gracic
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Contributor

Can't start VM guest on ESX3 copied from VMServer

Hi,

I have a problem to start virtual machine on ESX 3.0.2 copied from VMWareServer 1.0.3.

Error message I got is:

VMWare ESX Server Unrecoverable Error: (vmx)

Unexpected signal: 11

... and then location of log file and core file.

I tried to start 3 different virtual machines and they all have same issue.

Anybody had a similar problem?

Thanx

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RDPetruska
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Leadership

How did you copy the guests to your ESX server?

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gracic
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Contributor

I used SCP to copy over network.

\# scp -r vmmachine esx_server:/path_to_storage/vmmachine

Then "Browsed Datastore" and "Add to Inventory".

That was it.

Was that wrong?

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RDPetruska
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Leadership

No. After SCPing the file, you need to use vmkfstools to import the virtual disk into the ESX format.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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You need to convert the disk format to be ESX compatible, so typically you'd copy the VMDK over to ESX and then import it with vmkfstools

The command would look like this:

vmkfstools -i /sourcepath/VM.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/datastorename/vm_foldername/VM.vmdk

You can also use VMware Converter which is free(www.vmware.com/converter) to do this for you.

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KevinG
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You can also use VMware Converter which is free(www.vmware.com/converter) to do this for you.

Yes, Converter would be the way to go Smiley Happy

esiebert7625
Immortal
Immortal

Step-by-step guide here using both SCP/VMkfstools and Converter

http://vmware-land.com/Vmware_Tips.html#VM1

gracic
Contributor
Contributor

Whoohhaaaa bunch of information all of the sudden!!

I'll try and let you know of outcome.

Thanks to all replies!

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gracic
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Contributor

Just follow up....

Converter did excellent job!!

Thanks guys!

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