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I try to migrate virtual machine with Centos from VMWARE exsi 5.0 to another vmware exsi 5.0 but have error after retring info machine: Reconfiguration is not supported for the selected source.

Posted on 2011-10-04
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I try to migrate virtual machine with Centos from VMWARE exsi 5.0 to another vmware exsi 5.0 but have error after retring info machine: Reconfiguration is not supported for the selected source.

I check logs but not found problems.

Very stranger, server is on same network, is new servers, same version of vmware esxi 5.0, and converter is 5.0 too, but I already try with converter 4.x not sucessfull.

Question by:leoalage
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Did you let the conversion process finish, this usually means, it cannot detect the source image for conversion, to add VMware Tools, Remove System Checkpoints, which are Windows related?

You could use Veeam FastSCP to copy the VM, from one ESXi 5.0 server to the other ESXi 5.0.

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Virtual machine is a centos 5.7 server. Have vmtools installed. Is very stranger this error.. .

I test veeam fastscp, and talk again, but if have another options to location problem I like...


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Veeam backup not help-me.

Appers not work on esxi 5.0, I try tro migrate data between vmware 5.0 servers, but start but not make a job session run, try to copy source to my pc, same problem, start job but no run and not start session job.

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What does not work,. have you enabled SSH?
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It works perfect here.

You must enable SSH on your ESXi 5.0 servers.

Select Host, Configuration, Security Profile, and start SSH

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Yes, ssh is running...

On sofware scrren have running status started, but on session info not have any information.

I check now, and data is coping at this time.. on destination datastore (another esxi) have files coping..

thanks for help
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Have you tried the normal datastore browser included in the vSphere Client?

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I need migrate between 2 esxi different srevers, its possible conect 1 vsphere to anohter?

only via vcenter, not? (I'm not have vcenter license for this customer)


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raja78in earned 500 total points
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hanccocka: Pls try witout reconfiguration option but before you power on the machine its has to be recofigured alone with the same tool verion ,if does not work try with some older verion .

With out reconfiguration when you power on the vm you will get the blue screen if the vm is windows and ensure reconfiguration and also vm tool instaltion need to be done later once the migration complete and hope this will work.

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Thanks for help, server is Centos, not windows.
I use veeam fastcp, its bugged aplication on my view, but can fix my problem.

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