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Importing vmware 2.0 into ESXi

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Hello,

I have successfully imported one of my vmware server 2.0 images into vmware ESXI  4.x using the vmware vcenter converter standalone. I was not able to perform a vmware infastructure virtual machine import, but I was able to impor using the "vmware workstatioin or toher vmware virtual machine" choice.

Today, I tried to import an image for netware and GroupWise, and I still cannot perform a direct method. So, i tried the second choice, which was successful last time.

When I try to import/convert my network image I get an error message saying, "unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine". This image still works in vmware 2.0, and I made an exact copy of it and copied the files to my local partition. But, I still cannot import it.

Are there limitations when importing a vmware netware image? How can I get around this import error?

Thanks,
John
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VMware server isn't part of "VMware Infrastructure", so that's why it won't work with that option.

It doesn't appear that any of the standalone versions of Converter support NetWare as a guest OS type.  http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/converter_pubs.html check the release notes for each version.
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You might be able to use the Converter boot cd for NetWare, but I wouldn't bet on it...  I'll look for the doc links for it.
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Virtualization/Q_26672014.html has some links for the CD and a link to BestWay's converter guide that may be helpful, too.
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thanks for the info. I will look at these.
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