We're converting a Windows Server 2003 box P2V. It's an IBM x3650 with 2x 3.00Ghz Qaud Core Xeon and RAID 5 with fast disks so it's a reasonably quick machine. The VMWare cConverter is installed on this source box.
Have stopped all services that might be using resources or making changes (eg Exchange SQL etc) and no users can connect to the server while this job is taking place. However, I am only getting 4MB/sec.
That means the job will take 36 hours leaving very little wriggle time before a crowd of disgruntled users descends upon the office on Monday morning!
It's doing a live conversion from the physical box to an ESXi 5.1 host on a Gigabit network and we can get 70MB/sec (yes megabytes) on a simple file transfer on this network. The ESXi host is a new x3650 M4 with bags of RAM and CPU power and this source box being converted now will be the only Virtual Machine on the ESXi host for a while.
(ie there are no VMs on the host yet).
Task manager on the source box shows very low CPU/Memory usage and I had already implemented the 'don't use SSL' fix as recommended by 'hanccocka' by editing the relevant xml file and restarting the services.
Any ideas as to what might be slowing things down. - I'm getting decidedly worried!