I wan't to convert a Dell PowerEdge DP 2500 with NT4 SP6 installed with Hardware Raid 5 (Perc2) .
I use the program Convert 3.0.1 installed directly in the physical machine, and I got this message in the log "
\[2007-07-06 11:44:26.194 'P2V' 375 error] \[task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNABLE_TO_DETERMINE_GUEST_OS()
\[2007-07-06 11:44:26.194 'P2V' 375 verbose] \[task,339] Transition from InProgress to Failure requested[/i]
I tried several things... I deleted a hide partition ( Dell's utility ), changed the file "boot.ini" to use one single line.
But I always got the same message.
Must I use a cold clone ?, or perhaps a third program as ghost ?, Update NT4 to SP6a?
Converter does not import Windows NT 4 with mirrored/striped volumes
Converter is unable to recognize logical devices in Windows NT 4 that span multiple drives. This includes striped and mirrored volumes.
If this does not apply to your NT4 box, then post your newest vmware-converter-#.log contents so I can take a look.
I am afraid that I use a Hardware Raid
Only a couple of question...
How could i convert this host to a virtual machine in a ESX-server?
Could I convert the physical host to a Microsoft Virtual Machive , Ghost or other virtual machine and after use the VmWare Convert to put on in a ESX Server?