We are having issues completintg the P2V a couple of web servers. Both physical servers have a single NIC with 3 IP addresses as shown below:
P2V works fine but it keeps showing on the bottom right "Acquiring Network Address" and the websites are down. Any ideas?
Thanks for all your help!
Confirm the conifugration in the VM of the virtual NIC - it is sounding like that the NICs configuration has been reset to DHCP in the migration process -
No. It is still set to static. and all IPs are as they are on the physical NIC. Binding is in the correct order. When you ping the server names they ping to their correct system IP addresses and as listed in DNS. It just seems that the other IP addresses for the websites are ignored when migrated.
VMware Converter does not keep the network configuration.
So you have to reconfigure your new interface.
And note that you have a warning about another interface (the old one that now his hidden) that has the same IPs.
I guess I should have been more clear. When converting these systems, we didn't create a NIC until after the process was completed. There were no warnings because we deleted the "ghost" NICs and uninstalled the old BroadCom drivers before creating the E1000 NIC and manually populating the Network Configuration to mirror the physical system. As a side note we tried using a VMXNET3 card as well to no avail.
Sorry It's taken so long to get back to you. Server 2003.
IP config cannot be posted here but I can tell you that it recognizes the system IP: 10.1.1.11 but not the others. For the others it shows 0.0.0.0
So it has 3 place holders for IP addresses but only the one at the top of the binding order is listed in the ipconfig.
I would try: Edit the NIC and remove the secondary IPs. Restart the VM and esit the NIC add re add the IPs and then edit the websites and re establish the correct IPs.
I have seen corrupted settings before. Try removing all networking.
Uninstall VMware tools.
Remove the protocols clients etc and the OS NIC(s).
I would do the remove hidden / old devices http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539
I might also consider cleaning up the registry. Use Regedt32 and search for the IPs, other network entries etc.
Remove the virtual NIC(s) from the VM settings and restart the VM.
Start adding networking back in.
remove all NICs from the VM, then open p your Registry and browse to
Delete all the subkeys (you can 'export' this first if you want a backup)
Now shut down your VM, add your NICs again (I am assuming your VMtools are up to date)
Bopot your VM and configure the NICs - confirm your IIS settings are valid too.
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