To restart Converter Standalone worker: The destination virtual machine that is created as a result of such a conversion task might fail to start up. Users with limited rights cannot install Converter Standalone on Windows If you are logged in to Windows as a non-administrator user, the following error message is displayed while the InstallShield is extracting files for Converter Standalone installation: Converter only checks the first IDE disk in such configurations. A general system error occurred: If Converter Standalone 6. Click Next to view a summary of the conversion job.
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If you change the disk controller type while converting the virtual machine, the destination virtual machine might not boot. Optional To list the available disks, enter list disk. A running P2V conversion job fails if you create a new conversion job for the same Windows source machine and use a different port to deploy the Converter Standalone agent If, while running a P2V conversion job, you start covnerter another conversion job for the same powered on Windows source machine, and specify a port for the connection, Converter Standalone deploys the Converyer Standalone agent using the port you specified.
Compatibility with vSphere 6. If you try to convert the source without reconfiguration, the conversion succeeds but the destination cannot boot. To make your system more robust, use the volume label or UUID instead of the block device name. For example, if a disk has 4 partitions,with partition 2 as the active volume and partition 3 as the system volume, the backup must include volumes 1 through 3 ShadowProtect and Backup Exec System Recovery. Support for XFS file system.
If you try to convert a Linux physical machine, you might receive an error message in the Convert Machine wizard Unable to obtain hardware information. The following error message appears in the Job summary tab for the second conversion job: Mark all non-boot active partitions on the destination machine as inactive and run configuration on the destination machine.
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Older versions of VMware products have limited support of newer operating systems. Limitations when converting third-party images You can use Converter Standalone to convert third-party virtual machines, system images, and backup images with the following limitations: Mark all non-boot active partitions on the source machine as inactive and attempt to run the conversion again.
Run Converter Standalone and start the conversion again. Top of Page Prior Releases of Converter Standalone Features from prior releases of Converter Standalone are described in the release notes for each release.
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1.1 Release Notes
Converter Standalone remote agent does not notify the user about Converter 3. Limitations when converting third-party images You can use Converter Vmwaee to convert third-party virtual machines, system images, and backup images with the following limitations:.
At the minimum, change the root device name to reflect its new name in the destination virtual machine. Shut down the virtual machine and reconfigure it by using the Converter Standalone configuration wizard.
Connect coonverter using a different user account with administrative rights. The problem occurs when the system or the active disk is located on a dynamic volume in the source.
Move volumes vxenter of the new disk to other destination disks:. Detach the VMDK file from the helper virtual machine and run the Configure Machine wizard on the destination virtual machine. Restart the remote source machine and try running the conversion task again. Manually enable preserving sparse files during Linux conversions by modifying the keepsake flag in the converter-worker.
Users with limited rights cannot install Converter Standalone on Windows If you are logged in to Windows as a non-administrator user, the following error message is displayed while the InstallShield is extracting files for Converter Standalone installation: On the Options page of the Conversion wizard, click Data to copy.
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone provides an easy-to-use solution to automate the process of creating VMware virtual machines from physical machines running Windows and Linuxother virtual machine formats, and third-party image formats. Microsoft Windows Vista or later is installed on the source physical machine, which is a dual-boot machine currently running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server Converter Standalone worker process stops responding if you try to copy a configuration job during guest operating system customization If you right-click a running configuration job and select Copy As New while the destination machine is being customized, Converter Standalone worker process stops responding.
VMware vCenter Converter Standalone Release Notes
Offers broad support 51. source physical machines, VMware and Microsoft virtual machine formats, and certain third-party disk image formats. Management Centralized management console allows you to queue up and monitor many simultaneous conversions, both local and remote, such as in headquarters and branch offices. A Save As dialog box appears. X Server might fail to start in destination virtual machines converted from sources that run Linux When the destination virtual machine starts, X server might fail to start with an error Fatal X server Error.