Operating System not found  error on esx 3.5

Posted on 2010-01-06
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Last Modified: 2016-10-27
hello all,
Need help on following issue.All responds will be appriciated.I have a vmdk file obtained after a  conversion of acronis image of a server runs windows 2008. when try to start the VM getting following error

Operating System not found

Question by:BELBIM
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Try changing the scsi controller and ensure it is scsi0:0

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I just did.But no luck.
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ryder0707 earned 2000 total points
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Not sure about Acronis, I have no problem to import Storagecraft image, even win2k8 R2
You can get it from http://www.storagecraft.com/shadow_protect_server.php
The 30-day trial will give you enuf time to complete the P2V
Have you tried hot cloning with the vmware converter? Btw, ff you can afford downtime, cold cloning is the best way to P2V
Just ensure to disable any physical hardware related services before P2V, you do this in the OS itself or during importing image via the vmware converter
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