We are getting the following error The host might not be available on the network, there might be a network configuration problem, or the management services on this host are not responding.
I am attaching the logs.
Looks like a SSL error but I followed the other blog posts and changed <sslOptions> and this did not fix the issue.
This is in the Conversion phase, when you are entering information for the remote machine to convert.
I did a work around by installing the client on the remote machine and converted. But would like this to work correctly,
There is an error in worker's log when it attempts to connect to the agent on the source machine.
2023-09-14T21:04:23.352-07:00 warning vmware-converter-worker [Originator@6876 sub=IO.Connection] Failed to connect; <io_obj p:0x06b56110, h:1716, <TCP '0.0.0.0 : 63177'>, <TCP '10.11.0.25 : 9089'>>, e: 10060(A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond), duration: 21004msec
Note that the agent listens on port 9089, which may well be blocked by a firewall (e.g. the source machine's one).
It is possible to configure the agent to listen on a different port. Edit "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\converter-agent.xml" on the source machine and look for "<soapPort>9089</soapPort>" in it. Restart the service "VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent" after that. In this case you will need to add the port in the wizard the wizard, see Select a Powered On Windows Machine to Convert
There is another error in server's log which looks weird:
2023-09-14T21:04:23.357-07:00 warning vmware-converter-server [Originator@6876 sub=vmomi.soapStub] SOAP request returned HTTP failure; <<io_obj p:0x080874f0, h:2092, <pipe '\\.\pipe\vmware-converter-worker-soap'>, <pipe '\\.\pipe\vmware-converter-worker-soap'>>, /converter/sdk>, method: validateAgentAvailability; code: 500(Internal Server Error)
No idea why this is so.
An alternative could be to install Converter server on the source machine and then do a conversion of "this local machine".