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    Hi all,

    I'ma newbie to VMware and need some help - please bear with me.

    Firstly, I am attempting to P2V my domain controller (nt server) to a VM (sitting on a XP host).

    I have setup the VM on the XP box. (do I need to install OS)

    I am using VMware converter latest stable version(on NT server) and VMware server 1.06 (on the xp box).

    In ConverterI get the source details entered in, then setup the destination details.

    As it is about to start I get an error message that the Destination Drive is insufficient .

    My NT server has 4 partitions all sitting on a Hardware Raid/scsi Drive (ie one logical drive).

    C: 3.9gb <- system and boot drive
    D: 3.5gb
    F: 25.GB <- just fileshares
    and a utilty partion

    So, I tried to choose only c: but still not working, same error message.

    Do I need to install an OS on the VM? I attempted to install NT4 on the VM and it fails to start after first reboot.

    Is what I'm trying possible?

    please someone enlighten me

    thanks in advance

  • #2
    Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

    What destination do you have setup?
    I've only used the convertor a few times (so could be quite easily incorrect) and it required a shared folder somewhere. It copies everything over and gives you an entire image at that location that you can add into vmware and then boot. Does that make sense?
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

      Hi,

      What version of VMware Converter are you using? Earlier versions were full of nasty bugs.

      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
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      • #4
        Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

        Hi and thanks for replies,

        I am attempting a Hot clone (using the free version)

        Andy - My destination is within my network, the location is also shared across my domain. I can see the location (which is a VM I have created).

        jasonboche - I am using VMware-converter-3.0.3-89816

        cheers,

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        • #5
          Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

          Hi Again,

          Just realised, I have used the space on the destination to install VM-HDD's. I have used all the 40 gig's in the host partition to create a 40gig VM Hdd. That could be the problem, huh?

          I'll change the VM-hdd (guest hdd to only 4 gig, so I have 36gig free on the host).

          we'll see how that goes.

          cheers

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          • #6
            Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

            also - I set up the orignal VHDD as Scsi, i'll try IDE instead.

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            • #7
              Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

              Yes, please let us know.

              You are using the most current version of Converter in the 3.x series.
              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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              • #8
                Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

                Hi Jas,

                Yes , after making the changes below, it is now in the process of cloning.

                Thanks for helping.

                I have 2 other servers, win2000, that I want to virtualise, can I put these on the same Host or will I need another VM app to do this, or will I need 2 more seperate hosts?

                cheers,
                Kiko

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                • #9
                  Re: vmware converter saying destination drive insufficient space

                  Go ahead and put them on the same host providing you have the necessary cpu, disk, memory, and network resources.
                  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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