.5 environment and keep running into an issue at the very last minute.. It clones all of the volumes and then starts its final snapshot, and fails with the following messages.

Converter Error:

"An error occurred while taking a snapshot: The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created. The content ID of the parent virtual disk does not match the corresponding parent content ID in the child."

vSphere Error:

CID_MISMATCH

Once it fails, it ends the P2V job and then deletes the VM.

This is part of a big migration project to virtualize all of our remaining physical server. We have successfully P2V'd the first few and have a few more to do.

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jburen
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Maybe there are processes running that "touch" the parent virtual disk before the P2V is finished? KB article: VMware Knowledge Base

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lukebes1010
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Try to use other P2V converters. Here is an article with a list of it.

I am using Starwind V2V Converter for P2V, but it can convert only windows physical servers to VMware VM's

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vcdx245
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VMware Employee

Take a look at this KB Article:  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1007969

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