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V2V does not work via convertor


I have a pretty big vmware workation vm (about 200 GB) which I try to v2v to vcenter 5.1. It fails each time, change bandwith throttling, changed almost anything but it keeps on failing.
It is over wifi I'm doing this but that should not be the issue, did that before.

In the past I remember a similar issue then I connected directly to an esxi with vcenter convertor to convert a vm to esxi. Now it won't let me telling me the vcenter is "in charge" (even when I bring the vcenter service down.

Please advise howto continue.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove the ESXi server, temporary from vCenter Server.

and then Convert directly to ESXi. (it will not complain then, new feature added to vCenter 5.1, you cannot Convert direct to ESXi, if managed by vCenter Server).
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