I use ESX 2.5.2 ...
Did you run the P2V Reconfiguration after the cloning process?
This is a device driver problem
Did you remove all the nonpresent devices?
Then select "show hidden devices"
You also may want to start up in safe mode to see if you can figure out which one is getting you.
Thanks for your help.
I found the problem. IBM install with the ServerGuide the "IBM OSA IPMI device driver". I have uninstall it with Add/Remove Program and perform a new clone image. The new VM boot correctly !
you da man, pgmn6; I was having the same problem with the HS20s and that fixed it for me - thanks!
Just wanted to say thanks for the OSA driver tip! We have completed many P2Vs with no problem until this exact error...it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The physical servers were IBM 346s and the OSA IPMI driver was loaded....we uninstalled it rebooted....did another Acronis image, P2Vd it and presto it started like a dream....Thanks again for the post.
Regarding the IBM servers, occasionally you'll get a similar problem with IBM Director loaded. In that case, the sympton was that the P2V'ed VM will boot up into Windows but then eventually crash. Booting into Windows Safe Mode and getting further along is a likely tip-off.
Is there away to remove or disable this driver post-P2v?"
I cannot access the system via safe mode but i can mount the image and make changes.
I've answered my own question. Yes!.
I've booted the system using Bartpe and found the IPMI.sys in the drivers directory.I renamed the extension from .sys to .old and the VM booted with no problems!!
I was having the exact same problem on IBM 336 hardware which had IBM Director installed
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That's one way to do it. You can also navigate the Windows\System32 directories from the Helper VM after running P2V Assistant and the System Reconfiguration.