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  • 1.  a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 10, 2009 02:04 PM

    If a simple working VM is powered off, and all its files under VM folder on VMFS are being copied to a location, then using vConverter to import this file, but it fails and vConvert reports "failed to open <machinename>-00001.vmdk file". And in the vConverter log, only see information: failed to open <machinename>-00001.vmdk file, The specified feature is not supported by this version."

    What is the requirement for vConverter to import the VM files?

    thanks!



  • 2.  RE: a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 11, 2009 09:57 PM

    How do you copy the VM files? With cp from the service console? Then the path in the .vmx file to the vmdk is probably not correct anymore. Be sure to adjust it or check if you can start the copied VM on the ESX by manually adding it to inventory before converting it.



  • 3.  RE: a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 16, 2009 06:01 PM

    VM was shutdown and then copied the files using scp from service console to a linux machine and vConverter access those files via Samba.

    How do you manaully add it to inventory in vSphere for the copied files?

    thanks.



  • 4.  RE: a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 16, 2009 06:07 PM

    Simply open the VMX file in your favorite editor and remove the paths.



  • 5.  RE: a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 18, 2009 04:39 PM

    There isn't a line in the vmx called path? Can you please list the full name and the key in the vmx file? Or I can post the vmx file here.



  • 6.  RE: a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 16, 2009 06:08 PM

    FYI: this thread has been moved to the Converter forum.

    Oliver Reeh[/i]

    [VMware Communities User Moderator|http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-2444][/i]



  • 7.  RE: a vConverter question

    Posted Dec 16, 2009 07:22 PM

    Thanks, didn't see there is vconverter area here, will try your suggestion to remove the path in vmx file.