Try with VMware Converter 3.0.2u1 . Also check if all the necessary ports are openedhttp://expresstaalk.blogspot.in
Where would I be able to download that version of the converter from? The earliest version on the VMWARE Converter website is 4.0
To solve your problem you need to change your user permission. The user that you use to connect to your source vcenter need access to the vmx file of the VM you want to migrate, so you should check the datastore and virtual machine permission.
This would be helpful, excpet I have copied the files to the local computer and changed their permissions to the local user running the standalone converter. I then ran the converter as both the normal logged in user and with admin permissions.
I have solved this problem:
To do so I had to solve it in a rather round about way:
1) I installed the Earliest Version of the standalone cvonverter that I could find on the VMWARE website (I think it was 4.0)
2) I converted the Vmware Virtual Computer to a NEW version 6.5 VMWARE virtual computer (which is the latest version that 4.0 will allow you to convert to)
3) I then uninstalled the 4.0 converter (you cant have two installed on the same computer)
4) I installed the latest 5.1 Standalone Converter
5) I imported my NEW version 6.5 VMWare virtual computer into my VMware infrastructure ESXi 5.1.0 system.
This worked on the 3 systems I tried it on. 2 Windows 2003 Standard 32bit servers and a Centos 5.5 Linux server.
Im happy that I have got all my systems migrated. I'm NOT happy that VMWARE is so cackhanded that you have to use an ANCIENT version to bootstrap into a new version. Surly a new version would still have the old code installed that could read old hardware images?
Similar problem easy solution
I had used vmware converter on a machine and it worked, I installed on a new machine and kept getting
error, I realized I had created a new self signed certificate on ESXI after the first successful use, restarted ESXI and problem solved hopes this helps someone.
thanks gulopez I also had the same problem. I also needed to restart the esxi-Server and run vmware Converter 5.5 with Administrator-permissions.
I had the same issue when I tried to convert a couple of VMs from a VMware Server 2.0.2 (backuped on USB-HDD) to an ESXi 5.5 with my Windows 7 PC. Beside all hints, my solution wasn't the Admin rights, or older versions or even certificates. It was quite simple but it tooks a bit to get it.
In my situation a defrag of the vmdks with the build in tools of VMware Workstation helped to let the converter work. It seems the error occured because the converter couldn't read the vmdks correctly.
just run as administrator....u will get solution....:) simple
I'm trying to convert my physical machine and get the same error message. And yes, I am running it as administrator. Any solutions to this problem? What kind of user permissions are needed for converting a physical machine?
For remote machines if UAC is enabled - run as adinistrator is not enough, you need to use 'administrator' or disable UAC on machine to be converted.
Otherwise upload log bundle to check the exact error.
No, that is incorrect, ramesh. I have this same issue and simply running as admin does not solve the problem.
I was able to resolve this issue by disabling the UAC on my Windows Server 2008 R2 server.
I have the same problem as mjh_72 said.I'm trying to convert my physical machine(Windows server 2008 R2 SP1) in local computer and get the same error message.I am running it as administrator too. I'm confused that what ports should be opend and how can I generate the log files? Many thanks