bethueln
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converting physical centos 6.2 to vmware not seeing all disks

Hi,

I am trying to convert a physical server to virtual using VMware vcenter converter standalone client version 6.0 but the converter is not seeing all disk.

below is the output of df -h and what the converter is seeing. how can I resolve this

Thanks

Bethuel

[root@PNETSDBSRV ~]# df -h

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

/dev/sda2              99G  6.8G   87G   8% /

tmpfs                 7.8G     0  7.8G   0% /dev/shm

/dev/sda1             194M   47M  138M  26% /boot

/dev/sda5             419G  350M  398G   1% /data

/dev/mapper/mpathbp5  1.1T   67G  912G   7% /MySQL-Data

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SureshKumarMuth
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how many disks are you seeing in edit settings of the virtual machine ?

can you post the fdisk -l output here.

Regards, Suresh https://vconnectit.wordpress.com/
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bethueln
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Hi, see the output

Thanks

[root@PNETSDBSRV ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 598.9 GB, 598879502336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 72809 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00025e4e

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          26      204800   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              26       13080   104857600   83  Linux
/dev/sda3           13080       17258    33554432   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4           17258       72810   446225408    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           17258       72810   446224384   83  Linux

Disk /dev/mapper/mpathb: 1123.9 GB, 1123894156800 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 136639 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x3d48cf80

             Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/mapper/mpathbp1               1      136639  1097552736    5  Extended
/dev/mapper/mpathbp5               1      136639  1097552704+  83  Linux

Unable to read /dev/mapper/mpathbp1

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SureshKumarMuth
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I can see the partitions and disks visible at OS level , use the following article to mount the missing partitions manually

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Adding_a_New_Disk_Drive_to_a_CentOS_6_System

Regards, Suresh https://vconnectit.wordpress.com/
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bethueln
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hi

thanks

the volume that's is not appearing is LVM. on the server its visible as

/dev/mapper/mpathbp5 on /MySQL-Data type ext3 (rw)

but the converter is not seeing it.

Thanks

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patanassov
VMware Employee
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Hi,

it is not LVM, it is multipath. Unfortunately Converter doesn't support that.

As a workaround, you can convert the machine with the other volumes only, then add a new volume and copy the data from the source, e.g. using scp.

Regards,

Plamen

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bethueln
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Hi

Thanks for the reply, will do as advised.

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