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Trouble converting VMWare ESXI to Xenserver 5.5 (Windows 2008 x64 host)

Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Using many combinations of VMWare Converter and Xenconvert I'm unable to get my Windows 2008 Guest VM on ESXi to move into Xenserver.  On my most recent try using this article: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX116603

I get the following in my XenConvert log (Xenconvert hangs at 5 progress bars):

Monday, March 08, 2010 16:00:14
XenConvert Copyright (c) 2001-2009 Citrix Systems, Inc.
Microsoft Windows XP  SP 3
Processor Architecture: x86
Number of processors: 2
OVF to XenServer started at Monday, March 08, 2010 16:00:14
Validating OVF Package...
FWD: Warning:2010.,222: Version not set, applying 1.0.0
OVF Package is valid.
Source is E:\vna-janus (management\security)\vna-janus (management\security).vmdk.
Destination is E:\vna-janus (management\security)\vna-janus (management.
VMDK to VHD started at Monday, March 08, 2010 16:00:15
Converting VMDK to VHD...
Dismounting VHD...
Failed to find device for VHD with Id 6801 because of system error:  Element not found. (0x00000490)
Failed to get the system directory.
Windows directory is WINDOWS
Scanning for BOOT volume...
*** Warning! ***
Failed to find the Windows Boot Volume.
VHD E:\vna-janus (management\security)\vna-janus (management\security).vhd was not configured for XenServer.
VM may not boot in XenServer.
Dismounting VHD...
VMDK to VHD stopped at Monday, March 08, 2010 16:39:22
Importing OVF Package...
FWD: Debug:2010.,956: OVF.FindSystemIds completed, 1 found
FWD: Debug:2010.,19: OVF.FindRasdByType completed, 1 found
FWD: Debug:2010.,19: OVF.FindRasdByType completed, 1 found
FWD: Debug:2010.,222: Import.Process: DefineSystem completed (vna-janus (management%2fsecurity))
FWD: Debug:2010.,394: Import.AddResourceSettingData: Network Added
FWD: Debug:2010.,534: Import.AddResourceSettingData: CD/DVD ROM Added
FWD: Debug:2010.,534: Import.SetIfDeviceIsBootable: Using HostResource to find Disk
FWD: Warning:2010.,534: Import.FindRasdleName: VHD file exists, replacing VMDK with VHD: security).vhd
FWD: Debug:2010.,815: Found file security).vhd using VhdStream
FWD: Debug:2010.,894: Import.UploadRawVDI Enter
FWD: Debug:2010.,894: Import.UpdoadRadVDI SRUUID: 244a2aa1-d008-4970-95d2-20c74a05ff6e
FWD: Debug:2010.,894: Import.UpdoadRadVDI Label: vna-janus (management%2fsecurity)
FWD: Debug:2010.,894: Import.UpdoadRadVDI Capacity: 26844594176
FWD: Debug:2010.,519: Import.UploadRawVDI::VDI Created
FWD: Debug:2010.,550: Connect To: vna-mneme:80
FWD: Debug:2010.,581: Request: PUT /import_raw_vdi?session_id=OpaqueRef:83231fdb-71d8-5f63-e07c-0598d63190fc&task_id=OpaqueRef:c9c97f8a-a92c-923c-9dc6-5621f85f7767&vdi=OpaqueRef:6c66d88d-1ee5-10fb-bc71-8e007a56d873 http:/1.0

FWD: Debug:2010.,581: 200 OK
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