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  • 1.  Cold P2V fails on NT4

    Posted Jun 05, 2009 09:24 PM

    This might be a long shot but would appreciate any insights.

    We have a legacy NT4 (SP6) application that needs to be virtualized ASAP. This application has NDS4NT and another RSA security GINA installed such that you can't logon using "normal" windows credentials.

    So we knew we had to do a cold clone from the boot CD.

    Using converter Enterprise 4.0 the task failed at 2%.

    Here's parts of the agent log file that looked relevant:

    DISKLIB-LIB : Opened "vpxa-nfc://[ESX8] ROLMF04/!52 84 dd 7e 12 24 e8 49-1e fb 3e 9d c6 2d 0f 96" (flags 0x2). 044A4DB0
    Copying 71122560 sectors from sector 0 to sector 0.
    Got an update from CloneTask::task
    Waiting for updates from CloneTask::task

    (Re)Start waiting for property updates from CloneTask::task
    Got an update from BlockLevelCloning::task
    Waiting for updates from BlockLevelCloning::task

    (Re)Start waiting for property updates from BlockLevelCloning::task
    NfcNetTcpRead: timed out waiting for data
    NfcFssrvrRecv: failed with code = 9
    NfcFssrvr_DiskIo: failed to receive io reply
    DISKLIB-LIB : RWv failed ioId: #28 (5666) (34) .
    DiskLib_Write failed to sector 57344 of vpxa-nfc://[ESX8] ROLMF04/!52 84 dd 7e 12 24 e8 49-1e fb 3e 9d c6 2d 0f 96 with error invalid NBD error code.

    In the client log we just see this

    Successfully connected to VMImporter
    Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(sysimage.fault.DiskLibConnectionFault)

    If any one could figure out how to get past this so that we can run a cold P2V it would be much appreciated.


  • 2.  RE: Cold P2V fails on NT4

    Posted Jun 05, 2009 09:54 PM

    You may have better luck using the VMware vCenter Converter 3.0.3 Enterprise coldclone.iso

  • 3.  RE: Cold P2V fails on NT4

    Posted Jun 05, 2009 10:25 PM

    I should have taken the time to check the release notes...

    It seems that NT4 no longer appears on the supported platforms list.

    Thanks for the heads up -- I'll try the 3.x and see what happens...

  • 4.  RE: Cold P2V fails on NT4

    Posted Jun 06, 2009 07:12 AM

    NT4 has several issue for the conversion process.

    Some time ago I have used Symantec BESR to do the image and then converted to put in the infrastructure.

    Do you have more than 1 processor?


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