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  • Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

    I installed ESX 3.5
    I read instructions about "exporting" vm server file to ESX.

    1. I used a converter but get an error after 1%

    Please see attached file.

    2. I tried to copy vm server file to ESX by using fast copy and it didn't work too.

    I would like to know the exact thing to do for successfule "exporting".

    Thanks,
    Michael.
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    "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

  • #2
    Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

    if you purchased ESX you should have support from VMware or the OEM provider
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    Last edited by DYasny; 6th March 2011, 18:22.
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    • #3
      Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

      evaluation for now
      "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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      • #4
        Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

        You're on an ancient version of VMware Converter (3.0.1 build 44840) which was plagued with issues such as the one you are seeing.

        Download and use the current version:
        VMware Converter 3.0.2 Update 1 (Starter Edition)
        Latest Version: 3.0.2 Update 1 | 12/3/07 | Build: 62456 |

        http://www.vmware.com/download/converter/
        VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
        boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
        My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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        • #5
          Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

          Jason, it works fine. The reason I used old converter because it didn't work with VM server (I started to play with VMWare in November). Also I didn't try a Beta server.

          Could you please answer another question.
          For a test I converted Phisical machine's System partition. The data size is 7GB.
          When converting I assigned 12GB to expoted VM
          When I will run VM in ESX can I create an additional Partition. If yes, how?

          Thanks,
          Michael.
          "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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          • #6
            Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

            Once the conversion from physical to Virtual has been completed, u can add additional partitions.It will work fine.
            MCSE : Windows Server 2003

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            • #7
              Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

              How I do that?
              I just converted my virtual server to ESX. Where I define additional partition when in ESX? and when in VMWare Virtual Server?

              Thx.
              "When you hit a wrong note it's the next note that makes it good or bad". Miles Davis

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              • #8
                Re: Error while converting Virtual machine to ESX

                I'm glad to hear the current version of Converter is working for you.

                You would add an additional partition using available disk space just as you would on a physical system.

                1. Right click My Computer
                2. Choose Manage
                3. Choose Disk Management
                4. Select the disk with the available disk space
                5. Right click in the available disk space and choose add/create partition
                6. A wizard will guide you through the remaining steps to carve out your partition. Keep in mind you can only have 4 primary partitions on a standard Windows disk. You will need to choose a format for your file system. I recommend NTFS.

                Jas
                VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
                boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
                My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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