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Hi Experts,

Newbie seeting up VMware infrasructure 2.5 ESX 3.5
When we had a new host then using VM Converter all seems fine. Then when we go to the console login to the host we recieve no dhcp or proxydhcp available no PXE operating system found. We are a static IP shop how do i turn off DHCP in VMware if this is what the error is refering too?

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by:jhyiesla
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If you do not have DHCP running anywhere on your network and your converted PC is showing that error I would log into the PC and set a static IP address... preferably the one that it had before the convert.
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The PC in question does have a static IP assigned to it. I can log on the physical server and remote to it. when i try to console to it from the VirtualCenter Consile i get the DHCP error not available and no operating system found
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When you look at the summary of the VM, does it show an IP address?
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by:talltree
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No I do not see a IP for the VM
I see the esx server as the host We also can see the vm file on esx. Do we need to burn a cd to boot from?

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Even if the VI Client doesn't show an IP... the server should still be bootable  since an IP is not a requirement to boot.

It appears that there is no OS on your VM.  Not sure that the conversion was done correctly from the Physical server to the Virtual Machine.  You might want to try it again.
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should i do this from teh physical server using vmconverter or from  the virtualcenter server?
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Shouldn't make any difference.  I do mine from VC server as I have the Enterprise stuff set up and I can do an analysis and then convert right from VC.  What I do from VC usually gives me two options because I have installed the Converter Enterprise plugin so that I have the option to do it manually instead of letting it decide everything for me.

Bottom line is is shouldn't make any difference.  The first P2V that I did I did form the server and it worked OK.
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Now  i get Ufad serve not running error but the VMConverter service is running on the Virtual Infrasrture Server
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The UFAD service is a part of the converter and probably needs to be running.  I'm getting a little out of my area of expertise with the various VMware services though.
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It worked thank you
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