Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:56 PM
I have tried to run a P2V on 2 different servers with the same error below. The scvmm server is in one domain and the servers I am trying to virtualize are in another I am a domain admin on both and there is no trust. I have successfully virtualized a server in the same domain. It gets to the "Make operating system virtualizable" and fails. I don't see why the different domains should matter as I have done this a number of times with SCVMM 2008 but I thought I would point that out. I have checked the firewall and DNS. The second server I tried even though it is in another domain it is on the same network as the server that I have successfully converted.Error (2931)
VMM is unable to complete the request. The connection to the VMM agent on the virtualization server (CORP-WAIK.inet.syrres.com) was lost.
Unknown error (0x80338029)
Ensure that the Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) service and the VMM agent are installed and running and that a firewall is not blocking HTTPS traffic.
This can also happen due to DNS issues. Try and see if the server () is reachable over the network and can be looked up in DNS. You can ping the virtualization server from VMM management server and make sure that the IP address returned matches the IP address locally obtained from the virualization server.
If the error still persists, restart the virtualiztion server, and then try the operation again.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 5:10 AM
In the same boat myself. I've tried as many combinations of conversion attempts as I can think. I just got my latest failure after disabling all services related to SQL, rebooting, and retrying the job using the local administrator credentials of the the physical machine to be converted. I heard that disabling all the offload to NIC settings and uninstalling all antivirus would help, but neither of those things helped me out. I have no firewall, same domain, same network, same switch. I've also tried using domain admin accounts. Always the same result - gets through about 38.14 GB of a conversion and then fails. It throws 3 errors in the Jobs before it gives up:
- Refresh virtual machine properties - failed
- Refresh performance data - failed
- Refresh host - failed
It's maybe worth mentioning that small machines convert just fine, but larger machines like this one and another SQL server I have just refuse to convert. Unfortunately both of these SQL servers are getting very old and need immediate virtualization to stabilize them, so please post any solutions you come across.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:48 PM
The two of you are likely running into different issues.
@Dave - It sounds like we're getting past the copy (BITS) stage and <It gets to the "Make operating system virtualizable" and fails>. If you haven't resolved this already, use Hyper-V and open a console session to the newly created VM at this stage. What do you see? I suspect an error message might be likely that is preventing automated log in / reboot.
@Isaac - If the problems you are experiencing seem to consistently fail during the copy stage to the VHD, then I suspect you're encountering a problem with BITS.
In addition to applying the following BITS hotfix, you should consider running the VMMCA for SC 2012 VMM.
The BITS Compact Server service randomly stops responding under high stress in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows Server 2008 SP2
More information on VMMCA for SC 2012@ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29309
Some other hotfixes you might want to consider applying:
- The WMI service and the WMI providers stop responding when you use WMI performance classes to monitor performance on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2547244
- The Svchost.exe process that has the WMI service crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2 or in Windows 7 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982293
- Changes to performance counters are not updated for at least 15 minutes when you use WMI to query performance counter values in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2613988
Hope it helps,
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- Proposed As Answer by DeWitt Hurst [MSFT] Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:31 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2012 9:33 PM
I'll run that and let you know.