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99 views

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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109 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
120 views

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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1answer
557 views

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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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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1answer
766 views

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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1answer
283 views

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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424 views

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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2answers
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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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3answers
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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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2answers
318 views

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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2answers
3k views

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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2answers
735 views

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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1answer
344 views

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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1answer
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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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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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4answers
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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 ...