saty25
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P2V using vmware converter boot CD in vcenter server 4.1 as the destination

Hello all,
I am trying to do P2V conversion of W2k3 sp2  in to vCenter server 4.1 as the destination with Cluster of ESX 4.1 Hosts, using VMware converter 4.1 Boot CD option as a Cold cloning by booting the Server with .ISO image. I have gone through all the conversion steps and the conversion process begins and stops @ 2 % as attached in the screenshots. I have tried this P2V conversion nearly 5 times and it stops at the same step. I have looked at most of the articles online to troubleshoot this error and dealt with DNS issues, Defragmentation, chkdsk /f and disabling hibernation and all looks fine.  But it ends up with the above mentioned error. I need this to be acheived asap. I am attaching vmware converter logs here for further troubleshooting.

So far, i have been through different blogs on vmware and other sites and tried suggestions, but none of them resolved.

this is some more info, i thought of providing and would be useful in resolving towards this.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.htm...

its almost the same what i have been doing so far, except that i am entering the network details at the initial start wizard as its a static IP address assigned for the server. As i have read that it wont proceed wth out entering those details as its not DHCP assigned IP address for the physical server.

Till now, i have been choosing vcenter > then ESX server, i am not sure if i can directly enter ESX IP address, but vil try and let you know asap.

These are part of the vmware converter agent logs which i already posted above:
I feel something is not working and is mentioned in the logs here, but i am unable to get to the right point of resolving it. Please help me in this.

[2011-10-11 17:48:08.546 'App' 1172 info] [vmiImportTask,758] DeviceMappingAlert: VM memory not a multiple of 4.Setting VM memory to 3584 MB.
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.546 'App' 1172 info] [vmiImportTask,758] DeviceMappingAlert: The source machine is configured with more cdroms than the destination can map onto.  Dropping an unmatched drive.  It won't be in the new VM.
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.546 'App' 1172 info] [vmiImportTask,758] DeviceMappingAlert: The source machine is configured with more cdroms than the destination can map onto.  Dropping an unmatched drive.  It won't be in the new VM.
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.546 'App' 1172 info] [vmiImportTask,758] DeviceMappingAlert: The source machine is configured with more floppies than the destination can map onto.  Dropping an unmatched drive.  It won't be in the new VM.
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.546 'App' 1172 info] [vmiImportTask,758] DeviceMappingAlert: The source machine is configured with a USB controller. The destination VM does not support it so it will not be in the new VM.
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.546 'App' 1160 verbose] [managedVMCreator,1241] Creating managed VM...
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.562 'Libs' 1160 warning] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: CertGetCertificateChain failed. LastError = -2146885628
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.562 'Libs' 1160 warning] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:
[#2] [j1]
[#2] [j1] * CertGetCertificateChain failed
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.562 'Libs' 1160 warning] SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: Certificate verification is disabled, so connection will proceed despite the error
[#2] [j1] [2011-10-11 17:48:08.578 'App' 1160 verbose] [vimAPI]Local and remote namespace are the same

Please help me in resolving this...

Many thanks in advance

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severinoj
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hey - did you ever get this resolved ?

I'm trying to P2V a Windows 2003 SBS and Vmconvert completes, but the VM is unusable, just get a black screen when powered on

I wanted to try a cold convert from cd, but am unable to find the iso anywhere and it's driving me nuts! Talked to VMware support and they couldn't even help, and the company I worked for has enterprise license.

Any help would be appreciated.

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POCEH
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Cold clone CD is deprecated. What Converter you use? Please upload log bundle.

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