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0xc0000225 error after P2V with VMWare Converter

I'm having an error with a P2V conversion of a Server 2008 R2 machine with VMWare Converter. The machine is going from an HP server to a Dell 2950. The machine fails to boot and spits out a ...
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P2V - Cold Clone ISO

I need to cold clone a physical box in a VMWare environment. What are people using for this these days? My preference is for VMWare's vConverter ISO, but it appears that this was discontinued. It's ...
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Are RAID disks really universally unsupported for VMWare converter

I am preparing to virtualize our DC, which runs on SBS2008. We have eliminated the >2TB GPT disks and prepared some disk level backups with Acronis to use for the conversion. I plan to use the VMWare ...
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Ubuntu server P2V that is running software raid5

Here is my challenge: I have a physical production webserver running Ubuntu 10.04 with software raid 5 (mdadm) that I have to virtualize to an VM ESXi5.0 host while minimizing the down time ...
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ShoreTel P2V Audio Issue

I recently P2V'd my ShoreTel server. After doing so everything seems fine. No errors anywhere, and everything looks good in Director except for a licensing issue since the mac address changed. ...
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Post P2V Remote Destkop

I recently performed a P2V on an old OEM XP installation. This required running an in place install to convert from an OEM to a VLK. On completion I was unable to connect to remote desktop. netstat ...
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vCenter Converter 4.3 GPT disks or Converting from GTP to MBR

I have a physical 2008 R2 server with a GPT OS volume. I am trying to get the server converted to ESXi. I understand that vCenter Converter will not convert/detect GPT Disks. The question is, does ...
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v2v of RHEL5 box - issues with retaining MAC address

For the last week we have been troubleshooting a customer's Red Hat Virtual Machine running on ESXi. We've been using Veeam to try to create a replica off-site and have been having getting it to work ...
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what are VMware P2V dynamic disk best practices?

We are trying to figure out the best way to do a P2V on one of our main file servers (windows server 2003). Currently the server is physical with an MD1000 hard drive array attached through scsi, we ...
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P2V Server 2008R2 with vmware converter 4.3.0 No source volumes

I'm trying to P2V a Windows Server 2008R2 to vmware vsphere 4.1 using Vmware vCenter Converter standalone 4.3. Source Box Windows Server 2008R2 24GB ram Dual Quad-Cores 1 Raid 5 drive 680 GB 3 GB ...
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Converting an ancient RH8 system to VMware ESXi

I am curious to know what options I have to convert a very old RedHat8 machine to a virtual one on ESXi. Looking at VMware Converter it seems there's an option to login to the RH8 using SSH, and ...
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VMware Converter: Can one skip empty space in block-level cloning mode?

Many people recommend block-level cloning over file-level cloning - besides various reasons - mainly because of its superior speed advantage. And true: Data transfer rates are about 50-75% percent ...