Virtual Machines don't start after converting from physical
Posted on 2010-01-05
I installed a new copy of ESXi, downloaded the 60-day trial of VMware vSphere Client and the Converter Standalone Client. I ran the converter to get a copy of a working Windows 2003 server. The process seemed to go without error. When I turn on this virtual machine and watch the console, nothing much happens. I get a blinking cursor on a black background.
I'm new to the details of VMware ESXi. What's the most likely cause of this VM not working?
I've been trying to restart it and press the F2 to get into the BIOS of the virtual machine, for instance, and it just keeps dropping immediately into the attempt to boot from the Ethernet from a PIX image (which isn't available on the network at the moment).