rManic
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P2V-MBR allignment

I am spacing issue with MBR alligment for P2Ved windows virtual machines.

I have tried with both VMware converter and bladespin.

But still no luck.

currrently I am managing with mbrallign tool provided by netapp after the conversion.

it is taking long time.

I need to make the coversion fast

is there any VMware recommented tools apart from bladespin and VMware converter?

Your sugesstion will be appriciated

Regards Manic
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Troy_Clavell
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VMware Converter does not align your disks.  MBRAlign/Scan as well as vOptimizer are the tools I would recommend.  As for time, I guess that depends on how long you deem "a long time"

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rManic
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Thanks for your info.

it takes 3 to 6 hours per vm

Regards Manic
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Troy_Clavell
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that is a long time.  What type of storage are you using?

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continuum
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if you are in a hurry do a robocopy P2V into an already alligned vmdk using a helperVM


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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rManic
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NetApp 3170

Regards Manic
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