Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tips for a Successful Vmware Converter Operation

For the ones making P2V operations using Vmware Converter plug-in, sometimes it is a nightmare to troubleshoot why the agent fails to proceed. I've tried to compile my experiences on the Vmware Converter plug-in for a successful import without facing any errors.

  1. First of all make sure you read and open the ports necessary if there is firewall(s) between vc, hosts and guests. you can find the official link to the article below;
  2. Before you launch the plug-in, make sure the guest resolves both the vc and host with their fqdn. If necessary, enter the fqdns in the host file.
  3. Always reboot the guest after the agent is installed (even the vmware says a reboot is not necessary)
  4. Make sure the admin$ of the guest is reachable from vc (in order to install agent).
  5. And finally if all of the above are true and you still see face an error while importing, you can find a verbose log named vmware-converter-agent-0.log (increments if a file size threshold exceeds) under the client's below directory;

    %allusersprofile%\Application Data\VMware\VMware Converter Enterprise\Logs