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Failure converting from VMware ESX 5.1 to Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've been trying to get a VM converted from ESX to Hyper-V using the MVMC 3.0 tool. On every attempt, the process fails, always the same error at the same point.  It looks like it spends 90 minutes getting the C: and D: drive initialized, and then fails with a "System.Net.WebException: The request was aborted: The connection was closed unexpectedly.".  There's no indication in the log prior to this that it's connecting to anything.

    I've tried both online and offline, connecting to the VC server and connecting directly to the local host, using "Run as Administrator", and none of these have worked.  I've double-checked the prerequisites, and I've ensured there is sufficient space on both the conversion drive and the destination drive.  I'm not sure what to try next.  Any ideas?

    PS: Below is what appears to be the relevant part of the log. I can post the full log if needed.

    10/21/2014 07:24:47 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: This conversion will proceed off-line.
    10/21/2014 07:24:47 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: The uninstallation of tools is not supported in off-line machine conversion scenarios.
    10/21/2014 07:24:47 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: NOT preparing source virtual machine, this conversion is being treated as off-line.
    10/21/2014 07:24:47 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: Downloading VMware virtual disks from source virtual machine
    10/21/2014 07:24:48 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: Downloading device (/87/ParaVirtualSCSIController0:0) disk-0.vmdk
    10/21/2014 07:24:48 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: Initializing (E:\MVMC\0\disk-0.vhdx) with a size of 64424509440 with preallocate true.
    10/21/2014 07:35:18 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: End of initializing (E:\MVMC\0\disk-0.vhdx).
    10/21/2014 08:01:52 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: Updating FAT/NTFS drive geometry.
    10/21/2014 08:01:52 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: Downloading device (/87/ParaVirtualSCSIController0:1) disk-1.vmdk
    10/21/2014 08:01:52 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: Initializing (E:\MVMC\0\disk-1.vhdx) with a size of 268435456000 with preallocate true.
    10/21/2014 08:55:15 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: End of initializing (E:\MVMC\0\disk-1.vhdx).
    10/21/2014 08:55:20 +10:00  [6]  VERBOSE: System.Net.WebException: The request was aborted: The connection was closed unexpectedly.
       at Microsoft.Accelerators.Mvmc.Engine.ForVMware.ExportLease.GetFiles(IDownloadAdapter adapter, String host, DirectoryInfo dirInfo, TaskContext taskContext)
       at Microsoft.Accelerators.Mvmc.Engine.ForVMware.VirtualMachine.DownloadFiles(IDownloadAdapter downloadAdapter, String toPath, TaskContext context)
       at Microsoft.Accelerators.Mvmc.Engine.ServiceLayer.Internal.MachineConversionService.ConvertToDrives(IMachineConversionRequest machineConversionRequest, IPostProgress& provisionHyperVPhase, IVirtualMachine& sourceVM, TaskContext taskContext)


    John H. Moe

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:46 AM

Answers

  • I believe I found the problem. It seems as though you need 2x the disk space of the original VM in the work area.  I'm assuming something like one for a local copy, and one for the converted disk?  Anyway, after increasing the amount of space, I'm getting further.  New error now, so new post coming soon...

    John H. Moe

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:01 AM

All replies

  • I believe I found the problem. It seems as though you need 2x the disk space of the original VM in the work area.  I'm assuming something like one for a local copy, and one for the converted disk?  Anyway, after increasing the amount of space, I'm getting further.  New error now, so new post coming soon...

    John H. Moe

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:01 AM
  • Hello, I have the same problem, and i have enough space.
    Thanks


    Raniel Contreras www.ranielcontreras.com

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:59 PM
  • The solutions for this problem is:

    You need to share the workspace folder and this have to be different location when you will save the virtual machine converted.

    worked for me...


    Raniel Contreras www.ranielcontreras.com

    Monday, October 27, 2014 5:32 PM