Tag Archives: P2V

Online Dynamic Hard Drive in Failed State

sam.aaron/ June 27, 2013/ Daily, HowTo, P2V, Windows/ 0 comments

I ran into a new situation. Here’s the setup, I’m at a customer’s location performing a migration of VMs from one SAN array to another (svmotion). Ok, Not that hard – not really. As soon as you let your guard down — even on the simplest of things, that’s when you get bit by something or you discover a new

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VMconverter Virtual Appliance

sam.aaron/ March 1, 2011/ Daily, ESX, P2V, Projects, VMware/ 0 comments

Last year, Duncan Epping made a post about building a VMConverter Virtual Appliance using suse studio. It was a complete walk-thru from beginning to end on how to build the virtual app. I built one and it worked flawlessly. I used that little booger to run numerous P2V (Physical to Virtual) and V2V (Virtual to Virtual) conversions. The unfortunate thing

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Changing the HAL from Multi processor to Single processor after P2V conversion

sam.aaron/ May 13, 2010/ ESX, P2V, VMware/ 0 comments

1.) Before making any changes to the VM, Create a Snapshot in Virtual Center. 2.) RDP or Console into the Server and go to Device Manager 3.) For Windows Server 2003, install the following hotfix. It does not require a reboot. This hotfix allows you to downgrade to Uniprocessor. WindowsServer2003-KB923425-v2-x86-ENU.exe (updated 08.01.08 – you do not need the hotfix if

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