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P2V using vConverter now vm reboots at login screen

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I have a windows server 2008 dell poweredge that converts no problem.  The issue is when i start the new vm in ESXi 5.1 it boots ok but when it gets to the login screen in will restart.  I cannot get into safe mode either.

I've tried doing this several times, not making changes to the configuration, thin and thick disks, file and block level with same results.  I p2v an exact same physical machine with different server roles and it worked with no issue.

Any ideas?
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by:blake8
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I'm pretty sure I figured it out I m P2V'ing from a 16 vcpu to an 8 vcpu machine. Duh!
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by:Nagendra Pratap Singh
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Any safe mode etc helps?

also is it possible to add some vcpus for now?
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Hi, The server I am p2v'ing shows 16 cpu's which really is 2 cpu's and 4 cores with hyper threading. When I p2v to a host and give it 2 cpus and 4 cores it complains on boot about it having 16 vcpu's and I am only giving it 8.
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I had no problem p2v'ing another identical server with 16 vcpu and only gave it 1 vcpu and 4 cores, workes no problem and that had sql installed.

Any ideas?
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Unbelievable, this whole time, it didn't matter about the cpu's. I had to send ctrl + alt + del as quick as possible to the login screen and type in the user/pass to get to the desktop, then it logged in and complained about not being able to install a device driver. Installed VM tools, rebooted, seems to be just fine now.
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