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Vmware vcenter converter unable to convert centos/redhat enterprise to virtual (p2v)

Hello!

I´m trying to convert a physical machine to virtual using VMware Vcenter Converter 4.0.1 but unfortunately, it cannot continue because it is unable to detect disks or volumes of my system.

I´m running software raid (/dev/md0) in my system. It could be the problem?

I appreciate any suggest.

Thanks!
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ryder0707Commented:
I dont see centos as supported OS to be P2V in the official guide and take note not all linux distro can be P2V remotely
You can refer to the guide at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/converter_standalone_guide401.pdf

Perhaps the best way is to create a disk image using disk imaging tool like Symantec Ghost and convert the image to VM using vmware converter
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coolsport00Commented:
I don't see it either, but if it is a Linux OS, it should work, according to the guide, pg. 21-23. That doesn't mean it will as the company line you'll get from VMWare is "this is just a tool. It isn't guaranteed to work/do successful P2V conversions". Maybe if you could provide some screenshots of what you're seeing, we can assist further?

Regards,
~coolsport00
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admin112Author Commented:
Thank you for the reply´s.

When i try it, converter cannot continue because is unable to detect disks in the system. In theory, Centos is the same that Redhat Enterprise, so should work.

But with software raid (md0) it seems dont detect the disk with the system.
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coolsport00Commented:
Unable to detect what disks? The source machine you wanna convert or destination you want to place the VM?

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admin112Author Commented:
source machine disk.
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coolsport00Commented:
Is SSH enabled on the source machine?
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ryder0707Commented:
Have you tried using the disk imaging tool as i mentioned earlier? Eval ver will work as well
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admin112Author Commented:
thank you
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