Converting a Linux Machine through a VPN onto ESXi

Posted on 2012-08-29
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Last Modified: 2013-01-06

I'm trying to convert a physical box onto a ESXi 4.1 infrastructure, problem is to get to the Linux machine, I'm going through a VPN.  Apparently the conversion sets up a converter-helper machine that needs to contact the Linux machine as well, and since the VMware ESXi isnt on the VPN, it cannot reach.

Is there a way to avoid this or do it in another way?  

Question by:sbsc
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Is there any way you can convert the Linux machine locally to a file share, and then copy the files, and Import?

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ID: 38346790
Locally the box doesn't have the libraries on it necessary to run the GUI.  I set up a VM with converter next to it, but that machine wants to convert it not locally but to a ESXi infrastructure.  Problem is, from that network segment, there isn't a ESXi host I can connect to.  

The VMware converter will only convert onto a ESX/ESXi host, I also have vmware workstation, however that will only convert windows boxes not linux!

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