my physical computer is install windows server 20003 sp2 standard edition,now i want to conver it to VM on vmware vsphere .when started conver ,it has a issue below
my vcenter converter standalone version is 6.1.1
physical computer's agent is manual installed (can not push install from vcenter converter standalone server)
i also restart the source computer after install agent
now i have no ideal for this issue
so can anyone help me to resolve this issue,?thanks a lot.
Have you tried to start the vstor driver manually ?
Look up the name of the service in registry. It may look similar to this
Then open a cmd and run
net start vstor2-mntapi20-shared
I did not see the vstor2-mntapi20-shared service under ControlSet001. However, I searched the registry and found it under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\vstor2-mntapi20-shared. But when I ran "net start vstor2-mntapi20-shared" it says "The service name is invalid"
Sorry, I forgot that I uninstalled the agent yesterday.
So I reinstalled the agent and the service is still in ControlSet002 (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\vstor2-mntapi20-shared). I ran "net start vstor2-mntapi20-shared" (from an elevated CMD prompt) but the service is already running. I ran the conversion and it still fails with the "Missing Vstor2 driver or not started" error.
I need some ideas please!! 🙂
I uninstalled the agent and reinstalled locally (vs. from the converter) by copying the VMware-Converter-Agent.exe from C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone on the system where the converter is running and running with elevated priviledge/as admin. This placed the service in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vstor2-mntapi20-shared & HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\vstor2-mntapi20-shared paths. Unfortuantely, I'm still getting the same error message.
Sorry to have forgotten this.
I think you can try reinstalling converter server (not the agent on the source). First uninstall it, ensure vstor driver has been uninstalled (perhaps reboot the machine), and then install anew.
Crossing fingers this helps.
Sorry, but not seeing that option. Plus I'm not the originator or the question. Maybe that's why I can't mark it as the correct answer?? Either way, hoping this help them as well.
1. Uninstall VMWare vCenter converter.
2. Reboot the computer.
3. Reinstall VMWare vCenter converter in standaloone mode (may work in client-server mode but I haven't tested)
4. Try again.
I just came upon the same issue! I've installed Converter Standalone on several servers (I'm not doing the client-server method) and they've all been syncing fine up until last weekend when all of them failed with this vstor2 driver missing or not running error.
I did allot of digging today and noticed one thing in common on all the servers that failed with the “missing vstor2 driver….” message and that is that all of them had received a new/updated version of the "Backup Manager" software last Friday that the customer uses for their server backups. In doing some further digging, I discovered that both VMware Converter and Backup Manager use this vstor2 driver and I’m thinking that the Backup Manager upgrade replaced the vstor2 driver, making VMware Converter unable to use it?
I hate having to uninstall & reinstall Converter because it means I have to run fresh full syncs on them again and some of them are very large.
vstor2 driver is probably flagged as malware in some security tools.
Either you disable your security-tools or use a different way to transport the diskimage.
I prefer ddrescue - its not the fastest transport tool but the most reliable.