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P2V Conversion - Missing RAID driver

Posted on 2014-03-19
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The objective is to virtualize a custom 2008R2 server with H8SGL-F SuperMicro MB.  Complicated by the fact that it still a domain controller and the single domain Exchange Server. My ESXi hosts are running 5.1.

Attempts to do a cold P2V stall at having or loading the right RAID controller driver on the Standalone Converter boot disk.

Have attempted to inject the driver, but still end with blue screen or VM menu prompting selection of a driver that isn't listed.
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by:gheist
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You need to enable SATA and IDE and mpt* drivers on old system (they dont hurt it on reboot)
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by:HerrBall
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I gave up on the cold standalone conversion and am well into a hot standalone conversion.  Looking good so far.

Thanks for the reply.  If I follow your thought, I still wonder how that helps with the integrated RAID controller...
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You can change C: disk type on P2V
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by:HerrBall
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Didn't really follow-up on this recommendation.  Ended up doing a hot P2V.  Going to try it next time.
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