p2v over vpn

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Hey guys,

So have 2 sites, a main site, and a remote site connected through a VPN tunnel.  When I had the scvmm server on the local subnet, everything worked great. As soon as I moved it over to the remote subnet, I can no longer to p2v conversions. The scvmm covert computer wizard stalls out when i hit "scan" to get the system properties of the remote machine.

I have a DC on both subnets, AD and DNS are both configured and working properly. I can resolve all of the names on both subnets just fine.

I have a "HOST" on the local subnet that I would like to do the conversion to. I just can't get it to go past the "SCAN" option in the convert computer wizard.

Thanks in advance.
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Commented:
P2V the machine to a file, then copy the file across the VPN and import it on the other end.

It should work across the VPN, but this is a quick solution if you only have a few machines to convert.

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i need to have SCVMM doing the conversion. It's going to have to be scripted and the P2V done weekly for backup purposes. I'm looking more for a permanent solution.   I just need to initiate the P2V conversion over the VPN. I'm not looking to transfer the image over the vpn. The host that is going to be storing the conversion is on the same subnet.
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Can you install another copy of SCVMM on the machine that will be storing the conversion?  Then you could script everything to run from there.

As far as the real problem that is causing SCVMM not to work, you will have to install a network scanning tool and run it to capture the SCVMM packets, some protocol is not making it across the WAN for some reason.
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Ensure your firewalls/routers have ports 135 open. Are all your SVCMM components on the same server?

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i'm really liking the idea of installing scvmm on the local subnet and doing the p2v conversions from there. Thanks. I will try it out and see if that helps. I will keep you posted

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It's a workaround, but worked.

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