How to Import Windows 2003 Std Server with Dynamic Disk into VMware ESXi
Posted on 2011-10-20
I tried to Move a Physical Machine into a Virtual Last night, without Success.
The Source is a IBM x206 with 2 x 74GB SCSi U320 HDD in Raid1, Partitioned into 2with C: and D: and those Disk are Dynamic, not sure why bad choice back in the old days.
The way i normally move Phy to Virt is by Creating an Acronis Image of the Server in which this was created Correctly and without Errors and then use the vmware Standalone Convertor to bring it into the ESXi Server at the same time We re-size the HDD Partitions and also make c: and d: a Seperate Vertical Disk.
Then i went to Import the Acronis Image into the ESXi Server last nigh tthese options where not avalible to me i pressuem becuase the Disks where Dynamic, i could only bring them in as one whole Virtual Disk
I did as the Converter wanted to do and by this morning the Acronis Image had been imported in saying Successful, but when i went to start it up it came up with no Operating System
I am going to try it tonight using the Converter on the Phy Machine and just run the "Convert ot Virtual" Directly
Thanks in Advance Adam