Snoogie
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HP SIM P2V

I have an issue using HP's Systems Insight Manager P2V tool. Migrating 2003 hosts I have never had a problem. However I am trying to do a p2v with a 2000 Advanced Server. It gets all the way through the drive image, and at the end gets a driver injection error.

I have been working with HP almost two weeks and have an open ticket with them. Does anyone know of a "manual" way to inject the drivers into a valid disk image file on a VMFS file system?

If I can just make what I have work I won't have to do another three hour job to no avail.

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chandlm
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I believe you can use VMware Converter to do the configuration tasks. I haven't tried that but you can choose 'Configure Machine' instead of 'Import Machine'.

Snoogie
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Awesome. Are you talking about in the VI client itself or is there another utility called VMWare converter?

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chandlm
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Snoogie
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Cool. Thanks.

This looks like I can attempt the P2V conversion again, but what I was hoping is that somehow I could find some utility to point to my existing .vmdk file and inject the right drivers into that for Windows 2000 Advanced server. I will try this utility on another server sometime to see how it works. Looks pretty cool!!!!!

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chandlm
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I believe you can do what you want with the "Configure" option... Try it out (I'd say make a clone first). You can point it directly to a standalone VM I think...

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Texiwill
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Hello,

I have used HP's SMP product, VMware Converter, Platespin, the Old P2V and I really like the way Converter works.... I have inported W2K3, W2K and various others with no major issues. I like its ability to configure disk sizes and other useful tools. Plus you can convert between various VMware products.

Best regards,

Edward

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