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  • Migrating physical Server to Virtual P-V

    Hello all,

    Im not very familiar with vmware and was hoping for some help on this.
    I have a customer trying to migrated a physical server to virtual P-V but the progress stops at 1%.

    AV was disabled and also Plug-in Manager-VCenter Converter was Enabled.
    i also have the log files if that helps.

    I appreciate all the help

  • #2
    Re: Migrating physical Server to Virtual P-V

    Will this give you some help?
    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=1035241
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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    • #3
      Re: Migrating physical Server to Virtual P-V

      Thank you for the reply!

      Im not seeing anything in the converter server log with those entries, i am seeing alot of this :

      SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

      thank you

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      • #4
        Re: Migrating physical Server to Virtual P-V

        Well it's worth a shot to try it out.
        Else try rebooting Windows?
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: Migrating physical Server to Virtual P-V

          Originally posted by nevesn View Post
          Thank you for the reply!

          Im not seeing anything in the converter server log with those entries, i am seeing alot of this :

          SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

          thank you
          This is normal issues. This is not the problem.

          If the conversion if dropping on 1%, the process not even started.

          So is a problem inside of the physical server(services that are running etc.), or a problem with the communication(firewall blocking ports).

          Try to check your communication between the source and destination.

          Check here what ports do you need to test

          Read VMware KB nr. 1010056 (I am not allowed to post url links yet)

          This is the TCP ports that are needed

          TCP: 445, 139, 9089 or 9090
          UDP: 137, 138

          This ports needs to open from the Source to Destination, or Destination to Source.

          I have written an article how to P2V Windows servers.

          But again I cannot add urk links into this forum yet.

          Even the article is about cold migration(with VMware Converter Boot CD) you can use the same tasks for a hot conversion(online server).

          Will copy past the initial article

          #####################################

          Note: Check the type of Windows Server license. OEM licenses or Appliance Editions cannot be P2V or will need special attention.

          Check the Physical Server Applications and is Server for any issues regarding Virtualization methods.
          Check Storage in the Virtualization Infrastructure to hold the Physical Server(all the disks).
          Check if the physical server has the minimum 200Mb free disk space and at least 364 Mb memory (RAM).
          Check if the server will use serial ports or USB, P2V will need to be restricted to an ESX host with physical serial device.
          Check if the server as any Storage allocated, or any shared disks. If server as any Storage disks, Storage team need to be involved in the P2V process, and some additional tasks need to be added.


          > Virtual environment analysis:

          Check if there is enough CPU available in the virtual environment to accommodate the new VMs needs.


          Note: Physical machines with multiple CPUs but only using single threaded applications should be set to 1vCPU. Adding extra CPUs would waste CPU time / cycles because the applications would not make use of it.

          Check if there is enough RAM available in the virtual environment to accommodate the new VMs needs.


          > P2V Pre-requirements tasks:

          Clean any software related to any hardware management and any unneeded data or services.

          On the Physical Server:

          Login as local administrator.
          Stop any software mirroring, break the mirror (but not the data) since VMware converter does not support software mirrors.
          Clean-up any temporary files and unneeded data.
          Note: For this task I use a free tool to do the job ( I use CCleaner tool )
          Defrag and fix servers disks errors (will reduce the migration time and fix some possible migration errors). Run this task for each local disk.
          Note: For this task I use a free tool to do the job (I use MyDefrag tool)


          Run the System Configuration Utility to disable all unnecessary software services on start.
          Go to Start Menu and Run > msconfig

          Note: For Windows NT and 2000 servers, you need to use the msconfig.exe from a Windows XP. Just copy the msconfig.exe to the physical server and use it.


          Or go to console and run c:>msconfig

          On the General tab
          1. Select "Selective Startup
          2. Uncheck "Load Startup Items"

          On the Services tab
          1. Select "Hide All Microsoft Services"
          2. Click "Disable All"

          Click "Apply"
          Click "Close"

          This is some of the pre tasks that can help in your problem

          Hope this can help

          Jail

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          • #6
            Re: Migrating physical Server to Virtual P-V

            Originally posted by nevesn View Post
            Thank you for the reply!

            Im not seeing anything in the converter server log with those entries, i am seeing alot of this :

            SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStore: The remote host certificate has these problems:

            thank you
            Now I can add url links into the site.

            This is my article, hope it can help you.

            http://www.experts-exchange.com/Soft...s-Servers.html

            Thank You

            Jail

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