VMware migration issue:
Migrating a P2V’d VM that was an original HP DL 380 G5 physical server. The VM is now a virtual machine running Microsoft Server 2003 with SQL 05 with a RDM. The goal is to convert the RDM to a VMDK. We are running VSphere 5 migrating from an IBM 3500 series to an IBM V7000.
On the Cold migration, VSphere is showing about 18% complete while the array on the other end continues to increase up to about 580 GB out of the total VM size of approximately 600 GB. The VM continues to show 18% and stops after around a 580 GB transfer with a Device 0:0 error.
VMware and Google searches say it’s due to the CD Rom. VMSupport says that it works sometimes and other times it doesn’t. The process is magic per VM support. So, after taking that under advisement, we ran a Storage vMotion again (about 2 more times) with the same error. We tried to remove the CD rom drive completely, Storage vMotion’d with VM powered off with the same results.
Only other option is to V2V and try again. Or, create another VM with SQL 08 and be done with it. I’d rather see if there’s something worth a try to avoid more problems. Also, just need to add, I've done the same with other VMs with RDMs that completed successfully within the same environment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.