Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:36 PM
I'm trying to do a P2V and I can't add it to my cluster as its telling me I don't have enough space. I have a CSV attached to this cluster that has over 3TB free of space. It seems that its only looking at the local storage on the cluster when the CSV is attached to the cluster via fiber channel.
How can I tell it to only look at the CSV storage and not the C:\ or E:\ Drives which has limited storage?
In the host configuration it tells me that the CSV volume has a status of reserved. Why is it not a status of online?
ANy help would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:40 PM
Can you check the Properties of the cluster or the resource pool and report the reserves values.
Right clic the cluster name in VMM console, Properties, Reserves. The same for the resource pool
Regards, Samir Farhat Infrastructure Consultant
Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:13 AM
Friday, November 18, 2011 10:21 PMI'm experiencing the same problem whereby SCVMM 2012 recognises my CSV's in Shared Volumes under the Cluster properties, but when attempting to perform a P2V it is only aware of the local disks.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:15 PM
Update: I think the problem is that the P2V process does not give you the option to choose a hardware profile before choosing a host. The default hardware profile has Availability set as "Normal" which (by design) will place the VM on the host C drive.
The problem with the P2V process can be recreated by trying to deploy a new VM using the default hardware profile and specifying a fixed VHD larger than the host C drive. At the host selection screen the same grey stars prevent you getting any further to change the path. Changing to a profile where Availability is set to High results in a full set of stars and being able to complete the process.
I'm now looking for a way to change the default hardware profile settings, which will hopefully cure the problem.*Edit* I've found a workaround for me where I only select a partition on the physical server that fits the host, then when I can select a path and choose my CSV I go back and select the other partitions.
Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:06 PM
I've just encountered exactly the same problem in SCVMM 2012 RTM. It looks like MS patched your workaround though as it doesn't work for me. It re-evaluates the host's suitability each time it gets to that part of the wizard.
I did come up with another workaround though so I thought I'd share for any other people who stumble upon this thread:
I simply created a new volume on my SAN large enough for the VM, 2TB in my case, but as I thin provisioned the volume it only takes up 200GB. I then attached it directly to one of the cluster nodes, formatted it, labelled it as a dummy volume and mounted it as Z:\. After refreshing the host in SCVMM, the P2V wizard allowed me to select the cluster node with the dummy volume for placement, defaulting to the new Z:\ drive. I then changed the storage location to C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1 and kicked off the P2V process.
Hopefully I should have a new VM within the next 15 hours and I'll then be able to delete the dummy volume.
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Unable to perform a P2V to CSV on System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager if there is insufficient disk space on the local drive
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Thursday, August 02, 2012 1:51 PM
I've found 2 other workarounds which you can use:
- First would be to create a Dynamic VHD (with a max of 2TB) on each of the Hyper-V nodes, and mount them as local drives (just remember not to actually copy anything on them:)).
- Second is to:
- when the wizard asks for what drives you want from the source computer (the physical one), you just select the OS (the ones that are already selected)
- next you should be able to pick any Hyper-V host to deploy
- after that you are asked for a path to where the VM will reside (this is where the final machine will live, on the destination server)
- you pick the right partition, then go back to the drives page and select everything you desire.
hope it helps