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Convert VMWare VM version 10 to 9 on same data store

Recently two VM's were accidentally converted to Version 10 requiring the vSphere web client but I would like to use the vSphere client. I would like to use VMware converter to convert them back to ...
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VMware Converter Agent: does it transfer all disk blocks or only the ones actually in use by filesystem?

When using VMware Converter Agent on a powered on (physical or virtual) Windows system, will it sent over the network all the disk blocks or only those actually in use by the NTFS filesystem? I am ...
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Converting Hyper-V VMs to VMware ESXi VMs (Not with Live Migration)

I am facing a small issue for converting my Hyper-V VMs to ESXi VMs. I have 1 physical server. On that physical server I have Windows Server 2008 installed with the Hyper-V role. My 1 Hyper-V host ...
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ESXi Physical to Virtual Migration Unused Hard Drive Space

I figured I would ask before I built a test environment to try this out. I have a physical server that has a somewhat large amount of physical storage. It is running SQL and would prefer to do a cold ...
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vmware Converter issue with 'System Reserved'

Working on converting a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine from physical to virtual. Each time I run the converter it fails at 98%. I'm pretty sure the issue is occurring because vmware doesn't know what ...
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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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VMware Converter conversion of Windows TeamCity Server

I have a VM: Windows Server 2008 running TeamCity with a local MSSQL database, virtualized using Hyper-V. I want to migrate this VM to ESXi (free version) using VMware Converter. The VM has a ...
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ESXi 4.1.0 build-260247 best way to get VM off

I'm having a hard time copying a VM from my ESXi 4 ... I never tried to copy a VM because I always did the backup inside the VM but now I want to retire this server and need to get a final full ...
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Converting EC2 to local VM using VMware Converter, bluescreening

I initially wanted to copy locally an EC2 windows server instance and bring in to Hyper-V but have decided VMware workstation might be easier. None-the-less each method I try results in the exact same ...
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How to add NTFS partition on remote server to VMWare ESXi 5.1

I have ESXi 5.1 running on a standalone box. On another server, I have Windows 2008 R2 installed and it has a 1 TB partition free. Both are on the same network. I am a complete noob to VMWare and I'd ...
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Dead Linux server - need help and options

I have a Dell PE 1950 with 2 SATA drives in a software RAID1. OS is CentOS 5.5 (2.6.18.x). Starting this afternoon we received HW errors (something on the bus is bad, E171F) and the machine became ...
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Live Linux to VMware vSphere Hypervisor (former ESXi) fails at 1%

I am evaluating VMware vSphere Hypervisor (formerly known as ESXi). The server version is 5.0.0. My steps: Open VMware vCenter Converter Standalone (tried versions 4.3 and 5.0); Attempt to convert a ...
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Converting Physical Exchange 2007 Mailbox servers to VMWare VSphere Virtual Servers

Any recommendations or help would be much appreciated for converting two Exchange 2007 Maibox Servers to VSphere Virtual Servers. I have tried more times than I would like to admit with Vcenter ...
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Is there any alternate utility to VMware converter to host VM faster?

we are using ESXi 4.0 and ESXi 4.1. I am using VMware converter to host my VM in our ESXi server. As our VM size is 35 GB , it is taking half a day to host it. Is there any alternate utility to ...
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Modifying Virtual Images Offline [closed]

I'm new to this vmware stuff. I was wondering if anyone knows how to modify virtual images offline or know of any tools. I used VM Converter to convert my current desktop to an image. This is for a ...
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How to perform a P2V conversion of a Windows Server 2008 R2 EFI system?

As discussed elsewhere, Windows Server 2008/R2 will automatically use the EFI boot loader when installed on EFI systems, and will also automatically use the GPT partitioning scheme on such systems. ...
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What causes an “Unable to obtain hardware information” error when exporting a VM with VMware Converter?

I have created a custom role similar to the Virtual Machine Power User (sample) and want to allow the role to export the virtual machines via VMware Converter Standalone but they are receiving "unable ...
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How do I get VMware Converter to be selective with data?

Just testing some virtualization. Just P2Ving an Exchange server, we want to get the system drive (C:) and the data which lives on another drive (D:) with some other stuff. How do I get the ...
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VMWare Converter - Exclude files/folder

Is it possible in VMWare Converter when converting P2V, to exclude certain files and folders... I have some large folders (temp / downloads / iso's / backups) I want to exclude from the conversion. ...
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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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Ubuntu 10.04.3 VMware guest - no network access after conversion to older VM format

I created and configured a Ubuntu 10.04.3 VM in VMware Player 3.1.4 and now wanted to deploy it on our VMware server, which is running at version 1.0.4. To do this, I used VMware vCenter Converter ...
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Sync changes to and fro converted physical machine VM

Is there a way to sync changes made in the VM back to the physical machine? The VM was converted through VMWare's converter. I would like to sometimes sync to and fro changes made on the VM and on the ...
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Migrating standalone exhange 2007 to vCenter

I need to migrate our last server to a center. But i really not looking forward to move the last server. It contains exchange 2007, ad, dhcp and dns. Server os: windows 2003 R2 x64 It is to be moved ...
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Converting VM from XenServer to VMware

I have XenServer non-paravirtualised VM and I want to convert them fro using in my ESXi infrastracture. Is it possible to do it with Essentials Plus pack ? What tool do I have to use?
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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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vmware converter hanging on “Retrieving source machine info”

I am trying to convert some machine's from a VM to another VM, both host ESXI 4.1, but I can never get past the screen where I select the VM and press Next, it will keep showing the message ...
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Clone and resize NTFS GPT partition?

I have a ntfs partition, GPT, of 5.6 TB containing only 200 GB of data, that I need to fit onto a 1 TB partition (of a vmware ESXi guest). Vmware converter does not support GPT. Acronis disk director ...
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vmconvert exchange 2007

Has anyone tried to run vmconvert on a Windows 2008 64 bit server running Exchange 2007? Here is what I did. I stopped the Exchange processes and IIS and ran vmconvert. When I moved the new server ...
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How can i convert a VirtualBox's .vdi files to VMWare vmdk/ovf formt

Vsphere takes ovf file to create a Virtual Machine, but it also needs the vmdk which is the actual disk. Would VMWare Converter be able to do this conversion? i have the .vdi files on Mac OSX. Maybe i ...
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What is the fastest way to convert a VMware Server guest to ESXi?

I'm transitioning a few old VMware Server virtual machines to ESXi 4.1. Both the ESXi and Server images live on the same NFS datastore. What is the fastest way for me to convert a machine to the new ...
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vmware conversion linux physical machine

I have a linux box at www.linode.com I am wondering if I can backup the linux box with rsync and then convert it into a vmware machine using vmware converter? could something like rdiff also be used ...
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How to install VMWare vCenter Converter plugin without internet?

I have a standalone (no internet connection) vCenter with some ESX hosts. And I want to install plug-in VMWare Converter (not a standaone version). How can I do that?
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VMware Converter MAC Adress

I want to convert a running machine to VMware ESXi with VMware Converter, but it assigns a random MAC address to destination virtual machine. However, in our network, port security and static arp ...
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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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Physical to Physical Migration of server OS's and applications

I have several physical servers which have windows 2003 OS'es installed on them along with a couple of web based applications running on them. These servers are HP DL380 G5 servers which are coming ...
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Convert Hyper-V img to run in VMWare Workstation

I would like to download one of the hyper-v images offered by Microsoft and run it in VMWare Workstation 7.x. Is this possible? If so, can you recommend a converter (preferably a free one) that can ...
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Windows x64 2008 P2V? Has anybody had any success?

If I use VMware converter it throws Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040154, Class not registered . Operation: ...
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vCenter Converter Standalone cannot copy virtual machines from one ESXi server to another

I have two ESXi servers, both updated with the latest patches through the Host Update Utility. One of the ESXi servers is a new install, other was around for about 8 months without any problems ...
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Volume size doesn't match Disk size after gparted expansion

I just expanded a basic disk on a Windows XP VM from 15gb to 40 gb using GPARTED LiveCD (0.5.2-11). I didn't notice anything unusual during the expansion; but after I rebooted back into Windows, the ...
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How convert physical windows 2003 server to virtual machine on box running ESXi for free?

I have a windows server 2003 box that I want to virtualize for free if possible. My understanding is that VMware's ESXi is free. Is there a free way to create the image? What are the steps ...
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Use converter standalone repeatedly

I need to do an conversion P2V every 3 months from the same physical 2 servers to an virtuel test environment. Is that possible with de free version converter starter? Thanks Jos
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Failed Conversion with VMConverter 4.0.1

Received this error @ 57% on Windows Vista Enterprise SP1 conversion going to a VMWorkstation 6.5 image via network share. FAILED: A general system error occurred: SQL_CANTOPEN: unable to open ...
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Disaster recovery options for my lone server running W2K3 std

What is the best disaster recovery option for my machine running W2K3 std edition? I have already imaged my machine using Clonezilla and I have also taken a backup using Windows Automated System ...
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Converter agent uninstallation

How to manually uninstall VMware converter agent from RHEL5 linux server after sucessfully P2V?
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Problem Moving Ubuntu Server 9.04 from VMWare Workstation to ESX Server

I moved a VMWare client (using the VMWare vCenter Converter) from a VMWare Workstation 7 host to an ESX V3.5 host. Everything seems to have gone correctly but when I power on the VMWare image the ...
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Using VMWare Converter to clone a Win7 VM

I have a win7 VM running in VMWare Server that I built from scratch. I wanted to use this VM as a baseline and use Converter to clone it. However while using the Converter tool, it says it can't find ...
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How can I virtualize a Unix machine using VMware?

I have a computer with a Unix OS installed on it. I want to convert this computer to a virtual machine so that I can run it on another computer with VMware workstation.
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VMWare to Physical Machine - Windows 7

Is it possibly (for example) to build a Virtual Machine, with windows 7, and then port this to a physical machine..? For example, build up a configuration of a machine in virtual machine, then deploy ...
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clone running windows with tool running within it

I've been told there's a tool which can be ran from a currently-running Windows to create an image of it, which later can be used, or converted to a format which can be used by vmware. Since I have ...
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VMware VCenter Converting Failing with Unable to find the system Volume

When I try to turn a XP machine into a virtual machine, I am getting the Unable to Find the system Volume, reconfiguration is not impossible. Anyone know how I work around this? The log is below. ...