If a simple working VM is powered off, and all its files under VM folder on VMFS are being copied to a location, then using vConverter to import this file, but it fails and vConvert reports "failed to open <machinename>-00001.vmdk file". And in the vConverter log, only see information: failed to open <machinename>-00001.vmdk file, The specified feature is not supported by this version."
What is the requirement for vConverter to import the VM files?
How do you copy the VM files? With cp from the service console? Then the path in the .vmx file to the vmdk is probably not correct anymore. Be sure to adjust it or check if you can start the copied VM on the ESX by manually adding it to inventory before converting it.
VM was shutdown and then copied the files using scp from service console to a linux machine and vConverter access those files via Samba.
How do you manaully add it to inventory in vSphere for the copied files?