I have been having a lot of difficulty creating a vm from a powered on machine running winxp pro. I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone client version: 4.3.0. I have used this app to migrate other vm's over to the new host and also to restore one from an image; however, when I try to create a vm from the aforementioned powered on machine I get an error.
The process I have been following is the following:
1) Open the application and select convert machine and then source type as Powered-on machine
2) specify remote machine and add ip address and user name and password and select windows as OS famly
3) Click next
it then says that it is connecting to the machine and then another window opens
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Agent Deployment
it states that is needs to temporarily install the agent on the remote machine
I then check
Automatically uninstall the files when import succeeds
and click yes
It says that it is deploying agent and then I get the error message
"Unable to complete vCenter Converter agent installation on
-.-. .- Error code 1,154"
I checked the error code on the web and found this:
Error Code 1154
System error code 1154 means "One of the library files needed to run this application is damaged."
The machine that I am trying to convert is pretty old - it is an old MS Windows NT workstation that is running WinXP pro now. Could this be part of the problem?
How do I fix this situation?
Well, yes the OS is indeed to old, it's not supported by the VMware converter any more.
As I remember, the source machine should be newer than windows 2000 sp3.
From my experience, you have two choices,
1. Try a very old version VMware standalone converter for online backup
2. Use Acronis or other backup software to create an image of your host computer and import to the vSphere using the VMconverter which is an offline backup solution.
Hope can help you.
Yo tengo el mismo problema con ese error... la cuestion es que yo ya habia convertido una maquina fisica en virtual, con SO Windows 2000, realice los mismos pasos pero en esta ocasion me genera el error 1154... a que se debe esto...