P2V Problem with seeing hard drives
Posted on 2010-09-22
Hello, hope someone can help me with this problem.
I have two IBM H Series Blades both connected to the same IBM DS3400 SAN. I want to P2V both blades via VMWare P2V Converter Stand Alone v4.3. I have installed the P2C converter on both servers. Both servers have the same drive configuration - C:\ and D:\ are on one hard drive located in the blade and drive E:\ and F:\ are located on our SAN. When I begin configuring a new P2V task, I click the "View Source Details" link to view the server details including drives.
Blade 1 - when I launch a new conversion task, select the local machine, and click the blue link to "View Source Details", the converter sees all hard drives perfectly (Drives C:\ through F:\) and when I go through the P2V conversion process the task completes 100% without any errors at all. It is a wonderful experience!
Blade 2 - when I launch a new conversion task, select the local machine, and click the blue link to "View Source Details", the converter does not display the drives properly (Drives C:\ and D\: show up fine and F:\ drive shows up with and incorrect size and no D:\ shows up at all). If i follow through with the conversion completes with no errors however the drive configuration is incorrect.
The only difference between the Blades' E:\ and F:\ drives is the size on each blade.
Blade 1: E:\ Total Space 39.9GB In Use Space 24.1GB F:\ Total Space 29.9GB Used Space 24.1GB
Blade 2: E:\ Total Space 74.8BG In Use Space 37.2GB F:\ Total Space 69.9GB Used Space 69.6GB
Any help on this situation would be much appreciated.