Are you trying to connect to the machine your migrating or the host machine? In that screen you have to specify the host machine where the VM is.
trying to connect to the Host Machine from my local machine (from my laptop) i have the converter running on my machine
Just doing some reading and it seems VMware standalone converter doesnt support Hyper-V running on Server 2012.
I'm told i need to convert the disk from VHDX to VHD first. Then migrate?
convert the disk from VHDX to VHD first
No need to do that.
just set a credential, that username must be a member of the hyper-v administrators group on that server.
Also, check the following points on the path of converting:
1. Time of the client, Hyper-V server and ESXi must be the same
2. Open the required ports (For example 902, 443 for ESXi) VMware Knowledge Base
3. Temporary stop the antivirus/firewall in the source machine (hyper-v) or check the required network ports before starting migration operation
4. Check the required space on the ESXi datastore before starting migration operationPlease mark my comment as the Correct Answer if this solution resolved your problem
Thank you for taking a look
the account i'm using is an admin of the 2012 Hyper-V, tested the authentication of this account for something else, works fine.
I have checked the times already, they are Sync
all ports are open in between this subnet
tried to disable the firewall on the Hyper-V
its a new vCenter, that only has a couple of machines on there. not a capacity issue
Okay, I've got this working, tried two things, not sure which one worked, could be a combination
once you launch the Converter tool from the 2012 hyper-V
select Administration --> Connect to another server
I selected the "Connect to a local server"
in the IP Address or name: localhost
Username: my unique admin account, which is a member of domain admins. the Domain admins is a member of the Hyper-V administrator group.
the second thing i changed when attempting this for the 100th time
From the Hyper-V 2012 Machine, instead of using the Hyper-V FQDN, IP, i used "Localhost"
that was it, everything else ran smoothly
thank you for all your help.
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