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December 10, 2008  4:52 PM

Failed P2V conversion? Check DNS



Posted by: Rick Vanover
P2V migrations, Rick Vanover, VMware Converter

In the course of performing many physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversions, I still come across situations where a small configuration can make or break the task. Recently, I performed a P2V conversion of a system that was successful in all measurable elements from the VMware Converter and ESX-based...

November 26, 2008  4:24 PM

Quick performance enhancement for VMware Converter P2V conversions



Posted by: Rick Vanover
P2V migrations, Rick Vanover, VMware Converter

During a recent VMware Converter-based physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion, I made an observation and subsequent change that enhanced the performance of the conversion. During the conversion, the locally installed antivirus application became extremely CPU-hungry while VMware Converter was...


November 17, 2008  5:19 PM

VMware Converter failures due to block size



Posted by: Rick Vanover
P2V migrations, Rick Vanover, Storage, VMware Converter

Recently during a P2V conversion, I had an issue where the conversion failed for reasons I could not explain. In looking at the logs of VMware Converter, there was no clear indication of the specific issue. Some of the relevant log entries are shown below: [#2] [2008-11-08 08:16:32.953...


November 17, 2008  4:49 PM

Secure method to P2V across security zones



Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Haletky, P2V migrations, VI3, Virtual machine security, VirtualCenter, Virtualization, VMware, VMware Converter, VMware ESX 3.5, VMware ESXi

A common VMware Communities question is how to P2V or convert a system from within a demilitarized zone (DMZ) to a virtual machine (VM) running within an ESX host that will be part of the DMZ virtual network. P2V works by imaging the physical host within the DMZ and transferring that image to...


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