Bitlibre
Contributor
Contributor

Unable to detect disks or volumes on the source machine debian 4

Hi,

Im trying to convert an old hardware machine to a virtual one.

Its a debian 4 machine with an old 2.6.18-5-686 kernel

The file system is the following:

/dev/md0 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/md1 on /boot type ext2 (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/md5 on /data type ext3 (rw,nosuid)
/dev/md4 on /tmp type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/md2 on /usr type ext3 (rw,nodev)
/dev/md3 on /var type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev)

im getting the following error:


2013-03-06T12:22:27.031+01:00 [02240 info 'Default'] Obtaining query results for host 193.201.104.16
2013-03-06T12:22:32.794+01:00 [02240 error 'Default'] [Converter Agent SysinfoQuery] while trying to execute "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\plink.exe -noprompt -stdin -P 22 -thumbprint 02:08:b7:c7:39:4b:e2:44:63:72:16:aa:de:13:a5:99 root@193.201.104.16 cd /tmp/.vmware-sysinfo-irftacgrculmpnya/; ./vmware-sysinfo-lin32.sh" received error code (238) with result:
2013-03-06T12:22:32.794+01:00 [02240 error 'Default'] [Converter Agent SysinfoQuery] received an error code (238) from the ssh client that will be handled later
2013-03-06T12:22:32.794+01:00 [02240 error 'Default'] [Converter Agent SysinfoQuery] the query could not detect proper storage on the source
2013-03-06T12:22:32.794+01:00 [02240 error 'Default'] [Converter Agent SysinfoQuery] Query(): Caught exception, cleaning up before bailing out ([Converter Agent SysinfoQuery] the query could not detect proper storage on the source)
2013-03-06T12:22:33.302+01:00 [02240 error 'Default'] Converter Agent SysinfoQuery grabbed log file; result: [2013-03-06 12:22:32,313 INFO storage ]: Probing for disks using parted
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:32,314 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/sda, type: 1
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:32,325 INFO storage ]: Parted successfully probed device with path: /dev/sda, type: 1, disk type: msdos
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:32,325 INFO storage.disk ]: Creating SCSI disk with path: /dev/sda
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:32,683 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/sdb, type: 1
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:32,692 INFO storage ]: Parted successfully probed device with path: /dev/sdb, type: 1, disk type: msdos
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:32,692 INFO storage.disk ]: Creating SCSI disk with path: /dev/sdb
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md1, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md1, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md2, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md2, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md3, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md3, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md4, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md4, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md5, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md5, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md6, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md6, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Parted returned device with path: /dev/md0, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,051 INFO storage ]: Skipping unsupported device with path: /dev/md0, type: 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 WARN storage ]: Cannot execute lvm commands, no LVM volume groups or logical volumes will be detected
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/md0, dir: /, type: ext3
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 9 and minor 0
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: tmpfs, dir: /lib/init/rw, type: tmpfs
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: proc, dir: /proc, type: proc
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: sysfs, dir: /sys, type: sysfs
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: procbususb, dir: /proc/bus/usb, type: usbfs
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: udev, dir: /dev, type: tmpfs
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: tmpfs, dir: /dev/shm, type: tmpfs
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: devpts, dir: /dev/pts, type: devpts
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/md1, dir: /boot, type: ext2
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 9 and minor 1
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,062 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/md5, dir: /data, type: ext3
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 9 and minor 5
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/md4, dir: /tmp, type: ext3
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 9 and minor 4
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/md2, dir: /usr, type: ext3
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 9 and minor 2
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Got mount table entry: fsname: /dev/md3, dir: /var, type: ext3
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Looking for device with major 9 and minor 3
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Getting stats for swap device /dev/md6
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 INFO storage ]: Swap device /dev/md6 has block device number (major,minor): (9,6)
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 ERROR storage ]: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 ERROR storage ]: !!! Could not recognize any volumes !!!
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 ERROR storage ]: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--> [2013-03-06 12:22:33,063 ERROR storage ]: Cannot find a boot directory (searched for '/boot'); the final system may not be bootable
-->
2013-03-06T12:22:33.621+01:00 [02240 error 'Default'] Sysinfo Query failed with error [Converter Agent SysinfoQuery] the query could not detect proper storage on the source
2013-03-06T12:22:33.652+01:00 [02240 info 'Default'] Scheduled timer canceled, StopKeepAlive succeeds
2013-03-06T12:25:39.986+01:00 [02240 info 'Default'] [Converter.Worker.DiagnosticManagerImpl] Generating LogBundle.

I have no clue.. it are all ext3 exept for /boot thats ext2 but should be supported.

can someone help me out here?

Kind regard,

Bitlibre

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ivivanov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

The problem is in /dev/md* devices - Converter does not support these devices and ignores all volumes from the source system.

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Bitlibre
Contributor
Contributor

and do u know by any chance if there is a fix available for this ?

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ivivanov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

I am not aware of any Smiley Sad

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continuum
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Immortal

what about using coldclone ?
create dd images of the physical drives and use them as vmdks - that procedure does not need to be aware of the /dev/md0


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