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jpricesparta
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Trying to Import from old vCenter to new but get error

Trying to import a VM from an old Center (6.7) to new (8.0) and get an error everytime.

"A general system error occurred: The token has expired at: TIME" the time is always the same time that I am attempting it. 

Any ideas?

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hadjer1
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Hello,

How are trying to import it ?

Did you try to Export the VM and the import it ? or did you try to use VMware Converter ?

 

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jpricesparta
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I was using the vMotion wizard to transfer from an active older vCenter. 

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jpricesparta
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I was using the vMotion wizard to transfer from an active older vCenter.

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hadjer1
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Hello,

Does it start and stops or never runs at all ?

If it doesn't start at all, may be you need to check if ports are open for vMotion.

If it stops after a certain time, may be it's a timeout problem, check this link to increment it : https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vsphere.vcenterhost.doc/GUID-A91AFDA5-9D37-...

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jpricesparta
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I am using 8.0 for the new and 6.7 for the old. I get the attached error, after selecting the VM that I want to move from the 6.7 vCenter to the new one.

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virtsysadmin
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check the NTP..

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/8.0/vsphere-vcenter-esxi-management/GUID-DAD0C40A-7F66-44C...

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2106952



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bsnvmw
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Hi Everyone 

I can resolve the issue by ensuring the NTP setup on both ESXi Servers (through vCenter) and vCenter Servers (through VAMI) is consistent. I was using google public NTP in the configuration 

Best Regards

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