Friday, November 07, 2008 3:24 PMI cannot add a new VMware VirtualCenter Server. I receive this message:
because of the following error: Login failed due to a bad username or password. (InvalidLogin).
I used my user creds and I have admin rights on the esx server (the root login dont work). I use the default port and all port which are open on the esx server (e.c. 22) but no reaction
I cannot migrate a esx vm to hyper-v. I convert the vm from the esx on my local machine with VMware Converter, than I use the VmdkConvert Tool to convert the vmdk to vhd. Than I copy the vhd on the host server and I want to import this vhd as a new virtual machine. But I receive a message, that the Hyper-V cant use a vhd file which is not createt from hyper-v.
So I inspect the vhd file and "convert" it with hyper-v. after this I have created a new virtual machine, which takes the harddisk from the vhd file. When I boot the client, I see the Windows Logo (it is a windows 2003 server) but than I receive a Bluescreen.
I also tryied to deinstall the VM Tools from the VM and than to create a new VM with this converted vhd file, but it also dont work
I hope you understand my VERY bad english and thank you for your help!
Saturday, November 08, 2008 3:40 AM
1) i do not quite understand the first problem. Do you get this error when adding VC or adding the ESX host to the VC?
Also, please describe what versions of VC and ESX are you on.
An account used to add VC has to be in a VC admin role (not necessarily in Windows Admin group).
Similarly, an account used to add ESX host has to be in the ESX virtual delegate role - not necessarily root.
2) interesting ... you might want to follow up with the vendors of these tools, MS does not support these apps.
Did you try SCVMM new-v2v functionality? we support migrating and fixing up VMWare VMs according to the desired target MS virtualization platform. v2v is supported both directly off the ESX machine (once you get passed troubles from p. 1) as well as off the VMM library (where you can just copy VMWare VM files to the VMM library share, press Refresh and then convert this VM to a Hyper-V or VS host).
Monday, November 10, 2008 8:54 AMHello Natalia
Thank you for your reply
1) Could you tell me please what do you mean with: VC and VC admin role?
I have ESX 3.0.2
2) Could you tell me where the v2v function is in SCVMM? I only see p2v
Could you tell me how I can copy VMware VMs into the libary?
I have SCVMM 2008 Eval Edition v2.0.3444.0
Thanks a lot!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 9:57 PM
1) VC is the virtual center and the account needs to be a virtual center admin.
2) You just need to select the VMWare VM and click on Migrate. This will show you the list of HyperV hosts as well. Select the host and finish the wizard.
To store the VMware VM into the VMM library, just select the VM and click on Store. This will guide you through the store wizard. Once in the library you can V2V it to a HyperV host as well by using the migrate wizard.
Hope that helps
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 7:54 AMHello Amit
Thank you for your reply!
When I add a new ESX Host, so that I can store a ESX VM in my libary to make v2v, I have to add a VMware VirtualCenterserver before. But I always receive this message:
Virtual Machine Manager cannot complete the VirtualCenter action on server XXX because of the following error: Login failed due to a bad username or password. (InvalidLogin).
This error occurs when an operation is denied access because of insufficient privileges on a managed object. Resolve the issue and then try the operation again.
I tryied it with the domain admin account. Could you tell me, where I have to set the privileges? On ESX Server? On W2k8 Server? On Domain?
Summary: I would like to add a ESX Server as a Host, that I can migrate/v2v a ESX VM to the Hyper-V.
Thank you for your help!
Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:28 AMOwnerWhen adding VMware VirtualCenter you need to have Administrator level priviledges within VMware Virtual Center.
I recommend reading this information:
Friday, November 14, 2008 9:51 AMHello All
Well, I see I need to install VirtualCenter Server, but we havent a license
So I receive allways this message: Details: Unknown error (0x194)
Which means that I havent a VirtualCenter Server, or I have to update it.
Now, I cannot make V2V *cry*
Have anyone an other Software, witch I can make V2V from ESX 3.0.2 to Hyper-V?