I have done the SSL tweek, but I'm still at 7.5 max rate speed
What's the source hardware, target storage and network?
For older machines, or 100mbit networks, you won't get much higher speeds than that.
Source EMC AX4-5i and Target EMC AX4-5i
Servers Dell R710 72 GM of memery and 4 Quad Cores.
Just to get it clear:
source is a physical server, with data on an AX4-5i
target is ESXi 5, running on Dell R710, with a second AX4-5i storage?
Sorry, it's a V2V on same host same storage and vConvertor running on same host as well. It's ESXi5 latest version. Source VM running
on AX4-5i LUN and Target Datastore running on same SAN Storage AX4-5i.
so why don't you just migrate or clone the VM, instead of using converter for V2V?
Because I got an error while I was migrating it with Storage vMotion. Now half of the LUN resides in this datastore and the second half resides of the original datastore That's why V2V and changing the datastores is the solution.
BUT, V2V is horrible slow don't know why.
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As a third option you may try to manually copy the VM (e.g. via scp) and then manually add it to the inventory.
So I have a pesky server that I need to P2V.
It is a file server with a 63GB C:, 2 x 400GB volumes and an 800GB volume.
The box is HP Proliant ML370 G5 going into and HP EVA4100 running Windows Server 2003 x86. All the networks are 1Gb or better.
I am redcuing the CPUs from 8 to 2 and the NICs from 6 to 1, but other than that all of the settings are default.
I've tried setting the SSL to false but I am still getting "Transfer Rate: 4.79 MB/s" ... maybe as high as 5.22 MB/s.
When we tried this in another office we uninstalled the Conveter 5 and installed Converter 4 and took the job from days to hours. Here we get the same either way.
There are many things that can affect performance, e.g. network connectivity, disk speed, incuding disk fragmentation, heavy usage of the source, etc. The settings of the destination like number of CPUs do not affect performance. If you have had the same results with converter 4.0, it is certainly not the SSL issue either. I would try first to check the stuff described above.
The first time, using SSL was faster than not! weird.
On the first try for SSL off I got Submit job failed: The specified parameter was not correct: 'spec.synchronizeImmediately'.
2nd try the conversion with SSL off was 40% faster.
so if you are having problems, try a reboot and do it again.
i rebooted between conversions.
all parameters were the same, same guest, host, VMFS, etc.
convert1: ssl on: faster 3x faster than convert2
convert2:ssl off: much slower
convert3: ssl on: same as 1
convert4:ssl off: MUCH faster this time, 40% faster than SSL being true.
In some future p2vs Ill need to do this will come in very useful!
maybe a reboot if you arent getting the performance and throughput desired.
I am out of the office until Monday July 9, 2012.
I've done some testing too, though I can't seem to get the speeds you're talking about.
I'm converting a single virtual machine, which was created with vmplayer.
when ever I turn off ssl, my transfer rate is around 400kb/sec, as reported by VMC, though network usage is around 40% (100mbit) as reported from taskmanagers network usage.
when I turn ON ssl, transfer rates are around 1000kb/sec (VMC) and network usage is around 80-90%
are you all doing a p2v or are there someone who has done a v2v and had the speed ?
Target server is an ESXi 5.0
VMC is 5.0
Client machine is an Core-i5 @ 3.3GHz using a Sata 6Gbps disk/interface
only slow thing here is the networking, but data throughput is way too slow compared to link speeds.
(I got a clean 100mbit connection to the server)
My tests were v2v, ive done some p2v also outside a test environment with similar results.
Do you have converter on the vm player machine or doing a remote conversion?
weird that you get the opposite result with ssl off.
if your source vm is large and it s taking a long time and you have limited bandwith,
it might be just faster to put the vm on a usb drive,
run a passthrough to a vm on the esxi host that has converter
then convert the vm on the host directly.
obviousy not ideal for large scale deployments but for the one or two p2v/v2v that show up not a bad workaround.
The converter and player is located on the same computer.
I only did a converte vm-file to infrastructure (if that makes any sense)
I did try to copy the VM directly to the ESXi server using scp, which took around 20 min, but the ESXi complained
that it didn't recognize the virtual disk, even though it was created with VMP4.
hmm .. ESXi host with converter installed? please explain that one :-)