VM ware converter FAILS

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-11-01
I am running VMware converter to convert a machine to a VM (Esxi 5)

I have the datastore set-up using vsphere..  i have converter installed on the local computer (the one that i want to convert)..

i insert the IP and credentials of the esxi server..  i get to the conversion screen.. it successfully starts

inside of vsphere i can see the newly created VM folder inside the datastore

But... between 10 - 20 percent it fails each time..  

I have attached the log files form the machine that is failing.. if you need additional logs, feel free to let me konw

any help would be appreciated

Question by:bweeks4510
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    Some of my P2V failures were due to the computer using /3GB switch in boot.ini.
    Some were due to automated patching/windows update rebooting the system at that time.
    A few were on slow and flaky network links, it seems it fails if net has small hiccup.
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    by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
    What is the OS of the source machine and possible applications installed on it?

    Also have you stopped all the services like SQL/Exchange and antivirus?
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    [2012-09-21 16:04:25.575 04728 info 'App'] [taskSpec,357] [Task] Caught an exception while waiting on the agent task to complete. Gathering agent logs before propogating the exception further. Exception message: converter.agent.internal.fault.PlatformError

    What version of the Convertor are you using??
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    Author Comment

    The newest. I believe 5.0. Those logs may have been from when I had 4 on there. I just upgraded to the newest yesterday

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