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  • P to V Conversion Slow

    We have carried out many P to V conversions in the past on end of lease HP servers.
    However we have recently tried to convert a HP ML370 G5 which is the newest model we have tried to convert, with around 100gb of data, we used every version of the converter software.

    It was taking a very long time and reached 9% after 1 hour 20 mins, we checked all the obvious network connections and connected both servers to the same switch, but it still went very slowly.

    Are there any known issues with the G5 model.

    Many thanks
    Paul

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    Re: P to V Conversion Slow

    Are you running the latest drivers and firmware?
    Cache on the raid controller too?
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: P to V Conversion Slow

      Gb networking? Sounds like you might be throttled to 100Mbps somewhere. Check the link speed/duplex on the physical server. In optimal conditions, 100GB can be transferred over a 1Gbps network in 14.3 minutes. Now you need to consider there are more things in play during a P2V than just network bandwidth, however, I concur with you that this seems slow.

      Jas
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      • #4
        Re: P to V Conversion Slow

        Jason, Andy,

        thank you for your replies, we are definately on 1GB network connections and we have tried all network(including specific monolithic winpe driver from Broadcom) and array drivers, and the firmware is all up to date.

        We recently ran a P to V overnight and it took 9 hours to convert 211GB, this was not the G5 model.

        This could cause problems in the future for proposed downtime.

        Many thanks
        Paul

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