So here I am again.
Running a V2V conversion on a Windows 2K8 box. I get the "Unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine." error when I try the conversion. So I try running the "vmware-vdiskmanager with the -R option and it replies "No errors were found on the virtual disk,...". I try the conversion again and the same error. The error comes back almost instantaneously.
Attached is the generated log files. I looked but I would like another opinion because I can't seem to fix it.
This is using Converter 5.1.
Stil the same error:
2013-06-19T11:35:58.995-04:00 [01364 info 'Default'] Sysimgbase_DiskLib_OpenWithPassPhrase failed with 'The specified virtual disk needs repair' (error code:14)
Because this could be incompatibility with older VMDK format you can downgrade the Converter version to 4.3 or 4.0.1 and try the conversion again.
If you succeed with conversion but fail with reconfig, you can try the reconfig only task on destination VM with latest version (i.e. 5.1).
From 4.3 log:
[#2] [2013-06-19 20:08:15.517 05932 error 'App'] CreateVm task failed: The device or operation specified at index '1' is not supported for the current virtual machine version 'vmx-04'.
[#2] A minimum version of 'vmx-06' is required for this operation to succeed.
self explaining error...