Vmware converter unable to contact the specified host
Posted on 2009-05-04
I recently installed VMware Converter 4.0.0 as well as Virtual Server 2.0 on a workstation. My goal is to migrate three XP systems running on indivudual boxes to the VMware server.
Converter seems like a great idea instead of building three VM's from scratch. When I attempt to connect to them using their IP address, it fails with the error message:
"Unable to contact the specified host."
I can connect to pretty much everything else on the network, both machines in the domain and in Workgroup. The machine running Converter is in Workgroup, but that should not matter.
I can ping the target machines and I can connect with remote desktop to all three.
Any thoughts on what might be the issue with connectivity?