How to inject any drivers into VMWare Cold Clone CD?

Hi EE,

We are trying to boot the vmware cold clone bootable CD to perform P2V migration to ESXi 4.1. However after booting into the converter, it couldnt find the network driver, it give us the "Network not found".

How do we create or inject any drivers into the cold clone CD?

Thanks,
Goraek
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rvivek_2002Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried the steps described in the VMware KB: Adding additional drivers to the VMware Converter Cold Clone ISO

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1012947

Did you face any problem in that?

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rvivek_2002Commented:
Refer the steps in the VMware KB: Adding additional drivers to the VMware Converter Cold Clone ISO

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1012947
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
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Sometimes this error is the connection, not the drivers. Have you check the connection of your p2v server to your network?

Also wjen vconverter start you can go to network settings and check

Jail
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
Hi

Sometimes this error is the connection, not the drivers. Have you check the connection of your p2v server to your internal network?

Jail
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goraekAuthor Commented:
Yeah I checked, its all working fine when it boots into Windows 2003.
When I boot into the CD, it wont pick up any driver for some reason.
How do I check the log in Converter?
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
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The log you need to save(into the physical server) after the P2V. This log is temporary, so you need to save after the P2V before is deleted.

Jail
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goraekAuthor Commented:
Where do I find the log after booting up to Windows 2003?
Does it get saved automatically or do I need to save it manually?
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Luciano PatrãoConnect With a Mentor ICT Senior Infraestructure  Engineer  Commented:
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After P2V(or after finish with an error), and before you close the converter, or shutdown the physical machine, just go to File > Export logs(in the vConverter) and save to a local disk

Jail
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goraekAuthor Commented:
I saw your post, I will try this tonight.
The only thing I didnt do is the all CAPs.
I've left it as lowercase, so it may have been that, but we'll see.
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goraekAuthor Commented:
Thanks for info.
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