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  • Convert Windows Server 2008

    Hi

    I am using VMWare Converter 3.0.3 trying to convert a windows server 2008 64 VM. My goal is to move it from one ESX 3.5 server to another.

    When I attempt to conver the VM with the source type as a VMWare Infastructure Virtual Machine I get the error unable to determin guest operating system.

    I have also tried to install the converter in the running VM and rebooted. At 2% progress I get the following error:
    "ERROR: Failed to take snapshot of a source volume.
    Possible causes include not having any NTFS volumes on Windows XP or Windows 2003 source systems,
    and not having enough free disk space."

    Ther VM has a single 100GB disk and there is 33GB free

    Also the following error is logged in the server I am am trying to convert:
    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: The VSS Coordinator class is not registered. This may be caused due to a setup failure or as a result of an application's installer or uninstaller.

    Operation:
    Instantiating VSS server

    and

    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80040154.

    Operation:
    Instantiating VSS server

    I have not been able to find much on the VSS errors .

    In the converter logs have the following
    [snapshotVolumeFactory,148] Creating snapshot using vss
    [pluginWin32,34] Error 2147549183 creating snapshot.
    [snapshotVolumeFactory,119] Shapshot creation failed. driver=vss
    [snapshotVolumeFactory,148] Creating snapshot using vsnap
    [snapshotVolumeVSNAPWin32,124] Vsnap does not have admin rights
    [snapshotVolumeVSNAPWin32,127] Snapshotting \\?\Volume{0c5637a9-1d3f-11dd-a05d-806e6f6e6963} using stcbasic.sys
    [snapshotVolumeVSNAPWin32,137] stcbasic.sys not installed or snapshot creation failed. err=2
    [imageProcessingTaskStep,194] CloneTask::task{13} step "clone volumes" destroyed

    Any help or suggestions to achive the tranfer of the VM would be great.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Convert Windows Server 2008

    VMware Convertor:

    Supported Guest Operating Systems

    The following guest operating systems are fully supported by VMware Converter 3:

    * Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
    * Windows XP Professional (32- bit and 64-bit)
    * Windows 2003 Server (32-bit and 64-bit)
    * Windows 2000 Professional (32-bit)
    * Windows 2000 Server (32-bit)
    * Windows NT 4 SP4+ (32-bit) (IE5 or higher required)

    Support for the following guest operating systems is Experimental. VMware Converter 3 can clone source images containing these operating systems, but the destination virtual machine may or may not work without additional configuration after import. In particular, if the source image contains unsupported hardware, you might need to modify the configuration of the destination virtual machine before using it:

    * Linux
    * Windows NT 3.x
    * Windows ME
    * Windows 98
    * Windows 95
    * MS-DOS
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    • #3
      Re: Convert Windows Server 2008

      Not supported (yet)
      VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
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      • #4
        Re: Convert Windows Server 2008

        Thanks for the replies.

        Does anyone know when it will be supported?

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        • #5
          Re: Convert Windows Server 2008

          Originally posted by bluetub View Post
          Thanks for the replies.

          Does anyone know when it will be supported?
          Looking into my crystal ball, I'd say 2008.

          VMware does not discuss futures. Ever.
          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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