1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 16, 2012 1:43 AM by Plamen

    Vmware p2v conversion error

    bajay Lurker

      Hi ,

         I have linux Fedora 14 Physical machine, need to convert and use in Vcenter ESXi 5.1, i have used the Vcenter converter standalone to 5.0.1 version. It has completed 99% and then it raises an error, i have atteched the image please check any one and let me know the solution??

        • 1. Re: Vmware p2v conversion error
          Plamen Master
          VMware Employees



          The solution is to finish the conversion manually. All the data have been copied, the reconfiguration has failed. It consists of the following:

            - install GRUB at the destination VM

            - fix fstab

            - fix the modules configuration for the kernel to boot in the new virtual hardware and rebuild the initrd image.


          Boot the VM from a live CD to do that. The first 2 steps are relatively trivial. The last one requires you to edit the modules configuration (e.g. \etc\modprobe.conf, \etc\modules.conf, or \etc\modprobe.d\dist.conf, I don't know what Fedora 14 uses) The destination VM most probably uses LSI Logic SCSI adapter, so you should ensure that mtpbase and mtpscsih are there; also pcnet32 for the network. Then run mkinitrd.

          Cross fingers anrd reboot.



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