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Fndr70
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VMWare Converter Problem.

I didn't see a seperate forum for the converter, so I hope this is the right place for this question.

Anyway, I'm trying to take a virtual machine created with the free VMWare server and import into ESX 3.5. After I point the converter to the vmx file for my machine, I click next and the wizard says "Retrieving source information". After about 10 seconds I get a message that says "Warning: Cannot configure the source image." The image is SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (32 bit)

Here is my log file:

Entering UFAD at QuerySourceInfo

source:

(sysimage.HostedSourceVMSpec) {

dynamicType = <unset>,

vmxFilePath = "H:\amadmininteg1\SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.vmx",

}

Creating local adapter...

Registering disposable session object id=VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task Associating disposable session object id=VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task with session id=183365A1-563B-440C-BA53-83D0C1003B8E

VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task: Starting execution of an image processing task VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task: SetState to running

VmiQuerySourceInfoTask initialized

Creating local adapter...

Parsing local vmx file H:\amadmininteg1\SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.vmx

LocalVirtualDiskSpec: Name=H:\amadmininteg1\amadmininteg1.vmdk

Creating local connection to the co-located slave

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "amadmininteg1-flat.vmdk" 0 (0xe)

DISKLIB-LINK : Opened 'H:\amadmininteg1\amadmininteg1.vmdk' (0xe): monolithicFlat, 209715200 sectors / 100 GB.

DISKLIB-LIB : Opened "H:\amadmininteg1\amadmininteg1.vmdk" (flags 0xe).

DISKLIB-LIB : CREATE CHILD: "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\vmware-temp\vmware-ngpojne-4521\vmount-temp\vmware-log2\log" -- twoGbMaxExtentSparse grainSize=128

DISKLIB-LINK : "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\vmware-temp\vmware-ngpojne-4521\vmount-temp\vmware-log2\log" : creation successful.

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s001" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s002" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s003" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s004" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s005" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s006" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s007" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s008" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s009" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s010" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s011" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s012" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s013" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s014" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s015" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s016" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s017" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s018" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s019" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s020" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s021" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s022" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s023" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s024" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s025" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s026" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s027" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s028" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s029" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s030" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s031" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s032" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s033" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s034" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s035" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s036" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s037" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s038" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s039" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s040" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s041" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s042" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s043" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s044" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s045" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s046" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s047" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s048" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s049" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s050" (0)

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened : "log-s051" (0)

DISKLIB-LINK : Opened 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\vmware-temp\vmware-ngpojne-4521\vmount-temp\vmware-log2\log' (0): twoGbMaxExtentSparse, 209715200 sectors / 100 GB.

DISKLIB-LIB : Opened "C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\vmware-temp\vmware-ngpojne-4521\vmount-temp\vmware-log2\log" (flags 0).

Registering disposable session object id=computer= Associating disposable session object id=computer= with session id=183365A1-563B-440C-BA53-83D0C1003B8E

No geometry.biosSectors defined,

No geometry.biosHeads defined,

No geometry.biosSectors defined,

No geometry.biosHeads defined,

No geometry.biosCylinders defined,

No geometry.biosSectors defined,

No geometry.biosHeads defined,

No geometry.biosSectors defined,

No geometry.biosHeads defined,

3 volumes found

No geometry.biosCylinders defined,

No geometry.biosSectors defined,

Volume: idx=0 sysId=-126 active=N

No geometry.biosHeads defined,

No geometry.biosSectors defined,

Volume: idx=1 sysId=-125 active=Y

No geometry.biosHeads defined,

No geometry.biosCylinders defined,

Volume: idx=2 sysId=-125 active=N

1 potential active volumes found

Populating OS from volume virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},1}

Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted'

OS version found: 2.4

Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted'

Guessing which volume is system volume...

OS resides on partition 1 , disk path H:\amadmininteg1\amadmininteg1.vmdk

Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted'

GetDisks: disk= No geometry.biosSectors defined, No geometry.biosHeads defined, No geometry.biosSectors defined, No geometry.biosHeads defined, No geometry.biosCylinders defined, Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Cannot get free space on volume "virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},0}", with FS type "" Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Cannot get free space on volume "virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},1}", with FS type "" Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Failed to get volume information. Error 1005 Assuming the volume is not 'formatted' Cannot get free space on volume "virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},2}", with FS type "" (vim.vm.device.VirtualPCNet32) { dynamicType = <unset>, key = 4, deviceInfo = (vim.Description) { dynamicType = <unset>, label = "ethernet0", summary = "Ethernet 0", }, backing = (vim.vm.device.VirtualEthernetCard.LegacyNetworkBackingInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, deviceName = "bridged", useAutoDetect = <unset>, }, connectable = (vim.vm.device.VirtualDevice.ConnectInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, startConnected = true, allowGuestControl = true, connected = false, }, controllerKey = <unset>, unitNumber = <unset>, addressType = "generated", macAddress = "", wakeOnLanEnabled = true, } 1 NICs found object explicitly disposed: computer= Cleaning up computer's child objects Unregistring volume id=virtVol={computer=,0} Unregistring volume id=virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},1} Unregistring volume id=virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},2} Unregistring disk id=disk=

VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task: returning results: (sysimage.QuerySourceInfoResult) { dynamicType = <unset>, info = (sysimage.ComputerInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, osInfo = (sysimage.PosixOsInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, family = "LINUX", displayName = "Linux", guestOsId = "other24xLinuxGuest", vendor = "", edition = "", majorVersion = 2, minorVersion = 4, multiProcessor = false, osIs64Bit = false, osFolder = "/", bootPartition = 1, bootDiskDeviceNumber = 0, bootDiskSignature = <unset>, vmxnetPresent = <unset>, bootPartStartingSector = <unset>, }, prerequisites = (sysimage.Prerequisites) null, disks = (sysimage.DiskInfo) [ (sysimage.DiskInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, id = "disk={d6bba85a909d0a2a6ce7ba81dcde66a8472ec11b}", capacityInBytes = 107374182400, deviceNumber = 0, diskBackingFormatVHD = false, } ], volumes = (sysimage.VolumeInfo) [ (sysimage.VolumeInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, id = "virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},0}", driveLetter = "", capacityInBytes = 2154991104, spaceUsedInBytes = 2154991104, systemVolume = false, activeVolume = false, filesystemUnderstood = false, diskDeviceNumber = 0, }, (sysimage.VolumeInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, id = "virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},1}", driveLetter = "", capacityInBytes = 80533716480, spaceUsedInBytes = 80533716480, systemVolume = false, activeVolume = true, filesystemUnderstood = false, diskDeviceNumber = 0, }, (sysimage.VolumeInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, id = "virtVol={computer={6c69b98f9c64976d1ebbbfb117270ebddae4be3a},2}", driveLetter = "", capacityInBytes = 23631229440, spaceUsedInBytes = 23631229440, systemVolume = false, activeVolume = false, filesystemUnderstood = false, diskDeviceNumber = 0, } ], nics = (sysimage.NicInfo) [ (sysimage.NicInfo) { dynamicType = <unset>, network = "bridged", } ], rootOvfImportEnvelope = (sysimage.OvfNode) null, }, compatibilityReport = (sysimage.CompatibilityWarning) [ "IMPORT_OK_NO_CUSTOMIZE", "IMPORT_OK_NO_INSTALL_TOOLS", "IMPORT_OK_NO_RECONFIG" ], } VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task: SetState to success

VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task: Image processing task has succeeded object explicitly disposed: VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task

VmiQuerySourceInfoTask::task being destroyed

any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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TomHowarth
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Welcome to the forums,

I have moved your post to the VMWare Converter forum, you will get a much better response there.

Tom Howarth

VMware Communities User Moderator

Tom Howarth VCP / VCAP / vExpert
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IamTHEvilONE
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Converter doesn't support Linux, that's why it can't configure the source image.

you might want to check the document about converting linux systems, even though it's experimental right now.

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-5751

The official statement from the release notes:

http://www.vmware.com/support/converter/doc/releasenotes_conv303.html#guestos

Support for the following guest operating systems is Experimental. VMware Converter 3 can clone source images containing these operating systems, but the destination virtual machine may or may not work without additional configuration after import. In particular, if the source image contains unsupported hardware, you might need to modify the configuration of the destination virtual machine before using it:

  • Linux

  • Windows NT 3.x

  • Windows ME

  • Windows 98

  • Windows 95

  • MS-DOS

After Converting Physical RHEL4 System to a Virtual Machine, System Cannot See Hard Disks and Kernel Panics:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002402

Virtualize a Linux Server with VmWare Converter 3.0.1:

http://virtualaleph.blogspot.com/2007/05/virtualize-linux-server-with-vmware.html

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