transfering virtual machines from a stand alone ESXi Host to a Farm gives me a warning : Cannot find a system volume for reconfiguration.
Posted on 2011-10-16
i have been trying to work out the best procedure to transfer a few virtual machines we had configured on stand alone ESXi hosts, to our Farm. We are using ESXi 4.1. The best method I have found to date is using the VMWARE stand alone converter 4.3. I am able to point to the source, then log into the destination, specify datastores, version, etc then let it transfer. I have done it 3 times so far today and they all ran smoothly. I have only used test VMs though, but next weekend I plan to transfer our main SQL server, there is 527GB of data and obviously, this is a big deal if something does not transfer properly. The only issue I have seen is near the end of the transfer, I get the above warning: "Cannot find a system volume for reconfiguration." and after I log in for the first time it tells me I need to restart a few seconds later. Other then that, everything seems fine and once I reboot the servers appear to be functioning perfectly. Is this warning something I should be concerned about? The servers are running Windows 2008, if that matters