I need to migrate some VMware guests to new hardware. We're using vSphere Hypervisor and not having much success.
I'm attempting to use VMware vCenter Converter Standalone to migrate a 10GB Ubuntu guest from an ESXi 4.0.0 host to an ESXi 4.1.0 host. After running for two hours and reporting only 3% progress the conversion failed.
The process was reporting progress at around 20KB/sec. I checked for network problems between the two servers by copying a 1GB file from a guest on one to a guest on the other via scp. This showed >10MB/sec transfer rate (with ssh compression disabled) which didn't indicate the problem was networking between the two hosts.
The converter logs are here: https://gist.github.com/870379