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  • 1.  Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

    Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:31 AM

    Hi,

    Is it possible to clone a windows VM and convert internal ISCSI attached drives to virtual disks?

    For example we have a VM with

    Currently Proposed

    C: Virtual Disk C: Virtual Disk

    E: Virtual Disk E: Vurtual Disk

    F: ISCSI attached disk. F: Virtual Disk

    Is this possible? Thanks in Advance.



  • 2.  RE: Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

    Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:35 AM

    Welcome to the forums!

    So if I understand you correctly you want to migrate to a virtual machines with only virtual harddisks... Yes this is possible. You could use VMware converter to do this. Just point converter to the running VM and say it's a physical machine and convert it to a virtual machine.

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  • 3.  RE: Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

    Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:51 AM

    Hi, Thanks for the quick reply.

    I did try that, it got so far then failed (I presumed on the ISCSI disks). The error from the Converter log was

    Starting execution of a Task

    Connecting to IPC$ on sql012k5vm as sql012k5vm\sql01_admin

    Successfully connected to IPC$ on sql012k5vm

    Connecting to
    sql012k5vm\pipe\vmware-converter-vmdb, use SSL: true

    Successfully connected to
    sql012k5vm\pipe\vmware-converter-vmdb

    Unsetting unknown path: /vmomi/

    Making sure that UFAD interface has version vmware-converter-4.0.0

    UFAD interface version is vmware-converter-4.0.0

    Task execution completed

    DoImport called

    Starting execution of a Task

    Successfully connected to VMImporter

    Task failed: P2VError SNAPSHOT_FAILURE(-1)

    When the converter is running, does it store the redo log on the iscsi area or on the target area?

    Regards,



  • 4.  RE: Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

    Posted Apr 17, 2009 12:00 PM

    Did you tell Converter it was a virtual machine or a physical machine?

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  • 5.  RE: Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

    Posted Apr 17, 2009 01:08 PM

    Hi Duncan,

    I'm almost 100% sure I tried it as a physical. I will give it another go now as physical to be sure.

    Thanks.



  • 6.  RE: Cloning a VM (Win) with interal ISCSI attached storage

    Posted Apr 17, 2009 02:04 PM

    Hello Duncan,

    Yes, it failed again and I ran it as if it was a physical computer.

    Regards.